Adam Mertz of The Capital Times talked with Brewers GM Doug Melvin yesterday. Melvin was asked whether he would commit to Prince Fielder for the entire year, and the GM replied, "Yeah." Melvin said he never discussed a Fielder trade and hasn’t received inquiries on his first baseman. Melvin doesn’t seem too worried about settling Fielder’s ’09 salary with Scott Boras.
Mertz also learned that Melvin expects Ben Sheets to sign elsewhere, though the door remains open.