BREWERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Brewers hope Thames, Shaw give stability at infield corners

PHOENIX (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers think they could have stability at the infield corners for the first time in a few years with Eric Thames at first and Travis Shaw at third. Acquired in a trade that sent reliever Tyler Thornburg to the Red Sox, Shaw played first in the Boston system until moving across the infield last spring training and displacing Pablo Sandoval. Shaw made...
Via Associated Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brinson pops 2 HRs in first game with Crew

Lewis Brinson's first game in a Brewers uniform was a blast. Milwaukee's top prospect homered twice and drove in four runs in the Brewers' 11-0 exhibition win over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers on Friday at Maryvale Baseball Park.
Via Brewers.com
4 hours ago

Perez to start Brewers' Cactus opener in LF

Brewers utility man Hernan Perez will start in left field Saturday when the team kicks off its Cactus League slate against the Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium, part of Perez's preparation for the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Via Brewers.com
8 hours ago

Boyhood friendship spills over to Majors

Brewers pitching prospect Adrian Houser was two days removed from Tommy John surgery last summer and facing a grueling rehab at Milwaukee's year-round facility in Phoenix, when he realized he needed a place to live. He texted Archie Bradley, an old boyhood friend.
Via Brewers.com
9 hours ago

Roster Surprises

It’s been 146 days since the Milwaukee Brewers have played a competitive baseball game against another team, defeating the Colorado Rockies by a score of 6-4 on October 2nd, 2016. That streak mercifully ends today, as our local nine kicks off this year’s slate of Spring Training games at 2:05 PM CST with an exhibition against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It’s not...
Via BP Milwaukee
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spring training provides glimpse of Brewers' future

22 view gallery Photo: PHOENIX -- Corey Ray, Lewis Brinson and Jacob Nottingham, tucked in the corner of the Milwaukee Brewers clubhouse, are among the top prospects in baseball but still have a ways to go before breaking camp with the team. Still, getting an invitation to big league camp, even if it's just for a few weeks, is a big step in the developmental process. "Often...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers get close glimpse of future in spring training

PHOENIX (AP) Corey Ray, Lewis Brinson and Jacob Nottingham, tucked in the corner of the Milwaukee Brewers clubhouse, are among the top prospects in baseball but still have a ways to go before breaking camp with the team. Still, getting an invitation to big league camp, even if it's just for a few weeks, is a big step in the developmental process. ''Often times, the pressure of...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Austerity and Collusion

The Milwaukee Brewers rebuilding and analytics campaign fits perfectly with a new narrative of revenue reorganization within the MLB. Mirroring a broader era of austerity in the United States of America, MLB owners are redistributing revenue upwards, to the detriment of both MLB and minor league payrolls, as well as draft and international spending bonuses. At the end of 2016, Forbes...
Via BP Milwaukee
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Brewers Trade Jonathan Villar?

The question of the Brewers’ rebuilding timeline has hung around the club for the last couple years, once it became clear that they were tearing down the big league club and starting over. This has been a relatively rapid process, particularly as it compares to what we have come to see from other rebuilds around the major leagues. The Brewers traded Carlos Gomez on July 30, 2015...
Via BP Milwaukee
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Switch-Hitting with the Two Jonathan Villars

“I’m a completely different hitter from each side of the plate,” Hank Conger told me one time. He went on to describe how he had more loft in his swing from one side. Switch-hitter Billy Burns said about the same thing, speculating that his relative lack of experience hitting from the left side was the cause for his lack of power on contact from that side. “My muscles aren’t...
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brewers emerging as possible Matt Wieters suitor

As the MLB free agent market continues to thin, the top remaining options are attracting more and more interest.According to a report by Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports on Friday, the Milwaukee Brewers “have emerged as a potential suitor” for four-time All-Star catcher Matt Wieters.The 30-year-old Wieters finished ninth among catchers in home runs (17) and eighth in RBIs (66) in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers GM David Stearns’ wedding included Miller Park replica cake (pic)

Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns got hitched over the weekend and an impressive nod to his professional life stole the show at the reception. Amid the other sweets and treats featured at the reception spread was a remarkably realistic Miller Park replica that served as the groom’s cake during the festivities. Now that’s a groom’s cake fit for a GM! We’ll...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins considering Chris Carter, Mark Reynolds

After hitting the second-fewest home runs in the MLB last season, the Miami Marlins are hoping to add some raw power on the free agent market.According to a report by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN on Friday, the Marlins want to sign a righty first baseman to complement Justin Bour and are considering Chris Carter and Mark Reynolds among other options. Carter, 30, batted .222/.321/.499 in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

How Keon Broxton Looks Like the Brewers’ Best Player

I’ve encouraged you to believe in Keon Broxton before. In baseball-game terms, that wasn’t even very long ago. So you could accuse me here of being unoriginal, but I’ve prepared a counterargument. For one thing, it’s January, shut up. For a second thing, I bet a lot of you missed my previous summary. And for a third thing, now there’s some new information. This is a Keon...
Via Fangraphs
January 17, 2017  |  Discuss
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