Originally written on Brewers Bar  |  Last updated 12/21/12

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)
(Could Brett Myers be a fit for the Brew Crew?)   The Brewers’ offseason took a detour from the frugality expressway yesterday with the signing of lefty reliever Tom Gorzelanny.  I don’t want to jump the gun and say the Brewers are screwed next year, because we’re only about halfway through the offseason and anything could happen, including a trade for a decent starter.  But it is disheartening to hear GM Doug Melvin say that this offseason could be one of those years during which the club doesn’t do much of anything in the free agent market.  This could be a smokescreen but the dearth of activity so far this offseason makes one wonder if he’s serious.  Also, the notion that the Crew needs to significantly reduce payroll to avoid losing money doesn’t exactly fortify confidence.  In any case, when one sees the Twins sign starter Rich Harden to a minor league deal, one wonders why the Brewers couldn’t have done that.  It’s not as if it’s about spending loads of money, which the
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