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Brewers Rumors: Brewers have exercised there part of Aramis Ramirez's option

The Milwaukee Brewers finished the 2014 season with an 82-80 record which featured an offense that was 15th in runs scored and a staff with an ERA of 3.67. To get over the next hurdle next season and into the playoffs, the Brewers need increased production in both phases of the game. Although he struggled during the second half of the season, third baseman Aramis Ramirez remains...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Brewers exercise Gallardo's option, decline Weeks

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Brewers exercised right-hander Yovani Gallardo's $13 million option for next year and their half of third baseman Aramis Ramirez's $14 million option. Milwaukee also announced Friday it had voided Rickie Weeks' $11.5 million salary for 2015, making the second baseman eligible for free agency. The Brewers had the right to void the salary because Weeks...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

'Hankenstein' the Milwaukee Brewers pup will melt your heart

"Hankenstein." How great is that? You can head over to the Brewers blog for a couple more photos of Hank, the Brewers' adorable adopted pup who wandered into the team's spring training park in February. A Brewers executive officially adopted Hank after he returned with the team to Milwaukee. Are you dressing up your pooch tonight? Tweet us at @TheBuzzeronFox with...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Rumors: Yovani Gallardo's option officially picked up

Doug Melvin denied reports as the season ended that Yovani Gallardo's option had been picked up, but now it appears that the Milwaukee Brewers have officially picked up his option for 2015.#455982906 / gettyimages.comYovani Gallardo's option has been officially picked up by the Brewers.— timdierkes (@timdierkes) October 30, 2014By picking up the option, Gallardo will make...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MPD’s Guide To Life

There was a time in my life when Brewers baseball was the be-all, end-all of my life. It filled me with so much joy and so much excitement that there was nothing else I'd rather be watching/talking about/writing about/going to. Brewers baseball was my life and I loved it. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, those days are over and I've lost that loving feeling. Now it'...
Via Miller Park Drunk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Rumors: Luis Jimenez claimed off waivers to add third base depth

Over the last three seasons, third base has been a strength for the Milwaukee Brewers with the slugging, Aramis Ramirez.  With his future in Milwaukee uncertain due to a complicated mutual option, Todd Rosiak on JSonline is reporting that the team has claimed Luis Jimenez off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels to add depth to the roster.#456058114 / gettyimages.comWhile it sounds...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reminder: Managers and Coaches Have Negligible Impact

Last week, stories inside and outside Brewers Nation reminded us that the effect coaches and managers have on the game is hard to figure. (Does anyone actually say Brewers Nation?)  News that longtime Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon chose to opt out of his contract surprised most MLB observers.  Closer to home, the Brewers announced they hired a new hitting coach – Darnell...
Via Brewers Bar
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodriguez's future uncertain, but reliever wants to return to Brewers

MILWAUKEE -- Francisco Rodriguez is used to uncertainty. At the end of the past two seasons, Rodriguez had no idea what his future would hold. He'd eventually land with the Milwaukee Brewers, but the veteran reliever has twice come to spring training with his role undefined. So when Rodriguez, a free agent following the World Series, walked off the Miller Park mound for the final...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers hire Darnell Coles as hitting coach

MILWAUKEE (AP) Darnell Coles is the new hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers, a team that missed the playoffs in large part because of problems at the plate. Coles returns to Milwaukee after spending this season as the assistant hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers. Coles previously worked in the Brewers organization as the team's Double-A manager from 2012-13, and as minor...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Lucroy, Parra named Gold Glove finalists

The Milwaukee Brewers have a pair of finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove award, but reigning Gold Glove winner Carlos Gomez is not one of them. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy and outfielder Gerardo Parra were named finalists at their respective positions in announcement made by Rawlings on Thursday afternoon. Yadier Molina of the Cardinals and Russell Martin of the Pirates join Lucroy...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Minor League Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (29) | 2013 (23) | 2012 (25) | 2011 (30) | 2010 (14) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [82-80] NL Central AAA: [53-91] Pacific Coast League - Colorado Springs (former Rockies' affiliate) AA: [77-63] Southern League - Huntsville A+: [73-62] Florida State League - Brevard County A: [72-67] Midwest League - Wisconsin Graduated...
Via Razzball
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Survey Questions on Team Direction More Interesting Than Answers

Yesterday, Noah Jarosh at Brew Crew Ball alerted us to a survey the Brewers sent to select fans on the team’s direction.  It’s not clear how fans were chosen to take the survey, but if you didn’t get it the entire thing can be read at the BCB post.  Although I assume my opinion doesn’t count for much in any area of life, it would have been nice to be one of the chosen. ...
Via Brewers Bar
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Make Right Call By Retaining Ron Roenicke

Last Friday, Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin announced that Ron Roenicke will return to manage the team in 2015. It ended nearly two weeks of speculation about Roenicke’s job security following an astonishing September collapse by the Brewers. Despite holding the lead in the NL Central for a total of 150 days throughout the year, Milwaukee lost 22 of its final 31...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Farewell My Love. Farewell Rickie Weeks.

