Well, at least Milwaukee still has the sausage race.
After their first winning season in over 65 years, the Milwaukee Brewers are really making a splash in the free agent market this winter. First, they lost closer Francisco Cordero to the Reds after not wanting to pay him an extra million or two a year. It was a dumb move for a guy that was definitely the best closer on the market, and will surely lead Cincinnati to an NL Central title (shut up Skindog)
But dont worry Milwaukee fans! You have an amazing replacement for Cordero as the Brewers have inked a one-year, $10 million deal for Eric Gagne. Yes, washed-up, always injured, throws barely a 70 mph fastball anymore Eric Gagne. This Eric Gagne had a 6.75 ERA for Boston and lost his control wihile pitching in the late season with the Red Sox.
Whata stupid investment.
When the Reds signed Cordero, Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin said he offered Cordero $42 million over four years, and Cincinnati got him for $46 over the same time period. Melvin said he just couldn't go any higher. Why didnt he use some of that $10 million he gave Gagne to secure a guy that had nearly 50 saves for Milwaukee last season? Thats assinine
Poor Brewers fans, just when the team is starting to look like a long-term contender, your inept front office screws it up as best they can.