Take 5: Melvin’s greatest surprise finds

MILWAUKEE – In nine seasons as the Milwaukee Brewers’ general manager, Doug Melvin has pulled the trigger on some big trades, signed off on a few high-priced free agents and built the Brewers in to the National League Central champion.

But along the way, Melvin has also shown a keen ability to find diamonds in the rough; turning cast-offs, waiver-wire and other under-the-radar players into key contributors and even All-Stars. Given that most of Melvin’s offseason acquisitions to this point would fall into this category, it’s a great time to look at what they could turn into. This edition of Take 5 – CLICK HERE OR ON THE GALLERY AT THE RIGHT — ranks Melvin’s greatest finds since arriving in Milwaukee.