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Reports are that the Brewers won the claim on Colorado Rockies 1B Justin Morneau. Unfortunately for the Brewers, they were not able to reach an agreement on a trade with the Rockies.

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/writer/jon-heyman/24684403/brewers-won-morneau-claim-and-made-offer-but-hes-staying-in-colorado

The Brewers made an offer of unknown players to the Rockies for Morneau after getting the claim, but Colorado apparently didn't believe it was good value for Morneau, so he is staying in Colorado.
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roadkill1
formerwiacbaseballer wrote:
Reports are that the Brewers won the claim on Colorado Rockies 1B Justin Morneau. Unfortunately for the brewers, they were not able to reach an agreement on a trade with the Rockies.

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/writer/jon-heyman/24684403/brewers-won-morneau-claim-and-made-offer-but-hes-staying-in-colorado

The Brewers made an offer of unknown players to the Rockies for Morneau after getting the claim, but Colorado apparently didn't believe it was good value for Morneau, so he is staying in Colorado.

I'll bet he is ecstatic!!!!!



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FWIW: Although neither is the long-term answer at 1st base, the combination of Mark Reynolds & Lyle Overbay has been productive this season. Acknowledging that some of their #'s have come while playing 3rd base (Reynolds) and pinch-hitting (Overbay), the collective stats are more than satisfactory. And, while their combined batting average, in 564 official AB's, is only .218 and their on-base pct. .308, Reynolds & Overbay have combined for 123 hits, 73 walks, 67 runs scored, 20 doubles, 25 HR's and 75 RBI's. Additionally, Reynolds has flashed some pretty decent glove at 1st base, defensively.
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yzerman1
The Reds have announced that Jonathan Broxton has been traded to the Brewers in exchange for a pair of players to be named later.

Broxton, 30, is in the second year of a three-year, $21MM contract with the Reds. He?s owed about $1.19MM of his $7MM salary this season before earning $9MM in 2015. His contract also contained a $9MM club option for 2016, which comes with a $1MM buyout. However, Broxton?s contract has a clause that causes that club option to become a mutual option with a $2MM buyout if he is traded, meaning he is now guaranteed $12.19MM through the end of the 2015 campaign.

I guess K-Rod is not coming back next year after this.
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yzerman1 wrote:
The Reds have announced that Jonathan Broxton has been traded to the Brewers in exchange for a pair of players to be named later.

Broxton, 30, is in the second year of a three-year, $21MM contract with the Reds. He?s owed about $1.19MM of his $7MM salary this season before earning $9MM in 2015. His contract also contained a $9MM club option for 2016, which comes with a $1MM buyout. However, Broxton?s contract has a clause that causes that club option to become a mutual option with a $2MM buyout if he is traded, meaning he is now guaranteed $12.19MM through the end of the 2015 campaign.

I guess K-Rod is not coming back next year after this.


I hope he can get it going again, otherwise the Brewers simply replace a terrible contract to Weeks with
a terrible contract to Broxton for next year.

I do see a need for an option at closer other than K-rod for the playoffs.
I think K-rod has fooled hitters about as long as he can.
Without a real fastball, it is hard to be a lights out closer these days.
Guess Mark A. has some money to burn.
Now if they could only get a lefty with power to play 1st or 3rd base for the playoffs
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formerwiacbaseballer
yzerman1 wrote:
The Reds have announced that Jonathan Broxton has been traded to the Brewers in exchange for a pair of players to be named later.

RHP Kevin Shackelford and RHP Barrett Astin were sent to Cincinnati to complete the deadline deal for RHP Jonathan Broxton.

Astin was the 90th pick (3rd Round) of the 2013 MLB Draft, while Shackelford was a 21st Round pick of the Brewers in 2010. Shackelford was designated for assignment earlier this season by the Brewers before passing through waivers and being assigned to AAA after struggling at AA Huntsville.
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formerwiacbaseballer
trubeliever wrote:
formerwiacbaseballer wrote:
yzerman1 wrote:
trubeliever wrote:
yzerman1 wrote:
dawgstyle wrote:
Assuming Lester is going to resign in Boston next year, the Red Sox are cleaning up today.

Lester is not signing back with Boston next year. Someone is going to pay him 140 million this offseason and it won't be Boston. The Red Sox are smart and they know this fact: These 7 pitchers have signed for 100 million with contracts into their 30s: C.C. Sabathia, Kevin Brown, Johan Santana, Mike Hampton, Matt Cain, Justin Verlander, and Cliff Lee. How have those deals worked out? Boston will not make that mistake. They could have signed Lester for 120 million in the spring if they really wanted him. Next year they have Clay Buchholtz and a bunch of rookies pitching for them. Cespedes will be gone after 2015 so they should have a good offensive club next year but they need a ton of pitching.

Maybe Lester gives them a hometown discount. He loves pitching in Boston and said he would love to resign there. Not everything is about the money

He all ready gave them a chance at a hometown discount and the Red Sox opened up with 70 million for 4 years. I can't think of anyone of significance whoever left and a team and came back in the off season. In all my years following sports one thing that I have learned, it is always about the money.

The same thing was being said about Greinke when the Brewers sent him to the Angels... We all saw how that ended up, as the Dodgers opened up the checkbook and outspent everyone else for him.

Except the A's don't have the money for him. I guess he can always go somewhere else but looking on the bright-side I really hope he keeps his word and comes back to beantown

And just like some suggested, Lester decides not to return to Boston...
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