Thursday, November 30, 2006
The Brewers are mulling the idea of offering Tony Graffanino arbitration before tonight's deadline. Brewers GM Doug Melvin signed Craig Counsell but may consider Graffanino as a utility infielder. Graffanino is a Class A free agent, and the Brewers would get a first round draft pick, and a sandwich pick between the 1st and 2nd rounds as compensation. Melvin commented on the situation saying "We're trying to decide if we're going to offer Tony arbitration," Melvin said. "The draft picks are tempting." The Padres are interested in signing Graffanino after he had a great two months with the Brewers. Season wise, Graffanino batted .274 with 7 HR and 59 RBI.