The JSOnline poster apparently got it right this weekend…The Brewers reportedly came to an agreement with the 33 year old lefty for 3 year, $29.75 Million with a 10 million option for a 4th year.
To be honest, this isn’t exciting but it’s better than nothing and it’s better than a lot of the choices out there. The Brewers signed a guy who has been mediocre since 2002, has a great year pitching in the cavern that is Dodger stadium in a contract year, and finally pitches over 200 innings for the first time in 6 years. It doesn’t inspire confidence that he will help right the pitching ship, but that’s why the Brewers got Rick Peterson, right? At least Wolf’s career OBA, K/9, ERA, Win %, Opponent OBA, and K/BB statistics are all better the Jeff Suppan’s.
UPDATE: The Brewers also signed veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins. Not to be confused with Sophie B., LaTroy Hawkins throws a very fast ball and figures to be the primary set-up man for the Brewers next year. Hawkins can also save should it be needed. Hawkins is in his upper 30’s and is no spring chicken anymore, but as our closer showed us, age isn’t everything. He was signed for two years and about $7.5 million a year. The two year part of the deal was how Hawkins was swayed away from Houston.
I read some quick fan reactions and many fans are relieved that the pitching staff is coming together.