Reviewing Baseball 1/2/15


Happy Friday Brewers’ fans! Several teams around baseball have been busy, so here’s a roundup of the transactions over the last day:

The Chiba Lotte Marines have signed former Cubs prospect Dae-eun Rhee, the team announced yesterday. Rhee was signed out of Korea in 2007 for $525K, and will make $450k next season.

The Yakult Swallows have signed Logan Ondrusek to a one year deal with a club option for 2016, the team has announced. Ondrusek pitched five seasons for the Reds before being non-tendered earlier this offseason.

The Royals have designated Ryan Jackson for assignment in order to clear space for Edinson Volquez. Jackson has already been DFA’d by the Padres and Dodgers previously this offseason. The 26 year old infielder hasn’t appeared in the majors since 2013 with St. Louis.

The Braves have traded David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve to the Yankees for Manny Banuelos. Banuelos is a former top pitching prospect for the Yankees, but missed most of 2012 and all of 2013 with Tommy John surgery. Carpenter has been a strong reliever for the Braves for a couple seasons and is arbitration eligible for the first time the winter, while Shreve made his major league debut last season and allowed one run in 12.1 innnings.

Around Milwaukee:

Derek Harvey of Brew Crew Ball took a look at how the Brewers are approaching a rebuild.

Adam McCalvy of previews 10 questions that will determine how 2015 plays out for the Brewers.

Nicholas Zettel of Disciples of Uecker also looks ahead to 2015 and speculates about the Brewers.

Justin Schultz of The First Out at Third breaks down the Brewers’ bullpen issues.

Around the Site:

Earlier today we published an article analyzing why Emilio Bonifacio is a perfect free agent fit in Milwaukee.


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