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Some things to read while waiting for this machine to become commercially available.

So with the World Series over, one would expect the Brewers to announce their new manager any minute now. Add Drew Olson to the list of people expecting it to be Ken Macha.

After that, they'll have roughly a day to convince Mike Maddux to stay. The Brewers have denied permission for Maddux to interview with the Rangers regarding their pitching coach vacancy, but Maddux hasn't signed his contract for 2009 so on Friday he'll be free to talk to whoever he wants.

Also, the Brewers now have five days to determine the future of Mike Cameron. MLB Trade Rumors says he would be a Type B free agent, as will Eric Gagne, Brian Shouse and Salomon Torres. Gagne would almost certainly take arbitration if offered, but Shouse and Torres are anyone's guess.

Then, the Sabathia sweepstakes begins. Ken Rosenthal says the Brewers will throw $100 million at him. I don't think they'll throw it...they'll probably put it in a nice suitcase or something. Probably with wheels on the bottom, because I'd guess $100 million is heavy.

The Brewers have already gotten a head start on resolving the third base situation, claiming Casey McGehee off waivers from the Cubs (as noted in the FanShots). Joe Dillon was DFA'd to make room for him, but could still return on a minor league deal...or head to Japan. McGehee probably isn't the answer, but he's one more answer to try.

Speaking of potential answers at third base, Mat Gamel won an award for consistency yesterday. Apparently they haven't watched him in the field. (Also noted in the Fanshots).

That's all I've got for today, but I figured a short Mug would give you plenty of time to invest in the 401 Keg retirement plan.

Drink up.