Both the Brewers analytics and hunting departments agreed on Betts possible, nevertheless, so the pitch was made to then-Red Sox general supervisor Ben Cherington, who sensibly decreased the offer.
Betts was already in the middle of a big season at the A-ball levels in 2013, and Cherington remembers that by seasons end, Betts “name was the first one” discussed by other clubs in trade settlements. “Doug Melvin was the first to ask, so I always provide Doug credit. He was the very first one to request for him,” Cherington stated.
While Milwaukee fans take a minute to sigh ruefully, lets take a look at some other items from around the NL Central …
Cubs 3rd base coach Will Venable talked to the Tigers about their managerial vacancy, NBC Sports Chicagos Gordon Wittenmyer reports. Venable was very first cited as a prospective prospect for the Tigers task back in September, and Venable has also just recently talked to with the Red Sox about their managerial job. Beyond the Red Sox and Tigers, “other clubs also have sought the Cubs approval to talk with Venable about other, non-managerial openings in their companies,” Wittenmyer writes. A veteran of 9 MLB seasons, Venable has invested the last 3 years in Wrigleyville as a special assistant to Theo Epstein, along with a first base and third base coach. This is the 2nd straight winter that Venable has been a popular candidate, as the Cubs considered him for their own managers task last offseason, and the Astros and Giants likewise interviewed him for their supervisory openings.
MLBTR factor Matt Swartz tasks Williams to make between $3.2 MM and $4.6 MM through the arbitration procedure this winter.
Both the Brewers analytics and scouting departments agreed on Betts prospective, however, so the pitch was made to then-Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, who wisely decreased the offer.
He was the very first one to ask for him,” Cherington stated.
This is the second straight winter that Venable has been a popular prospect, as the Cubs considered him for their own supervisors task last offseason, and the Astros and Giants likewise interviewed him for their managerial openings.