Showing posts with label Brewers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brewers. Show all posts

Monday, October 31, 2011

Milwaukee Brewers decline options for K-Rod and Shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt


The Milwaukee Brewers declined the options for pitcher Francisco Rodriguez and shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt on Sunday, making both players free agents.

Francisco Rodriguez (K-Rod), who was acquired on July 12 of last season in a trade from the New York Mets, had a mutual option worth $17.5 million dollars for next season but will instead receive a $4 million buyout.

The major-league record holder for saves in a single season (62) had a 6-2 record with a 2.64 ERA and 23 saves last season, serving mainly as an eighth- inning man with Milwaukee.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Mets get a couple of arms for K-Rod (Trade finally completed)


Daniel Ray Herrera
The Mets on Thursday selected right-hander Adrian Rosario and left-hander Daniel Ray Herrera from the Brewers to complete the teams' mid-July trade for reliever Francisco Rodriguez.

Rosario is a mid-level prospect who throws hard and was selected by Baltimore in the last Rule 5 Draft, but ultimately returned to Milwaukee. He struggled as a starter at Advanced Class A Brevard County, with a 5.83 ERA in 14 starts and two relief appearances, and was sent back down to Class A Wisconsin to pitch in relief, the role he had filled in 2010, and struck out 42 batters in 33 2/3 innings. He turns 22 on Sept. 30.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rumor Mill: Number of teams interested in Carlos Beltran gets narrowed to 5 or 6


According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is narrowing the field on possible destinations for outfielder Carlos Beltran, sources said Wednesday.

By Wednesday evening, the day after Alderson provided him with a short list of interested teams he believed could fulfill the Mets’ wishes and provide Beltran another shot at the post-season.

Beltran had not ruled out any of those clubs, believed to be the Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers and, perhaps, the New York Yankees.


Brown Outlines the Possible Destinations:

Friday, July 15, 2011

Brewers were on K-Rod's NO-Trade List


According to the USA Today, Pitcher Francisco Rodriguez said he wasn't surprised when he learned the Mets had traded him. He was surprised, however, when he learned he had been dealt to the Brewers.

The Brewers were on a list of 10 teams Rodriguez compiled along with then-agent Paul Kunzer when he signed with the Mets in late 2008.

"Still trying to find out what happened," Rodriguez said Thursday after he had joined the Brewers in Denver, where they're playing the Rockies. "I was told by my ex-agent about the 10-team list and Milwaukee was one of them. … I just found out my agent never sent the letter to the players association or MLB. The Mets had an opportunity to trade me to anyplace or anywhere they wanted to."

However, Rodriguez says he made out the list when he knew the Brewers had an established closer, Trevor Hoffman. Rodriguez, a closer himself who set the single-season saves record with 62 in 2008, says he's happy to be with the Brewers. He holds no grudge against the Mets, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

"That's not an issue at all," said Rodriguez, dealt Tuesday by the Mets for two players to be named. The Brewers also receive cash in the deal.

"I'm a Brewer now, and I'm just going to go out there and compete," he said. "I'm trying to enjoy every moment, every day, work double as hard as I can and help this ballclub. That's the only thing I have in my mind."

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

CBS Video: Does K-Rod Close or Setup for Brewers?


K-Rod Trade Details and Links


Shortly after the All-Star game last night, the Brewers came out of nowhere to acquire Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez and $5MM from the Mets for two minor league players to be named later.

The deal came together quickly, tweets ESPN's Adam Rubin. The Mets couldn't afford to wait much longer, because K-Rod has a $17.5MM option for 2012 that vests with 55 games finished, and the reliever racked up 34 closing for the Mets.

Details and links on the shocking deal...

Brewers GM Doug Melvin told Jim Memolo and Mel Antonen of MLB Network Radio that the list of five minor league players the Mets will choose from in September does not include the Brewers' "top top guys," but they are "players that could play in the big leagues."

The Brewers were not among the ten teams to which Rodriguez could block a trade, report Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. That comes as no surprise, because new agent Scott Boras had indicated recently that his client would not approve a trade to set up if the team was among those ten. The smart money is on K-Rod setting up for Brewers closer John Axford, though there's room for the new acquisition to safely finish ten or more games.

Though the agent had no influence on the trade, Rosenthal and Morosi note that it benefits Boras to get Rodriguez to free agency after the season, commission-wise. I imagine Boras found all of this to be the likely scenario when he began representing K-Rod.

Breaking News: K-Rod traded to Brewers


The Mets have traded K-Rod to the Milwaukee Brewers with cash for two players to be named later.

The Mets are expected to make Bobby Parnell the closer. The Mets also have Jason Isringhausen that can close out games as he did in the past...

There will be updates through out the day for more on this ...
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Greinke on his way to Brew Town?


According to Jim Breen of Bernie's Crew ( A Brewers Blog), A Source within the organization earlier today insists that the Milwaukee Brewers have come to a preliminary agreement with the Kansas City Royals for a deal that would send pitcher Zack Greinke to Milwaukee.

The rumored agreement would send shortstop Alcides Escobar, center fielder Lorenzo Cain, and right-hander Jeremy Jeffress to Kansas City in return for Greinke, shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt and approximately $2M.

The extra $2M is to offset a portion of the $31M that would come to Milwaukee in the trade. Coincidentally, Betancourt's buyout for the 2012 season is $2M -- so that number could make a good deal of sense, if the Brewers have no intention of keeping the shortstop.

Breen had been told that the Milwaukee Brewers were originally informed that they had "no chance" of landing Greinke during the Winter Meetings, but that could have changed significantly once Greinke went public with his demands to leave the Royals.

The deal is expected to be announced on Monday.

Yesterday I reported that Greinke wanted out !
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