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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)
General Manager Doug Melvin earned his salary prior to the 2012 season by making all the right moves while guiding the team to a club record 96 wins and NL Central title. The Brewers fell just two wins short of a World Series berth, losing to the eventual World Series champion Cardinals in six games. This offseason was much quieter, but likely more stressful for the Brewers as they seek to repeat as division champions while replacing one of their better offensive threats with Prince Fielder joining the Tigers through free agency. Melvin also had to make all of his personnel moves with the uncertainty of Ryan Braun's 50-game suspension hanging over the team. What they take into spring training has the potential to repeat, but they'll need to hold off the charging Reds and perennial contender Cardinals. Offseason Moves: Signed third baseman Aramis Ramirez to a three-year contract. Ramirez was signed to replace Casey McGehee at third base, but it's his offense that the Brewers ne...
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