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Brewers propose Japanese OF deal

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09:07 AM ET 01.15 | The Milwaukee Brewers have exchanged contract proposals with Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki, but general manager Doug Melvin said Saturday it was too early to tell if a deal could be worked out before the Tuesday deadline. "We've made an offer to him and he gave us a proposal back," said Melvin, who has been negotiating with Nez Balelo, the agent for Aoki. "That's where it's at. We're evaluating it. We're going to look at this vs. the other options out there with outfielders. We're still negotiating and exploring other options."

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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January 15, 2012  10:16 AM ET

I'm sure that will replace the loss of Braun and Fielder's bats in the lineup.....

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January 15, 2012  10:56 AM ET

Only Time Will Tell!

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January 15, 2012  11:10 AM ET

it seems the national teams like to gamble with the japanese players!!!

January 15, 2012  11:11 AM ET

it seems the national league teams like to like to gamble with the japanese players!!!

January 15, 2012  11:16 AM ET

this players are unkown in the big leagues, so its kindly difficult to really be able to figureout how exactly its their production as a players!!!

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January 16, 2012  11:01 AM ET

$2.5 mil posting fee and roughly another $1-1.5 mil per season... even beyond bonuses and performance perks, that's a pretty sound deal.

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