Milwauke Brewers' News: Jan. 22

Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IJanuary 22, 2009

Brewers News

- The Brewers and Prince Fielder are reportedly trying to nail out a two-year deal. I’m not surprised that they’re close to a deal. That seemed obvious after listening to the comments from Doug Melvin and Scott Boras yesterday and from the signal Prince gave when he suddenly decided to come to the offseason events this weekend.

I am surprised, however, that it’s a two-year deal, though—pleasantly surprised. Hopefully, they will announce it at the Winter Warm-Up on Friday. I’ll be there—an update HERE.

- FanGraphs says Fielder’s fair market value is $15.3 million a year.

- Gallardo dreams of playing in World Baseball Classic. Ironically, Gallardo’s dream is all Brewers’ fans worst nightmare. There is no way he should pitch in the WBC just coming back from an injury. He will be on limited innings to begin with. Throwing in the WBC would limit him even more.

- Ted Keith of discusses Ben Sheets and why he’s still a free agent.

- Jim Powell has been hired by the Braves. It was all but a done deal weeks ago, so it’s not too surprising, but it is disappointing... Powell will be missed. More HERE.

- Doug Melvin chatted with the Post-Crescent.

- Gord Ash was interviewed on 540 ESPN.

- The free Opening Day tickets with the 9 Packs are going fast. The more Brewers' fans that buy them, the less Cubs fans we’ll have to deal with.

- Tyler takes a look at some remaining free agent options and somehow ties it in to that bizarre Shamwow! guy.

- Chuckie Hacks asks why not bring Brian Shouse back?

- Dave Bush is No. 22 on the Brewer Advent Calendar.


Minor Leagues

- The No. 11 prospects are Caleb Gindl for Between the Green Pillars and Jake Odorizzi for Bernie’s Crew.

- The Brewers signed pitcher Kris Dabrowiecki.


NL Central

- Some Cubs columnist cries about their offseason...