Doug’s job gets a bit harder

GM Doug Melvin’s wish to get something for one of the extra OF’s or C’s on the Crew’s roster may have taken a bit of a hit over the last 24 hours.
The Rockies released C Javier Lopez earlier today…while Lopez would seem to have lost his stroke, teams may be more inclined to give the one-time All-Star a look versus having to give up something for Mike Rivera or J.D. Closser.
Likewise, Jeromy Burnitz “retired” from baseball…while Burnitz, the former Brewer, seemingly would not be a first-choice among a team needing an OF any longer, “Burny” would likely give up retirement for a chance (not to mention the $25,000+ per month paycheck) to play again. However, since none of the 30 teams bit on Burny, odds are teams are feeling pretty good about their outfield situation…not good for Melvin.
David Hannes
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