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Trade Market Watch: Jonathan Lucroy In 2016?

There’s really no better way to say it: Jonathan Lucroy is good. So good in fact that by the time the 2016 trade deadline comes along, he may no longer find himself a member of the Milwaukee Brewers. Lucroy, 29, is entering the last guaranteed year of his current contract. Milwaukee still owns his 2017 […]
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Braun staying positive after surgery

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun says he is feeling fine following offseason back surgery and is optimistic that he will be back at 100 percent for spring training. Braun says the only surprise is that rehab is going a little longer than he anticipated after undergoing the procedure on Oct. 8. Braun spoke to reporters on Wednesday morning while taking part in the team's...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Trade Market for Jonathan Lucroy

Despite coming off an injury-riddled season filled with struggles on the field, Milwaukee Brewers’ catcher Jonathan Lucroy finds himself as a possible trade candidate this offseason. The Brewers are clearly in a rebuilding effort under new general manager Dave Stearns. Lucroy, within that plan, represents a logical choice for a potential trade. The Brewers likely won’t […]
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Lucroy trade market bolstered by weak catching market

The Milwaukee Brewers don’t need to trade Jonathan Lucroy. He won’t turn 30 until June, and if the Brewers exercise their club option on him for 2017, he’ll be owed just $9.5 million total over the next two seasons. Yes, Lucroy had a down year in 2015 after three fantastic years from 2012-2014, but even in only 103 games, his .313 wOBA ranked 11th among all 28 catchers with...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

StaTuesday: Brewers prospects in the Arizona Fall League

While the Milwaukee Brewers' season came to a close in early October, several of their prospects just finished playing in the Arizona Fall League for the Surprise Saguaros. The Saguaros made it all the way to the AFL championship game -- falling to the Scottsdale Scorpions -- and Brewers players had a big part in Surprise's success. Or maybe we should say Milwaukee's pitching prospects...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
7 days ago  |  Discuss

David Stearns on His Vision for Building the Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers have had nine winning seasons during David Stearns’ lifetime. Over that span, they’ve won 90-or-more games just four times. Their last World Series appearance was in 1982, three years before the 30-year-old Harvard graduate was born. He has his work cut for him. Stearns stepped into one of baseball’s most challenging jobs when he took over as Milwaukee’s...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Villar has 3 hits, Aguilas advances in Serie de las Americas

MIAMI (AP) Jonathan Villar got three hits and drove in two runs as Aguilas Cibaenas defeated Tigres de Licey 4-2 Saturday night in the inaugural Serie de las Americas. The first-ever meeting of Dominican Winter League teams off Dominican soil was played at Marlins Park. Villar was traded from the Houston Astros to Milwaukee this week. The 24-year-old infielder/outfielder hit...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers add three to 40-man roster

The Milwaukee Brewers added three players to their 40-man roster Friday, including top prospect shortstop Orlando Arcia. Arcia, who turned 21 in August, batted .307 with a .453 slugging percentage at Double-A Biloxi in 2015. Also added were right-handed pitchers Jacob Barnes and Damien Magnifico. Barnes had a 3.36 ERA and 1.387 WHIP for Bilxoi, mostly in relief, while Magnifico had...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts On Villar Trade And If Brewers Deal Segura

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired shortstop Jonathan Villar from the Houston Astros in exchange for minor league right-hander Cy Sneed. Villar, 24, had a solid season in a part-time role with the Astros, batting .284/.339/.414 in 128 plate appearances with 17 runs scored and seven stolen bases. He could give the Brew Crew a potential leadoff hitter with plus-plus speed if he...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

How to Age, With Francisco Rodriguez

The other day, August wrote about how the Tigers’ bullpen was in desperate need of improvement. That is, if the Tigers intend to compete in 2016, and they do intend to compete in 2016, while simultaneously trying to keep the longer-term picture in mind. So it made sense when, earlier Wednesday, reports came out the Tigers didn’t love the asking prices for the higher-tier relievers...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Trade K-Rod To Tigers

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Milwaukee Brewers have traded closer Francisco Rodriguez to the Detroit Tigers. While the trade hasn’t been officially announced and the return hasn’t been confirmed, infielder Javier Betancourt‘s name has been floated around. He is 21 years old, and has him ranked as the 11th best prospect in the Tigers’ system. The Tigers...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers 2016 Wish List

Following what some would call an epic collapse in the second half of the 2014 season, the Milwaukee Brewers were dead on arrival in 2015. With three juggernauts, the Pirates, Cubs, and Cardinals, in the National League Central, the Brewers really had no chance of competing in 2015. Really the only positive for the Brewers […]
Via Baseball Essential
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers have two major positions to address this offseason

Aramis Ramirez (left) and Carlos Gomez, who were both traded in 2015, celebrate a run as members of the Milwaukee Brewers. Mike McGinnis Getty ImagesThe Milwaukee Brewers are at the onset of a rebuilding project, but as they work on reassembling their organization, there are two main areas they'll need to address on their major-league squad this offseason.After trading Aramis Ramirez...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers 2016 All-Fan Giveaways: Will We Ever Reach Bobblehead Overload?

