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The Brewers to retain two old guys

Oct 5, 2009, 9:25 AM EDT

Old guy number one is manager Ken Macha, who not only gets to finish out his two year contract — there were rumors a few weeks ago that he might not — but gets an option added for 2011 so, in the words of Doug Melvin, he won’t be a lame duck. 

Old guy number two is Trevor Hoffman, who is poised to sign a one year deal worth $8 million within the week.

Both deals are wise. Hoffman obviously still has it: he was 37 for 41 in save opportunities and posted a 1.83 ERA. Given his age he will almost certainly cease to have it at some point soon, but $8 million is more than worth the risk that the end will come after 2010.

As I wrote a week or so ago, Ken Macha isn’t the kind of manager who makes your heart race or anything, but it’s not his fault the Brewers didn’t return to the post season this year. Milwaukee’s rotation is what did them in.  Melvin will no doubt seek to improve that this winter, and he doesn’t need to be looking for a new manager as he does it.

  1. Big Wave Dave - Oct 5, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    Hey — what’s with the Brewers pulling out their shirts after they win a game? Why is a team 14 games out and sub-500 yanking out their jeresey’s after they get a win? What do the other clubs have to say about that? I think it’s bush league and rather hot dog.

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