It seems as if the longest tenured star of the Milwaukee Brewers will be roaming the outfield somewhere other than Brewtown next year.
The Brewers declined the $9 million team option that would have brought OF Geoff (proper pronounciation Gee-off...atleast to me) Jenkins back for a 10th year.
With the Brew Crew a lagitimate contender in the N.L. for the next 4-5 years, this was a move that had to be made. And while letting Jenkins go might not win over many people who concidered him a fan favorite, it makes "baseball sense."
plain and simple, the Brewers have too much young talent, this past year it was hard enough to find playing time for players like Gabe Gross and Tony Gwyn Jr. With one less man in the rotation the Brewers will be better.
Plus, $9 million is alot to pay for a wannabe power hitter who hit only 21 HR, batted under .260 and had a slugging perctentage of only .471.