11:34pm: Haudricourt says the Brewers dispatched their top special assistant to watch the A’s play the Yankees. Haudricourt speculates that the Brewers might have an eye on Huston Street, who is under team control through 2010. Street’s had an off-year, mainly due to a rising home run rate.
4:38pm: As usual, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has the latest Brewers hot stove chatter.
- GM Doug Melvin is calling around about relief help, but as you might imagine prices are high.
- Melvin would not confirm Ken Rosenthal’s rumor that the Brewers are interested in the Giants’ Jack Taschner and Ray Durham. Melvin is always honest with Haudricourt, so it’s worth noting that he didn’t deny it either.
- Melvin seemingly has a little room in the payroll to make a reasonable addition.