Brewers Avoid Arbitration With Coffey Only Three Players Left
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.