The Milwaukee brewers tender six offers to Dave Bush ($4 million salary last season), relievers Todd Coffey ($800,002) and Carlos Villanueva ($447,000), and outfielders Jody Gerut ($1.775 million), Carlos Gomez ($437,500) and Corey Hart ($3.25 million). Three players Seth McClung and Mark DiFelice and catcher Mike Rivera can now become free agents has the Brewers did not offer them any king of offer. The Brewers are still talking with Craig Counsell and it looks like he will be abck next year.
Rivera was gone once the Brewers signed a new catcher and Mark DiFelice had off season surgery. I was kind of surprised that Seth McClung was not offered a contract as he did not pitch any worse than some of the pitchers the Brewers have decided to keep. He battled injuries part of the year and he was just up against a numbers game that cost him. He did put this tweet on his twitter page for Brewer fans though. “It was not my choice to leave. I hope you saw how much I cared through my on-field performance. I want you all to know I played hard and always wanted to win. I was honored to be a big part of the ’08 team that made the playoffs.” You have to respect a guy who at least thought enough of the fans to leave a message. Hopefully he will hook up somewhere else.