Brewers’ goals at Winter Meetings

As Brewers’ GM Doug Melvin and staff head to Indianapolis, they are looking to accomplish at least some of these goals to improve the 2010 parent club, as well as the farm system: 1. Add a starting pitcher via trade: This may be very difficult to accomplish, as almost every club is trying to add […]

Brewers add Zaun as backstop…why? Here’s why…

Never mind he’s 38 years old. Never mind he only played 90 games last year. Never mind he only hit .260. So why’d the Brewers sign former Blue Jay/Oriole/Devil Ray Gregg Zaun to be a catcher for 2010? He’s a switch-hitter. One that hit .268 against righties (batting lefty), including all 8 of his HR’s. […]

Millwood Possible Trade Target for Crew

We’ve heard a lot of names already connected with the Brewers early this offseason. Let’s add one more — the Boston Globe is reporting that the Brewers have made a few calls to the Texas Rangers about the availability of Kevin Millwood. Cue the jokes about Doug Melvin being interested in anyone that’s ever played […]

While bottom fishing, Melvin should look up Towers

So far this off-season, Brewers’ GM Doug Melvin has inked two reclamation projects to minor-league deals, Chris Capuano and John Halama, and is likely days away from signing Mark Mulder. All three are likely competing for spots at AAA Nashville at this point, as none of these guys threw a pitch in the majors last […]

Melvin on Cameron/Lopez, Gamel, Hart, and More

Doug Melvin was in-studio for an interview on 540 ESPN Milwaukee earlier this week, and the audio clip is now online for those who missed it, or like myself, live outside the broadcast area (the link takes you to the audio vault; do a Ctrl+F search for “melvin” and you’ll find it). The conversation lasted […]

Fielder Finishes 4th in NL MVP Voting

As expected, Albert Pujols was named the National League MVP by unanimous decision. He’s just the 6th senior circuit player to collect every first place vote, according to the BBWAA, joining the club previously only occupied by Orlando Cepeda, Mike Schmidt, Jeff Bagwell, Ken Caminiti, and Barry Bonds. Perhaps what wasn’t expected was a 4th […]

Brewers Sign Capuano, Halama to Minor League Deals

Adam McCalvy’s been a busy guy today, tracking down the latest news on the Brewers’ pursuit for pitching. In a move that I expected to happen, the Brewers are bringing back Chris Capuano on a minor league contract as he continues his attempt to make it back to the majors. Capuano hasn’t pitched in the […]

Observations on Brewers’ current 40-man roster

After adding catcher George Kotteras, outfielder Lorenzo Cain, and pitcher Amaury Rivas, the Brewers now have 36 of the 40 roster spots filled after the removal of the 9 free agents. Somethings I find interesting: 1. Why is Tim Dillard still on the 40-man over Mike Jones? Jones, the Brewers’ #1 pick in 2001, turns […]

Fielder Extension Offer Coming?

With the free agent signing period officially underway, we would’ve thought that the first news to come out would be an announcement of a deal for a starting pitcher. Turns out it’s news about a player already under contract for 2010. A few months ago, the idea of a long-term deal for Prince Fielder seemed […]

Narveson deserves a chance to start for Brewers

While much has been written lately of Brewers’ GM Doug Melvin looking at free agent starters and other starters via trade and, theoretically, Rule V, fill-in starter Chris Narveson put up impressive numbers in ’09 and should be in the mix for a ’10 starter slot. Narveson, who turns 28 in December, went 2-0, 3.83 […]

Kottaras Claimed Off Waivers

Even with Jason Kendall unlikely to return, it’s starting to look like the Brewers will have plenty of catching options when they start Spring Training a few months from now. With Mike Rivera, Angel Salome, and Jonathan Lucroy all likely in the picture, the Brewers claimed George Kottaras off waivers from the Boston Red Sox. […]

Cain, Rivas Protected from Rule 5 Draft

The Brewers today added outfielder Lorenzo Cain and pitcher Amaury Rivas to the 40-man roster, joining Adam Heether and upping the team’s roster to 35. Anthony Witrado has the news at the JSOnline blog. The move protects the two players from December’s Rule 5 draft. Rivas was named the organization’s minor league pitcher of the […]

Counsell Headed Elsewhere?

You know how most of us were just assuming that the Brewers would be able to bring back Craig Counsell on another hometeam-friendly one year contract after a surprisingly good 2009 season? According to Buster Olney, that might not happen.

Coghlan and Bailey Win ROY Awards; McGehee Gets One 1st Place Vote

It was a bit of a murky year in terms of Rookie of the Year candidates in both leagues, but in a bit of a coincidental twist, both winners — Chris Coghlan of the Marlins and the Andrew Bailey of the A’s — have ties to the Brewers. Casey McGehee reportedly gained one first place […]

More 2010 Projections

In the Edwin Jackson/Mat Gamel post yesterday, we took a look at Bill James’ 2010 projections while trying to figure out if the rumored swap would work for both teams. Today, we have a new set of projections to look at — the newest CHONE projections came out, and can be seen here. Among the […]