Found November 15, 2011 on
PLAYERS: Doug Melvin
TEAMS: Milwaukee Brewers
Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski and Brewers vice president and general manager Doug Melvin have been named co-recipients of the Sporting News Executive of the Year in Major League Baseball for the 2011 season.

Melvin says Sveum is ready to manage

Brewers GM Doug Melvin realizes his team's fans think hitting coach Dale Sveum just crossed over to the enemy, but he was happy to hear that Sveum was named the new manager of the Cubs on Thursday.

GM Doug Melvin endorses Brewers coach

MILWAUKEE -- Given the chance after the 2008 season to promote Dale Sveum to a full-time managerial position, Milwaukee...

Baseball movers, shakers to talk shop here | Brewers' Melvin will be putting out some feelers

The world of Major League Baseball comes to Milwaukee this week as general managers and ownership groups, plus an expected influx of agents, convene for three days of meetings at The Pfister beginning Tuesday. Though it's a bit early for a slew of player moves, the general managers' meetings often get the ball rolling for deals to be completed at baseball's winter meetings...

Brewers Notes: Fielder, Reyes, Betancourt, Hairston

This week's GM meetings are being held in Milwaukee, so let's round up some news from the local team... GM Doug Melvin confirmed to's Adam McCalvy that they will not extend an offer to Prince Fielder during this week's GM meetings. “We won’t do that here,” said Melvin, who is open to meeting with Fielder's agent, Scott Boras. Melvin told...

Melvin kicks the tires on Furcal

The annual meetings of major league baseball general managers don't officially begin until Tuesday, but that didn't stop the Milwaukee's Doug Melvin from getting a head start with a lunch meeting with agent Paul Kinzer, who represents free-agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez and shortstop Rafael Furcal.

Suitors for free agent Fielder quiet for now

Brewers GM Doug Melvin and principal owner Mark Attanasio met Tuesday with the agent for Prince Fielder. This was not a meeting to exchange numbers. Realistically, such a meeting may never happen, because Fielder's contractual requirements will almost certainly price him out of Milwaukee.

Melvin: No timetable for Greinke, Marcum talks

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin on Thursday downplayed a report that the Brewers will explore extensions for starters Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum.

Brewers' brain trust optimistic about next season

In separate conversations, owner Mark Attanasio and general manager Doug Melvin made it clear they consider the NL Central champion Brewers a playoff contender again in 2012, with or without Prince Fielder.

Popular Counsell won't return to Brewers

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said he has informed Craig Counsell's agent, Barry Meister, that that he was not planning to offer Counsell a contract to return for a seventh season with the Brewers.

Brewers Notes: Reyes, Fielder, McGehee

The press caught up with Brewers GM Doug Melvin and owner Mark Attanasio this afternoon.  Here are some highlights.. When asked if he could spend big on one free agent and still fill other holes on the team, Melvin said, "Probably not at this time," tweets Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Melvin has not talked with Jose Reyes' agent since their...

Reports: Cubs offer manager job to Sveum (AP)

The Milwaukee Brewers are considering their options while star slugger Prince Fielder tests the free agent market. With or without him, they want to be a force again in the NL Central. General manager Doug Melvin has plans for both scenarios. He says the Brewers, who won the division title in 2011, are balancing the finances of Fielder's potential salary versus filling holes for 2012.

Hot Stove: Astros to the AL, Reyes & Brewers, closers

With the owners and general managers are meeting this week in Milwaukee, here is the latest buzz from around MLB: Prospective Astros owner Jim Crane has agreed to move the team to the American League for the 2013 season, says Jon Heyman of According to multiple reports, Brewers GM Doug Melvin has had one phone conversation with the agents for Jose Reyes, and Andy Martino...

Brewers' interest in Barmes heating back up

The Brewers will explore another option for their hole at shortstop on Wednesday when general manager Doug Melvin meets with the representative of free agent Clint Barmes, a player the team has looked at before.
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