Brewers outfielder Kevin Mench, who could be nontendered because of financial concerns. Mench got just 288 at-bats last season as a part-time player but is in line for a raise from $3.4 million through arbitration. source Kansas City Star
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Due to financial concerns the Brewers are considering letting Kevin Mench go. Mench platooned last year and at his salary for a mid-market team they just can't afford a part time player. The Mets don't have those type of problems as evident with Shawn Green making all-star money to ride the bench (mid-season). Mench only had 288 plate appearances, which is half of his usual amount and still hit .267 with 8 HRs and 20 doubles. The 28 y/o righty is a .271 lifetime batter with a .465 SLG percentage. In 2005 he hit 25 HRs, 33 doubles and drove in 73 runs. Whether the Mets trade Milledge or not he would be a nice piece and will only cost money after being non-tendered.
Posted by Ed Ryan at 2:15 PM