The Giants have shown interest in signing Hart, but expect the dollars and years to be too high for them (Baggarly. Dec. 9). He will likely be offered one- and two-year deals, worth around $8 million a year, according to market insiders (Cerrone, Nov. 14).
There are multiple teams currently interested in Hart (Haudricourt), who has said he would take a discount to stay in Milwaukee (MLBTR, Sept. 20). Monday during the Winter Meetings, his agents met the Brewers, who prefer to find a first baseman on the free-agent market (McCalvy, Dec. 9).
The Brewers reportedly have shown interest in acquiring Mets 1B Ike Davis, as well.
Hart is expected to receive full medical clearance and be ready for Spring Training (McCalvy, Dec. 2).