Here's another update by Tim Leonard of the official site on some young Brewers playing around the world. Some highlights:
Relief ERAs can be deceiving--in a short period of time, one or two bad outings can make your numbers look bad for a long time. Bray has been great lately, and will deserve a long look in spring training.
RHP Joe Valentine -- Valentine picked up his first win after throwing 1 2/3 scoreless innings on Nov. 8. The 26-year-old righty has struck out 14 batters in 12 2/3 frames and has compiled a 1-2 record with five saves and a 2.84 ERA.
RHP Justin Lehr -- Lehr pitched five shutout innings in his first start of the season on Nov. 3. He scattered six hits, struck out two and did not walk a batter.
This probably just means that Nashville will be well-stocked with guys who can fill out the back of the bullpen if necessary, but I still harbor fantasies that Justin Lehr could be a useful pitcher someday, even if I'm the only one.
In other news, the managers in Venezuela don't care much about getting Brewers development time:
CF Freddy Parejo -- Parejo has not seen any game action since pinch-running on Oct. 24.
SS Guilder Rodriguez -- Rodriguez has not appeared since Oct. 19, when he got a hit in his only at-bat.
Can't they at least go in as defensive replacements or something? Anything?