Posts Tagged ‘Mike Cameron’

Pre-Winter Meeting Joy Killers

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

While waiting for the Badger game, there were two posts that might make Brewers fans a little sad before Winter meetings:

First of all, Haudricort believes that the Brewers only has about 12 Million to spend on pitching. This puts them out of Lackey’s reach and even hurts the chances of finding two decent starting pitchers.

Second bit of bad news, a writer from Baseball Prospectus has the Cubs signing Mike Cameron once they unload Milton Bradley in the “imminent” future. I really like Cam and will have issues seeing him as a Cub if this comes to fruition. Also if this comes true, will the Cubs untuckem? Please let this rumor be BS.

Finally, do the Reds read RFB? MLB Trade Rumors has the Reds interested in both Noah Lowry and Jamey Carroll today after I posted that they were my under-the-radar picks. Hey Reds…um…I really hope the Brewers pick up Jerry Hairston Jr. and, um, Sidney Ponson…yeah…Ponson…

Melvin’s End-of-Season Media Blitz

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Doug Melvin had his year-end press conference then he went on 620 with Bill Michaels…some highlights of both:

- Melvin basically said Braun and Prince won’t be traded. On 620, Michaels asked if they were going to look into locking up Prince and Melvin said something to the effect of when we have those discussions, it will be quiet like how we approached Trevor about an extension. Does this mean that Melvin will talk huge extension with Boras this offseason???

- Probably not, because right after that he said that he wants to figure out pitching before position players

- That included decisions on Mike Cameron, Jason Kendall, and Craig Counsell he said on 620.

- He said that keeping both J.J. and Escobar would be “very difficult”, which Haudricourt basically believes (and I agree) means “OPEN MARKET ON HARDY”

- Lopez and Weeks were brought up. Listen up, everyone…no matter how many message boards you read or sports talk shows you listen to, Rickie Weeks ISN’T moving to the outfield. Rickie is considered the second base starter right now. Lopez might fall into that group of players that Melvin won’t decide on until some pitching is figured out.

- Finally, Melvin very bluntly said that the Brewers were looking to get two starting pitchers.

Melvin will also be on 620 tomorrow morning for his last Brewers 360 of the year where he will probably rehash all of this…but maybe there will be some new news

Roster Decisions - Take 1

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Brewers.com had a story about some of the roster decisions for 2010 since this year has been a bust (or an EPIC FAIL). Here’s what I think might happen to some of the current Brewers and why. Feel free to add your takes:

Options:

Option on David Weathers for 3.7 Mil - Let him go to free agency or retire. It’s a lot of money to spend on an old reliever who couldn’t get too many people out in Milwaukee this year.

Mutual Option on Braden Looper for 6.5 Mil - Bring him back. Braden’s been a pretty good innings eater…he’s basically what I thought Suppan would be. Plus, here’s the worst-case scenario: You sign an upper level starting pitcher and you put Braden back in the pen where he’s had all kinds of sucess earlier in his career. Also, he then becomes an emergency starter which as you saw this year, is always helpful.

Free Agents:

Mike Cameron - Make a big push to sign him. His leadership and defensive ability is worth it and he still has some pop and speed. I know he disappointed in 08, but he’s done well enough in 09. Plus, who else do you have? As long as he isn’t over 12 large, he should be a Brewer.

Jason Kendall - Goodbye, and thanks for helping our young pitchers. I am in the minority by still believing that Kendall was a good pick up. He helped our young pitching staff and he always busted his a$$. I also believe he has made Mike Rivera into a better game caller. That said, I don’t think it makes sense to bring him back.

Felipe Lopez - Even though he was awesome at getting on base and was possibly the most underrated move of the mid-year, Felipe’s going to be too expensive. Also, the last time he got paid, he hit .245 the next year. I’d like to keep him as a Craig Counsell like player, but he’s going to be too expensive for that.

Craig Counsell - He’s had an amazing year and I have done a 180 on him, but this excellent year might be Craig’s swan song. It also seems that pitchers have figured out the holes in his new swing. The Brewers should feel free to let him go out on top, but if there are a lot of injuries, I’m pretty sure he isn’t a long distance call.

Frank Catalanotto - Frank was a great veteran presence off the bench for the outfield and I’d like him to stay a Brewer. I think he will be re-signed since he’s a left handed outfield bat and the Brewers need a strong backup.

