Melvin visited Wolf in L.A.

Stop us if this sounds familiar: Brewers GM Doug Melvin lured his latest free agent starter in part by taking the time to visit him in person in Los Angeles.

That’s how Melvin and principal owner Mark Attanasio courted Jeff Suppan in 2006 (a four-year, $42 million contract didn’t hurt that effort) and how Melvin helped sell Randy Wolf ahead of these Winter Meetings. On Wednesday, Wolf agreed to a three-year contract with the Brewers that guarantees just shy of $30 million.

“I’m excited to reach this deal and I’m excited with the possibility and the future with Milwaukee,” Wolf told Sirius XM Radio. “It was really cool that Doug Melvin came out to L.A. and visited me and made it well known that I was his priority and he really wanted me there. 

“‘That’s a good feeling as a free agent pitcher, or any ballplayer really, when you have a team that really wants you there and wants to win and feels that you can help the team do that.  That’s a good feeling.”


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