I just noticed a very interesting post on the fine site MLBtraderumors.com that ranks all 30 teams in order of total dollars committed to free agents during the offseason The Brewers, who shelled out for free agent starters Randy Wolf and Doug Davis and relievers Trevor Hoffman and LaTroy Hawkins, rank fourth on the list behind the larger market Red Sox, Cardinals and Mets. The Yankees, who spent freely during the 2008-2009 offseason, are way down the list this time at No. 19.
News from the Brewers:
On Monday, June 7, Brewers Director of Alumni Relations and FOX Sports Wisconsin broadcaster Dave Nelson will host a celebrity golf tournament at the Original Championship Blackwolf Run Golf Course in Kohler, Wis., located 60 miles north of Milwaukee.The 18-Hole Davey Nelson Celebrity Golf Tournament will begin at noon CT and will be followed by a cocktail and dinner reception with both a silent and live auction. An awards ceremony will also take place later that evening. Celebrity guests scheduled to golf in the tournament include Robin Yount, Gorman Thomas and a host of others.All teams will be comprised of a five-person group and play will consist of a Scramble Format with team prizes awarded to the top finishers. Registrations are being accepted as a foursome and a celebrity golfer will be paired with each group to make up the five person team. Registration fees are $2,500 per foursome, with all proceeds benefiting Open Arms Home for Children in South Africa, and Brewers Community Foundation.A golf clinic will take place at 10 a.m. and a lunch buffet will be served prior to the start of the tournament. In addition, there will be a cocktail reception, dinner, silent and live auction and awards ceremony after. The tournament is limited to 28 foursomes. For additional information or to sign up for this memorable golfing experience, interested participants may visit brewers.com/davey.Open Arms Home for Children is a non-profit organization that provides homes to orphaned children affected by the AIDS pandemic in South Africa. Dave Nelson has served as Board Director for over four years. The Brewers Community Foundation is the official charity of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. The mission of Brewers Community Foundation is to support activities and programs targeted at youth recreation, scholarship and education throughout Milwaukee and Wisconsin.
Brewers right-hander Jeff Suppan on Wednesday disputed the notion that his placement on the 15-day disabled list was just a convenient way for the team to solve its fifth starter quandary.
With right-hander Jeff Suppan on the disabled list and left-handers Chris Narveson and Manny Parra temporarily moving into relief roles because the Brewers don’t need a fifth starter until April 15, it appears that the team’s Opening Day roster is all set.
RHP David Riske
Suppan worked a simulated game at the Brewers’ Minor League complex on Tuesday morning without any apparent issues, but the club revealed that he has been getting treatment all spring for a sore neck. The issue first presented during Suppan’s entry physical before the start of camp, and an MRI scan on Monday night confirmed some pathology.
Brewers team photographer Scott Paulus sent along some shots from today’s event at Miller Park, where the club debuted some ballpark improvements, new concession items and television promos. Those TV spots are pretty funny, and you can watch them all over at the main site. I’ll give the Gallardo ad my vote.
Brewers manager Ken Macha formally named Dave Bush the team’s No. 4 starter on Tuesday but provided a detail that further clouded the race for the No. 5 slot.
Carlos Gomez CF