The Milwaukee Brewers are really not big fans of arbitration and they have avoided another case with the signing of reliever Todd Coffey. Coffey will earn $2,025,002 in 2010 after making $800,002 last season. Coffey will be used as a setup man in the pen and last year he did well in that job. In his first full season in Milwaukee Toddy Coffey posted a 2.90 ERA in a team-high 78 relief appearances and led all National League relievers with 83 2/3 innings pitched.
This leaves just three players left to try and get a deals done with. Right fielder Corey Hart filed Tuesday for $4.8 million, $650,000 more than the club’s $4.15 million offer. Dave Bush filed for $4.45 million and the club offered $4.125 million and Carlos Villanueva filed for $1.075 million and the team offered $800,000. I look for the Brewers to try and get deals done with all three.