BREWERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Braves, Blaine Boyer Agree To Minor League Deal

The Braves have agreed to a minor league contract with right-hander Blaine Boyer, reports Mark Bowman of MLB.com (Twitter link). The 35-year-old Boyer was originally drafted by the Braves back in 2000 and spent the first five seasons of his career in Atlanta. After a two-year absence from the Majors from 2012-13, during which Boyer has previously said he believed his career to be...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Braun expected at Brewers On Deck

Ryan Braun, who's been the subject of trade rumors, is scheduled to attend the Brewers' annual fan fest later this month, along with other starting position players and Hall of Famers Robin Yount and Rollie Fingers.
Via Brewers.com
1 day ago

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...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

August 19, 2016: Keon Broxton Keeps it 100

On the evening of August 19th, 2016, the Milwaukee Brewers rolled into a sweltering Safeco Field for a three-game interleague set with the Seattle Mariners. Also hot that night: rookie center fielder Keon Broxton. Related Reading:Can Keon Broxton Make Enough Contact?Carter-Broxton Plate Discipline The Mariners, pushing for their first postseason appearance in fifteen years, toppled...
Via BP Milwaukee
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Brewers need to trade Ryan Braun this off-season

We’re reaching the point of the off-season where teams are starting to move on to Plan B. Given what’s left on the free agent market, it sure seems like a good time to have a trade chip. Teams who preferred to look to free agency to add talent (it makes sense on the surface; why would you want to give up assets in the form of prospects to acquire talent when you could do so with...
Via Disciples of Uecker
2 days ago

Source: Brewers in mix for reliever Feliz

The Brewers are in talks with free-agent reliever Neftali Feliz, sources confirmed Saturday.
Via Brewers.com
4 days ago

Brewers avoid arbitration with Peralta, Torres

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Brewers agreed to a $4,275,000 deal with Wily Peralta and a $2,175,000 contract with Carlos Torres for 2017, avoiding arbitration with both right-handers. Milwaukee exchanged arbitration figures Friday with right-hander Chase Anderson. The team offered $2.45 million and Anderson asked for $2.85 million. Peralta pitched poorly for his first 13 starts of 2016...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Peralta, Torres sign to avoid arbitration with Crew

The Brewers avoided arbitration Friday with pitchers Wily Peralta and Carlos Torres by agreeing to one-year contracts. But they were unable to ink right-hander Chase Anderson, positioning the sides to head to a hearing next month.
Via Brewers.com
5 days ago

Matt Garza rips Jessica Chastain over birth control tweet

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Matt Garza decided to share some of his thoughts about birth control on social media, and he did it by unloading on an actress who had just done the same. Jessica Chastain, who is known for her roles in popular films like “The Martian” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” tweeted on Thursday about birth control no longer needing to be covered by health insurance...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Selling While You’re Ahead

In just over a year at the helm as the Milwaukee Brewers’ general manager, David Stearns has shown an incredible ability to find value in places where no one thought to look. By buying low on Jonathan Villar, re-signing Hernan Perez, and betting against Keon Broxton’s strikeout problem, Stearns has accumulated assets without giving up any real assets in return. Perhaps the best...
Via BP Milwaukee
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval actually appears to be in pretty damn good shape

After being told by the Boston Red Sox to lose weight last offseason, Pablo Sandoval arrived at the team’s camp in February looking like this: Welp. Here it is. Via the @BostonGlobe, the picture that everyone's going to be talking about tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/FbWPrm8DfH — Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) February 21, 2016 That was certainly not what the Red Sox had in...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Minor League Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

Johnny come latelys like the Yankees and White Sox may think they're hip for acquiring prospects. But the Brewers have been doing it since before it was cool. Starting with the trade of Carlos Gomez, the Brewers have brought in a bounty of talented youngsters. In fact 8 of the 16 prospects discussed were acquired via trade. Including 4 of their top 5. So good work Doug Melvin and...
Via Razzball
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing Roster Moves III: Ideal 40-Man

Thus far in the offseason, Brewers GM David Stearns has made moves with 40-man roster implications involving 18 players: Selecting contracts of OF Lewis Brinson, OF/1B Ryan Cordell, LHP Josh Hader, OF Brett Phillips, and RHP Taylor Williams. Losing RHP Miguel Diaz in the Rule 5 draft. Waiver claims of RHP Steven Geltz, RHP Blake Parker, and OF/1B Adam Walker. Outright assignments...
Via BP Milwaukee
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Brewers’ Potential Breakout Slugger

Right after the end of the playoffs, we lost August Fagerstrom to a major-league front office. I miss having August around, because he was a good friend and an excellent writer. If there was one complication, though, it was that, shockingly often, we wanted to write about the same things. The same sorts of stuff inspired us, and in this line of work, there’s nothing more precious...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers sign pitcher Tommy Milone, infielder Eric Sogard

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers have signed former Oakland Athletics infielder Eric Sogard to a minor-league contract with an invitation to major league camp in spring training.Sogard hit .247 with one homer and 37 RBIs in 120 games for Oakland in 2016. The left-handed hitter was 6 of 7 in stolen-base attempts.The Brewers announced the signing of Sogard on Thursday, along with...
Via Associated Press
December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Brewers prospect suspended 50 games for second drug violation

Phil Bickford, a minor league pitching prospect in the Brewers’ organization, was suspended 50 games after testing positive for a drug of abuse, news emerged on Friday. This is Bickford’s second time testing positive for a drug of abuse. He first tested positive for marijuana before the draft in 2015. The first positive test didn’t stop the Giants from taking him No. 18 overall...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Research & Development Senior Analyst & Intern

To be clear, there are two job postings here. Position: Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Research & Development Intern Location: MilwaukeeDescription: The Milwaukee Brewers are currently seeking an Intern in the Baseball Research and Development Department. The Intern will work with the Baseball R&D, Baseball Systems departments and the entire Baseball Operations Department to...
Via Fangraphs
December 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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