The Brewers have reportedly signed Randy Wolf to a three-year, $29.75 million contract. I can’t say that I like this deal. Wolf is coming off two strong seasons, but he has a history of injuries. If I assume he’s as healthy as he has been recently, I estimate he’s worth $23.5 million over the term of the contract. While that’s in the ballpark of what he’s getting, the difference in getting to the neighborhood where I begin to think the team overpaid. And after factoring in his injury risk, it’s not a move that I would have advise.
The team also added reliever LaTroy Hawkins with a two-year, $7.5 million deal. This deal, I like. I have Hawkins worth about $9 million over the next two years; although, when you hit his age (37) estimating aging effects gets tricky.