Tom Haudricourt

Plenty Of Picks

Tom Haudricourt -

The 2008 draft is unusual and exciting for scouting director Jack Zduriencik and the Brewers. Because Class A free-agent relievers Francisco Cordero (Reds) and Scott Linebrink (White Sox) signed with other clubs last winter, the Brewers picked up four extra picks before the end of the second round. A team that usually lacks picks has plenty of choices this year.

Draft | #2008#Draft Dish

Catching On

Tom Haudricourt -Premium Content

No player likes being cut from major league training camp. But when Vinny Rottino got the news this spring, he couldn't help being a bit excited. When the Brewers gave Rottino the news he was going back to Triple-A Nashville for a third season, they told him he'd have a new assignment. Once a utilityman who played nearly every position on the field, Rottino would be catching—and catching only.

Majors | #2008#Milwaukee Brewers#Organization Reports

Newly Armed For Battle

Tom Haudricourt -Premium Content

No player wants to move backward in an organization's pecking order. That's what happened to lefthander Zach Jackson in 2007, and he didn't like it much. He had taken a step forward the previous season with his first exposure to the big leagues, going 2-2, 5.40 in eight outings that helped stabilize an injury-riddled rotation.

Majors | #2008#Milwaukee Brewers#Organization Reports