Mulder Signing Likely For Brewers?

Mark Mulder will meet with Brewers GM Doug Melvin next week, tweets Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.  Haudricourt says to "expect a signing."  Mulder hasn't tossed a significant number of big league innings in a season since he logged 93.3 for the '06 Cardinals.  He had rotator cuff surgery in September of '06 – more than three years ago.

Mulder would be a depth signing, similar to Brewers offseason additions Chris Capuano, John Halama, and Kameron Loe.  The Brewers' big move was a three-year deal for Randy Wolf; Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says they'll "almost certainly" sign one of Jon Garland, Doug Davis, or Jarrod Washburn as well.


27 Responses to Mulder Signing Likely For Brewers? Leave a Reply

  1. adamellingson 5 years ago

    I may be the only person pumped about this, but THANK GOD!! The Brewers are making alot of moves and I don’t have one I can complain about. The cardinals better get Holliday or they are in trouble for the NL Central!

  2. dugoutdog 5 years ago

    I don’t mind this signing, if it comes around, either. It’d be nice if someone got Myers on paper, too.

  3. I was banking on a Mulder signing way back at the beginning of December. Let’s get it done Melvin.

    And I don’t see why they don’t take a look at Chapman. I’m not a really big fan of Garland or Washburn, but I suppose I wouldn’t mind seeing Doug Davis coming back….for a decent contract, of course.

  4. Jiujitsu411420 5 years ago

    Cool, D-lee loves mark mulder. When mulder was with the cards I believe lee’s career avg against him sat around .500

    • braun8brewers 5 years ago

      Ha alright timmy, everytime i read something like this i just think of a certain number…1908. keep your hopes up.

    • thekid19 5 years ago

      Cool, too bad the rest of ur team is ovepaid and sucks. I see a fifth place finish for the cubs this year.

  5. Alldaybaseball 5 years ago

    I think Doug Davis would be better than the two because he is a sturdy lefty and could be the cheapest.

  6. Sage 5 years ago

    I’m actually pretty excited about this possible signing. Can you imagine if both Mulder and Capuano were able to pitch for the Brewers this season? A rotation of Gallardo, Wolf, Capuano, Mulder, and Parra would be pretty amazing. We’ve never had that many southpaws before. Of course, it probably wouldn’t be a good idea to have a 4/5 left-handed starting rotation. So I suppose Bush would have to be in there somewhere. Of course, the chances of both Cappy and Mulder coming back this season are very slim.

    As for another pitcher, I think that either Doug Davis or Jon Garland would be good. Doug Davis because he is familiar with the team and is an established innings-eater who can put up decent numbers. Garland because he is an established pitcher who could actually have a fair amount of upside in the rotation. As for Washburn, ugh, just no. He only performs in contract years. Besides, he’s basically a left-handed Jeff Suppan, and we don’t need that.

  7. BraunforMVP 5 years ago

    Glad to see the Brewers making some moves. When they sign Mulder and if they sign one of the other pitchers, does this mean Soup is gone or moved to the pen?

    • Sage 5 years ago

      Well, honestly, there is a very slim chance of Soup being traded. No one would want to take on his contract to get the type of production he has been giving, which is almost none. I think he may very well be moved to the pen. As Melvin said earlier in the off-season, no one has a guaranteed job in the rotation this year. So, training camp should be interesting if we do sign Mulder and one of the other guys as well.

  8. If you’re going to sign Mulder you might as well poney up a little more cash and sign Sheets instead. if you’re going to sign an injury risk, why would you sign a player whose upside is relatively average over players like Harden and Sheets whom both have spectacular upside?

    • Sage 5 years ago

      Well, for Harden, because his MO last season was go 5 innings and give up the long ball. We had that in Braden Looper and didn’t need any more of it. As for Sheets, I’m not sure he is really willing to consider returning to the Brewers. If he wanted to be here, he would have tried to sign a contract with us last off-season, as opposed to almost signing with the Texas Rangers. Besides, Sheets is supposed to be asking for a large amount of money, something the Brewers really can’t afford with Bill Hall and Jeff Suppan’s contracts on the books still. Besides, we poney’d up and spent big on Randy Wolf. We can’t afford to do that more than once in an off-season, really.

    • BrewCrewSuperFan 5 years ago

      Mulder will get a minor league deal. Sheets wants $12M per season right away but has refused to release his medical records or pitch in front of anyone. Plus he left Milwaukee on not so good terms. Next question!

  9. JoeyT107 5 years ago

    I’m hoping Rick Peterson can have a big impact on bringing Mulder back to being the productive pitcher he was before. Never thought I would say that I was a little concerned about having too many lefties in the fold though. But right now the Brewers can’t afford to be too choosy. They need some quality arms no matter what side they’re throwing from.

