Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/15/14

MILWAUKEE, WI - NOVEMBER 4: Robin Yount (C) speaks as Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin (L) and Chairman and Principal owner Mark Attanasaio look on at a press conference announcing his return to the Milwaukee Brewers as a bench coach November 4, 2005 at Miller Park in Miwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE Doug Melvin won't return home from baseball's winter meetings empty-handed, but he certainly isn't coming back to Milwaukee with the pieces Brewers fans may have been hoping for.Yes,the general managergot a new shortstop, but on the surface, Alex Gonzalez doesn't look like much of an upgrade over Yuniesky Betancourt.Yes, he got some bullpen help but it came in the form of Francisco Rodriguez, who accepted the Brewers' arbitration offer and will command a fairly hefty salary in 2012.Melvin still hasn't found a veteran utility infielder to replace Craig Counsell, nor has he found a bat to replace Prince Fielder.Long story short, the picture isn't any more clear today than it was before Melvin made his way to Dallas on Monday.In all honesty, are you really surprised? You shouldn't be ... and that's not a knock on Melvin, who is in the process of building his tenth team since coming to Milwaukee.Melvin has plenty of holes to fill this winter, but with a limited budget and a l...
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