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Wolf close to a deal with Brewers

The Brewers are apparently on the verge of signing former Dodgers pitcher Randy Wolf to a surprising three-year deal.

I'm a little surprised that the Brewers are coming so hard after a pitcher when their luck with longterm contracts for hurlers hasn't been so hot. I am looking at you, Jeff Suppan with your $41-million, four-year contract to go 29-34 with ERAs of 4.62, 4.96 and 5.26 in the first three seasons. So, I didn't expect the Brew Crew to dole out three years to a guy who has had to settle for one year deals for the last three seasons.

But you have to like the move on at least one front: Wolf is a junkballing lefty, and junk balling lefties kill the division rival Cardinals.

Somehow, however, St. Louis has managed to be pretty decent against Wolf. His record against St. Louis is 3-5 with a 3.64 ERA.