Brewers GM Doug Melvin wasted no time dealing OF Carlos Lee after he turned down a reported 4-year/$48MM contract extension.
He sent Lee and AAA OF Nelson Cruz to the Texas Rangers for RHP Francisco Cordero, OF Kevin Mench, AAAA OF Lance Nix and a PTBNL.
I like the deal for the Rangers as they received the best player and the most intriguing prospect.
The Brewers get a new closer in Francisco Cordero and a good, but streaky, bat in Kevin Mench.
On October 2nd, this deal turns into Nelson Cruz for the four former Rangers - not a bad bail trade for the Brewers!