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Brewers designate utility man Herrera for assignment

To clear room on the 40-man roster for left-hander Neal Cotts, the Milwaukee Brewers designated utility man Elian Herrera for assignment Friday. Herrera hit .274 with five RBI in 140 plate appearances over 69 games with the Brewers in 2014. He was recalled from Triple-A Nashville four times during the first half of the season but stuck in the big leagues from July 12 on. The versatile...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Time-Traveling Ticket (UCB January Project)

Recently, the Milwaukee Brewers introduced their “timeless ticket”.  For $1000, you got a ticket that you could use at any game in the future, whether it was Opening Day or the last game of the World Series.  You want to go?  You can go–at least once.  They don’t have “timeless passes”. Trying to figure out [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Speculating on the Future of Rickie Weeks

(Getty Images) It must be desperation time for FA Rickie Weeks. False tips being planted. Checked and the #MNTwins are NOT interested. — Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) January 29, 2015 Per this Darren Wolfson tweet from earlier today, the Twins apparently are among the majority of teams not interested in former Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks, or at least not keen on what...
Via Brewers Bar
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brewers bullpen could be latest stop for young reliever Knebel

MILWAUKEE -- Corey Knebel has lived the life of a journeyman in just a year and a half of professional baseball. Over the course of the 19 months since he was drafted in the first round, Knebel made his major-league debut before being traded twice. Less than 10 days after being acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Texas Rangers as part of the Yovani Gallardo trade, the 23-year...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen perhaps in flux, but Brewers turn to Nelson to start

MILWAUKEE (AP) With a month until spring training, the Brewers are minus a workhorse starting pitcher and their All-Star closer. Milwaukee seems committed to staying in-house and turning to young right-hander Jimmy Nelson to fill the spot in rotation that opened following the trade of Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers. The bullpen, though, could still be a work in progress. Francisco...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Going Low and Away with the Brewers

Back in September, Jeff Sullivan wrote on this very weblog about The Three Most Distinctive Team Philosophies. On Tuesday, I published a piece exploring why Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta fails to record significant strikeouts totals despite possessing elite velocity. This is the result of those posts colliding. Jeff wrote about the Astros and their […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Braun Joins Couple’s Wedding Pictures

If Ryan Braun is supposed to be a jerk, you’re going to have a hard time convincing Jesse and Janice Anderson. The newly married couple was taking pictures outside their wedding reception at a hotel in downtown Milwaukee when the Brewers slugger crossed their paths. “All of the sudden I saw that it was him walking towards us, and I could barely contain myself,” new bride Janice...
Via Hall of Very Good
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LUUUUUUC, I’m Not Your Sponsor!

(Getty Images) Last year on this very date I posted proudly regarding The Brewers Bar’s sponsorship of the player pages of current Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy and former Brewer Charlie Moore on Baseball-Reference.com. A year ago the prospect that Lucroy would go unsponsored on B-Ref when all that was required was $60 was too much to bear. Well, times have changed… Lucroy...
Via Brewers Bar
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wily Peralta and the Case of the Missing Whiffs

The Milwaukee Brewers traded a mainstay of their rotation in Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers last week, as you by now are well aware. When a team trades a mainstay of its rotation, it’s natural to look to the rest of the rotation in an attempt to find who will pick up the slack. […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers On Deck 2015: Not Bad for Not Free

Last year, I attended my first Brewers On Deck, and thought it was worth well more than the price of admission – which, as you may recall, was $0.  They were charging again this year, but based on previous the $15 price of an advance ticket seemed like a fair deal.  Upon arrival, it didn’t appear that I was the only one who thought that.  I’m not licensed to analyze crowd...
Via Brewers Bar
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Braun feels good, ready to test thumb in spring training

  Fatherhood has given Ryan Braun a different perspective on baseball and life in general. The Milwaukee Brewers outfielder has more pressing matters to worry about right now than whether an offseason medical procedure will finally fix the nerve damage near his right thumb that affected his swing. So far, so good - both with the thumb and raising a 4 1/2-month-old daughter. ''It...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Melvin: Brewers likely to add pitching, but not 'notable' starter

MILWAUKEE -- When the Milwaukee Brewers traded Yovani Gallardo to Texas, rumors immediately began swirling as to if the move was a precursor to either another trade or a free-agent signing.  Brewers general manager Doug Melvin quickly made it clear nothing major was on the horizon, as the club is ready to commit to young right-hander Jimmy Nelson as its fifth starter.  During the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Ryan Braun hopeful with spring training near

