Melvin sounds off on September call-ups
Brewers GM Doug Melvin is about as mild-mannered as they come, except for two subjects: The First-Year Player Draft and expanded September rosters. Our fine Braves beat writer, Mark Bowman, wrote about the latter subject today and gave Melvin an opportunity to state his case.
It’s an interesting topic, and one that doesn’t get a lot of discussion because the focus is on pennant races. Melvin has some ideas to fix what he views as competitive imbalances. The Brewers, for the record, have 16 pitchers and 16 hitters on the active roster, though that includes a few extra arms to insure Yovani Gallardo, who has been shut down for the season, and Manny Parra, whose status remains in limbo because of a stiff neck.
Check out Mark’s story when you have a moment this evening and let me know what you think.