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Details of Edmonds Milwaukee deal

So much for Jim Edmonds' offer to play in 2010 for the major league minimum.

The deal he signed with the Brewers could pay him as much as $2.5 million if he reaches all the incentives, according to reports out of Milwaukee. The base pay, if he makes the club, is reportedly $850,000. So he is going to make anywhere from a little bit more than double the minumum to about six times that amount. Nice.

But he's going to have his work cut out for him if he's going to make the club as an extra outfielder. The Brewers already had lefty Jody Gerut on the roster as the fourth outfielder and lefthanded hitters Craig Council and Joe Inglett fighting for roster spots, too.

It makes you wonder if he was sincere about playing for the major league minimum in St. Louis or if he went back on his word and it irritated GM John Mozeliak and manager Tony La Russa.

If Edmonds hasn't proved to the Milwaukee brass that he is worthy of a roster spot by March 25, he can demand his release and be free to sign anyplace else... If that happens, I'd bet on the Astros.