Corey Patterson - Meh…he could have been something, but Corey can be someone else’s reclamation project. There’s an off chance that he will be signed to a minor league deal in the offseason.

Trevor Hoffman - What an amazing year Trevor Hoffman had as a Brewer! He showed San Diego that you still had a lot in the tank (but Heath Bell showed that he deserved the job too). I’d like to keep Hoffman a Brewer, but he’s probably either going to garner too much money/attention or he’s going to retire.

Claudio Vargas - Even though Clardo was the pitcher no one wanted, he was an above average reliever during the second half. I’d give him a shot, but it wouldn’t be for much money. After abusing the arms of Todd Coffey and Mark DiFelice this year, a righty who didn’t pitch too many innings might be nice to have.

Let’s Make a Deal (of Some Kind)

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Whether you take a half empty view of the Milwaukee Brewers who have lost 15 of 22 or a half full view of a team who, though struggling of late, still sits a mere four games from the NL Central driver’s seat - one thing is apparent… the Brewers need to make a trade.

A week ago, certain awesome Web sites were buzzing with mention of Milwaukee’s interest in Roy Halladay. At worst, Doug Davis or Erik Bedard seemed possible targets of an above .500 and Wild Card contending team. This past weekend found the Brewers dropping two games to Atlanta; suddenly Jarrod Washburn floated into the picture. And with the month that was(n’t) in Brewers baseball encapsulated in Monday’s embarrassing 14-6 bedshitting against the laughable Nationals, selling may seem a better option if trades are to be made.

I don’t intend my use of that nasty word “sell” we’ve all been introduced to during our purgatories lives as Brewers fans to indicate I personally want to sell parts and gear up for next season. I still think the team is a small part or two short of making some noise and knocking on the division’s door - and the acquisition of Felipe Lopez proves Milwaukee’s front office wants to address that. But I do admit the prospect of, well, prospects is crossing my mind a bit more of late. 

I for one am glad Melvin and Co. seem to have backed off the Roy Halladay bidding war. Based on reports of Toronto’s bartering with Philadelphia, it’s not a transaction worth Milwaukee (or anyone) getting into. But beyond the anti-Halladay sentiment I know I possess, I teeter ever more on the fence of wanting the Brewers to remain “buyers” or become “sellers” with every lost series.

Smart Shoppers
• If a 4th place team who intends to start Carlos Villanueva (IN AN ACTUAL GAME IN LATE JULY) intends to add a pitcher, you can be sure it probably won’t be one of astonishing variety. Jarrod Washburn is about the biggest name I’d expect to float in to town, but I don’t even expect that kind of name.

• Oakland’s Justin Duchscherer should be rehabbed and ready to pitch within two weeks. He earns under $2M this season, will be a free agent after this season (Type B possibly?) and can reportedly be had for “a modest prospect”. The risk of trading for a player coming off injury is certainly there, but losing a “modest prospect” to get a cheap No. 2 or 3-caliber rental could be a rewarding move.

• Lure Paul Byrd or Kenny Rogers out of retirement. What’s that? Kenny Rogers isn’t retired!?! Oh. Keep an eye out for some recently waived or newly-retired pitcher to join Milwaukee in its pennant race. I don’t see it as likely, but The Moustache’s milkshake has managed to bring many a retired boy to the yard before.

Buyer Beware
• When names like Mike Burns and (pukes while crying) Carlos Villanueva are being scribbled on lineup cards, names like Jarrod Washburn, Doug Davis and Carl Pavano suddenly look a lot better. But deep down, you know these guys aren’t good pitchers and eventually the marvelous carriage that is their suddenly average pitching skill will revert to its true rotten pumpkin/bloated salaried self. Is it these pitchers you want? Or rather, is it the random change giving the illusion of helping a team that you crave? JARROD WASHBURN IS NOT GOOD. Trust me.

• A little known fact about the process of trading: Both teams involved in a trade must surrender something of value to the other team. Though the Brewers may inexplicably harbor interest in any or all of the aforementioned pitchers, so may many other teams - thus rendering the demand for these marginal players greater which, in turn, drives up the value for said marginal players. Think to yourself, “Self, do I truly think getting (insert name of lackluster pitcher on trading block) is worth losing one or some of Alcides Escobar, Taylor Green, Mat Gamel, J.J. Hardy, Angel Salome, Lorenzo Cain, Jonathan Lucroy, Cody Scarpetta or Brett Lawrie?” The answer would surprise you. It’s “no” … or “maybe” in the cases of J.J. Hardy and Brett Lawrie.

