Posted September 30, 2013 on AP on Fox
Manager Ron Roenicke would love to get more production from the Brewers' core players in 2014. If only he could just keep more of them on the field. A challenging 2013 season has ended in Milwaukee with glimmers of hope for the future. Outfielder Carlos Gomez and shortstop Jean Segura are young, speedy cornerstones up the middle. Second baseman Scooter Gennett provided a late-summer spark at the plate. Yovani Gallardo re-emerged as an ace after getting over a strained left hamstring. Now about the rest of those injured Brewers ... ''We have the core,'' manager Ron Roenicke said in New York after Milwaukee lost the season finale Sunday to the Mets 3-2. ''We need to stay healthy in that core.'' Or otherwise just in uniform in the case of slugger Ryan Braun, the outfielder who sat out the last 65 games of the season for a doping suspension. Braun's future was murky until Major League Baseball announced its punishment in July following an in...

GM Doug Melvin remains confident brighter days are ahead for Brewers

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin held his season-ending news conference Tuesday morning at Miller Park, spending nearly 50 minutes looking back at what went wrong in 2013 and looking ahead to the offseason. Melvin expressed disappointment in Milwaukee's 74-88 record and fourth-place finish in the National League Central but did want to draw attention...

Marco Estrada completes impressive finish to season

Before Milwaukee's worst season in nine years officially came to a close, Marco Estrada provided one last glimmer of hope for 2014. Continuing his impressive finish to the year, Estrada allowed just two hits and one run while striking out eight and not walking a batter in Milwaukee's 3-2 loss to New York in the season finale. "Outstanding," Brewers manager Ron...

Melvin looks to improve Brewers for 2014

General manager Doug Melvin hopes the Brewers can build on the second-half positives this season. He also hopes it doesn't become a habit and Milwaukee can avoid another early slumber in 2014. Melvin met with reporters Tuesday at Miller Park to wrap up the injury-riddled 2013 campaign. He likes what he has up the middle with Jean Segura at shortstop, Carlos Gomez at second...

10 Best Brewers Wins of 2013

(Image: Mike McGinnis/Getty) With the 2013 Brewers season now a part of history, we can say “at least they didn’t lose 90” and promptly forget about its low points.  Still, even though 2013 was mostly a bummer, it wasn’t all bad.  The Brewers did win 74 games, some of which were exhilarating.  Before we put 2013 behind us, let’s take a moment to remember the silver...

Brewers waste Estrada's gem, drop finale to Mets

Marco Estrada had the Milwaukee Brewers headed to an uplifting finish until everything unraveled in an ugly eighth inning. ''My gosh, not the way you want to end a season,'' manager Ron Roenicke said. Eric Young Jr. won the National League stolen base crown with 46 and helped the New York Mets rally past Milwaukee 3-2 on Sunday when the Brewers botched two bunt...

Nelson shows promise; leads Brewers past Mets, 4-2

Jimmy Nelson might need a bit more seasoning in the minor leagues before he sticks with the Milwaukee Brewers for good. But the big right-hander is coming and coming fast. "It may be too soon. He probably could use going back to Triple-A for a little bit" said manager Ron Roenicke. "But I don't know the circumstances we're going to be in. I don't know...

Here’s to Dale Sveum (What More Could He Have Done?)

(Image: Jared Wickerham/Getty) I can’t imagine many Brewers fans took joy in yesterday’s news that the Cubs fired Dale Sveum.  Although we’ve all had a good laugh at the Cubs’ expense over the last two years – with the Brewers going 26-10 against those jokers – it was a shame that Sveum had to take the fall.  Even Cubs president Theo Epstein’s statement on the...

Game Chatter: Jonthon Niese vs. Marco Estrada (9/29/13)

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