Ed price from AOL Fanhouse tweeted the following last night regarding Randy Wolf:
Hearing #Brewers closing in on three-year deal with LHP Randy Wolf. Trying to confirm
Ed included the last sentence of the tweet as he was the source saying the Mets had traded for Tigers starting pitcher Edwin Jackson, only to have a Met's official deny the rumor.
If Wolf does sign with the Brewers, and by the time you read this, it may or may not have been finalized, it is a strong indication that the Brewers mean business. They are in desperate search for starting pitching, and Wolf's agents did a good job in getting a 3 year deal for the 33 year lefty who had a very solid year with the Dodgers in 2009.
Wolf went 11-7 with a 3.23 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP in 2009, but probably should have won about 4 or 5 more games with more run support.
Here is what ESPN's Keith Law had to say on the rumored deal:
"When Wolf has been healthy, he's been good, although he's done a lot of his better work in ballparks that worked to his advantage as well. He does make some sense for Milwaukee as a flyball pitcher who'd have one of the better CFs, Carlos Gomez, behind him every day. And Milwaukee needs starting pitching if they want to have any hope of contention in 2010."
Should Wolf sign with the Brewers, he would be their number 2 starting pitcher behind ace Yovani Gallardo.