Brewer Daily News for November 12th, 2013


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Brewer Daily News. With the general manager meetings underway, Milwaukee Brewers’ GM Doug Melvin talked about the team’s plans in the offseason. Secondly, yesterday the Surprise Saguaros (17-10-1) beat the Scottsdale Scorpions (10-18) in the Arizona Fall League.

As the Brewers’ offseason continues on, Melvin talked about the direction that the team will go in the coming months, which seems eerily similar to last season. Melvin did acknowledge the Brewers’ need for a first baseman as the team currently has no solid option for the position.

"“We like parts of our ballclub; some parts we need help,” Melvin said. “There’s not a lot of openings in the regular lineup. One position we need to fill is first base. We were really hurt by the lack of production there.” – via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"

The Brewers and Corey Hart still are not on the same page when it comes to a contract as Melvin noted the team plans to wait. The New York Mets’ expressed interest in Hart may drive a deal in Milwaukee soon, but nothing more has been said regarding the issue.

arin Cecchini reached base five times during yesterday’s game. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday the Saguaros won 8-2 in a game over the Scorpions. Will Lamb started for the Saguaros and picked up his second win. Lamb went four innings and allowed just two runs on three hits, four walks and struck out one batter.

For the Saguaros offensively, Brewers’ prospect Mitch Haniger played a big role, going 1-for-4 with a grand slam in the third inning. Brewers’ catching prospect Adam Weisenburger also drove in a run with a hit. Driving in the other three runs were Tyler Naquin, Garin Cecchini and Henry Urrutia.

With the win, the Saguaros clinched the West division and will play in the Arizona Fall League’s playoffs starting Saturday. Later today the Saguaros will play the Scorpions again for a game in Surprise Stadium at 2:35 p.m. ET / 1:35 p.m. CT.

At Brew Crew Ball, Noah Jarosh takes a look at the Brewers and Ryan Dempster while Kyle Lobner talks about a “lesser Brewer” in Sean Halton.