Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder are hoping for the best when the N.L. MVP votes are counted, but honestly do not see either one winning it. Braun collected the Silver Slugger in the National League at his position so he has some hardware to add to his collection. Fielder should finish high in the balloting for MVP my guess second or third place.
The Millwaukee Brewers added George Kottaras off waivers from the Boston Red Sox to give them more catching depth. Kottaras appeared in 45 games with the Red Sox last season and batted .237 with one home run and 10 RBIs. He asked to get out of Boston as he seen no future for him to get more playing time there.
Brewers on Wednesday added outfielder Lorenzo Cain and right-hander Amaury Rivas the team’s reigning Minor League Pitcher of the Year to the 40-man roster. This was done to to protect prospects from next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Doug Melvin is still looking for pitching for the Brewers and one name that has been mentioned is Jarrod Washburn. Washburn is from the Wisconsin area and has indicated he would love to play for Milwaukee or Minnesota. We will have to wait and see if the Brewers push hard for him.