Seller now or Cellar in 2012
• We all know the world will end in 2012, but that doesn’t mean our last season of Brewers baseball has to be bad. If the Brewers don’t see the playoffs as being likely, they may as well try to unload a soon-to-be free agent to ensure a more promising future. Al notes Mike Cameron, Braden Looper and Trevor Hoffman will all be free agents going into 2010 (Looper has mutual option). Cameron netting a decidedly rebuilding Brewers club a few decent minor leaugers and some salary relief is more than he’d give them when he’s declining a lowball Brewers offer this offseason and playing elsewhere. In terms of a Hardy or Hart trade though, I’d assume they would be more valuable to teams this offseason.

If at First you don’t Succeed, Trade, Trade Again
• It is quite possible the Brewers front office has no F-ing clue whether the team is of the buying or selling variety at this point, and won’t be Friday’s trade deadline. I mean, I have no clue… I’ve written 1,000 words about this. Luckily, trades (of sorts) can be enacted after the deadline through waiver claims - a la the Adam Dunn trade to the Diamondbacks last season. After July 31, more teams will better know their playoff fate, and values of unsold hacks will reduce to near fair levels presently unseen. Just because the trade deadline elapses doesn’t mean the Brewers are standing pat with their roster.

And if they do go trade free for the remainder of the year, who knows, maybe they’ll get their heads out of their asses and make the playoffs anyway. As is, it’s not a bad team.

Cause of (Kind of a) Celebration: Cameron’s Suspension Reduced

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Awwww Jeeeeaaaaahhhh!

Mike Cameron will not play Saturday. He’ll, instead, serve the newly-reduced one-game suspension doled out by Major League Baseball after hearing his appeal. I imagine the appeals committee figured it’d be a greater punishment for Cameron - who’s hitting more like Kirk Cameron of late - to suit up an additional game opposed to missing two.

Other shit (in order of ascending boner-size)

8=D Miller Park flooded. No major damage. Watch the Brewers cut up and sell the ruined clubhouse carpet as “2008 Wild Card-clinching carpet” and thousands of losers shell out cash better served buying a pink Brewers Hulk beer coozy. Tragic.

8==D How can modern day stadiums in the Midwest NOT have a retractable roof? After the Metrodome is mercifully late-term aborted after this season, Miller Park will be the only stadium in the greater Midwest with the luxury of a roof. These constant rain delays have been really testing me patience/gangsta the past few weeks. Most of the afore-mentioned cities boast gorgeous parks, but I find the most attractive quality in ballpark to be its ability to routinely host unimpeded sporting contests. Just me?

8===D Jon Heyman reports the Brewers were among those in attendance to watch Pedro Martinez work out. Pedro, who is ancient and totally slurped pud when he last pitched professionally, says he feels great. I’d feel great too if I had a Jerry Curl and was about to trick some team into paying $4M for a few months of (likely shoddy) labor.

8====D Speaking of ancient arms not worth Milwaukee’s time or money, Tom Glavine has fessed up to his inability to pitch (in 2009) and spared me having to read more half-baked explainations to how he’d help Milwaukee. He won’t try to come back until 2010 [Via Tom Haudricourt's Twitter].

8=====D—- (V) Miller Park Drunk is fast becoming my favorite Brewers blog. The latest numbers post indicates they have registered 5,000 + visitors so far this month. Be sure to help that number climb by reading ”Drunk”’s funny, insightful and blurry take on the Brewers. Befriend them on Facebook for a chance to win tickets, we have. Oh yeah, befriend Right Field Bleachers too.

That’s all for now. I’ll post a “Weekend at Bernie’s” Saturday if I feel like it, which I probably won’t.

Where’s Cameron? THERE HE IS!

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Mike Cameron, who took a 3 for 41 slump into the late frames of Tuesday’s 7-5 Brewers win, had been buried in the worst slump of his (what I estimate to be) 62-year career. Between sucking at the plate and being benched for sucking at the plate, Cameron went missing for pretty much all of last week and the beginning of this week too.

