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Brewers make three-year, $31 million offer to Wolf and talk to Mulder

Dec 8, 2009, 4:15 PM EDT

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Brewers have made Randy Wolf a three-year, $31 million offer and are now simply waiting for his decision. Wolf and the Brewers were said to be on the verge of a deal last night, but the Mets apparently changed things by expressing late interest.
Wolf became a much more desirable target when the Dodgers misguidedly decided not to offer him salary arbitration, meaning that teams could pursue the Type A free agent without risking their first-round pick. Wolf has a lengthy injury history, but has remained healthy over the past two seasons while going 23-19 with a 3.74 ERA and 322/129 K/BB ratio in 404.2 innings for the Dodgers, Astros, and Padres.
While waiting for Wolf to make a decision the Brewers have also talked to Mark Mulder, who’s still trying to come back from a series of arm injuries. At this point Mulder is much more of a reclamation project than a legitimate rotation option for 2010, but new Brewers pitching coach worked with him in Oakland and the two sides should be able to figure out an incentive-laden deal.

  1. CC - Dec 8, 2009 at 4:58 PM

    MISGUIDELY DECIDED NOT TO OFFER HIM SALARY ARBITRATION. So what if the Dodgers had offered Wolf salary arbitration and he accepted. Wolf would probably have gotten a steep increase in pay and been another overpriced player on their team. If other teams want to overpay for players let them. This years free agent market is vastly overpriced.

  2. KJMDodger - Dec 9, 2009 at 12:24 AM

    Wolf probably would not have accepted arbitration, but the Brewer’s offer and Met’s interest would not be as great if they had to give up a first round pick. Wolf did a great job, but he’s not a 10 million dollar pitcher. Dodgers were right not to offer him arbitration.

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