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Braun to have thumb surgery, hopes to return to offensive form

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun will undergo surgery Thursday in Los Angeles in hopes of curing a lingering nerve issue near his right thumb. Braun is hopeful the surgery, which he described Sunday as a procedure to freeze the damaged tissue, will allow him to bounce back from the least productive season of his eight-year career. "Definitely looking forward...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
40 minutes ago  |  Discuss

The future is uncertain for Francisco Rodriguez

Francisco Rodriguez has seen a lot in his 13-year career in the major leagues. But even he is blown away by how 2014 turned out for him. The Milwaukee Brewers’ collapse aside, the 32-year-old enjoyed his best season since 2008, when he set the single-season saves record with 62. Rodriguez recorded 44 saves in 49 opportunities – tied for third most in the National League ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

10 Best Brewers Wins of 2014

With the Great Collapse of 2014 still a fresh memory, it may be hard to recall that the Brewers had some bloody terrific wins this year. Below is my list of the top ten.  Notably, all of these came before the last week of August, when the Brewers began digging a hole they would not emerge from.  Each of these wins signaled the Crew was on their way to their third playoff berth...
Via Brewers Bar
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 9/28/14

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing. Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Brewers Salvage Winning Season: After the Brewers’ abysmal 2014 downfall, the only thing fans had to root for going into the meaningless final series against the Cubs was...
Via Brewers Bar
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roenicke's future uncertain as season comes to disappointing end

MILWAUKEE -- The ambient sounds in the Milwaukee Brewers clubhouse following Sunday's season finale weren't those of celebration, and certainly not what anybody in the organization expected to hear merely six weeks ago. Instead, sounds of packing tape being peeled off the roll and hands slapping as goodbyes were issued filled the room. After leading the National League Central...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brewers owner blames players

Brewers owner Mark Attanasio directed his anger over his team's fade from contention at the players Saturday. "Frankly, I'm disappointed in the team, disappointed in the guys," Attanasio said. "They're better than this, and they didn't show it." Attanasio and general manager Doug Melvin held a 20-minute news conference Saturday near the Brewers...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brewers owner says GM Melvin to return, undecided on Roenicke

MILWAUKEE — Despite his anger over the Brewers' fade from contention, Milwaukee owner Mark Attanasio says general manager Doug Melvin will return for the 2015 season. Milwaukee led the NL Central for 150 days but lost 24 of 34 games and was eliminated from playoff contention on Thursday. ''Frankly, I'm disappointed in the team, disappointed in the guys,''...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig: Ted Williams said I had hardest job in America

BOSTON — It’s no surprise that Bud Selig has a few interesting stories after serving as Major League Baseball commissioner for over 20 years. On Saturday, Selig took his farewell tour to Fenway Park and discussed some of his favorite memories of America’s Most Beloved Ballpark. His most memorable Fenway moment as commissioner came during the 1999 All-Star Game, when he had...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Brewers are considering moving Ryan Braun to first base

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Thursday that he has spoken to general manager Doug Melvin about the possibility of Ryan Braun moving to first base” “I think he’s a good defender in the outfield, learning a new position that he picked up pretty fast. I think he’ll continue to get better in right. We haven’t approached (Braun) about it. It’s just kind of what the needs...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Carlos Gomez Is Who Some Thought He Was

Note: All stats are as of Tuesday, September 23, 2014.  Carlos Gomez was an interesting name during Draft Season. There were two camps, basically. One camp, of which I was a member, believed he was legitimate, and would more or less repeat; if his batting average faltered a little, his power/speed should pick him up. The other side believed his batting average wouldn’t hold up...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Injury Update: Matt Garza scratched from Friday start

It looks as though Matt Garza's season is over after the Milwaukee Brewers scratched the right-hander from his final start with shoulder stiffness, as the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt tweeted:#Brewers have scratched Matt Garza from Friday start vs. Cubs with shoulder stiffness and replaced him with Jimmy Nelson.— Tom (@Haudricourt) September 25, 2014It...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Mark Attanasio Spread or Cure Brewers Fever in Cheeseland?

However the remainder of the 2014 MLB season plays out for the Milwaukee Brewers, it’s been a hard fall from the heights experienced the first few months. The Brewers now face virtually insurmountable odds in their quest to reach the postseason, and while surely the front office, coaches and players feel bad about what’s happened to the team’s prospects this year, it’s the...
Via Brewers Bar
5 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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