Will Josh Hader return to the Brewers’ starting rotation for 2018 or stay in the bullpen? That remained an open question as the Winter Meetings began Monday, but manager Craig Counsell promised it won’t remain open forever.
Brewers general manager David Stearns confirmed Monday that outfielder Domingo Santana has been drawing interest from rival teams, but he suggested it would take a haul to move a player coming off a 30-home run season with four years of club control remaining.
Meet the closer, or meet the media? An online charity auction that began Monday offers Brewers fans the opportunity to do both.
Should the Brewers remain on the rebuilding road or is it time to go for it? As baseball executives prepare for the official start of the Winter Meetings on Monday, Milwaukee GM David Stearns would not publicly commit to one path or the other.
Before the Brewers and Cardinals met in the 1982 World Series, they met at the ’80 Winter Meetings.
Monte Harrison continued to climb up prospect lists with a strong showing in the Arizona Fall League, while Corey Ray searched for his professional footing. But while their seasons unfolded in opposite directions, the Brewers outfield prospects are on the path together.
The Brewers have been informed they’re out of the running for Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, general manager David Stearns said Sunday.
They don’t play in the biggest market and can’t offer the richest signing bonus, but the Brewers are nevertheless making a serious bid to sign the player billed as the Japanese Babe Ruth, general manager David Stearns said as the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes formally got underway.
A day that began with the Brewers signing catcher Stephen Vogt to a one-year deal ended with reliever Jeremy Jeffress staying put, too. The Brewers did opt to non-tender Jared Hughes, but moved forward with their four other arbitration-eligible players: Corey Knebel, Jimmy Nelson, Hernan Perez and Jonathan Villar.
Scratch “catcher” off the Brewers’ offseason to-do list. Milwaukee re-signed Stephen Vogt to a one-year contract on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
The Brewers and other clubs are expected to add more names to the slow-moving free-agent market on Friday, which is the deadline to tender 2018 contracts to players under their control.