DOUG MELVIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Doug Melvin: reports of deal with Dominican prospect are premature

I just spoke with Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and he said reports that the team has reached an agreement with Dominican Republic prospect Yirver Gilbert Lara are premature. "You can't have a formal agreement at this time," said Melvin, who wouldn't say whether an informal understanding had been reached with Lara for the reported $3.2 million. "That...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers rumors: Matt Garza edition

The Milwaukee Brewers  reportedly signed veteran free-agent pitcher Matt Garza. The deal is reportedly four-years and  $52 million for the right-handed pitcher according to Ken Rosenthal, who first reported the deal. Matt Garza (photo credit: Layne Murdoch/Getty Images) This deal comes to a surprise to many after General Doug Melvin was clearly keeping his interest in the pitcher...
Via isportsweb.com
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers off-season rumors

The Milwaukee Brewers are in need of some changes this off-season.  So far this off-season the Brewers haven’t been making any big moves unlike other clubs around the league. With most of the bigger free agents off the market, there isn’t a huge amount of talent left.  The General Manager of the Brewers, Doug Melvin, has a track record of pulling off deals out of thin air....
Via isportsweb.com
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers' Melvin fine after scorpion sting

The next time Doug Melvin has a bug in his house, he might think twice before trying to get rid of it with his hands. According to MLB.com, the Milwaukee Brewers general manager was having dinner with his wife at their Arizona condo on Wednesday when a bug crawled across the floor. Melvin attempted to get rid of the bug with tissue, but little did he know it was one of Arizona&...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss
LOVE AT FIRST STING

Brewers GM stung by scorpion

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin was stung on his finger by a scorpion on Wednesday night at his Phoenix-area condo, resulting in a trip to the hospital.

Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

The Waiting is the Hardest Part (But GM Doug Melvin Should)

There hasn’t been much going on with the Milwaukee Brewers thus far in terms of free agency or trades, but as annoying as it can be for fans to deal with day after day of no big news, GM Doug Melvin has a lot on his plate.  Arguably the most stressful, significant and busy time for a general manager, the offseason is likely a game of ‘hurry up and wait’ for most MLB front...
Via Brewers Bar
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Melvin can maintain as well as rebuild

MILWAUKEE When Brewers general manager Doug Melvin took over in late September 2002, after another disappointing season in Milwaukee, the city had meager expectations for its baseball team. A decade straight of losing seasons will do that. So when Melvin set out to rebuild the Brewers, he started with a seemingly simple goal in winning back the city of Milwaukee. "When...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Brewers extend contracts of Melvin, Roenicke

MILWAUKEE After an unprecedented year of success for the Brewers in 2011, with Milwaukee winning the NL Central and coming just short of a World Series appearance, the organization announced Tuesday that it has extended the contracts of current general manager Doug Melvin and manager Ron Roenicke. Melvin's extension also includes a promotion, officially naming him the Brewers...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Melvin elected to Canadian Baseball HOF

MILWAUKEE Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin has been elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Melvin was born in raised in Chatham, Ontario, the same hometown of hall of fame pitcher Fergeson Jenkins. Growing up, Melvin idolized Jenkins, who won 284-226 games in his 19-year career. "That's who inspired me to play baseball," Melvin said Tuesday on...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Take 5: Melvin's greatest surprise finds

MILWAUKEE In nine seasons as the Milwaukee Brewers' general manager, Doug Melvin has pulled the trigger on some big trades, signed off on a few high-priced free agents and built the Brewers in to the National League Central champion.But along the way, Melvin has also shown a keen ability to find diamonds in the rough; turning cast-offs, waiver-wire and other under-the-radar...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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