Posted on: January 25, 2010 1:28 pm
Edited on: January 25, 2010 1:32 pm
MLB.com put some clarification on rumors that the Brewers could relocate to Orlando, Florida.
Brewers vice president of communications Tyler Barnes said that speculation is absolutely false.
"The reporter or whoever else is putting that out there should do his homework," Barnes said. "It's irresponsible. We just finished ninth in attendance, we have one of the best ballparks in baseball and an owner who is totally committed to the [Milwaukee] area."
The rumors started after an Orlando political candidate, Armando Gutierrez, started another effort to bring a baseball team to central Florida. The St. Petersburg Times suggests the Rays will also come up in that conversation.
Posted on: December 10, 2009 12:42 pm
According to the MLB pro blog for the Brewers, the club upped their offer for free agent infielder Craig Counsell and left the Winter Meetings feeling good about Counsell's chances of returning to Milwaukee in 2010.
"I'm confident we'll get it done," general manager Doug Melvin said. "Craig is a big part of our organization, a big part of our city. I'd like to have him back."
Posted on: December 9, 2009 11:13 am
Here's the latest from the winter meetings as reported by Scott Miller and Danny Knobler:
Scott says the Brewers are optimistic that veteran free agent pitcher Randy Wolf is moving closer to accepting their three-year offer believed to be worth between $29 and $30 million... Read the post
Danny says Andy Pettitte is close to a deal to return to the Yankees ... Read the post.
Posted on: December 8, 2009 11:26 am
Posted on: September 22, 2009 11:26 am
Teams have an exclusive 15-day negotiating period with their free agents after the World Series before they go out on the market and according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , Melvin indicated he would like to cut to the chase and get something done with Hoffman during that period."A lot of people said he didn't have anything left," said Melvin. "He's done a good job with his (conditioning) program here. (Trainer) Roger (Caplinger) has worked with him on that and I know Trevor has been appreciative of that."
Posted on: September 17, 2009 12:18 pm
The Brewers could shut down Yovani Gallardo for the season, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel .
Because Gallardo missed most of last season with a knee injury and is among the league leaders in pitches thrown (3,125), the Brewers have tried to ease his workload in the final weeks of the season. Nine days rest didn't work so the talks began and could lead to shutting down the righty.
"That's something we're looking into," said manager Ken Macha. "It'll become clearer as the days come on. It's not etched in stone yet."
Posted on: September 17, 2009 12:01 pm
The Brewers don't need a major overhaul to return to contention next season, according to MLB.com .
In addition, the report calls speculation about GM Doug Melvin's job security is "ridiculous," according to the team's principal owner Mark Attanasio.
"It seems like a copout to me to blow everything up and start from scratch," Attanasio. "We've built this team around a good core of players now for five years, and we took a step back [this year]. We'd like to take two steps forward next year."
Posted on: September 3, 2009 5:06 pm