Brewers Showed Interest In Jermaine Dye

The Brewers made a run at free agent outfielder Jermaine Dye within the last week, report Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports, but the talks reached an impasse for unknown reasons.

The FOX writers say the Brewers are unhappy with Corey Hart, and might've tried trading him if they'd signed Dye.  Brewers GM Doug Melvin indicated to WSSP 1250 a few days ago that Hart doesn't have right field locked up.  Jim Edmonds is in the mix to start Opening Day.  Rosenthal and Morosi say Melvin discussed Hart with the Nationals.  Hart is under team control for two more years, but his salary climbed to $4.8MM when he won his arbitration hearing in February.  The 28-year-old recovered some OBP last year but saw his SLG slip to a career-worst .418.

Hart's glovework has been below-average the last few years in right field, so maybe the Brewers felt that they wouldn't lose much defensively by going with Edmonds and/or Dye.  MLBTR tried to help Dye find a job with this post a few days ago.

9 Responses to Brewers Showed Interest In Jermaine Dye Leave a Reply

  1. Dye needs to sign with a team or else he’s going to have to retire. Position players don’t sign mid-season with a contender. At this rate Edmonds will take Hart’s spot in RF and Hart will get non-tendered in the offseason or traded to a team that’s a non-factor.

  2. invader3k 5 years ago

    My guess is that Dye is just asking for way too much money at this point.

  3. empathizerightonyourbehind 5 years ago

    an old dude?
    that plays the outfield?
    with poor defense?
    asking for too much money?

    somebody send drayton moore a twitter-thing.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      It’s such a perfect priceless thing you just said empathizerightonyourbehind,

      But honestly I think the Orioles or Cardinals could use Jermaine Dye.

  4. Yankees10 5 years ago

    Hopefully they sign him

  5. derek913 5 years ago

    If Jhonny Damon and AndrUw Jones can get jobs Jermaine Dye should be able to

    • Yankees10 5 years ago

      Uh Damon is better than Dye.

    • strikethree 5 years ago

      That’s the thing: HE CAN. But, he wants more money than what’s out there.

  6. fisk72
    fisk72 5 years ago

    Swallow your pride Jermaine – get hooked up with a team and put up some decent numbers. You’d be a prime deadline candidate to a contender where you could showcase whatever you have left. Tick tock.

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