On Monday, the Brewers announced their 2016 All-Fan Giveaway schedule, and there was much rejoicing (probably).  There will be seven bobblehead Sundays, including the likenesses of Craig Counsell, Ryan Braun, Jimmy Nelson, Greg Vaughn, and the now traditional BobbleHank – although this one will bark.  The “Free-Shirt Friday” promotion returns for a third year, with fans voting...
Via Brewers Bar
19 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Minor League Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers picked up three solid prospects in trades this past summer - acquiring Domingo Santana, Brett Phillips, and Zach Davies. Santana has already graduated and should be an interesting power upside play in 2016, while Davies should start the year in the rotation. Phillips migh have the most upside of any of them, but likely won't reach the majors until 2017. After being one...
Via Razzball
23 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB GM Project: Milwaukee Brewers 2015-16

Last year the Brewers began a rebuilding phase. They traded away players on big contracts during the year, including Aramis Ramirez, Carlos Gomez, Gerardo Parra and Jonathan Broxton. The end result is that their end of year payroll was much lower than their Opening Day payroll. For this project, 2016 payrolls were based on 2015 Opening Day numbers. That meant Milwaukee had...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Forecasting the 2016 Milwaukee Brewers Rotation

As of Thursday afternoon, the Milwaukee Brewers reportedly secured their new pitching coach: Good luck to Derek Johnson, #Cubs minor league pitching coordinator, who is joining Brewers big league staff — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) October 22, 2015 Derek Johnson, Chicago Cubs minor league pitching coordinator (since 2013) takes that experience plus over a decade’s worth...
Via The Sports Post
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 10/4/15

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing. Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) And We’re Done: The end of this Brewers season is a welcome relief, more so than other disappointing seasons in recent memory. Even in 2013, the Crew had the decency to...
Via Brewers Bar
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Milwaukee Brewers fans trust Mark Attanasio’s comments?

I hope this is the final time I have to recap this story, but with a few painful hours remaining on the frustrating disappointment of a season the Milwaukee Brewers have put together, it needs to be remembered. 2014 ended with the Brewers collapsing in the final 30 days of the campaign, throwing away a 150-day reign atop the National League Central. One day later, Owner Mark Attanasio...
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts on Jonathan Lucroy, Bob Feller, and the Labeling of Military Personnel as “Heroes”

Last week, Jonathan Lucroy was honored with the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor of Award in recognition of his support of military servicepersons. Lucroy was one of six winners, a group that also included Hall of Famer George Brett, Chief Petty Officer Genell Cody of the U.S. Navy, and Staff Sergeant Rene Segura of the U.S. Marines. Lucroy’s comments indicate he was humbled by the...
Via Brewers Bar
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Craig Counsell on Decisions and Collaboration

The Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly hired David Stearns to be their new general manager. What that means for Craig Counsell is yet to be determined. The 45-year-old Counsell has been the club’s manager since May, and his contract extends through the 2017 season. On the surface, Counsell and the Harvard-educated Stearns look to be a good fit. Counsell was an accounting major at...
Via Fangraphs
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers fan vents about Miller Park's 'circus-like atmosphere'

If the Milwaukee Brewers ever want to climb out of the cellar in the National League Central, they might want to reconsider the way they encourage fans to cheer on their team. Or at least that’s what one disgruntled fan of the Brew Crew thinks. FYI The organist at Miller Park encourages opponents to get hits. — Sam Oehler (@samoehler) September...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers’ Jimmy Nelson OK After Taking Vicious Line Drive To Head (Video)

Fans at Miller Park witnessed a frightening moment Thursday night. Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson was on the mound in the third inning when St. Louis Cardinals batter Tommy Pham hit a hard line drive up the middle that struck Nelson directly in the back of the head. The Brewers medical staff immediately rushed to Nelson’s side, and things initially didn’t look good for...
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2015 Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers showed manager Ron Roenicke the door after a disappointing, MLB-worst  7-18 start that many blamed on poor luck. After replacing him with Craig Counsell, they played much more respectably, going 55-63 following Roenicke’s dismissal, right in the middle of the National League pack. So, could the Brewers end up holding their heads strong once this season is over? Preseason...
Via The Outside Corner
September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Garza blasts Brewers, refuses to move to bullpen

    The Milwaukee Brewers recently decided to remove Matt Garza from their starting rotation for the remainder of the season, and the veteran right-hander is furious about it. After Garza allowed four earned runs and seven hits in just 4 2/3 innings of work on Saturday (a no-decision that the Brewers won 8-6), manager Craig Counsell revealed that the start would be the 31...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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