Brewers: In the News (2/18)

Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IFebruary 18, 2009

Brewers News

- As stated earlier, the Brewers re-signed reliever Eric Gagne to a minor league deal that reportedly gives Gagne the chance to option out if he’s not on the team at the outset of Spring Training. Even though Gagne hasn’t probably recieved much interest this offseason anyway, I personally think this was a very good move..typical Melvin: low risk, low cost.

- Corey Hart agrees to a deal and Melvin’s streak continues.

- Gallardo doesn’t have the top rotation spot…yet.

- A nice look at Maryvale for those who are interested in checking out some Spring Training Baseball

- Braun stands up for Miami Alum-mate Alex Rodriguez.

- Jeff Skiles will throw out the first pitch on opening day. Skiles, who lives in a suburb of Madison, was the first officer of the US Airways that had to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River. It’s a very good choice

Minor Leagues

- T-Rats have a new, more energy efficient LED sign.

- Now that the top 25’s are done, BTGP and Bernies Crew discusses the Brewers’ prospects.

NL Central

- Even though most sports media outlets believe the Cubs already have the Central wrapped up, Jeff Breen at Bleacher Report hopes you don’t believe it. Don’t worry, I don’t. The Cubs have traded away a lot of pieces and seemingly have not gotten much in return. Milton Bradley is a big gamble too, don’t believe the hype. As a Brewer fan, we’re hoping their Stratego gets into some Trouble, and they go KerPlunk or Splat and the whole team turns into a Barrel of Monkeys. Cubs fans are probably hoping for Perfection or Yahtzee

Other News

- Commisioner Bud defended his decisions during the steroid era. He says that people who believe he turned a blind eye “annoys the you-know-what” out of him. Actually, I don’t know. Is it piss? sh*t? Anyway, most people already believe the blame lies more with the powerful player’s union that kept Bud from doing anything. That said, he can’t say he didn’t stand up for his sport. He saw money flying into baseball and he didn’t say anything publicly until it turned into a PR (and Congressional) nightmare.

- Corey Koskie’s trying a comeback. Good to see he’s at least trying after his freak injury.