A couple Brewer Notes

Posted by Dan

Brewers sign David Riske (3 years/13 million, club option 4th year): One of the better relievers available this offseason, Riske should help solidify the Brewer pen. His contract could be worth up to 20 million over 3 years depending on incentives. Last year Riske posted a 2.45 ERA in 69 innings with the Royals. While he is still definitly a solid pen arm, Riske did raise his strand rate last season to an unsustainable 90% which led to his FIP being 4.41. All this adds up to a very small chance he matches his 2.45 ERA this year, though a move to the NL seems to help every pitcher.

Brewers rumored to make offer to 2B Tadahito Iguchi: Iguchi is nothing too special, and you would assume he (hopefully) would be nothing more than a bench player/ spot starter. In a small sample size of 188 AB after the break (right after his move to the NL) last year Iguchi posted .287 BA and .793 OPS (.367 OBP) which are a little better than his career numbers in Chicago.

Scott Rolen deal appears dead: Everything from the winter meetings is reporting this deal a long shot to get done anymore. I can’t say I am too angry — Rolen would have been a decent pickup but salary and injury concerns made me a little weary.

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