When the Brewers played their last game of 2014 it was also the last game that Rickie Weeks will play for the Brewers. To some this will be good riddance. To others it's been a long time coming. To me? It's the end of an era. Rickie Weeks has been my favorite Brewers since before he was a Brewer. It was Rickie Weeks being drafted number two overall that brought the Brewers...
Via Miller Park Drunk
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers: Roenicke remains

I was really impressed with how Mark Attanasio and Doug Melvin expressed frustration at the end of the Milwaukee Brewers’ 2014 season. It seemed like these guys, especially Attanasio, were going to clean house and find out which players and coaches want to win most. At the time, I expected a veritable purge of the coaching staff. Instead, what Brewers fans and I got was the retention...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Injury Update: Ryan Braun feels "pretty good" after BP

Ryan Braun's thumb was a topic conversation throughout the entire 2014 season, but it appears that in 2015 both he and the Milwaukee Brewers may finally be able to move past the lingering injury.  Team beat writer Adam McCalvy is reporting that Braun took BP yesterday for the first time since his thumb procedure and felt "pretty good," after. Ryan Braun took BP yesterday...
Via Sports Injury Alert
18 days ago  |  Discuss

THROWBACK THURSDAY: When Animals Hated Trevor Hoffman

I think the last remaining member of the "Trevor Hoffman is just having a slow start" bandwagon fell off yesterday and now we can all finally accept that Trevor Hoffman is done as a closer. He doesn't have it. He throws right down the middle and he doesn't fool anyone. Is there a person in the world that was honestly surprised that Glaus hit that homerun? I didn...
Via Miller Park Drunk
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Injury Update: Ryan Braun cleared to swing

Ryan Braun was not himself all season, but in a few days the Milwaukee Brewers may get an idea of whether he will be back to form in 2015.  Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Braun has been cleared to swing after Thurday's thumb procedure.This season Braun struggled to be himself, hitting a career low .266 with just 19 home runs.  Not being...
Via Sports Injury Alert
24 days ago  |  Discuss

What Do We Know About Ryan Braun’s Unprecedented Thumb Fix?

Last week, Ryan Braun had a cryotherapy procedure at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles to heal his injured thumb. Today was supposed to be Braun’s follow-up appointment with his physician, Dr. Vernon Williams, although I have yet to see any new reports.  The news that Braun had taken steps to correct the injury was reassuring – not only because the 2011 MVP just concluded...
Via Brewers Bar
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Injury Update: Ryan Braun to have thumb procedure Thursday

After the most frustrating season of his major league career, Ryan Braun is set to have a thumb procedure this upcoming Thursday. This is some of the greatest news that the Milwaukee Brewers could hear heading into the offseason.  With almost every plate appearance, it was evident that the lingering thumb issue was taking away Braun's power.His end of season numbers, were among...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers: Some final thoughts going into offseason

The Milwaukee Brewers were officially eliminated from playoff contention yesterday, and they lost the first game of Fan Appreciation weekend to the Chicago Cubs by a score of 6-4. Needless to say, it’s a dark time for Brewers fans. The once promising-looking season has now become a heap of bile in our collective throats. But I don’t want to dwell on the negative emotions encircling...
Via isportsweb.com
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers: October is out of reach

Missed opportunities and asinine decisions cost the Milwaukee Brewers another win last night, as they fell 3-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals in 13 innings. Kyle Lohse’s fantastic start last night went to waste. The maddening defeat knocked the Brewers back another game behind Pittsburgh in the Wild Card race to increase their gap to three and a half. While nine games still remain...
Via isportsweb.com
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Fiers takes to Twitter to apologize to Giancarlo Stanton

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is having, arguably, his best season as a big leaguer and after one errant pitch…it’s likely done. Down 4-0 to the Milwaukee Brewers, the 24-year-old MVP candidate took an 88 mile per hour Mike Fiers fastball to the face and, according to the Miami Herald, suffered “multiple facial fractures”, “dental damage” and a “facial...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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