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'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).

19 Responses to Brewers Notes: Fielder, Reyes, Betancourt, Hairston Leave a Reply

  1. brewersfan729 4 years 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.

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

    • cubsfan97 4 years 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.

  2. Devon Henry 4 years 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….

  3. hallwagner 4 years ago

    honestly, hairston should start as SS before betancourt.

  4. baseball52 4 years ago

    Whelp, there goes the Brewers for a while.

  5. MilwaukeeBravesFan 4 years 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 4 years 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. 

  6. D.j. Wilson 4 years ago

    Come back to the Royals Yuni

  7. 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.

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