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To Ryan Braun and his United States teammates, the World Baseball Classic means much more than a glorified exhibition.
As the United States begins play in the tournament Friday against Mexico, Braun wants to bring the title of best baseball team in the world to his home country.
"Our goal is to win this thing," Braun said. "We didn't come in to compete, we didn't come in to help grow the brand of baseball. We're in the tournament to win it. That's my goal, that's everybody's goal, and certainly that's our expectation as we enter the tournament."
The World Baseball Classic certainly has its critics Brewers manager Ron Roenicke being one and some feel the future of the tournament could depend on how this years version takes off in the United States.
With so many of baseballs biggest stars passing on the opportunity to represent their countries due to fear of injuries or just to focus on the upcoming season, the World Baseball Class...
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Brewers general manager Doug Melvin was stung on his finger by a scorpion on Wednesday night at his Phoenix-area condo, resulting in a trip to the hospital.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Ryan Braun understands why many people are skeptical of him, given the way his name has twice been linked to performance-enhancing drugs.
He refuses to let it bother him.
On a sun-splashed field in Arizona, the Brewers slugger said that getting back to spring training has helped him deal with the swirling controversy, and that playing for the U.S. team in...
In the This Is My Nightmare series, we'll take a look at what the absolute worst case scenario for each team would be in 2013. Think of it as the negative complement to our You May Say I'm A Dreamer series that we'll be running during our preview series.
It’s pretty easy to imagine what the worst nightmare for the 2013 Brewers would be -- MLB somehow finding enough...
The next time Doug Melvin has a bug in his house, he might think twice before trying to get rid of it with his hands.
According to MLB.com, the Milwaukee Brewers general manager was having dinner with his wife at their Arizona condo on Wednesday when a bug crawled across the floor. Melvin attempted to get rid of the bug with tissue, but little did he know it was one of Arizona&...
Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin is back at spring training after a scorpion sting landed him in the hospital.
Melvin says he thought he saw a bug scurrying across the floor of his condominium Wednesday night and bent down to pick it up with a tissue. It turned out to be a scorpion and he got stung.
Melvin said Thursday that he spent three hours at a hospital. He says...
Yovani Gallardo's future in the World Baseball Classic will be determined Tuesday night.
The Milwaukee Brewers' ace pitcher will start and throw an inning in Mexico's exhibition game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields, testing how he's recovered from a groin strain.
The Brewers will have a member of their training staff and pitching coach Rick...
Milwaukee Brewers can breathe a sigh of relief. Power-hitting third baseman
Aramis Ramirez underwent an MRI on his sprained left knee on March 4, one day
after leaving the Brewers’ Spring Training game against the Los Angeles Angels.
The results released on March 5 showed no structural damage. Ramirez
will sit out for seven to ten days – and possibly two full weeks...
Continuing from the Brewers season preview earlier today...
Can the Brewers compete with such inexperienced starting pitching?
That's not to say the rotation isn't good -- there's plenty of minor league success among this group. Mike Fiers had a minor league ERA of 2.80, including a 1.86 ERA in Double- and Triple-A in 2011 before a successful rookie campaign in...
Major League Baseball teams flock south to Arizona and Florida each spring to escape the cold and snow. But as Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin found out, the relocation to a warmer climate often presents new threats, such as scorpions.Melvin suffered a scare when he was stung by a scorpion in his condominium Wednesday night. The sting resulted in spending three hours...
The Milwaukee Brewers had a very good finish to their 2012 season. After winning the NL Central in 2011, the team slipped last year, mostly because of the loss of 1B Prince Fielder. At one point, the Brewers had won 24 out of 30 games to get themselves back in the race. However, they lost out by losing 7 of their last 12 to finish the season. The Brewers have committed themselves...
Doug Melvin, the general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, was sleeping near Spring Training in Phoenix when he was stung badly by a scorpion.
By JOHN PESETSKI
Special to FOXSportsWisconsin.com
PHOENIX -- Robinzon Diaz got the start at catcher in the Milwaukee Brewers' 7-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. That could be the best indicator of the challenges the 2013 World Baseball Classic is presenting the team this spring.
With starting catcher Jonathan Lucroy playing for Team USA and backup Martin Maldonado...
By John Pesetski
Special to FOXSportsWisconsin.com
The 2013 baseball season, and specifically his first major league spring training, couldn't start soon enough for Milwaukee Brewers prospect Hunter Morris.
"It's great to be in big-league camp," the 6-foot-3 first baseman said. "With the season I had last year, I was hoping to be here. The whole offseason...