But alas, he’s found his swing and his name can again be seen with whole numbers in the hit column of a box score. Cameron finally halted his shitstreak when he clubbed a RBI triple in the top of the 8th. He added a single in the 9th.

Welcome back, Cameron. We’ve missed you.

In the News (6/10)

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Mike Cameron was hit with a two-game suspension that he is currently appealing

Tuesday’s Game: Brewers 2, Rockies 3
Record: 33-24, 1st Place

Tuesday’s Game

- I don’t know if this is the Rockies staying hot or the Brewers not doing enough, but the Brewers lost 2-3.

- Looper had a great outing

- Gamel hit his first Miller Park home run

Brewers News

- As you can see below, the Brewers took pitcher Eric Arnett with the first pick of this year’s draft. From everything I’ve heard, I really like the pick. He could be a solid starter for years.

- With the first of the “Sabathia” Picks, the Brewers took CF Kentrail Davis from Tennessee (which goes along with the rumor that the Brewers were deciding between Mike Trout and Eric Arnett before Trout was taken the pick before) Kentrail is a short and raw player, but could develop into a multi-tool player.

- With the Shouse Pick, the Brewers took RHP Kyle Heckathorn from Kennesaw State. Jason Churchill from ESPN believes Heckathorn can rise through the minors quickly. He has a upper 90’s fastball and a devastating slider.

- In the 2nd Round, the Brewers took a pair of high schoolers. The took right fielder Maxwell Walla (From the Yankees, part 2 of the Sabathia picks) and Catcher Cameron Garfield. You can’t ever have too many catchers. Walla has the potential to turn into quite a left handed power hitter while Garfield has some power in his arm and bat, but is a dead pull hitter needs to work on handling curves.

- In the 3rd Round, the Brewers took shortstop Joshua Prince from Tulane

- Mike Cameron was suspended for two games for bumping an ump. He’s fighting the suspension, but it probably won’t do anything.

- SI says that the Brewers have had the best drafts the past 10 years! Awesome…and I didn’t know that the Brewers drafted Hunter Pence. With him and Hart, that would have been one massively awkward outfield.

- Guess who’s back? Jorge de la Rosa. I love that Hacks calls him Mr. 3 and 2/3rds…it’s so very true.

Minor Leagues

- Cute Sports gives the T-Rats some love.

NL Central

- The Braves beat the Pirates…McLouth finally realizes what it’s like to be on the winning side of a series

- The Marlins beat the Cards, which makes me feel a little better…just a little

- The Cubs destroyed the Astros.

- First Round for the NL Central: (Analysis by ESPN.COM)

Pirates picked catcher Toby Sanchez (4)

Sanchez is a solid catching prospect who has some pop, but he doesn’t have the upside you’d typically find in a fourth-overall selection.

The Reds picked RHP Mike Leake (8)

A bit of an overdraft, but Leake is a four-pitch right-hander with good control.

The Cardinals picked RHP Shelby Miller (19)

Cardinals get a top-10 talent, top-five for some, at (pick) 19.

The Astros picked shortstop Jiovanni Mier (21)

The best pure shortstop in the draft, Mier brings range, a great arm and the tools to develop at least an average bat.

The Cubs picked OF Brett Jackson (31)

It’s not called the Windy City for nothing, and the Cubs just added a very good athlete who strikes out far too often.

Other News

- The Rays can’t stop taking former Brewers and have signed Jorge Julio.

- Power Rankings: CBS has the Brewers 4th, ESPN has them 5th

InReview - Week 4

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Weekly Record: 5-2

Current Record: 13-12

Likes:

  • Strong homestand, but let’s not kid ourselves…it was a very good thing the Brewers had the Pirates in town
  • HELLS BELLS AT MILLER! Wow, that place rocks when it’s Trevor Time!
  • Mike Cameron…besides his little gaffe on Saturday, he’s being doing it all for the Crew
  • The pitching staff going from crazy unreliable to the current quality start streak.
  • Yovani doing it all…and now he holds the record for Brewers pitcher with the most home runs!!!

