Brewers Not Sweating Hart, Gallardo Contracts

MLB.com's Adam McCalvy has the latest Brewers buzz, after talking with owner Mark Attanasio and GM Doug Melvin.  Here's what Attanasio had to say regarding extension talks with Corey Hart and Yovani Gallardo:

"We've had conversations with both players and agents and it's a two-way street.  Players are tending to look at being on the upswing of their careers and we're in a downtown of the economy. That's their choice.  I'm not saying we're cutting discussions off, because I think we might have discussions with one of those players even as we speak."

Melvin added that talks for the pair are not on the agenda and if he does get something done it'll probably be quietly.  Speaking in general, Melvin noted that deals with hitters are easier to accomplish.  Hart is under team control through 2011, while Gallardo is Brewers property through 2013.

Ticket sales are up for the Brewers this year, and Attanasio indicated financial flexibility to make midseason "adjustments."  I'd say starting pitching is the most likely need.



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