Brewers News & Notes
- While the big news of the day was the Hall of Fame induction, the Brewers managed to sneak in a roster move. They announced that they have signed first baseman Chris Carter to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.
- The countdown to Opening Day is at 88 days. This morning, Derek used the signing of Chris Carter as his tie-in to today's number.
- In his article on the signing, Adam McCalvy has some quotes from Chris Carter and GM David Stearns on the signing of Carter.
- Reports are in that the Nationals are looking for a catcher, and the Brewers may be able to match up there. Kyle looked at the Nationals system to see if the two teams could match up.
- The Hall of Fame election announcement was made yesterday, and Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza earned their election into the hall.
- Prior to yesterday's announcement, Kyle looked at the ballot and discussed who would be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
- One candidate that won't get another shot on the ballot is Jim Edmonds. Before the election, Travis made a case for Edmonds to be elected to the Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, Mark Townsend of Big League Stew says that it's disappointing that Edmonds fell off the ballot.
- On the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel website, Tom Haudricourt posted his Hall of Fame ballot.
- The Braves signed infielder Kelly Johnson to a one year, $2 million contract.
- The Dodgers signed pitcher Brandon Beachy to a one year, $1.5 million contract.
- The Nationals designated RHP Taylor Hill for assignment to clear a roster space for infielder Stephen Drew.
- The Pirates signed reliever Neftali Feliz to a one year, $3.9 million contract and designated catcher Tony Sanchez for assignment.
- The Royals signed outfielder Alex Gordon to a four-year, $72 million contract and designated outfielder Lane Adams for assignment.
- MLB has reached an agreement with Le Sports to broadcast 125 games a year over the next three years in China.