Brewers Notes: Fielder, Reyes, Betancourt, Hairston

This week's GM meetings are being held in Milwaukee, so let's round up some news from the local team…

  • GM Doug Melvin confirmed to MLB.com's Adam McCalvy that they will not extend an offer to Prince Fielder during this week's GM meetings. “We won’t do that here,” said Melvin, who is open to meeting with Fielder's agent, Scott Boras.
  • Melvin told McCalvy that he has not decided if he will make more phone calls or have a face-to-face meeting with Jose Reyes' agent, Peter Greenberg. “[We've made] one phone call … No numbers," said the GM.
  • The Brewers declined Yuniesky Betancourt's $6MM option for 2012, but Melvin told Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel that he's "very interested" in bringing the shortstop back at a lower salary.
  • Melvin has also spoken to Jerry Hairston Jr.'s agent about returning, according to Haudricourt (on Twitter).


Leave a Reply

19 Comments on "Brewers Notes: Fielder, Reyes, Betancourt, Hairston"


brewersfan729
3 years 9 months ago

Every team needs a guy with a .270 OBP and all teams should be very interested in bringing a player of that caliber to their team.

3 years 9 months ago

Other than his microscopic on-base, was he really that bad?

Sage
3 years 9 months ago

Painfully bad.

3 years 9 months ago

Hmmm… I see.

notsureifsrs
3 years 9 months ago

yes

brewersfan729
3 years 9 months ago

Pretty much what Sage said.

Sniderlover
3 years 9 months ago

Bad wouldn’t be an accurate description. 

EdinsonPickle
3 years 9 months ago

The Brewers should sign a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle to a two year 10mil deal with a mutual option for a third year. At least he’ll be able to walk.

cubsfan97
3 years 9 months ago

Forget Fielder, this guy is the reason the Brewers got as far as they did.  I assume they declined the option so they could give him an 8 year extension.

Devon Henry
3 years 9 months ago

How can they afford to pursue Reyes and not step up the extra couple mil and keep a fan favorite like Fielder? Or is it just a rumor that were pursuing Reyes….

brewersfan729
3 years 9 months ago

5/100 which is reportedly around what Reyes wants is much different than the Mark Teixeira type contract Prince wants.

3 years 9 months ago

Extra ‘couple’ mil? When did 50-60 mean ‘couple’. Never got the memo.

3 years 9 months ago

dude, 1 phone call

hallwagner
3 years 9 months ago

honestly, hairston should start as SS before betancourt.

baseball52
3 years 9 months ago

Whelp, there goes the Brewers for a while.

MilwaukeeBravesFan
3 years 9 months ago

Instead of Reyes, the Brewers should win the rights to and sign Hiroyuki Nakajima. It’s a gamble, but so is Reyes… plus signing Nakajima will be cheaper and he comes without the history of injuries. Lots of upside to be had, especially compared to Betancourt.

$3081341
3 years 9 months ago

Same could be said in favor of Prince. Better offense, less risk injury wise. How many good offensive SS’s are there outside of Hanley. Not necessarily a position of offensive prowess, find one that has a high AVG. + OBP. & plays solid, lockdown defense. 

D.j. Wilson
3 years 9 months ago

Come back to the Royals Yuni

3 years 9 months ago

and was second among NL shortstops in RBI, though that is probably because he hit behind braun, fielder, and weeks for much of the year.