Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/2/12
The Milwaukee Brewers' primary goal this winter will be rebuilding a bullpen that ranked last in the majors in three important categories: earned-run average (4.66), blown saves (29) and losses (33). There was some natural attrition with the free agency of setup man Francisco Rodriguez and long reliever Livan Hernandez. The Brewers had no intention of trying to resign either veteran. A major focal point of the retooling is a trio of arbitration-eligible relievers -- right-handers Jose Veras and Kameron Loe, and left-hander Manny Parra. Because the arbitration process will give all of them significant raises that club officials believe will exceed their value and productivity, it is unlikely any of the three will be back in 2013. The Brewers made their first move in that direction when they notified Veras of their intention to outright him from their 40-man roster. Veras was not about to accept an outright assignment at this stage of his career, and he instead became a free age...
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