NL Central Notes: Lee, Betancourt, Melvin, Darvish

Tuesday afternoon's NL Central items:

  • Carlos Lee's limited no-trade clause supersedes his ten-and-five rights, according to's Brian McTaggart (on Twitter). The Astros have reportedly been telling teams they'll eat half of Lee's salary in a trade.
  • The Brewers have talked to Yuniesky Betancourt's agent about bringing the shortstop back, but haven't made an offer, tweets Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  • In a piece for Baseball America, Haudricourt explains why Brewers GM Doug Melvin was baseball's top executive in 2011.
  • Manager Dale Sveum says the Cubs haven't talked about bidding on Yu Darvish, tweets Yahoo's Steve Henson.

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8 Comments on "NL Central Notes: Lee, Betancourt, Melvin, Darvish"

3 years 8 months ago

Don’t do it Brewers.  You have so much to live for.

3 years 8 months ago

Carlos Lee at 1 yr 9 million? Doesn’t sound “too” bad.

3 years 8 months ago

According to Fangraphs, Lee at first base for $9M would be about right.  Can’t imagine what the Astros expect other than payroll relief.

3 years 8 months ago

On behalf of most fans in the NL Central,  PLEASEEEEE BREWERS , BRING BACK YUNI FOR SHORT STOP

Those offensive numbers are nice but his defense is so fun to watch as the opposition

3 years 8 months ago

i love his .271obp

3 years 8 months ago

As much as I like Melvin and Roenicke (I do, for the most part), I cannot believe how blind they are when watching this guy try to play baseball.

3 years 8 months ago

“Brewers interested in Betancourt” followed by “Melvin is GM of the year.” What?

3 years 8 months ago

Umm does anyone else believe that Theo Epstein hasn’t talked about Yu Darvish?  New Managers 101 says if you are going to lie at least make it believable…lol