  10. JoeyT107 5 years ago

    I’m hoping Rick Peterson can have a big impact on bringing Mulder back to being the productive pitcher he was before. Never thought I would say that I was a little concerned about having too many lefties in the fold though. But right now the Brewers can’t afford to be too choosy. They need some quality arms no matter what side they’re throwing from.

  11. alexgabias 5 years ago

    Mulder was an A’s product and if he really wants to show his fans some appreciation, then he should consider returning. Oakland is “Home” for Mulder and fans still miss him. We want him back. Billy, if you are reading this, remember that you owe this to the A’s fans. You need a good “Veteran” pitcher of Mulder’s caliber to lead your young pitchers. And if you are ignorant, as they say you are, then let Milwakee take him and then watch him beat your A’s when he plays against Oakland.

    • Brewers101 5 years ago

      Seeing that Milwaukee doesn’t play Oakland ever I don’t see how he can hurt them if the Brewers sign him. We need all the starters we can get since both Bush and Suppan are horrible and need to be moved to the pen.

      • alexgabias 5 years ago

        Well, you have a good point, BUT to be accurate, and if not to ignore pre- season games, Milwakee kicked Oakland’s behind in March 2009. I know those games don’t count but you can’t hide how you feel if you are a baseball fanatic. {BREWERS 4, ATHLETICS 2, at Phoenix, Saturday, March 29}…
        In any case, if you ever get a chance to meet Mulder in person, as I did, ask him how he felt, when Billy Beane betrayed and traded him. Although we got Dan Haren in return, who had just as good as a solid arm, but we missed not having Mulder in the rotation. And now we don’t have Haren either because Billy does what Billy wants.Mulder, Hudson and Zito made history in Oakland and where are they now? Beane broke many fans’ hearts by being ignorant and trading the BEST pitchers he had, in the name of “rebuilding”. I am an A’s fan but I have little or no respect for the A’s front office monkies. Best of luck to you guys in aquiring Mulder. You will really like his energy, experince and work force. I hope he fills CC’s empty space in Milwakee and kicks some National league behinds for you guys. Peace

    • BrewCrewSuperFan 5 years ago

      If Rick Peterson were the pitching coach for Oakland then that’s where Mulder would be. RP is the guy that Mulder wants to help him make his comeback.

      • alexgabias 5 years ago

        VERY good point! Just curious to know, where is Rick Peterson now adays? Thanks

        Best Regards

        • Sage 5 years ago

          Yes, that’s a great point. By the way, Rick Peterson is currently the pitching coach of the Milwaukee Brewers. Hence, the Brewers likely signing Mulder.

  12. alexgabias 5 years ago

    Mulder was an A’s product and if he really wants to show his fans some appreciation, then he should consider returning. Oakland is “Home” for Mulder and fans still miss him. We want him back. Billy, if you are reading this, remember that you owe this to the A’s fans. You need a good “Veteran” pitcher of Mulder’s caliber to lead your young pitchers. And if you are ignorant, as they say you are, then let Milwakee take him and then watch him beat your A’s when he plays against Oakland.

  13. cubssuckandthatisthetruth 5 years ago

    why not sign rick ankeil for 1 year and tejada on top of mulder. Ankeil would provide insurance if gomez does terrible he can develop in the minors. And tejada can be moved to 2nd or escobar can if weeks get hurt angain

    • BrewCrewSuperFan 5 years ago

      The Brewers must feel very confident in Rickie Weeks’s comeback if they simply let Felipe Lopez go. I don’t think Miguel would be very productive for whatever price he’s asking. I haven’t been impressed with his last couple seasons in Houston. Hopefully Brett Lawrie can catch fire at Huntsville & get promoted to Nashville by the dog days of summer. That would give us some wiggle room at 2B in case Weeks gets hurt late this season or sometime in 2011.

      Gomez could get out to a slow start but I think he’s going to eventually be productive with Milwaukee. He was rushed through the NY Mets farm system & promoted to the big show at a young age because of injuries to their stars. He then felt a lot of pressure in Minnesota because he was essentially the centerpiece of the Johann trade. Then he saw his playing time dwindle last season & his role with the team was fuzzy. I think Dale Sveum is going to help him slow down & let the game come to him so that he can stop over thinking things & rely on his natural abilities. It worked with Rickie Weeks & also with Michael Bourn over in Houston. Hopefully guys like Lorenzo Cain can catch fire down on the farm just in case a promotion is required. Also if Gomez is hurt or slumping you hope Gerut can hold down the fort until one of those younger guys is ready.

      On an unrelated note, isn’t it a shame that with the recent Red Sox addition of Mike Cameron to CF, Jacoby Ellsbury’s amazing OF range & fielding talent is largely going to go to waste in the super easy & short LF of Fenway?

  14. fatface 5 years ago

    HI!

  15. BrewCrewforLife 5 years ago

    Ellsbury will stay in CF, with Cameron moving to LF or RF as needed.

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