Fielder & Hart Are Off The Market

The Brewers have decided that they’re too close to contention to sell, according to ESPN.com's Keith Law. An executive from a club that had interest in a Brewers player explained to Law that Milwaukee has changed its approach to Saturday's deadline. That means Prince Fielder and Corey Hart are no longer available to teams seeking power bats.

The Brewers are 48-55, 9.0 games behind the Reds and even further behind in the Wild Card race. They have a 0.33% chance of making the playoffs in 2010, according to Baseball Prospectus' postseason odds report.

The Brewers didn't make progress with the Giants in their talks about Fielder and Hart, partly because of the wrist injury that has sidelined Hart since Friday. Both players are under team control for 2011, so the Brewers can reignite trade talks after the season.


22 Responses to Fielder & Hart Are Off The Market Leave a Reply

  1. That’s supposed to be a joke, right?

  2. invader3k 5 years ago

    Translation: They didn’t get any good offers, plus Hart is hurt right now anyway.

  3. myk13 5 years ago

    trying to drive up the price, they’re nowhere in contention

  4. Sage 5 years ago

    JSOnline posted some quotes from Doug Melvin earlier today. This one is really all you need to see: “I don’t anticipate anything happening before the Saturday deadline.” He goes on to explain that he never really got serious offers from anyone, and that he doesn’t “have to” trade anyone.Well, there ya go. The Brewers are not trading anyone, and they’re not buying anyone, either. We’re standing pat. Which means, this is going to end up another season of sub-.500 baseball. Great.

    • Sam_Lee 5 years ago

      Melvin has said before that he would trade anyone at any time. Did you want him to trade Fielder for Dan Hudson and some scraps? I don’t understand why having a dozen bottom of the rotation starters is supposed to improve the team. This is also coming through a chain of gossip ending in Keith Law who is open with his disdain for the Brewers.

      • Sage 5 years ago

        No, I’m perfectly comfortable with waiting until the offseason to deal Prince and Hart. Melvin is quite right that he doesn’t have to trade anyone right now. But, at the least, he could make a trade for a pitcher like Fausto Carmona so that we don’t have to watch crappy pitching from anyone not named Gallardo for the rest of the season. (Only partially kidding).

  5. Mdey 5 years ago

    Too close to contention? Really? 9 games behind Cincinnati, and 8.5 behind St Louis is close to contention?

  6. Doug Melvin is a complete doofus who needed to be shown the door after last years disaster.

    • Sage 5 years ago

      His best moves have been signing Braun and Gallardo to nice, team friendly extensions, and trading for Sabathia. Given, those were all great moves. However, his bad moves (anything he’s ever done in free agency not named Counsell, Edmonds, Kapler, or Cameron) have thoroughly outweighed the good. He needs to be gone. Bring in someone from, say, the Texas Rangers scouting department to be our GM.

      • No!!! No more former Rangers execs. I don’t care how qualified they are. All of that dry, hotter than the sun Texas air does something to their heads and when they get to Milwaukee they throw money out the window.

        I would rather purge the Rays FO for the next GM.

        • Sage 5 years ago

          Or maybe steal somebody from the Padres camp. They seem to know what they’re doing.

  7. That’s supposed to be a joke, right?
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    If it is, it comes in a distant 3rd behind giving Jeff Suppan of all people 42M and giving Randy Wolf 30M. Can’t say I’m surprised. He runs the team exactly like he ran the Rangers. A bunch of big bats with zero pitching. How did that turn out for them again?

  8. fishfan4life 5 years ago

    Goes to show how bad the central is.

  9. chazmao 5 years ago

    This is criminally stupid

  10. Wow, this is uber stupid. Maybe they’ve picked up the Astros illness for always thinking they are still in the hunt every year at the deadline.

  11. Wow, this is uber stupid. Maybe they’ve picked up the Astros illness for always thinking they are still in the hunt every year at the deadline.

  12. drumzalicious 5 years ago

    Well thats just dumb. They honestly should have blown up that entire team. The players they could have gotten for Fielder, Hart and maybe even Braun (If the were bold enough) would set them straight for years to come. Both Fielder and Braun are future DH’s and Hart is at his all time highest value right now.

  13. drumzalicious 5 years ago

    Well thats just dumb. They honestly should have blown up that entire team. The players they could have gotten for Fielder, Hart and maybe even Braun (If the were bold enough) would set them straight for years to come. Both Fielder and Braun are future DH’s and Hart is at his all time highest value right now.

  14. They should’ve tried to get Jonathan Sanchez for Corey Hart. Fair value and it just makes sense.

  15. Are the Brewers now buyers? This is odd.

  16. burritolikethesun 5 years ago

    Prince Fielder and Corey Hart slam homers=sell an assload of tickets, you idiots. What’s the real object here in the owner’s eyes, huh? “Criminally stupid” because your team wouldn’t pony up the pieces that would make it a fair market trade? The Brewers have fielded one contender in the past three years, yet people keep coming to see the big names. Sell Fielder and the fans perceive they have a lot less to come to see for the rest of the year, sans a big acquisition, which was not offered.

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