Good morning everyone and welcome to the Friday edition of Brewer Daily News. In the past few weeks, the New York Mets have expressed their interest in some Milwaukee Brewers’ players, including free-agent Corey Hart. Secondly, the Surprise Saguaros (18-12-1) were shutout yesterday afternoon by the Peoria Javelinas (12-19) in the last regular game of the Arizona Fall League.
The Mets have looked at Hart who said he is willing to return with the Brewers in 2014 even for a monetary discount. Brewers’ general manager hasn’t ruled out re-signing the 31-year-old, but the Mets have recently been willing to shop Ike Davis and Lucas Duda.
“They’ve indicated that they have extra first basemen, and we have a need,” Melvin said. “Again, it’s all about keeping your options open…they have excess first basemen, so you can tie two and two together — and come up with three.” – via Brewers.com
It’s unclear whether or not the Brew Crew will try to trade right fielder Norichika Aoki, but signs indicate he is going to stay in Milwaukee. Melvin has acknowledged the Mets’ interest in an outfielder and is keeping an open discussion with the team.
Yesterday the Saguaros lost 3-0 to the Javelinas. Will Roberts made the start for the Saguaros and received his third loss. Roberts went five innings and allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits, two walks and seven strikeouts. Brewers’ prospect Kevin Shackelford pitched a scoreless inning in the seventh.
The Saguaros’ offense was limited to just four hits. Designated hitter Joe Wendle picked up two of the hits while first baseman Brett Nicholas and Brewers’ prospect Jason Rogers had one hit a piece. The Brewers’ Mitch Haniger was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and catcher Adam Weisenburger did not play.
Tomorrow the Saguaros will play the Mesa Solar Sox (19-11-1) in the Arizona Fall League’s championship game in Scottsdale Stadium at 3:10 p.m. ET / 2:10 p.m. CT.