The snow is still atop the Miller Park roof, but Milwaukee Brewers pitchers and catchers report to spring training in three days. The first home game at Maryvale Baseball Park is set for March 6th. They face the San Francisco Giants that day. Maryvale is just west of Phoenix, and a great winter destination.
On a side note, Corey Hart will earn $4.8 million in 2010. Salary arbitration dictated that the Brewers pay him the $4.8 million, $650,000 more than they wanted to fork over. Now Hart can begin to win back the fans in Milwaukee. Brewers fans forgave him for the surgery, and the extended slump, and he hopes that they look past the salary issues.
In a total of 115 games played, he ended up with a .260 batting average, with 12 home runs, over 419 at bats. He was shopped around this winter, but it looks like he's a lock for the Brew Crew in 2010.