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Brewer Minor League Free Agents After the 2012 Season

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Offline  Re: Brewer Minor League Free Agency Eligibles After the 2012 Season
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Posted: October 17, 2012, 12:36 PM Post
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From August 20th:

Mass Haas said:
Links are to career stats:

One way to prevent a player from reaching minor league free agency is to add them to the 40-man roster. This would be done in early October, shortly after the big league season completes.

RHP Brandon Kintzler is going to be an interesting candidate, as might be fellow RHP's Jesus Sanchez, the converted Phillies catcher who has only been pitching for four seasons, and even RHP Darren Byrd.

Feel free to post your predictions here, but I'll say Kintzler and Sanchez get added (in Brandon's case, re-added) to the 40-man roster.


RHP Jesus Sanchez was kept from escaping as a minor league free agent when he was added to the 40-man roster today.

(In case you missed it, RHP Darren Byrd, also mentioned above, signed a minor league one-year extension deal with the Brewers and received an invite to major league spring training. The difference in the two is that Byrd could still be plucked in Rule 5 in December.)


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Offline  Re: Brewer Minor League Free Agency Eligibles After the 2012 Season -- Latest: RHP Jesus Sanchez added to 40-man roster
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Posted: October 17, 2012, 12:54 PM Post
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Introducing you to the latest member of the Brewers 40-man roster:

April 2011: Huntsville Stars pitcher Jesus Sanchez settling in on the mound

June 2012: Sanchez "Controls" The Game

August 2012: Audio from Nashville via Jeff Hem's blog — “(Jesus) Sanchez Says”


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Offline  Re: Brewer Minor League Free Agency Eligibles After the 2012 Season -- Latest: RHP Jesus Sanchez added to 40-man roster
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Posted: October 20, 2012, 6:15 AM Post
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Now that infielder Hector Gomez (career stats) has been removed from the 40-man roster and cleared waivers (outrighted to Nashville), he has been added to the post leading off this thread as qualifying for minor league free agency after the World Series.

Gomez has now played seven minor league seasons, so even though he'll only turn 25 in May, he is slated to hit the open market. Now, it wouldn't be a surprise at all to read in the next one or two Baseball America weekly transaction updates that the Brewers have re-signed him to a minor league deal for 2013. There's certainly opportunity to fill middle infield positions at AA and AAA heading into next season.

Gomez was a curious waiver claim back on June 28th. His final option year was 2012, and that includes a 4th option year that he had been granted. And, as we're now seeing, if he were to be sneaked through waivers, he's free agent-eligible. He had a long list of injury issues (Tommy John surgery, fractured shin, back, groin), not to mention the unknown reasons he landed on Brevard's DL list August 3rd, sidelining him for the final month of this season.

This article from last June, prior to the Brewers' claim, talks about Gomez' family tragedy as well.

Actually, the Brewers are lucky that the claim of Gomez didn't cost them a valuable piece going forward. To make room for Gomez on the 40-man roster, the Brewers exposed reliever Brandon Kintzler to waivers. If Kintzler stays healthy and continues to produce in a cost-efficient way for the next several seasons, as many believe he can, Hector Gomez' footnote in Brewers history will be duly noted now and then as one of the more obscure and non-descript waiver claims of the Doug Melvin era.


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Offline  Re: Brewer Minor League Free Agents After the 2012 Season
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Posted: October 25, 2012, 4:40 AM Post
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I was wondering what's the contract detail's of Mark Rogers? Wasn't he eligible for FA under the minor league rules and the Brewers signed him to a 1 year deal? If that is the case then don't they have to extend his contract? How many options would he have left? As you can see I'm new to this, but I'm wanting to get educated. Thanks.


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Posted: October 25, 2012, 5:32 AM Post
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PrinceFielderx1 said:
I was wondering what's the contract detail's of Mark Rogers? Wasn't he eligible for FA under the minor league rules and the Brewers signed him to a 1 year deal? If that is the case then don't they have to extend his contract? How many options would he have left? As you can see I'm new to this, but I'm wanting to get educated. Thanks.


Rogers was added to the 40-man roster November 19th, 2008 (career transactions).

He has subsequently used all his minor league options, including a specially-granted 4th year option that was used in spring 2012.

Mark must now remain on the big-league 25-man roster if he is to remain a Brewer. If he doesn't make the club out of spring training or at any point going forward, he would be designated for assignment, at which point he would undoubtedly be claimed by another team.


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Posted: October 25, 2012, 8:49 AM Post
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"he would undoubtedly be claimed by another team"

Not necessarily. First if he shows anything at all in spring, he makes the team. It's hard to imagine the Brewers not carrying him to start the season even if his results in Arizona are not that good. If he's then so bad during the season that the Brewers decide they can't even carry him as the 12th man, it's questionable that other teams would claim him and carry him on their 25 man roster too. Remember he turns 27 in January and would be an out of options pitcher.


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Posted: October 27, 2012, 7:13 PM Post
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I'm with Mass Haas...he'd get claimed. He's had some good games in MLB and you can teach velocity. There's only one way he doesn't make the opening day roster, but I don't want to jinx him so I won't mention it.


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Offline  Re: Brewer Minor League Free Agents After the 2012 Season
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Posted: October 30, 2012, 12:19 PM Post

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a tip to the two previous posters . . . with your exclusive use of pronouns, it's difficult to tell whom you're referring to.


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Posted: October 30, 2012, 1:39 PM Post
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If you read one more post up you would know.