Dislikes:

  • Ryan Braun missing his own bobblehead day due to injury.
  • Certain calls that are obviously terrible and should be changed, but can’t be for whatever reasons

This Week in Stats

Weekly ERA: 3.00 YTD: 4.14
Weekly BA: .242 YTD: ..248
Weekly Opponents BA: YTD: .239
Weekly Slugging Percentage: .438 YTD: .424
Weekly Fielding Percentage: YTD: .982

Quick Hitters:

If Mike Cameron’s March and April Stats from this year replaced his March and April Stats from last year when he was suspended, he would have hit around .254.

Last year the Brewers struck out 180 times and walked 88 times in March and April. With about 100 less at bats this year in March and April, the Brewers have walked 99 times and struck out 199 times, so don’t completely believe the hype about the plate discipline.

But believe the hype when it tells you that the Brewers had a .316 OBP to start out last year and this year it’s already at .337. Only one month did the Brewers have an OBP of over .337 all of last year and that was in the amazing August of 2008.

Prince is fine and J.J. is fine. They both started slow last year hitting a respective .250 with 4 home runs and .234 with 1 home run. If anything, J.J. has started the year with more power than last year and Prince is doing the same thing, but has a higher on base percentage (.368 to .408)

Players of the Month:

Mike Cameron - April Stats: .333 AVG, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 12 R, 2 SB, 13 BB, 0 E

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Yovani Gallardo - April Stats: 34.2 IP, 2.86 ERA, 1 CG, 34 K, 0.87 WHIP, .172 OBA, 8.83 K/9

Watch Out For:

Best in May (career averages): Rickie Weeks usually does well in May with a career batting average of .262 and a BAbip of .317

Worst in May (career averages): Braden Looper has career worst averages in ERA, W-L%, and WHIP in May

In the News (4/29)

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Bill (Clap Clap, Clap Clap) Hall

 

Tuesday’s Game: Brewers 6, Pirates 5
Record: 10-10, T-3rd Place


Tuesday’s Game

- I wasn’t able to see it, but was the plunking of Sanchez, Hinske and LaRoche payback or just bad pitching?

- Hoffman gets his first save as a Brewer! It was Trevor’s first save not as a Padre since June 7, 1993!

- Don’t you wish the Brewers could play the Pirates every week?

- Bush struggled, but the bullpen held the Pirates scoreless for 4 innings.

- Rickie Weeks hit another home run tonight as part of the go-ahead 6th inning. Bill Hall hit one too. Ryan Braun hit Corey Hart in twice.

Brewers News

- Bill Michaels of 620 WTMJ talks more about Braun being beaned

- Quevedo at the Buffet asks who do you even throw at? I’ll go with Sanchez, Hinske and LaRoche, then we’re even.

- Mike Cameron is close to being a member of the 250/250 club. And no, that doesn’t stand for batting average. Mike Cameron has been absolutely great this year while Melky Cabrera lost out on a starting role in NY.

- Haudricourt has a chat transcript.

- OnMilwaukee.com spotlights Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder…and I agree. After hearing some of the other commentators on mlb.tv, they are a good combo and do a quality job.

- WTMJ has a little report on Trenni as well.

- Joe Posnanski figured when the last time each team was featured on the cover of SI. Not including the Ryan Braun with Tulo and Upton, you have to go all the way back to April 27th, 1987 with Rob Deer on the cover for the Brewers.

 

- Brew Crew Ball had a great stat - Jason Kendall is only the second player to get plunked by every major-league team.

- I honestly don’t understand how Rickie Weeks hitting the ball is bad, but here are some numbers that I’ve tried putting into my TI-89 and it didn’t help. I’m wondering if Rickie not stealing is more Macha than him hitting the ball.

Minor Leagues

- The Sounds beat the Iowa Cubs 7-4 and Tim Dillard is 4-0 now!

- First of all…what the f**k? Second of all, I didn’t know they made mercenary mascots.

- Oft-Injured pitcher Mark Rogers ran into a wall, but will be fine after missing one start.

- John Delaney of the T-Rats was moved to the DL and  infielder Jose Duran was brought up from Helena.

- Huntsville lost to Chatanooga 7-2.

NL Central

- The Reds put Edwin Encarnation on the DL…finally a player on the DL NOT on my fantasy team!

- Ever want a Gil Meche bobblehead? Well vote here, Timber Rattler fans. If Meche is not the head you’d like to have bobble, there are many more choices.

