NL Central Notes: Brewers, Young, Kazmir

The Brewers beat Jose Veras in arbitration, so he’ll earn $2MM in 2012, rather than the $2.375MM he had asked for. Here are the latest links from the NL Central…

  • Both the Brewers and agent Bryce Dixon used Kameron Loe's recent $2.175MM agreement to argue their respective cases in the Veras hearing, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports. 
  • It's been 25 days since the arbitration hearing for Ryan Braun's appeal of a positive drug test began, but the soft deadline passed without a decision, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes. A decision is expected within ten days.
  • The Pirates were impressed by Dmitri Young's workout yesterday, but they won't offer him a contract, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review tweets. Manager Clint Hurdle said he got a good read on the the 38-year-old after yesterday’s workout.
  • The Astros have already seen Scott Kazmir throw, so they don't intend to watch him audition in front of scouts tomorrow, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com tweets.


18 Responses to NL Central Notes: Brewers, Young, Kazmir Leave a Reply

  1. You know you’re bad when the Astros are not impressed….

  2. Lastings 3 years ago

    “The Astros have already seen Scott Kazmir throw…”

    In other words, they have had their fair share of throwers over the past couple of seasons and actually want to bring in pitchers…

  3. I’d like to see Dmitri Young get a shot with someone.

  4. Tko11 3 years ago

    I dont see why the Astros wouldnt take a shot on Kazmir…best case scenario he has a decent first half and they can flip him to a contender. Not like he will be making big money. What ever happened to Dmitri Young? 

    • jmag043 3 years ago

      Isn’t he throwing in the high 70s or something?

      • Casmir Valeri 3 years ago

        I heard he was throwing 82-85mph.

        So sad to see such a stud of a pitcher just a couple years ago get to this point.

        That’s what happens with a smaller body, a hard thrower, plus a lot of innings and sliders at an incredibly young age leads to.

        • Tko11 3 years ago

          How about Victor Zambrano? Now he was a stud for the Mets…

          • Casmir Valeri 3 years ago

            Smaller frames (6’0 or less) with hard pitching in a starting role usually don’t add up.

    • Hal Jordan 3 years ago

      They watched him throw 2 weeks ago.  It isn’t necessarily that they aren’t interested, they’re just ahead of everybody else(due to already being in Houston where he lives).

      They also reportedly held a secret tryout for Dmitri Young.
      (I’d post a link for that, but I did that last night and apparently TCB isn’t one of the sites you’re allowed to link to.)

  5. $22397894 3 years ago

    I’d like to see the Reds sign Dmitri to a minor league contract. He would get his chance and it would be a low risk move for Cincy.  

    • TophersReds 3 years ago

      No. Just no. That’s a wasted spot at AAA that a legitiment prospect could have.

  6. BeisbolJunkie 3 years ago

    According to this, Kazmir signed w/ the Mets 1/10/12. link to baseballprospectus.com

  7. Melvin McMurf 3 years ago

    will anybody be there to Scott throw?

  8. hobblin_manny 3 years ago

    Roy Hobbs had “Wonderboy.” Dmitri Young has “Wonderbread.” Kinda sorry the Bucs didn’t take a chance on him. Woulda been interesting.

  9. BeisbolJunkie 3 years ago

    Don’t know why it won’t post the whole link, but if u don’t believe me, go to BP and search Kazmir. I know it is wrong but I fell out when I read it.

  10. alan104 3 years ago

    Sean Kazmar SS was signed the same day. Interesting

  11. BeisbolJunkie 3 years ago

    That is how i knew it was wrong. But still funny.

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