Found November 14, 2011 on Sports ? Brews ? JSOnline:
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.

8 teams interested in Rafael Furcal

In a Tweet by Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio, agent Paul Kinzer said that eight teams are going after infielder Rafael Furcal.  Four of the teams want Furcal to play second base while four of the teams are interested in his services at shortstop. Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports Tweeted earlier that the Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies like him at second base.

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 Rumors: Furcal, Aramis, Barmes, Reyes

Here's the latest on the Brewers, including what's happening at the GM meetings in Milwaukee: The Brewers are much more interested in Rafael Furcal than Aramis Ramirez, tweets Bob Nightengale of USA Today.  Danny Knobler of CBS Sports adds that the Brewers have strong reservations about Furcal and may stick with Yuniesky Betancourt.  Still, Brewers manager Ron...

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...

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.

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...

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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