Originally written December 19, 2012 on Brewers Bar:
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  Yesterday on MLB Network Radio, Doug Melvin spoke briefly on a topic that has been on a lot of fans’ minds this offseason: The Brewers’ continuing efforts to take the remains of their 2012 bullpen and turn them into a serviceable unit. Melvin’s comments, which you can find on Adam McCalvy’s blog, are pretty well summed up by this excerpt: “There may be a couple of pitchers that we’re adding to the bullpen here that are still out there on the market, but we’re not going to enter into the high-priced free agents this year. We’re going to keep our flexibility.” I don’t think anybody was expecting the Brewers to sign any top-tier free agents this offseason (with the possible exception of seemingly half the national baseball writers in the country), but their passivity regarding the relief market has still been surprising. It’s becoming clear that, at most, the club will look to bring in a seventh-inning type reliever who otherwise slips through the market – Melvin ment
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