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Friday's interesting Milwaukee-Minnesota Midwest regional trade was nice to see. Not only were old divisional rivals coming together for a rare trade that benefits both teams, but it leaves the Brewers with some interesting options. First, by swapping Hardy for Gomez, the Brewers saved approximately $4.2 million in 2010 salary as Gomez makes roughly $400,000 to Hardy's slated $4.6 million. Next, they picked up an extra year of service time for Gomez, who won't be a free agent for three years to Hardy's two. If you readáthe recent Emett Prosser OnMilwaukee article, by also not re-signing old center fielder Mike Cameron, the Brewers will save an additional $10 million. Add this all up and the Brewers suddenly have about $14.5 million to work with. Prosser notes this trade is just the beginn ...

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