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The Brewers Striking National Irrelevance

My first years as a real diehard Milwaukee Brewers fan came in the early 2000s, shortly after my family moved out from the boonies to the relative metropolis that was Trempealeau (population 1,315). Cable television was just one benefit of moving to civilization, and it was exciting to have a team like the Brewers on my television every day for the first time. I couldn’t get enough...
Via BP Milwaukee
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braun homers, Garza struggles vs. A's

Brewers starter Matt Garza, who has been trying to incorporate more offspeed pitches this spring, allowed five runs over 2 1/3 innings an 11-1 loss to the A's on Sunday at Maryvale Baseball Park.
Via Brewers.com
22 hours ago

Crew will start '17 without lefty in bullpen

The Brewers announced Sunday that Brent Suter has been optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs, leaving the big league club without a left-handed reliever to begin 2017.
Via Brewers.com
1 day ago

Versatile De Jesus pushing for roster spot

An elongated offseason of consistent baseball has Ivan De Jesus Jr. prompting Brewers decision makers to reflect on his immediate future with the big league club.
Via Brewers.com
2 days ago

BP Milwaukee: Revisiting the Sabathia Trade by Nicholas Zettel

Let`s head back in time to assess one of Doug Melvin`s iconic moves.
Via Baseball Prospectus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers release Ryan Webb and Joba Chamberlain

The Milwaukee Brewers announced they have released veteran right-handed pitchers Joba Chamberlain and Ryan Webb. The two received minor league deals during the offseason.Chamberlain has a decade of major league experience under his belt with a career 3.81 ERA. He had an impressive 2.25 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 20 innings last season with the Cleveland Indians. According to Chad...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Denson Calls it Quits

While most minor leaguers are wondering where they’ll be heading this upcoming season, Milwaukee Brewers prospect David Denson knows exactly where he’ll be in 2017. Home. The 22-year-old slugger, who made news in 2015 as baseball’s first openly gay player announced on his Facebook page that he was retiring in order to pursue a career as a personal/athletic trainer. “Leaving...
Via Hall of Very Good
5 days ago  |  Discuss

First openly gay player David Denson retires from baseball

David Denson, who made history in 2015 by coming out publicly as gay, has decided to end his professional baseball career.Denson announced the news in a post on his Facebook page Monday, saying he is now trying to become a personal trainer. Denson, 22, was drafted in the 15th round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2013. The 6-foot-4 first baseman displayed some power during his minor...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining the Brewers Outfield Defense

In recent years, we have become more appreciative of the value of defense. There has been an influx of defensive statistics that have been able (to some extent) to quantify the value of a player and a team in the field. Even for those who scoff at advanced defensive statistics, most could judge by the eye-test that the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals have had elite defenses the...
Via BP Milwaukee
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers beat Giants with six run power surge

BREWERS 6, GIANTS 4 Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Hernan Perez both hit their third home run of the spring for Milwaukee. Perez added an RBI single, Travis Shaw had an RBI double and the Brewers chased San Francisco starter Jeff Samardzija early. Samardzija lasted four innings, allowing six earned runs and nine hits. His ERA is 11.12 this spring.
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Braun is clearly not a fan of how long Spring Training is

Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun provided some very honest thoughts Thursday regarding the length of Spring Training. The 33-year-old outfielder told MLB.Com’s Adam McCalvy that his favorite Spring Training at-bat is “a first-pitch, line drive double play,” and added that “We don’t get paid by the hour.” Well, that’s some refreshing honesty, at least. Of course...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Ryan Braun ruffles feathers with spring training comments

Ryan Braun is not exactly helping his public image with quotes like these.Braun on Thursday ripped spring training for being too long, and he did not mince words. Yes, that’s Ryan Braun, who makes $19 million a season, complaining that players don’t get paid by the hour.This isn’t the first time Braun has gone down this road when it comes to complaining about spring training...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Garza using spring training to work on off-speed pitches

PHOENIX -- Matt Garza stuck with the game plan Thursday, which meant the Brewers right-hander fed the Arizona Diamondbacks a steady diet of offspeed pitches. It was a practice in patience for the fiery starter. Garza allowed four runs on five hits, including a homer, over 3 1/3 innings in Milwaukee's 8-5 win. Not his most flattering line. "It's frustrating because I want the results...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Braun, Aguilar lead Brewers over San Diego

BREWERS 5, PADRES 3 Milwaukee's Jesus Aguilar hit a three-run home run and Ryan Braun added an RBI double. Starter Matt Garza gave up two runs, three hits and three walks in 2 1/3 innings. Trevor Cahill allowed two runs, two hits and two walks in three innings.
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Next Step for Keon Broxton and Domingo Santana

Last year, only one team improved their exit velocity in the second half as much as the Brewers did, when they went from 17th in the league to fifth. That might not surprise you, because you’ve read often about the young power duo on that team — Keon Broxton and Domingo Santana — and those two were at their healthiest and most dynamic in the second half. And yet the team was...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

How to Best Maximize the 2017 Brewers Rotation

As we approach the 2017 season, the Brewers’ rotation is relatively unsettled. Tom Haudricourt reported that only two spots are spoken for at this point in the spring: Junior Guerra and Zach Davies. That leaves three spots for the Brewers to fill, and they have the opportunity to be creative with those places. According to Haudricourt (and verified by common sense), there are five...
Via BP Milwaukee
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers pitching showed progress in spring training win over Texas.

The Milwaukee Brewers have won two straight in spring training but it was the pitching performance against the Texas Rangers that should make Brewers fans smile. Don’t get me wrong it is spring training, but Brewers nation will take what they can get when it comes to progress on the mound. Six different pitchers for Milwaukee turned out to allow just one run on Saturday and just...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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