After recently being designated for assignment, Brewers first baseman Chris Carter was officially non-tendered by the team today, the organization announced. He’ll officially enter the free-agent market.
Milwaukee had sought to work out a trade for the slugger, but obviously was unable to do so. With many other bat-first power hitters available, even Carter’s 41 home runs did not make him appealing enough to other organizations to take on what would’ve been a big arbitration number.
MLBTR projected Carter to earn $8.1MM in his second-to-last trip through arbitration. But there were indications that Milwaukee, at least, expected him to command even more.
He’ll get a job somewhere.
I think everyone would love to see him play 81 games at Coors field.
Agreed. I know they’d like to bring Reynolds back, but watching what Carter does at Coors would be captivating. Kinda like seeing Dave Kingman in a Rox uni – grande sideshow not to be missed.
I loved and hated Carter with the Astros. He seems like one of the quietest and nicest guys in the game, but his horrible inconsistentcy on offense is maddening.
That being said, I would love to see him in Colorado. He’d probably hit 50+ HRs.
I to hope Rockies get him plus Alvarez would be a great RHPH. For the Cubs better than last year Coglin, Montero A step under Soler power watch and see a great pinch hit only guy. Sign cheap
Pedro Alvarez would fit as a Pinch hitter and in case of Injury some 1B/3B lol
Probably not. The thin air wouldn’t help him really, it’s his contact rate. When he makes contact the ball goes forever. He’s the strongest player I’ve ever seen.
I like him in Fenway Park in a platoon.
I’d want him as far away from Fenway as possible
He’s hit good there too
My thoughts exactly
So dies a team signing him to 1 year deal still get his last arbitration year of control? Or since he is FA – it doesn’t matter anymore?
They still get it. That’s what happened this year with the Brewers.
Why did the Brewers have to come out and say he was non-tendered, anyway?
Once a player has been DFA’ed, as Carter was, they are no longer on the teams’ 40-man roster and that rule no longer applies. I thought they’d pass him through waivers and release him today as a way of going to free agency on the same day as the non-tendered players….so this seems strange to me.
I think if they were close to trading him they probably would have to tender him a deal. Otherwise be becomes a free agent sooner
Miami should pounce on this guy. He’d be a great compliment to Justin Bour.
Cardinals should sign him at 1B put Carpenter back at 3B and get their “athletic” CF they have been for?
If they wanted a low BA slugger, they would have kept Moss. No offense, but there are probably 50 better transactions than that the Cards could make.
the rangers should have him and Gallo bat back to back
I can see Cleveland signing him as a replacement for Napoli.
Rays sign him
Yeah he will be like Carlos Pena but can’t play defense.
I watched the late 1970s Brewers develop into the power house of the the early 1980s.
I keep hearing that the Brewers are stocked full of young players but, there is no evidence they are MLB caliber.
The best players in 2016 were “old” players that the Brewers are ridding themselves of: Jonathan Lucroy, Chris Carter, Jeremy Jeffress and eventually Ryan Braun.
We should start seeing some players fill other positions. However, other than the four players listed above, only Jonathan Villar (from Houston) and Zach Davies (from Baltimore) are players that appear to have bright futures.
I can’t get excited over a system that produces players such as Scooter Gennett and Tyler Thornburg and believe that this is a team to watch in the future.