Brewers, Parra Avoid Arbitration

The Brewers announced that they avoided arbitration with left-hander Manny Parra. The sides agreed to a $1.2MM salary for 2012, MLBTR has learned. The CAA sports client had a projected salary of $1.2MM, according to MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz.

As MLBTR's Arbitration Tracker shows, the Brewers have five remaining arbitration eligible players: Kameron LoeShaun MarcumNyjer MorganFrancisco Rodriguez and Jose Veras. They've already locked up Carlos Gomez and George Kottaras.

Parra, 29, missed the 2011 season with back and elbow injuries, but he has a 5.13 ERA with 8.3 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9 in four seasons with the Brewers. He earned $1.2MM in 2011 and was arbitration eligible for the second time this offseason.

21 Responses to Brewers, Parra Avoid Arbitration Leave a Reply

  1. chico65 4 years ago

    Phew! I’ll be able to sleep tonight

  2. Signing of the offseason for the brewers lol

  3. AisoRed 4 years ago

    I hope he can bounce back and contribute in 2012.

    • daveineg 4 years ago

      I guess there’s a first time for everything.  He’s never done it before.

  4. daveineg 4 years ago

    No wonder the Brewers can’t afford Fielder.  They’d rather shell out money for guys like Parra who’ve done nothing but disappoint their entire career.

    • BaseballWizard 4 years ago

      I heard that the Brewers would have been able to resign Fielder, but came up exactly $1.2 Million short!

      • daveineg 4 years ago

        They also offered arby to Kameron Loe.  That’ll be another couple million for production they could get from a rookie for $400K.  It adds up.

        • davbee 4 years ago

          It doesn’t even come close to adding up to $20-$25 M a season.

          And it also assumes the Brewers have a $400K rookie ready to fill that spot (they don’t).

          • BaseballWizard 4 years ago


            I’m not a huge Kameron Loe fan, but he did pitch reasonably well in 72.0 IP last season.  You have to be careful when you assume what kind of stats a rookie/replacement level player can truly compile in the Majors.

    • bobskube 4 years ago

      Well, it took a long time, but I finally found something I agree with you on.  Wasted money.  Can’t believe they tendered him.

      • toddcoffeytime 4 years ago

        Agreed–it seems like his AAA perfect game will earn him as many chances as he wants to figure it out with the Crew.

        Classic case of a guy with a million dollar arm and ten cent head.  However, i don’t see this 1.2 million as totally wasted–relying on Zach Braddock as the main lefty out of the pen is not necessarily the best option.

  5. bigpat 4 years ago

    Wow, they are still keeping this guy around? Surprised he’d fetch more than a minor league deal at this point…

    I actually forgot about him until I read this post. 

  6. bobskube 4 years ago

    Well, there’s $1.2MM down the toilet.  Idiotic.

  7. The above comments make me embarrassed to read this site.  Please check Parra’s stats as a reliever; he has electric stuff, he just has problems starting (possibly mental, given his bizarre BABIPs)

    • CyYoungSuppan 4 years ago

      It is indeed mental.  The dude just falls apart when he is starting.  He definitely has the stuff to be quite good, but doesn’t have the confidence in himself to do so.  The Brewers have a tendency to keep these types around.  Hopefully he can live up to what us fans have seen flashes of throughout the years.

    • Flharfh 4 years ago

      He did quite well in a half season or so as a reliever. It’s pretty clear that’s what the Brewers are figuring his role to be; he has the potential to be a shut down late inning lefty at a good price, or could be used as more of a LOOGY since the Brewers ‘pen is bereft of lefties excepting Zach Braddock.

      • bobskube 4 years ago

        Or he could be an almost-always-injured head case who will either stink or get hurt. Sorry to embarrass you again.

        • Flharfh 4 years ago

          Yeah you really embarrassed me there, stating your differing opinion like that. And I have no idea what you mean by ‘again’.

  8. Christopher White 4 years ago

    This resigning just makes me cringe. Granted we needed bullpen help and possibly another starter but it seems like they keep hoping Manny will turn that corner. Don’t get me wrong he has shown glimpses from time to time but are the Brewers afraid they will have another Nelson Cruz slip through their fingers?

  9. dirty_water_fan 4 years ago

    Manny gets me every year. Each spring I tell myself it’s the year he figures it out. He was good once they put him in the pen the other year. And he does throw some K’s. Here’s hoping he gets it together. I also tell myself Luke Hochevar and Homer Bailey will get it right each spring. We’ll see.

  10. Not much else out there for $1.2 million.  It’s not likely he’ll reach his potential, but at least Parra has upside if he can develop any command at all.

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