Found November 14, 2011 on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
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 of the Daily News says Melvin is undecided on having another call with them. In another post to Twitter, Heyman says the Marlins have extended a contract offer to RHP Ryan Madson. According to, the Dodgers are close to a two year contract for 2B Mark Ellis. Speaking of second basemen, the Tigers are interested in Martin Prado, writes Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. Two pitchers won the National League Rookie of the Year awards today: Craig Kimbrel of the Braves and Jeremy Hellickson of the Rays. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports says the Yankees, Angels, Blue Jays, Marlins, Nationals, and Rangers have already expr...

GM Doug Melvin endorses Brewers coach

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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 Reached Out To Reyes

According to Adam McCalvy of, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin has reached out to free agent short stop Jose Reyes. “One phone call,” Melvin said, according to McCalvy. “No numbers.” However, McCalvy goes on to state: Asked whether there would be more phone calls! Or perhaps a face-to-face meeting Between Melvin and Peter GreenBerg during this week’s GM meetings...

Dombrowski, Melvin share top executive honor

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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.

Brewers GM gives Sveum ringing endorsement

Though Brewers general manager Doug Melvin would love to squeeze another season out of his hitting coach, he feels that Dale Sveum is ready to be a Major League manager.

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, Roenicke recognized for jobs well done

By Andrew Wagner FOXSportsWisconsin.comMILWAUKEE Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and manager Ron Roenicke have been recognized for their efforts in building and guiding the 2011 National League Central champions.Roenicke finished second in voting for National League Manager of the Year honors, receiving three of 32 possible first-place votes and finishing with 92 total...

Brewers on the hunt for a shortstop

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Popular Counsell won't return to Brewers

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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...

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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