Cameron’s returning; Maddux is not :(

The Brewers exercised their $10 million option on Mike Cameron, almost assuring that Tony Gwynn, Jr. will be dealt.

Also, Mike Maddux has decided to accept a position with the Texas Rangers and will not be returning as Ken Macha’s pitching coach; Dale Sveum, however, will be the new hitting coach.

My thoughts–the Cameron move is a bit risky, given Cameron’s age and tendency to strike out; the Maddux departure would have been devastating to me a couple years ago, but I (and likely many other Brewers’ fans) no longer think Maddux is the guru that we once did.

As for Sveum, I think he’ll give the job 110% and can’t do any worse than Skaalen did.  Of course, only time will tell.

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