Brewers set for annual spring clash vs. UWM

Right-hander Hiram Burgos is scheduled to start and pitch one inning for the Brewers on Friday against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Tickets are half price at Maryvale Baseball Park for the 1 p.m. MST game.
3 hours ago

Brewers reportedly offer extension to Villar

According to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, the Brewers recently "floated" a proposal to infielder Jonathan Villar with a financial guarantee in the neighborhood of $20 million over an undisclosed term. According to Heyman, Villar "passed for now."
4 hours ago

Optimal PECOTA Roster

Given the chance, it’s safe to say that everyone would go back if they could and do something a little differently. Maybe you’d not spend your high school years with a chili bowl haircut, or last week you’d politely decline a second piece of key lime pie because your server has “never seen anyone eat one that fast.” The Brewers would certainly not be an exception. Projecting...
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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
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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
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Counsell in no rush to determine lineup order

Brewers manager Craig Counsell is taking a patient approach to lineup construction, delaying decisions until deep into the month of March.
1 day ago

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...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Villar to start the season at second base

PHOENIX -- After playing only 14 games at second base in his brief major league career, Jonathan Villar better get used to it: He will man the position for the Milwaukee Brewers moving forward. The 25-year-old Dominican burst onto the scene for Milwaukee last season, hitting .285 with 19 home runs, 63 RBIs and 38 doubles. He led the majors in stolen bases with 62. "Our hope is, and...
Via Associated Press
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...
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8 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
23 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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 25 Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Milwaukee Brewers farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on thes 20-80 scouting scale by which...
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January 24, 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...
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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...
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January 17, 2017  |  Discuss

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