BREWERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Brewers re-sign Jeffress to Minors deal

MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy reports that the Brewers have signed Jeremy Jeffress to a minor league deal. The Brewers originally drafted Jeffress in the first round of the 2006 draft, 16th overall. In December 2010, the Brewers sent him to the Royals along with Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, and Jake Odorizzi to acquire Zack Greinke and Yuniesky Betancourt. In November 2012, the Blue...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Backup Catcher Martin Maldonado Hits Cover Off Of Baseball (GIF)

It’d be easy to assume that if a baseball was hit so hard its cover tore off, it was probably headed for home run territory. In Friday night’s game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates, however, Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado tore the cover off a baseball with what appeared to be a pretty routine swing that resulted in a ground ball toward third base...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brewers Martin Maldonado tears the cover off the ball, literally

One of the oldest expressions in baseball is “TEAR THE COVER OFF THE BALL!”  The purist might think it originated in the 19th century when baseballs were literally sewn together to play.  More recently, you might invoke memories of The Natural, and Roy Hobbs doing as much in his debut at bat for the New York Knights.  Now, add Milwaukee Brewers Martin Maldonado to the lore...
Via Reading Between The Seams
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Maldonado literally knocks cover off baseball

The expression "hitting the cover off the baseball" is often tossed around, but Milwaukee Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado actually did just that Friday night, on a weak grounder to third base nonetheless. With one out in the sixth inning and Mark Reynolds on second base, Charlie Morton got Maldonado to hit one on the ground to third baseman Pedro Alvarez. It was clear...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brewers C literally hits cover off the ball

Announcers like to say that guys “hit the cover off the ball” all the time, but how often is that literally what happened? Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado did just that against Charlie Morton and the Pirates. While he didn’t exactly hit it hard — he pounded it into the ground — the ball fell apart as it reached poor Pedro Alvarez, who had to try to throw a ball...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lyle Overbay Takes Paternity Leave Without Incident (Plus Mostly-Unrelated Thoughts About Watching Childbirth) ☆

Yesterday, Lyle Overbay and his wife welcomed their fifth (!) child into the world.  Overbay took paternity leave, paving the way for Elian Herrera to be called up and enjoy the sights and sounds of Pittsburgh for a few days.  Overbay’s absence from the team has been met with no drama whatsoever as far as I can tell.  Funny, it seems like just a few weeks ago there was a mini...
Via Brewers Bar
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rule 5 is Catch-22 for Brewers, Wei-Chung Wang

After not pitching for over two weeks, Wei-Chung Wang walked to a big-league mound for the first time and tossed a scoreless inning. Just three days later, he was torched for six hits and six runs in an ugly outing. Such is the life of a Rule 5 draft pick trying to make the jump from rookie ball to the major leagues. The Milwaukee Brewers knew what they were getting into when they...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brewers place Overbay on paternity list

The Milwaukee Brewers have placed first baseman Lyle Overbay on the paternity list, recalling utility man Elian Herrera from Triple-A Nashville to fill his roster spot. Overbay's wife, Sarah, is expecting the couple's fifth child in the coming days. According to MLB rules, the 37-year-old can stay on the paternity list for up to three days. The Brewers begin a four-game series...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy - Start Yovani Gallardo

The Milwaukee Brewers own the best record in baseball at 11-4, and their pitching staff has played a large part in that. Opposing teams have scored just 40 runs (33 earned) on Milwaukee, which gives them the best ERA in the MLB at 2.17. Tonight, Yovani Gallardo will matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates Edinson Volquez again (same matchup as their last start). Gallardo left the previous...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

When Matt Garza Becomes Wario Matt Garza –

Welcome to this season’s first official Brewers Theme Music event! As you may or may not remember from last season, this is a semi-regular feature of mine where I base an instrumental (in most cases, although, not all. There was that embarrassing singing attempt out of spring training) on either a player, possibly a mascot or group of mascots, an event on or off the field, or,...
Via Brewers Bar
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What the heck do you do with Ryan Braun?!

A hot topic ever since his one-man assault on Kyle Kendrick and the boo-birds of Philadelphia just over a week ago, what to expect from Ryan Braun in 2014 is a true quandary for the fantasy baseball community, and one which shows no signs of being answered soon. The volatile combination of sensational past performance, a lingering injury, and his return from a 65-game PED suspension...
Via The MLB Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Peralta's error helps Brewers beat Cards 5-1

MILWAUKEE -- Wily Peralta allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers turned two errors into four unearned runs Wednesday in a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals that avoided a series sweep. Milwaukee, which entered the series with a nine-game winning streak, had one run and six hits in losing the first two games to St. Louis. Peralta (2-0) allowed six hits and...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers’ Matt Garza Nearly Loses It On Mound After Home Run (GIF)

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Matt Garza is an excitable individual, known for being a bit fiery a times on the mound. Monday was one of those times. The Brewers were trailing the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 when Garza surrendered a three-run, sixth-inning home run to Jon Jay, icing what ended up being a 4-0 Cardinals win. To say Garza was mad at himself over the homer would be an understatement...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Milwaukee Brewers are for real

A nine game winning streak. A 10-2 overall record. The best pitching ERA in baseball. The fifth-best team batting average in the league. Oh yes, the Milwaukee Brewers are red hot. Kyle Lohse is the latest Brewer to exercise pitching dominance, coming within an out of a complete game on Sunday. The 10-2 record the Brewers currently hold is the best in baseball, and the second best...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers picked up tab for Boston firefighters after funeral

Following their sweep of the Boston Red Sox last weekend, the Milwaukee Brewers spread their high spirits by picking up the tab for two Milwaukee firefighters’ steak dinners at a Boston restaurant. Andrew Wilke and Ryan Venne, the Milwaukee firemen, had traveled to Boston for a mournful occasion; to attend the funerals of fallen firefighters Lt. Edward Walsh Jr. and Michael Kennedy...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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