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Classic departures give young infield chance

The pending departures of Jonathan Villar and Hernan Perez for the World Baseball Classic will open opportunities for the likes of 22-year-old shortstop Mauricio Dubon, who got his first taste of Cactus League action on Sunday.
Via Brewers.com
1 hour ago

Peralta readies himself for Classic duty

Wily Peralta is preparing for the possibility of a more prominent role in the World Baseball Classic, as the Dominican Republic awaits word on the availability of Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto.
Via Brewers.com
3 hours ago

Feliz nearing game action with Brewers

Neftali Feliz, whose arrival in camp was delayed by a visa issue, said he was scheduled to throw batting practice on Sunday morning at Maryvale Baseball Park.
Via Brewers.com
1 day ago

Two Brewers prospects party in a hilarious parody of 'Wayne's World'

To commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the first “Wayne’s World” movie and celebrate the start of the Cactus League schedule, two Brewers prospects put their own hilarious spin on the excellent film with a skit that would make Wayne and Garth proud. Outfielder Brett Phillips (Wayne) and left-hander Josh Hader (Garth) took to the couch on “Brett’s World” to count down...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers look to newcomers Shaw, Thames to stabilize infield corners

PHOENIX -- 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 99 starts...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Brewers go long in shutout of UW-Milwaukee

At Phoenix, Brewers prospect Lewis Brinson homered twice and drove in four runs, and Scooter Gennett added a solo shot in an 11-0 win over the UW-Milwaukee Panthers at Maryvale Baseball Park in Arizona. Jesus Aguilar and Dustin Houle also homered for the Crew. Brinson played center field and led off. He was obtained at the trade deadline last year when Milwaukee dealt veteran catcher...
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
6 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Garza’s Final Escape Chance

The Brewers are about to enter spring training in a couple weeks with a rather remarkable salary situation: Just eight players on their 40-man roster will be making more than Major League Baseball’s minimum salary, by far the lowest in the league. Cincinnati features the next-lowest total at 11, and all but six squads carry at least 15 players beyond the pre-arbitration phases...
Via BP Milwaukee
13 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
January 27, 2017  |  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
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