Why didn't the Brewers make a similar offer?
"Blue Jays agreed to terms with RHP Tomo Ohka, who had been with the Brewers, on a one-year, $1.5 million contract."
Sure, he has some injury issues, but at that price, a gamble for a stop gap type starting pitcher seems like a good idea. Besides, Uecker and Powell agree that he's a good clubhouse guy, for what that's worth. I would have like to see old crazy arm vein back if for nothing but the occassional Asian jokes that he supplied to our local broadcasters. With the contracts we've seen this winter for mediocre starting pitchers, $1.5 mil seems like pennies.