Chris Carter
1B/DH MIL
4 days ago

Carter is officially a free agent after the Brewers non-tendered him.

EDGE Analysis

The Brewers had been reported by Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball to still be looking for trade partners for Carter, but those efforts apparently failed. That's not too large of a surprise, considering Milwaukee was negotiating with little leverage since they had already designated him for assignment, but that's also not a good sign for Carter's market as a free agent. Carter should still be able to find a team that values his right-handed power and can stomach the whiffs and poor defensive value.

Chris Carter
1B/DH MIL
1 week ago

The Brewers designated Carter for assignment Tuesday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

After revealing Monday that they had no intention of tendering Carter a contract for the 2017 season due to the expected salary increase he was due in arbitration, the Brewers signed Korean import Eric Thames to a three-year deal Tuesday to serve as their new everyday first baseman. In order to clear a 40-man spot for Thames, Carter was designated for assignment, which will allow the Brewers to see if any other teams are interested in trading for the slugger before he becomes a free agent. While Carter made a major splash for fantasy owners last season with 41 homers and 94 RBI, his sky-high strikeout rate and poor defense makes him far less attractive in real-life terms, hence the Brewers decision to move on from him.

Chris Carter
1B/DH MIL
1 week ago

The Brewers have decided not to tender Carter a contract for next season, accoridng to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, and he will become a free agent.

EDGE Analysis

Carter set career bests with 41 home runs, 94 RBI, and 160 games played last season, his first with the Brewers, but he also struck out 206 times and posted just a .222 batting average, so the Brewers decided to let him go rather than pay him a hefty sum in salary arbitration. Despite Carter's penchant for punch outs, his durability and pop figure to garner him some attention on the free agent market.

Chris Carter
1B/DH MIL
2 months ago

GM David Stearns said Tuesday that the Brewers intend to re-sign Carter this offseason, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carter was non-tendered by the Astros last offseason after hitting .199 in 2015, but he got back on track in his first year in Milwaukee by hitting 41 home runs, which represented both a career best and tied him for the league lead. Carter will be due a raise from the $3 million he made in 2016, but the Brewers can offer him arbitration, so he could still come at a bargain. Carter is a trade candidate this offseason, but the Brewers do not have another definitive first-base option at the ready, so signs point to him serving as the team's regular first baseman again in 2017.

Chris Carter
1B/DH MIL
2 months ago

Carter hit his 39th homer, a two-run shot, in a 2-for-3 game with two walks Tuesday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Carter now has nine home runs in September as he continues to build on a career high in homers. His 39 leads the National League and trails only Edwin Encarnacion (42) among all major leaguers. Carter's .321 OBP, however, is the worst among any major league first baseman with 25 home runs -- he's as one-dimensional as it gets.

Chris Carter
1B/DH MIL
3 months ago

Carter went 1-for-4 with a grand slam and walk in Saturday's 11-3 victory over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging first baseman put a capper on the Brewers' offensive outburst with a 436-foot shot to left that brought home Manny Pina, Jonathan Villar and Scooter Gennett. Carter now has 15 RBI in September, equaling his second-best monthly total on the season in just 16 games. Carter is now just two homers and two RBI away from equaling his career bests in those respective categories.

Chris Carter
1B/DH MIL
3 months ago

Carter is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Carter will get a rare day off Saturday after going 2-for-12 over his last four games. Hernan Perez will get the start at first base in Carter's place.

Chris Carter
1B/DH MIL
3 months ago

Carter went 1-for-3 on Monday, launching his third home run in as many days.

EDGE Analysis

The first baseman has been a strong source of power all season for the Brewers, launching 33 home runs to go with 78 RBI. Carter has already eclipsed his home run and RBI totals from a season ago, and his .228 batting average -- though unspectacular in a vacuum -- would be his highest mark for a season since 2012.

Chris Carter
1B/DH MIL
3 months ago

Carter went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, three RBI and his 32nd home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

He also chipped in a double. Saturday and Sunday's bombs mark the sixth time this season Carter has homered in back-to-back games and as his power tends to come in bunches, he might be in line for more as the Brewers head home for a three-game set against the Cubs beginning Monday.

Chris Carter
1B/DH MIL
3 months ago

Carter went 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs in a 7-4 victory over the Pirates on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He went deep in the sixth to put Milwaukee on the board and give the Brewers the lead. Then, his RBI single in the ninth provided an insurance run. Carter is hitting .300 with three homers and nine RBI versus the Pirates this season. He leads the league in strikeouts but also has 31 home runs.