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Brewers eyeing Hamilton and Greinke

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08:11 AM ET 11.07 | Might Milwaukee be a surprise candidate for either of the two biggest free agents this winter? The Brewers are at least considering Josh Hamilton, the top position player on the free-agent market, as was reported here over a week ago. But what about Zack Greinke? Well, Brewers GM Doug Melvin mentioned off-handedly he'd had a recent conversation with Greinke, the former Brewers star and the top free-agent pitcher. Melvin said by way of explanation that he just likes talking baseball with Greinke. But pitching is obviously Milwaukee's need, and Melvin seemed to at least have inquired about Greinke's desires when he reported back that Greinke "didn't tip his hand." Neither did Melvin. Not too much, anyway.

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November 7, 2012  08:47 AM ET

Melvin implied that he had offered 5 years and 120 million to Greinke at the trade deadline, and that Greinke turned it down. And that the offer wouldn't be renewed. I suspect this report is a little smoke from Melvin and a lot of wishful thinking by the reporter.

November 7, 2012  09:27 AM ET

Not gonna happen...for either one of them. Brewers will rely on the younger players and not sign any big free agents.

November 7, 2012  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Not gonna happen...for either one of them. Brewers will rely on the younger players and not sign any big free agents.

Agreed. They aren't signing Hammytoons.

November 7, 2012  10:07 AM ET

A mildly intelligent middle-class citizen who sees a Corvette ZR1 at a dealership peeks in the window, drools and walks away.

November 7, 2012  10:57 AM ET

A feeble attempt to stay relevant with their fans.

November 7, 2012  11:13 AM ET
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A feeble attempt to stay relevant with their fans.

my question was,,,never mind, the brewers got the prospects so now they are trying to sign greinke to a two years deal,,, curious isn't??

November 7, 2012  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Not gonna happen...for either one of them. Brewers will rely on the younger players and not sign any big free agents.

greinke and hamilton could be signning a deal but,,,with the reds!!!!!

November 7, 2012  11:15 AM ET

the angels aren't desperate abut pitching,,at least it looks that way,,,,

November 7, 2012  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

A feeble attempt to stay relevant with their fans.

got to do whatever you think it is find,,,,

November 7, 2012  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

find,,,,

fine...

November 7, 2012  11:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Melvin implied that he had offered 5 years and 120 million to Greinke at the trade deadline, and that Greinke turned it down. And that the offer wouldn't be renewed. I suspect this report is a little smoke from Melvin and a lot of wishful thinking by the reporter.

the GM said anything he likes, after all every GM would likely be fake, when is about top dollars,,,

November 7, 2012  11:36 AM ET

Let's see, Milwaukee... you let Fielder, who hasn't missed a game in many years to walk away, only to sign a hobbled substance abuser to similar numbers, who is older to boot? Really smart.

Somehow, I don't think Milwaukee is this stupid.

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November 7, 2012  02:22 PM ET
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Let's see, Milwaukee... you let Fielder, who hasn't missed a game in many years to walk away, only to sign a hobbled substance abuser to similar numbers, who is older to boot? Really smart. Somehow, I don't think Milwaukee is this stupid.

The Brewers tried to keep Fielder and Grienke. Both guys valued maximizing their dollar now more than becoming a legend in Wisconsin for the rest of their lives.

November 7, 2012  03:40 PM ET

GM meeting starts tomorrow and the Brewers GM must like the headlines talking about two players he like to sing, but Brew Crew fans are not getting excited because Mr. Gm you let their franchise player number 28 get away because you said you couldn't afford him.

November 7, 2012  04:22 PM ET
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GM meeting starts tomorrow and the Brewers GM must like the headlines talking about two players he like to sing, but Brew Crew fans are not getting excited because Mr. Gm you let their franchise player number 28 get away because you said you couldn't afford him.

The Brewers are not the Yankees; they do not have bottomless pockets.

The Brewers do not want to be like the Yankees; they have no intention of grossly overspending to build a paper-champion.

November 7, 2012  06:44 PM ET
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The Brewers are not the Yankees; they do not have bottomless pockets.The Brewers do not want to be like the Yankees; they have no intention of grossly overspending to build a paper-champion.

Who would have guessed?

November 7, 2012  07:24 PM ET

SORRY to bust your chops again SI, but I talked/wrote about this more than a month ago! Stop taking credit for my research and get up off your @rse and do your own work.

 
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