Originally written on Brewers Bar  |  Last updated 10/13/12
Brewers news has been somewhat sparse since the season ended, but the club recently severed ties with a couple members of last year’s squad, and we’ve just now learned of an incident that may affect the future of another: – Per MLB Trade Rumors, right-handers Tim Dillard and Vinnie Chulk both elected to become minor-league free agents rather than return to the Brewers. Dillard posted a 3.80 FIP in 37 relief innings this year, while Chulk had one of those weird lines that happen when you only throw 10 innings – a 2.21 FIP and a 9.00 ERA. Neither of these pitchers had much of an effect on the Brewers’ season, besides the guilt-by-association that came from being a member of the 2012 Milwaukee bullpen. Dillard was used almost strictly as a mop-up man (his average leverage index this year was an absurdly low 0.4), and the fact that Chulk got to the majors in the first place was a testament to how desperate the ‘pen situation was in the first place. From a performance standpoint, nei...
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