Brewers News & Notes
- The trade of Jason Rogers has created some uncertainties in the payroll for next season. Derek updates his payroll projections following the trade, and notes that this payroll is far from complete.
- One argument for keeping Jonathan Lucroy around is that his presence makes the pitching staff better. However, Kyle argues that the pitching staff won't suffer since Martin Maldonado is a better defensive catcher.
- The Brewers selected two major-league players in this year's Rule 5 draft, and are hoping that they can contribute to the team this year. Julien Assouline of BP Milwaukee notes that while it's a good gamble to take for teams who aren't expected to compete, there's generally not a good payoff for the move.
- Nicholas Zettel of Disciples of Uecker has a quick look at the roster for 2016 so far, as well as some of the decisions that the Brewers are facing entering 2016.
- Andrew Salzman of BP Milwaukee takes one more look at previous 90-loss teams and the lessons that can be taken from each of those teams.
Minor League Update
- In the final installment of the minors by position series, Travis takes a look at the current status of relief pitching for the Brewers.
- After being outrighted and re-signing with the Brewers on a minor league contract, Hernan Perez has been playing in winter ball in the hopes of making the team out of spring training. Marcus Young of Miller Park Prospects notes that Perez is showing some positive progress is Venezuela, as his power numbers are starting to grow.
- Freddy Sanchez has retired from baseball after a 10-year career in the majors.
- The Cardinals signed RHP Mike Leake to a five-year, $80 million deal.
- The Indians signed LHP Ross Detwiler to a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training and released infielder Chris Johnson.
- The Mets signed outfielder Alejandro De Aza to a one-year, $5.75 million contract.