- 2008 Rookie of the Year Geovany Soto is having some sophmore slump problems.

- Kevin Gregg only has had two save ops.

- Albert Pujols might have fixed something at the plate…

- Lance Berkman is trying to bust his slump as well…what does it tell you about Cincinatti women when Berkman shines in Cinci? I’m not implying, I”m just asking…

- Valverde also isn’t feeling right…which means it was a good time to visit Houston with those two not performing

Other News

- This years MLB draft is at 6 p.m. ET this year.

- How long will Cleveland leave LaPorta in the minors?

Dissecting Mike Cameron’s Hot Start

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Taking a look at FanGraph’s Value Rankings, we see Mike Cameron currently leads the NL, tied with Albert Pujols. With 1.3 value wins so far, Cameron has already been worth 6 million dollars to the Brewers this season. So what’s behind this great start for Cameron?

First, let’s take a look at Cameron’s basic line. Through 72 plate appearances, he has 9 1B, 7 2B, 4 HR, and 11 BB, leading to a .328/.431/.639 line. His 1.070 OPS places him 4th in the NL, behind Albert Pujols, Kosuke Fukudome, and Adrian Gonzalez. His high power numbers combined with the ability to get on base has resulted in a .462 wOBA for Cameron, worth 7.6 runs above average.

Quite often, when we see hot starts like this, it is due to abnormally high BABIPs, or Batting Average on Balls In Play. A ball in play is any result that isn’t a strikeout, walk, or homerun. League average BABIP is .300, and there is usually heavy regression towards the mean. Occasionally, players will hit for higher BABIPs for their career if they’re very fast and can beat out bunts and ground balls (Ichiro has a .356 career BABIP, a top 10 career mark), as well as those who hit a very high amount of line drives (Matt Kemp’s .363 BABIP in 2008 was driven by a 23% LD%, 3% higher than average).

An example of a hot start fueled by a high BABIP in 2009 is Freddy Sanchez. So far, Sanchez is hitting .351/ .377/.608 to start the season, with slugging numbers powered by 13 extra base hits in 74 ABs. With his 2 HRs and 15 Ks, that means that Sanchez is 26/57 (.421) on balls hit in play. If Sanchez’s BABIP was consistent with his career mark of .328, we’d assume Sanchez would have 19 hits on these 57 balls in play. So Sanchez would have 7 fewer hits, and based on his rates so far, that would be 3 fewer 1Bs, 2 fewer 2Bs, and 2 fewer 3Bs. Judging by this, we would expect to see Sanchez have a line of 19/74 with 7 2Bs, 0 3B, 2 HR, and 2 BB. This performance would be good for a .257/.276/.432 line. Simply put, Freddy Sanchez will not continue this performance throughout 2009, and we can expect a slump from Sanchez sooner rather than later.

Let’s take a look at Mike Cameron’s performance on balls in play. In 61 ABs, Cameron has hit 4 home runs out of his 20 hits and has struck out 12 times. So Cameron has 16 hits on 45 balls in play, good for a .356 BABIP. If he had a BABIP of .300 to this point, we’d expect 14 hits on 45 balls in play, taking away 1 single and 1 double. So his total line would be 18/61 with 6 2Bs, 4 HRs, and 11 BBs, reducing his slash line to .295/.402/.590, for a .992 OPS. So yes, Cameron has been a little bit lucky, but for the most part his performance looks real, at least based on BABIP.

Still, I’m not convinced that Cameron will put up a .992 OPS, especially considering that Cameron’s highest career OPS was a .837 mark in 2006. So what else can we look at to see if his performance is real? Taking a look at Cameron’s batted ball data, we see that Cameron has an abnormally high 28.6% line drive rate (career average: 20%) coupled with an abnormally low 20.4% ground ball rate (career average 34.9%). We should expect to see Cameron to hit more ground balls as the season progresses, and as a result hit fewer line drives and slightly fewer fly balls. This will reduce his HR rate and likely his double rate as well.

Looking at this data, we see that some of Cameron’s production is real. Although the Brewers shouldn’t expect Cam to continue putting up a 1.000 OPS, it is certainly within the realm of possibility that Cameron improves upon last year’s .809 OPS. Combine that with the best CF UZR in the NL at +3.5 runs above average, and the Brewers can be very happy with their decision to keep Mike Cameron around.

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