"I know that Jeff wanted to stay here badly," Melvin said. "He liked playing here and I liked having him. He's a good pinch-hitter and I think he was a good influence on our younger guys. But, I couldn't guarantee him more than about 150 at-bats. I think with Minnesota, he'll probably be getting around 250.
"We've talked to Tony about a two-year deal," Melvin said. "But, we haven't heard back from them yet."
Update [2006-12-11 21:7:56 by battlekow]: One angle I forgot to mention: in Cirillo and Daron Sutton, the Brewers have extirpated the men responsible for the most odious of the Brewers-affiliated commercials. Now I'm walking more comfortable.