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Macha Expects To Remain In Milwaukee

Brewers manager Ken Macha expects to remain with the team past this season.

"If I'm the guy here, I'll be doing my best," Macha told the Associated Press on Saturday.

Macha added that he has had "positive" discussions with Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin and is comfortable with the situation.

He has a year left on his two-year deal.

Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio said the decision is up to Melvin.

"I know he and Ken met, and I do think they had a good meeting," Attanasio said. "But I don't know if Doug has made the decision."


Brewers Leaning Towards Trying To Keep Looper

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin isn't ready to announce whether he intends to exercise his half of the mutual option Braden Looper's contract.

But he appears to be leaning in the direction of keeping Looper.

"I think he's what we thought we would get," said Melvin, who signed Looper to a free-agent deal for $4.75 million in 2009 and a mutual option for 2010 that has increased to $6.5 million with a $1 million buyout.

"From our standpoint, I think it has been (more good than bad)."

Looper has a 5.12 ERA and his record has been a product of run support.

Via Journal Sentinel

Fielder Sets Milwaukee RBI Mark

Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder recorded his 127th RBI against the Astros on Saturday, setting a team record.

Current Houston manager Cecil Cooper previously held Milwaukee's record for RBIs in a season. He had 126 in 1983.

"It was nice to get the job done and drive in a run," said Fielder after the game. "I've had a lot of opportunities over the past few days to drive in runs, but just haven't been able to get the job done."

The Brewers defeated the Astros 7-2 in the game.

"It is a special record," Fielder said. "He [Cooper] was one of the great first baseman for this organization."


Gallardo's Season Could Be Over

The Brewers may shut down Yovani Gallardo for the remainder of the 2009 season.

Gallardo is 12-12 this season with a 3.84 ERA in 29 starts and 180 2/3 innings.

Milwaukee is out of playoff contention and the team may decide that he's thrown enough innings.


Brewers Aren't Keen On Dealing Fielder

When it was mentioned that some national baseball columnists have suggested the Brewers should trade their Prince Fielder for pitching this winter and rebuild the club, owner Mark Attanasio did not seem interested.

"I think that would be a very easy way to cop out," he said. "We're not going to do that. Doug is very methodical and he's going to assess everything at the end of the season when all the data is in.

"We certainly deserve the right to go look at that. If that seems like the right thing to do, we'll consider doing it. But it really seems like a cop-out to me to blow everything up.

"It all makes for great Internet fodder and speculation."

Via Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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