Some things to read while shaving.
The Brewers announced their lineup yesterday for Brewers On Deck and, while there's plenty to be excited about ( ), it's also worth noting that will not be in attendance. Jaymes Langrehr of The Brewers Bar says it's no big deal, and Adam McCalvy notes that Fielder has already done a tour of Japan and China this offseason.
While we're on the topic of Fielder, MLB Trade Rumors has a list of eight teams (plus the Brewers) that might be interested in signing him next year at this time. The really stick out from the rest of that list.
At least the Brewers have done their part to produce a winner in their last season with him here: The Platoon Advantage says the Brewers had baseball's fourth best offseason, behind the , and . Tom Haudricourt and Anthony Castrovince also have a recap of the offseason.
When we do community projections in another month or so, it'll be interesting to see what people expect from The Cub Reporter ranked each team's 2010 catcher tandem by WAR and the Brewers (.1 WAR) ranked 27th..
It's a ridiculously slow news day, but thankfully there are still corners of the web where people are talking about:
- Dex from Gaslamp Ball claims to appreciate Hoffman more than most, as the potential last "True Padre" Hall of Famer.
- He also shared some ideas for a Hoffman statue.
In the minors:
- Fang is back from vacation and working on an excellent new invention in this week's episode of The Offseason.
- Voting is now open for the #10 spot in our BCB Community Prospect Rankings. Go vote, if you haven't already.
Athletics: Utilityman Adam Rosales may miss Opening Day after having foot surgery.
Braves: Claimed reliever off waivers from the .
Diamondbacks: Signed infielder to a one year, $1.05 million deal.
Yankees: Signed reliever to a three year, $35 million deal.
Today in former Brewer notes:
- MLB Trade Rumors is reporting that the Padres are close to a deal with Gregg Zaun.
- Dave Allen of FanGraphs has a look at Chris Capuano's unusual platoon split.
- The B-Ref Blog has a list showing that Robin Yount's 2856 games are the fifth most ever for a player who spent his entire career with one team.
Plunk Everyone unearthed this bit of knowledge you didn't have before: has been hit by 24 pitches in his career and has been on first base when someone else was hit 26 times, making him one of just eight players with less than 25 of the former and more than 25 of the latter.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to get outside.