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The Official Site of Milwaukee Brewers: Official Info: Press Release (http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20071207&content_id=2321024&vkey=pr_mil&fext=.jsp&c_id=mil)
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers today acquired RHP Salomon Torres from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for RHP Marino Salas and RHP Kevin Roberts. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Melvin.
"Salomon brings experience and durability to our bullpen," said Melvin. "He has been a workhorse throughout his career and will bring to our staff a multiple-inning reliever."
Wow, What a great Trade. Salomon is a pitcher that did a great job for the Pirates last year and a few of my fantasy Baseball teams too and I really think he is a really good pitcher and I would expect him to give Turnbow a run for his money as one of the possable for the Closer role.
And sence the Brewers did not have to give up the farm to get him I view this as a great Trade. Way to go Doug Melvin you got me excited on this one.
Torres had issues in Pittsburgh - Brewers Blog (http://blogs.jsonline.com/brewers/archive/2007/12/07/torres-had-issues-in-pittsburgh.aspx)
I haven't talked to general manager Doug Melvin yet about acquiring Pittsburgh reliever Salomon Torres but apparently the Pirates just wanted to be rid of Torres after a tumultuous year.
Torres filed a grievance against the Pirates last March because he said they induced him to sign a below-market contract with the promise that the club would rent his baseball training complex in the Dominican Republic. Torres did not use an agent and signed a two-year, $6.2 million deal with a club option for 2009 at $3.75 million.
Torres said the Pirates promised to rent his complex for $1.5 million but when they didn't, he leased it to Texas and filed his grievance. He eventually dropped the grievance in August but apparently there were hard feelings on both sides, though then-GM Dave Littlefield since was fired.
12-07-2007, 04:07 PM
At this stage I'm pleased with this deal. The Brewers got a proven reliever for two average prospects.
I'm not sure what roles they are considering for him, but I'll assume he currently stands as the "plan B" at closer after Turnbow.
Yeah, I'm not sure eather. All the roles in the pen are up in the air. But all that mathers is he gives the Brewers options at what they can do.
It will all get settled in spring training but what mathers is they are adding good options.
12-07-2007, 07:46 PM
I wouldn't get too excited about this guy. He had a 1.41 WHIP, 5.47 ERA and .277 BAA last year, and he's not getting any younger.
JS Online: Move miffs Torres (http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=694529)
Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin said Friday evening that he hoped newly acquired reliever Salomon Torres was not serious when he told a Pittsburgh newspaper that he might retire instead of reporting to the Brewers.
"I think it was all the emotion," Melvin said. "I don't think it will come to that."
Continuing to focus on his bullpen, Melvin acquired the 35-year-old workhorse earlier in the day in exchange for minor-league relievers Marino Salas and Kevin Roberts. Torres had a confrontational year with the Pirates' front office, but told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette he would consider retiring rather than moving his family, including three young children, from the city.
"It's a giant move and I have to make a decision if I want to go forward," Torres told the newspaper. "This is going to change my life, my family's life.
"If I leave them here, they're going to have to be without me for a full year. If I take them with me, they're going to be affected."
12-08-2007, 07:33 PM
Whether he's bluffing or not, what a great way to ender yourself to your new teams fans.
hmmm, This one isn't your averge trade. But I would not worry. The Brewers have talk with him and they have let him know that he is importent to them and you can be sure that the Brewers will do all they can to keep that from happening and I trust it will not come to that.
Torres is reporting - Brewers Blog (http://blogs.jsonline.com/brewers/archive/2007/12/10/torres-is-reporting.aspx)
Just got back from the Eric Gagne press conference at Miller Park. General manager Doug Melvin was feeling really good about his bullpen because not only does he have Gagne as his closer, Salomon Torres told him today he would report instead of retiring.
Well, Alright that little Drama is over.
Welcome to the Brewers to him.
12-11-2007, 03:09 AM
Phew, now that that little episode is over with we can now put our collective thoughts to Melvin's next move.
I'll also echo your welcome for Salomon to the Brewers, 645. :waving