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The Brewers sign Bobby Crosby

Jan 22, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT

Wait, Bobby Crosby? The guy who hasn’t played since 2010 and wasn’t all that good when he played? Yup, that’s him:


He’s got to be considered a long shot to make the team. In his last big league action he hit .220/.294/.298 with one home run in 168 at-bats between the Pirates and Diamondbacks. Still, with a minor league deal he’s basically risk-free for the Brewers and could provide some depth if he makes the club.

  1. lyon810 - Jan 22, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Could’ve saved some money and signed Delmon for less

    • tuberippin - Jan 22, 2013 at 7:42 PM

      Delmon Young can’t even pretend to play the outfield well.

      I would pay for a ticket to watch a team put Delmon Young at short for a game or two, though. That in itself would be worth the price of admission.

  2. djjackson81 - Jan 22, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    I don’t even remember him playing for AZ

  3. dcfan4life - Jan 22, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    So why are you shocked at a risk free signing that doesnt hurt the Brewers at all? Maybe the guy makes a comeback. If not, oh well, no loss whatsoever.

  4. uwsptke - Jan 22, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    This is the token “gritty veteran” that Doug Melvin signs every year (Gabe Kapler, Mark Kotsay, etc.)

  5. onbucky96 - Jan 22, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Um, what? Bobby Crosby? Ooookay, I forgot how bare the farm system is @SS. Still, “really” glad we sent Hardy to MN for Gomez. Gomez coming off a career yr, he’ll flop. Hardy will give you 20-25 homers and hit .260 a year. Oh well, pitchers and catchers report in 3 weeks…

    • brewcrewfan54 - Jan 22, 2013 at 4:50 PM

      Do you ever have anything good to say?

    • cosanostra71 - Jan 22, 2013 at 6:10 PM

      Segura will be a solid SS and he is in your farm system. I wish the Angels hadn’t traded him for 2 months of Greinke.

  6. scrap7681 - Jan 22, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Does he have a sister that plays hockey???

  7. roanboon - Jan 22, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    He’s got a good baseball name.

  8. mazblast - Jan 22, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    They’d be better off signing Stills, Nash, and Young.

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