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As expected, it’s been a mostly quiet offseason for the Milwaukee Brewers. They acquired LHP Will Smith from the Kansas City Royals in return for Norichika Aoki and claimed Elian Herrera off waivers. Other than that, it’s been radio silence for the Crew.
Going into the Winter Meetings, the Brewers main focus was adding a first baseman. Corey Hart signed with the Seattle Mariners and Doug Melvin and his team left Florida without one. Talks have resumed with the New York Mets about Ike Davis, but the Brewers are unwilling to part with a young controllable pitcher like Tyler Thornburg.
Nobody expected the Brewers to spend much money this winter and it’s probably a good thing they’re staying quiet. They’re focused on their young guys and building the team around them.