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Brewers Outright Kirk Nieuwenhuis

The Brewers have outrighted outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Colorado Springs, per a team announcement. Nieuwenhuis, whom the Brewers designated for assignment Friday, cleared waivers, though he could have elected free agency. He’ll instead stay with the organization and earn a $257K salary in the minors. Niewenhuis was a useful reserve for the Brewers last season, when...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 hour ago

Nelson struggles with walks, late rally falls short

Mike Leake grabbed a bat and did his best Adam Wainwright impersonation, while Jimmy Nelson remained oh-for-St. Louis.
Via Brewers.com
3 hours ago

Villar starting to see benefits of extra work

The hits have started to fall for Brewers leadoff man Jonathan Villar, and it's been a team effort from the video room to the indoor batting cage to the dugout.
Via Brewers.com
6 hours ago

Milwaukee Brewers: Rebuild with Slugger Eric Thames or Trade Him?

Via FOX Sports
7 hours ago

Botched squeeze play hurts Brewers in loss

Chase Anderson squared for a squeeze bunt -- a phrase you don't often see associated with manager Craig Counsell's Brewers -- and missed. Of the many pivotal moments in a sometimes sloppy, sometimes entertaining game Saturday, this was the one that may have hurt most.
Via Brewers.com
20 hours ago

Milwaukee Brewers: Matt Garza to Return to Rotation on Monday

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

These Korean broadcasters really enjoyed ex-KBO star Eric Thames’ 8th homer of the year

Brewers first baseman Eric Thames has been one of the biggest stories of the young baseball season.After washing out of the Major Leagues in 2012, Thames bounced around the minor leagues before landing in South Korea in 2014. There, he absolutely dominated the Korean Baseball Organization, hitting 124 homers in three season and earning a reputation as something like Korea’s Babe...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw blasted the hardest-hit home run of the season

Thursday night was a good night for sports in the city of Milwaukee. The Bucks blew out the Raptors in the NBA Playoffs, and then the Brewers held off the Cardinals for a 7-5 victory to get back above .500 at 9-8.The biggest highlight of the evening with this moonshot by Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw to give Milwaukee a 3-0 lead in the first inning: What a bomb.According to ESPN...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Thames happy to land in Milwaukee with Brewers: ‘I love beer’

For a beer connoisseur, there are far worse places to land than in Milwaukee. Just ask Eric Thames.After two mostly unsuccessful MLB campaigns in 2011 and 2012, Thames spent the last three seasons dominating in Korean leagues. Thames’ production in the KBO was so impressive the Milwaukee Brewers signed him to major league deal this past offseason, a three-year $16 million contract...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Broxton’s Plate Discipline

I think it’s fair to say that much like my diet, Keon Broxton’s second-act breakout depends a lot on plate discipline. Fair, if not particularly funny. His swing-and-miss has always been the concern with scouts. The Baseball Prospectus Annuals dating back to 2011 all reference the strikeouts in, uh, colorful ways. A sampling: 2011: “If Bud Selig were to implement a rule that...
Via BP Milwaukee
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs seem to imply they think Eric Thames is using PEDs

It seems like some with the Chicago Cubs are ascribing Eric Thames’ hot start to the season to the use of PEDs without actually saying so.Thames, who spent the past handful of seasons slugging home runs in Korea, has been scorching hot to start the 2017 MLB season. He has six doubles and seven home runs for the Brewers, and produced three hits in each of the first two games of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cubs walked off Wednesday on a majestic Addison Russell home run

After two weeks of sky-is-falling talk from (a segment of) Cubs fans, the defending champs got something to cheer about Wednesday evening.Trailing the Brewers by a run in the ninth inning, the Cubs rallied for four off Milwaukee closer Neftali Feliz, eventually walking off on a three-run homer from shortstop Addison Russell.It was a beauty. Yep, Russell knew it was gone the moment...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Back from Korea, Brewers slugger Eric Thames is the coolest story in MLB so far

Raise your hand if you expected Milwaukee Brewers’ first baseman Eric Thames to be leading the show in home runs, two weeks into the season. Nobody?Thames, a 30-year-old former MLB washout who’s spent the past three season socking dingers in the Korean Baseball Organization, signed a three-year contract with Milwaukee this offseason. The Brewers believed so much in Thames they...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers, Brewers reportedly still talking Ryan Braun trade

Rumors of a potential Ryan Braun trade to the Dodgers continue to swirl.During the week, MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi reported that the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers remain in contact about a potential trade of Braun. On Saturday, the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo reported the same.The Dodgers and Brewers were in talks last year about a potential trade involving Braun...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Anderson sharp as Brewers blank slumping Blue Jays 2-0 (Apr 12, 2017)

Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend Recap: Thames and Nelson

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Weekend Recap, where I’ll note some interesting performances which you may have missed over the weekend. After starting the series against the Cubs with a walk-off wild pitch victory, the Brewers dropped the next two games as Zach Davies and Tommy Milone struggled in their starts. Weekend Series Brewers Cubs Friday April 7 (11) 2 1 Saturday April...
Via BP Milwaukee
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter to stream first MLB game Friday night

The social media site Twitter may have lost out to Amazon for the rights to stream NFL games this upcoming season, but it surely will be keeping the interest of sports fans.Starting Friday night when the Milwaukee Brewers host the Chicago Cubs, Twitter will stream four MLB games for free during the opening month of the season.The awesome thing here is that all these games are available...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Optimism Part Two: The Brewers Will Make the Playoffs

Just a few weeks ago, fellow BPMilwaukee writer Sean Roberts laid out a scenario where the Milwaukee Brewers become a .500 club in 2017. The Brewers, who PECOTA projects finishing 78-84, are just a few right breaks away from hitting that 81-win plateau, a feat they have only accomplished once in the past four seasons. We are all well aware of the current rebuilding state they are...
Via BP Milwaukee
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Early things to watch for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2017

Let’s come right out and be honest with ourselves. The Milwaukee Brewers are not going to win the World Series. It is already difficult to make the postseason in Major League Baseball and the Brewers are continuing its long rebuilding process. However, all future successes must start somewhere. Here is what you as a Brewers fan can pay attention to early this season. Opening Day...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Relief pitcher rips Brewers after being sent to minors

Relief pitcher Tyler Cravy went off on the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday after he was told he did not make the team’s Opening Day roster.Cravy’s biggest complaint is that he was told how he performed in spring training would have a bearing on whether he would make the team. Yet he was cut despite posting a 2.03 ERA over 13.1 innings in the spring where he allowed just five hits...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers C Rene Garcia carted off field, taken to the hospital

The Milwaukee Brewers were finishing up their spring training slate Saturday against the Chicago White Sox. With the outcome on the field pretty much immaterial, the only hope was that both teams would come out relatively healthy.Unfortunately, a menacing scene took place at Miller Park in the ninth inning. Brewers catcher Rene Garcia collided with White Sox player Nicky Delmonico...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Eric Gagne, Dodgers talking minor league contract

Fresh off pitching for Canada in the World Baseball Classic, 41-year-old former Cy Young winner Eric Gagne is once again looking to take his talents to the States.It now looks like the Dodgers are showing interest in signing Gagne to a minor league contract. This really shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Gagne performed much better than expected during the World Baseball...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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