Found March 13, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
The Brewers had a much more quiet offseason this past winter than they did following the 2011 season. There was no major free agent like Prince Fielder leaving town. There was no need to replace Fielder with someone like Aramis Ramirez. Milwaukee simply attempted to strengthen their club with deals that weren't very sexy, but would help out a ton this year, especially when it comes to their bullpen.  Strengths Outfield. The offensive firepower of the Brewers outfield may not be what it was a couple years ago when Corey Hart was still a part of the unit (he’s moved to first base, and will miss the first month or two of the season), but it’s still a group that’s above-average with the bats. Of course, the presence of Ryan Braun would probably push any outfield unit into that category, but his fellow starting outfielders aren’t too bad with the bat, either. In right field, Norichika Aoki is coming off a rookie season in which he hit .288/.355/.433 and stole 30 bases on 38 a...

The best players in MLB by division

Welcome to our annual series of ‘best player by position’ per division across all of Major League Baseball. Our goal in this set of articles was to bring to light the player from each position that is the best in the division right now. No weight was given to a player’s glorious or dubious past. These are our opinions as to who is most likely to represent the division in top...

Norichika Aoki - regression candidate?

The Milwaukee Brewers caught a nice surprise in 2012 when Norichika Aoki turned in a 2.9 fWAR season and ended up compiling 588 plate appearances in 151 games. There are a lot of nice elements in his numbers as we shall see. With only one year in the Major Leagues (in this country), can he repeat those numbers? Only ZiPS doesn't think so. All the other projection systems think...

Carlos Gomez Extended — Will The Power Come With?

Carlos Gomez will be a Brewer for another four years, it looks like. With 3 year $24 million extension thru 2016 #Brewers have committed 4 years and $28.3 million to Carlos Gomez over next 4 seasons. — Tom (@Haudricourt) March 13, 2013 There aren’t many players that fit his contract situation perfectly — Gomez is being extended for three years with one year of arbitration...

Brewers sign Gomez through 2016 season

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Carlos Gomez to a contract extension that will keep the center fielder with the team through 2016. Gomez's deal was officially announced as a three-year extension, but the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the new deal will tear up the final year of his current contract and will pay him about 27.5 million over the next four years. "We are...

Brewers, Gomez agree to $28.3M, 4-year deal

Outfielder Carlos Gomez and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $28.3 million, four-year contract. The 27-year-old outfielder would have been eligible for free agency after this season. He had agreed to a $4.3 million, one-year deal in January, and the new contract includes salaries of $7 million in 2014, $8 million in 2015 and $9 million in 2016. Gomez hit .260 with 19 homers...

Outstaters Pack Punch for Brewers’ Attendance

(Image: A recent article on the economic impact of Milwaukee Brewers fans who don’t live in the five-county metro area has revealed some substantial but not very startling figures.  The UW-Milwaukee study, apparently commissioned by MLB, reports that nearly 50 percent of fans at Brewers home games reside in places outside the five-county area, and that...

Brewers sign CF Carlos Gomez through 2016 season


BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 159: The Carlos Gomez Extension and the 2013-14 Free Agent Class by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the Brewers` Carlos Gomez extension and the increasing scarcity of impact free agents.

Gallardo strong in return to Brewers in loss

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Yovani Gallarado was strong in his return to the Brewers from the World Baseball Classic, retiring 12 straight batters after giving up a leadoff home run in Milwaukee's 7-0 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. Gallardo, back from a weekend stint with Team Mexico, struck out five in four innings after Gerardo Parra's solo home run...

Rangers 12, Brewers 3

Jeff Baker homered off Tom Gorzelanny and Mike Olt against Travis Webb, helping the Texas Rangers rout the Milwaukee Brewers 12-3 Tuesday. Baker has a seven-game hitting streak, going 12 for 15 (.800). Rangers starter Alexi Ogando allowed two hits and three walks and struck out three over four innings, his first scoreless outing of spring training. Texas took a four-hit shutout...

Car trouble causes Prince Fielder to miss spring training game

It isn't uncommon for players to drive themselves to and from road games during spring training. Most of the stadiums are within a reasonable driving distance from one another.So, it was only a matter of time this spring that someone failed to arrive at the park because of car trouble. That someone was Detroit Tigers slugger Prince Fielder.Fielder was supposed to make the trip...

Brennan Boesch on Yanks radar

The list of outfielders competing for the vacant position left by the injured Curtis Granderson could grow, as Jon Heyman of CBSsports reports that the Yankees will consider looking at freshly released Brennan Boesch. Earlier this  morning the Tigers released Boesch, allowing him to a become a free agent should he clear waivers. If Boesch does clear waivers, the Tigers would owe...

Fantasy Fox: Mock draft at No. 12 slot

Here are the results from my latest mock draft (Sunday), holding the No. 12 slot in a 12-team, 25-round mock draft. Among the notable quirks, each club starts five outfielders and must account for three ancillary spots among the starters 1B3B, 2BSS and offensive "Utility" spot. Today's experimental assignment: Grab at least six hitters in the first eight picks ....
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