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PHOENIX In six seasons on the Milwaukee Brewers' coaching staff, Dale Sveum did it all.
Hired by Ned Yost in 2006 to serve as third base coach, he became the team's bench coach a year later. In 2008, Sveum became the unlikeliest of interim managers, taking the reins after Yost was fired with 12 games to play as the Brewers returned to the playoffs for the first time in 26 years.
Passed over for the managerial job that winter, Sveum stayed on as the team's hitting coach and remained in that capacity for both of Ken Macha's seasons in Milwaukee and Ron Roenicke's first, before finally landing the top job with the Chicago Cubs over the winter.
With that much time in the organization, it's understandable that Sveum felt a little disoriented Saturday when he brought his team to Maryvale Baseball Park to face the Brewers.
"Honestly, I don't think I've ever been in there," Sveum said, referring to Maryvale's visitors' clubhouse. "...
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PHOENIX Talk about the Milwaukee Brewers' bullpen and the conversation will undoubtedly focus on right-handers Francisco Rodriguez and John Axford.
Last season, after Rodriguez was acquired the night of the All-Star game to set up for Axford, the back end of Milwaukee's bullpen was perhaps the best eighth and ninth inning combination in all of baseball.
With a top-flight...
PHOENIX A cursory glance of the Milwaukee Brewers' Cactus League stats shows some gaudy numbers for catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who had the day off Saturday but leads the team with a .636 batting average (7-for-11) with a home run and two RBI in four games.
Lucroy is quick to dismiss those stats.
"It's spring training," Lucroy said. "We have a lot of guys raking...
PHOENIX Yovani Gallardo is one step closer to being ready for the regular season.
The Brewers right-hander threw 45 pitches in a 3.1-inning effort Sunday in Milwaukee's 5-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Maryvale Baseball Park.
Gallardo allowed a walk and three hits in his second Cactus League start of the year and has yet to allow a run in 5.1 innings of work.
PHOENIX Twice in a span of 25 months, Dale Sveum was interviewed and passed over as Doug Melvin and the Milwaukee Brewers searched for a new field manager.
Under Ken Macha, who took over in 2009, the Brewers stumbled. Granted, a lack of quality pitching was as much to blame as anything, but the disconnect between the players and manager was evident during Macha's two seasons...
Most of you were probably watching the Big Ten championship game, but the Brewers played today, too. The Crew snapped their losing streak by edging out a 5-4 victory against a split Rockies squad. Yovani Gallardo started, allowing 3 hits and a walk while striking out two over 3 1/3 scoreless innings. Marco Estrada added three innings of excellent relief, holding the Rockies scoreless...
After a 12-2 win yesterday, the Brewers fell back down to earth, dropping a pair of split-squad games. A team that included Rickie Weeks, Aramis Ramirez, John Axford, and Chris Narveson dropped a 1-6 contest to the Cubs, and a squad including Nyjer Morgan, Carlos Gomez, and Mat Gamel lost to the Giants 3-13. Neither of these games were rife with highlights, but I'm going to run...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Yovani Gallardo pitched 3 1-3 scoreless innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat a Colorado Rockies split squad 5-4 Sunday.
Gallardo gave up three hits, walked one and struck out two in his second spring outing.
Rockies starter Alex White, competing for the fifth spot in the Rockies' rotation, allowed a run and two hits in three innings. Rickie Weeks hit an RBI...
Fantasy baseball is a work-driven game. Sure, it's not any of that "real" work like manual labor or going to the gym, but there's effort involved. And plenty of that effort goes into research. Who's going to break out in 2012? What pitcher finally find his form? What previous unknowns will clean up? These are just some of the questions fantasy baseball owners...
Yovani Gallardo stayed on track for a possible opening day assignment.
The former All-Star pitched 3 1-3 scoreless innings Sunday and the Milwaukee Brewers beat a split squad of Colorado Rockies 5-4.
Gallardo used 45 pitches to scatter three hits and a walk with two strikeouts. He's fanned six in 5 1-3 innings this spring - he finished fifth in the NL last season with 207 strikeouts...
The 2011 Milwaukee Brewers gave their fans their first division title since 1982. Ryan Braun brought the MVP Award back to Milwaukee for the first time since Robin Yount won the award in 1989. Both feats were Milwaukee firsts since the club has been in the National League. Of course, already in 2012 we have
PHOENIX (AP) -- Starlin Castro homered, Ryan Dempster pitched three scoreless innings and the Chicago Cubs beat a Milwaukee Brewers split-squad 6-1 on Saturday.
Dempster allowed two hits and walked two in his second spring start. He also greeted former teammate Aramis Ramirez with a fastball toward the helmet before getting the Brewers' third baseman to ground into a double...