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Most preseason predictions have the Milwaukee Brewers finishing second or third in the NL Central, perhaps penalizing the defending division champs a little too heavily for the loss of All-Star first baseman Prince Fielder.
After all, the Brewers have perhaps fewer weak spots in their lineup than last year and -- most important -- one of the major leagues' best front-to-back pitching staffs returns largely intact. Rick Kranitz, in his second year as the team's pitching coach, is seeing the benefits of working with the same group for another year.
"Me working with them, both sides are more comfortable, so it's nice," Kranitz said. "I've been with staffs where we had one guy set. So, it's really nice having all five guys, and pretty much the meat and potatoes of our bullpen are back, too. To have the two guys we have at the end and then Kameron (Loe) being back as well, we're getting Manny (Parra) back, and the addition of (Jose) Veras is also ...
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Tim Dillard has enjoyed an eventful spring, highlighted by his recent run-in with comedian Frank Caliendo. "I just took one look at him and started laughing," Dillard said of Caliendo. "He was amazing. He came in and was doing impersonations in the clubhouse -- that guy's good." Truth be told, Dillard does some solid impersonations himself, like the spot-on...
Recovering surprisingly fast from two cartilage tears in his knee, Brewers right fielder Corey Hart appears as if he will be in the Opening Day lineup.
According to multiple reports, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told the media Monday that Hart was cleared by doctors and will play seven innings in the Brewers' two exhibition games Tuesday and Wednesday at Chase Field against...
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting giddy for the start of the 2012 Major League Baseball Season. This is perhaps the best week in all of sports. Not only do we get to crown the college basketball national champion, but we also play witness to the eloquent Masters and kick off the long grind known as the MLB regular season.
Since we already took a...
Late in Spring Training it appears that the bats are clearly ready for regular season play as Milwaukee took care of the Chicago White Sox by a score of 13-7. It was a good thing the bats were working as starting pitcher Zack Greinke had easily his roughest outing of the Spring, going just three innings. Greinke had most of the damage done to him in his second inning of work...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Zack Greinke struggled in his final outing of spring training, allowing six runs over three innings in the Milwaukee Brewers' 13-7 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday at Camelback Ranch.
Five of the six runs were earned against Greinke, who gave up five hits, struck out two and walked three.
Gavin Floyd allowed four runs in 4 2-3 innings for Chicago...
Zack Greinke was hoping to end his spring training with a strong outing. It didn't happen.
Greinke surrendered six runs - five earned - over three innings in his final spring start Monday at Camelback Ranch, but the Milwaukee Brewers still walked away with 13-7 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Greinke was left shaking his head after the right-hander gave up five hits, struck...
Hey guys, I have to apologize here. There's been quite a bit of big news this week that, for one reason or another, me and Andy haven't found the time to cover. So, we're going to do a quick roundup of what we missed (by the way, happy April 1st): -- The Brewers and Zack Greinke have agreed to a 5 year, $90M extension with an $19M option for 2018, as well as a clause...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Yovani Gallardo outlasted Tim Lincecum in a matchup of opening day starters and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Francisco Giants 7-4 on Sunday.
Gallardo, slated to start at home against World Series champion St. Louis on Friday, pitched 5 2-3 innings. He allowed four runs and eight hits while walking one and striking out seven. He gave up a three-run homer to...
Mat Gamel hit a grand slam and a solo home run Saturday and the Milwaukee Brewers topped a split squad of San Diego Padres 10-7.
Alex Gonzalez and Carlos Gomez also homered for the Brewers.
Gamel hit his slam off Padres starter Tim Stauffer and later connected against San Diego closer Huston Street.
Stauffer allowed six earned runs and seven hits in five innings. Street gave up...
This is the first in FOXSportsWisconsin.com's five-part series commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Milwaukee Brewers' 13-0 start to the 1987 season.
Today: 13-0 still special 25 years later
Monday: Juan Nieves' no-hitter makes it 9-0
Tuesday: The Easter Sunday Game
Wednesday: 13-1. Now what?
Thursday: Free George Webb hamburgers for everyone!
The young manager...
Read the methodology behind the ratings here. Remember that the grading scale is 20-80, with 50 representing league average.
2012 Organizational Rankings
#30 – Baltimore
#29 – Houston
#28 – Oakland
#27 – Pittsburgh
#26 – San Diego
#25 – Minnesota
#24 – Chicago AL
#23 – Seattle
#22 – Kansas City
#21 – Cleveland
#20 – New York Mets
#19 – Los Angeles Dodgers...
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Detroit slugger Prince Fielder was on the move Tuesday, stealing a base and then getting thrown out at the plate in the Tigers' 13-8 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Fielder grounded into a forceout in the third inning. One out later, the burly slugger stole second for his first spring training swipe since 2008.
Jhonny Peralta later singled and Fielder tried...
With Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder cashing in on big pay days this offseason, it became abundantly clear that Reds first baseman Joey Votto could eventually do the same. Votto is under contract through 2013 as a result of an extension he signed last winter, but the Reds clearly want to make sure the two-time All-Star stays put for the foreseeable future. That's why the Reds...