Posted March 14, 2012 on AP on Fox
George Kottaras doubled twice and drove in five runs, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. Brewers starter Randy Wolf gave up his first two runs of spring training in his third start. he had gone 7 2-3 innings before Starlin Castro doubled to the wall in right-center to open the two-run fourth. Castro, who led the National League in hits last season, went 1 for 3. Travis Wood gave up six runs - five earned - while getting just one out.

Axford backs 'Stache for cash tax break

PHOENIX Add Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford to the list of those supporting proposed legislation to provide an annual 250 tax credit to mustachioed and bearded Americans. "I'm just trying to help bearded and mustached fellows, like myself, try to make this country a little more handsome and better-looking," Axford said Thursday. The STACHE Act (Stimulus to Allow...

Rodriguez, Axford wrap up victories for Brewers

Francisco Rodriguez and John Axford are a tough combination to beat, and the Milwaukee Brewers' starters love it. The Brewers never lost a regular-season game that they led after seven innings upon acquiring Rodriguez, who tied for the National League lead with 17 holds from July 16 through the end of the regular season. Axford set a franchise record with 46 saves in 48 chances...

Weeks brothers facing off in Arizona

PHOENIX It's a scene that plays out hundreds of times over the course of a 162-game Major League Baseball season: a runner takes a big lead off first base, dances a little bit and once the pitcher takes notice, tries to dart back to first ahead of the throw, only to be caught between two fielders. Such a scene played out in the first inning of the Milwaukee Brewers' March...

Brewers Pound Cubs 10-2, 'Nuff Said

I don't know about you, but I take great pride in taking down the Cubbies, no matter if it's Spring Training, the regular season, or heck, even a company picnic between the two teams (o.k., that last part isn't likely to have ever happened, but you get the point).  The Brewers and more importantly George Kottaras came out swinging as Milwaukee took out the Chicago Cubs...

Narveson pitches into the 4th, Brewers win

PHOENIX (AP) -- If the Milwaukee Brewers can get anywhere near the same type of starting pitching during the regular season that they are getting this spring, a second straight NL Central title would appear to be well within reach. Left-hander Chris Narveson kept the momentum going on Thursday, pitching 3 2-3 scoreless innings in the Brewers' 6-4 victory over the San Diego...

Brewers beaten by Manny Ramirez, Athletics

PHOENIX (AP) -- Manny Ramirez hit his first home run of the spring and Yoenis Cespedes went hitless again in Oakland's 8-6 win Tuesday over a Brewers split squad. Ramirez blasted a solo homer to left-center in his first at-bat against Milwaukee right-hander Mike Fiers. Ramirez, who has not played in the majors since last April, had been 0 for 8 this spring. He also drew a walk...

Q&A with Brett Jackson; via

One of the Bay Area's own, Brett Jackson is a major part of what the Chicago Cubs hope is a bright future.  Here is a link to a Q&A with Jackson, on the Chicago Cubs Report at ESPNChicago. Jackson played at Miramonte HS and Cal, was a 1st round pick and has steadily produced in his minor league career.  He is expected to reach the big leagues some time in 2012.  The Bay...

MLB 2012 Preview: Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are so renowned for their losing ways that were they to miraculously change their ways, the city of Chicago may very well disintegrate before our eyes. That is what they are hoping for with the hiring of former Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein and former San Diego Padres general manager Jed Hoyer. Like he did in Boston, Epstein is trying to bring about...

Cubs Send Aaron Kurcz to Red Sox to Still Not Complete Theo Compensation

Back when Chris Carpenter was announced as being sent over to the Boston Red Sox for Theo Epstein, I mentioned that the deal still can't properly be evaluated because there were still 2 players to be named later involved. There was some talk that it was just a logistic move, that the Red Sox had to send a player  to the Cubs besides an executive and the two players would be...


Where the heck is EAMUS CATULI? Where the heck are the iconic numbers that remind us all how long it's been since our Cubs won it all? AC0366103 (translation: 3 year since we won the Division, 66 years since we won the Pennant, and 103 years since we won a World Series. Ubi Est Eamus Catuli ? Either Theo and the boys didn't like the reminder or this...

This Week in Fantasy Baseball: Week 19

Author: Andrew SwansonWeek 19August 1st - August 7thWeek 18 of the fantasy baseball season ended with a marquee matchup between the NL East leading Philadelphia Phillies and the defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. The Phillies proved that they are the best team in baseball by winning three of the four games in the series, including a 9 to 2 lopsided victory that...
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