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Offline  Re: Brewer Minor League Free Agency Eligibles After the 2012 Season -- Latest: Hector Gomez' status
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Posted: November 05, 2012, 5:25 AM Post
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We should learn early this week via Baseball America how close we came to nailing the Brewers' minor league free agent list, as has been kept up-to-date in the initial post in this thread.


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Offline  Re: Brewer Minor League Free Agency Eligibles After the 2012 Season
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Posted: November 06, 2012, 11:05 AM Post
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Here's the list from Matt Eddy at Baseball America -- we'll compare it to our initial analysis in a few moments:

RHP: Evan Anundsen (AA), Brian Baker (AAA), Josh Butler (AA), Mike McClendon (AAA), Amaury Rivas (AAA), Claudio Vargas (AAA)
LHP: Mitch Stetter (AAA), Philippe Valiquette (AA)
C: Humberto Quintero (AAA)
1B: Erick Almonte (AAA)
3B: Andy Gonzalez (AAA), Juan Sanchez (HiA)
SS: Domnit Bolivar (AA), Hainley Statia (AA)
OF: Jordan Brown (AAA), Corey Patterson (AAA)


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Posted: November 06, 2012, 11:21 AM Post
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FROM THE ORIGINAL POST:

A player who has exhausted all seven years of his original minor league affiliation to the organization that signed him is eligible. Here are the Brewers farmhands who have been with the organization for their full commitment (or even longer in the case of Tim Dillard and Anderson De la Rosa). We've been following these eight guys their whole pro careers.

C Anderson De La Rosa
RHP Tim Dillard -- Elected minor league free agency
RHP Amaury Rivas
RHP Evan Anundsen
1B/OF Brock Kjeldgaard -- SIGNED TO A MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACT FOR 2013
RHP Mike McClendon
LHP Mike Ramlow
RHP Rolando Pascual


Ramlow and Pascual have not appeared in a game in 2012, but each was included in the spring media guide, and MiLB.com shows them as active (not released). Regardless, they are free agent eligible this fall.

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Evan Anundsen should fine suitors. He'll still be just 24 when the 2013 season starts.

This also is an indication, by not appearing on the Baseball America list, that AA catcher Anderson De La Rosa, 26, probably re-upped with the Brewers for a pretty amazing 10th season. The Brewers just love those "De Los" and "De La" players, up to six now in the system.

We can also surmise at this point that Mike Ramlow and Rolando Pascual were former Brewers probably as early as last spring training, but no formal word came of it.


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Offline  Re: Brewer Minor League Free Agency Eligibles After the 2012 Season
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Posted: November 06, 2012, 11:29 AM Post
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FROM THE ORIGINAL POST:

Other potential (and likely) free agents:

IF Erick Almonte
RHP Brian Baker
IF Domnit Bolivar
OF/1B Jordan Brown
C Dayton Buller -- SIGNED TO A MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACT FOR 2013, ALSO GETS A MAJOR LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING INVITE
RHP Josh Butler
RHP Darren Byrd -- SIGNED TO A MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACT FOR 2013, ALSO GETS A MAJOR LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING INVITE
RHP Vinnie Chulk -- Elected minor league free agency
IF Hector Gomez -- SIGNED TO A MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACT FOR 2013, ALSO GETS A MAJOR LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING INVITE
IF Andy Gonzalez
RHP Brandon Kintzler -- ADDED TO 40-MAN ROSTER 9/3
IF Edwin Maysonet -- Elected minor league free agency
OF Corey Patterson
LHP Juan Perez -- Elected minor league free agency
C Humberto Quintero
RHP Jesus Sanchez -- ADDED TO 40-MAN ROSTER 10/17
IF/OF Juan Sanchez
IF Hainley Statia
LHP Mitch Stetter
LHP Phillippe Valiquette
RHP Claudio Vargas


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FOLLOW-UP:

We managed to nail this portion of the list exactly, as it turns out. Looks like we can take on this exercise in future years as well with hopefully similar accurate results.

Good luck to all the former Brewers in their future baseball endeavors.


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Offline  Re: Brewer Minor League Free Agents After the 2012 Season -- Latest: Formal Brewers List Released
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Posted: November 06, 2012, 1:52 PM Post
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Turns out LHP Mike Ramlow retired last spring, as multiple arm surgeries had taken their toll (h/t @BrewerNation).


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Offline  Re: Brewer Minor League Free Agents After the 2012 Season -- Latest: Formal Brewers List Released
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Posted: November 08, 2012, 8:34 PM Post
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Congrats to Mitch Stetter, minor league deal and a big league camp invite with the Angels.


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Offline  Re: Brewer Minor League Free Agents After the 2012 Season -- Latest: Formal Brewers List Released
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Posted: February 13, 2013, 1:51 PM Post
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Baseball America's updated list of where free agent Brewer farmhands landed this past winter

Thought RHP's Tim Dillard and Josh Butler might have landed minor league deals elsewhere; RHP Evan Anundsen, a seven-year farmhand drafted out of high school, is still just 24 -- if his velocity had dropped as much as we'd heard, his vacancy sign might be understood; infielder and longtime Cardinals property Domnit Bolivar won't be 24 until May; Erick Almonte played winter ball but talked of retirement last season; RHP's Brian Baker and Vinnie Chulk have not found new homes, Chulk had tweeted in December about hoping to land with the Marlins, but apparently not.

Utility man Juan Sanchez, listed as unsigned at the link, did find independent league work.


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