The Brewers are asking a lot for Corey Hart

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Doug Melvin has a funny way of not “actively shopping” Corey Hart. The Chronicle’s Henry Schulman:

Heard this: Giants
and Brewers talked turkey on Hart, and Milwaukee asked for Sanchez or
Bumgarner. Sabean is not eager to trade eith

I don’t know how you can possibly trade good young pitching like Sanchez or Bumgarner for a right fielder with a career OPS+ of 111.  Yeah, he’s doing great in 2010, but this is definitely his high water mark.  If you’re going to trade Sanchez or Bumgarner, you have to get more back than something like Hart. They should form the basis of a deal that brings in a franchise hitter, no?

Long time NL umpire Dutch Rennert has died

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MLB.com reports that long time umpire Dutch Rennert has died at the age of 88.

Rennert retired as a National League umpire after the 1992 season, so a lot of you didn’t get a chance to see him. But believe me, if you got a chance to see him in action, you’d remember him. He had one of the most distinct strikeout calls in history. He’d go turn to the side, go down on one knee, point with purpose and bellow “STRIKE . . . ONNNNNNEEEEE!”

It was quite the scene, man:

 

I used to love it when Rennert called a game I was watching on TV. I always knew the count.

Rest in Peace, Dutch. I cannot vouch for the peace of whoever is on the cloud next to yours, though.