Mail Call and on the 40
@Brewercom reported that there have been a few additions to the Milwaukee Brewers 40 man roster.
2B Eric Farris, LHP Dan Merklinger and RHP Wily Peralta added to the #Brewers 40-Man Roster.
Merklinger and Peralta were both Timber Rattlers in 2009.
Also, Adam McCalvy took a look at what was in his e-mail. There are questions about trading Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun (BRAUN!?!?!?!!…oh, don’t worry.); Possibility of getting Cliff Lee or Jorge de la Rosa; New manager Ron Roenicke, and an interesting bit about Maryvale and what the future holds for a Spring Training site for the Brewers.
The excerpt from Adam’s column for this post deals with Brett Lawrie (’09):
Will we see Brett Lawrie in the bigs next year? Seems to be on the Braun/Rickie Weeks/Fielder track, but he’s blocked by Weeks at second base.— Mark, Madison, Wis.Lawrie is tough to figure out. He can hit, but word is that he still has some things to learn about professionalism and being a good teammate. In a perfect world, I think the Brewers would like him to play a full season at Triple-A before they consider him as a September callup. What happens with Weeks — who, like Fielder, has one arbitration season remaining before he hits free agency — will determine what happens with Lawrie.Here’s another scenario we shouldn’t forget: If the Brewers are unhappy with their offers for Fielder, perhaps they would consider fielding interest in Lawrie. I could see him landing a pitching prospect in return.