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun says his right hand feels significantly better following an offseason procedure to fix nerve damage near his thumb. The veteran slugger said Sunday that he started hitting a little earlier than he usually does in the offseason. Braun had a procedure known as cryotherapy in early October to address the lingering injury. He hit...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers GM Says Papelbon Trade Talks Hit Snag

Maybe it’s just posturing, or maybe the Phillies and Brewers really have taken a step back in their trade talks involving Jonathan Papelbon. Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin admitted that there had been dialogue between the two teams but according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The report says that the biggest hold-up is the option year, which likely means there is a discrepancy between...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers rumors: Jonathan Papelbon edition

Jonathan Papelbon may be donning a Brewers uniform this year. Another day, another Milwaukee Brewers trade rumor. Today, sources are reporting that the Brewers are interested in Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. This latest rumor marks the third big name pitcher the Brewers have been connected to since the trade of their longtime ace, Yovani Gallardo. The Brewers have...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Brewers Looking To Trade For Papelbon Is Curious

Jonathan Papelbon. Photo Credit: Rich Schultz/Getty Images. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan reports that the Milwaukee Brewers are in serious talks with the Philadelphia Phillies about a trade for closer Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon can block trades to 17 teams but it is unknown if Milwaukee is one of them and Papelbon could always go ahead and approve the trade if they were. Sources: Milwaukee...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers reportedly interested in acquiring Jonathan Papelbon

The Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly interested in working out a trade for Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. According to Yahoo Sports, the Phillies have engaged the Brewers in trade talks as they continue to look for ways to blow up their roster and trim payroll. Papelbon has a no-trade clause in his contract that can...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Springfield Cardinals Broadcaster Jeff Levering joins Brewers Radio Team

Springfield, MO - The Springfield Cardinals are excited to announce that the Milwaukee Brewers have hired former Cardinals Broadcaster Jeff Levering, who will join the organization as the newest member of the Brewers Radio Broadcast Team. Levering will serve as a Play-By-Play Broadcaster on select road games on NewsRadio 620 WTMJ and the Brewers Radio Network, as well as provide...
Via i70baseball
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy Attends State Of The Union

Jonathan Lucroy. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Milwaukee Brewers‘ All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy had the honor of attending Tuesday night’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama. He was a guest of Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. @SenRonJohnson is excited to announce that @JLucroy20 will be his guest for the 2015 #SOTU pic.twitter.com/XhjZ1c0JQZ...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers to Try Yovani Gallardo Out of Context

At first glance, Monday’s Yovani Gallardo trade probably seems more significant than it really is. Gallardo is a recognizable name, someone who’s pitched important innings, but he is no longer what he once looked like, and he’s a year away from free agency. Luis Sardinas is a real prospect, recently ranked No. 7 in the […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers: Did they get a good deal for Yovani Gallardo?

The Milwaukee Brewers traded longtime ace Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers Monday night for shortstop Luis Sardinas and pitchers Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan. The Brewers will also pay $4 million of Gallardo’s $13 million contract. Sardinas, a shortstop and top five prospect within the Rangers organization, seems to be the centerpiece for the Brewers, as he brings a strong...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers officially get Yovani Gallardo, Brewers receive 3 prospects in trade

Until the Nationals hijacked Sunday’s baseball headlines with news of signing Max Scherzer, the biggest MLB news of the day appeared to be the Rangers making a deal with the Brewers for Yovani Gallardo. However, details of the trade had yet to be completely worked out, thus pushing an official announcement to Monday or Tuesday. Well, the trade became a done deal Monday afternoon...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers acquire Yovani Gallardo from Brewers

Adding to what was a questionable starting rotation, the Texas Rangers have acquired veteran Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for a trio youngsters. A consistently above-average starting pitcher throughout his career, the soon-to-be 29-year old Gallardo is coming off a 2014 season that saw him post an 8-11 record with a 3.51 ERA in 32 starts. He also put up...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers offer $1000 ‘Timeless Ticket’ good for future games

In one of the most clever ticketing promotions in recent memory, the Milwaukee Brewers have announced the sale of 1,000 of the so-called “Timeless Ticket,” a voucher that allows a fan to gain entrance at Miller Park to any future Brewers game of their choosing at any future date, even Game 7 of the World...Read More The post Brewers selling ‘Timeless Ticket’ for $1,000 that...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers to open ‘Selig Experience’ museum

Seattle proudly boasts the Experience Music Project, a museum inspired by native son Jimi Hendrix. Starting next year, Milwaukee will proudly (?) boast (?) the Selig Experience, a museum inspired by native son Bud Selig. You think we’re kidding. But we’re not. The Selig Experience will be a 1,400-square foot exhibit will be open year round at Miller Park, because if there...
Via Rumors and Rants
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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