Monday, December 8, 2008

Winter Meetings Start Today; Milwaukee Brewers Sign Coffey after Julio


As the snow begins to fly on Monday afternoon in Milwaukee, the MLB Winter Meetings have officially begun in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. The Brewers have avoided arbitration with Todd Coffey and signed him to a one year $800,000 ++ contract. Coffee pitched well for the Crew in September and gives the Brewers another reliable, strong arm in the bullpen. I say another arm, since the Brewers already signed Jorge Julio last week to a non-guraranteed one-year contract worth $950,000 plus additional performance based bonuses worth up to another $950,000. Julio has to make the Opening Day roster to claim his 950 K.

The biggest free-agent out there is none other than C.C. Sabathia. Rumor has it that the Brewers might be offering Sabathia a six-year deal with a possible opt-out clause after the second or third season. Doug Melvin is to meet with representatives for Sabathia later today.
Wow! If the Brewers had/have any chance of signing C.C., one would think that the Crew would have to come up with a deal that gives Sabathia as much flexibility as possible... Especially if C.C. leaves $$$ on the table from other suitors.

Let's hope we get some great, surprising news out of the desert, folks!!

Go Brew Crew!!

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