Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Brewers Sign Kendall
The Milwaukee Brewers have signed catcher Jason Kendall to a 1-year deal with an option for 2009. Kendall struggled quite a bit with the Oakland Athletics, but posted a .362 OBP with the Chicago Cubs in the second-half of last year. He's definantly not much better than recently traded Johnny Estrada, especially as he threw out less than 20% of runners last season. Keeping runners honest was the reason Estrada was traded, so why go out and sign another catcher who has throwing problems?
The Brewers aren't making very good deals lately, as they acquired steroid using reliever Guillermo Mota in return for Estrada. The best they can hope is that Mota lowers his ERA by at least a point, to around 4.5, and than is released via free-agency in 2009.