Found February 08, 2012 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
MILWAUKEE In 2011, the Milwaukee Brewers went into the All-Star break tied with the St. Louis Cardinals atop the National League Central. They went 49-43 in the first half a respectable mark but tore through the second half with a 47-23 record, on the way to a franchise-record 96 victories and their first division title in 29 years. There may have been no bigger factor in that second-half surge then the Milwaukee bullpen. There was some uncertainty, especially early on when Takashi Saito went to the disabled list and LaTroy Hawkins had yet to find a role. That moved ground ball specialist Kameron Loe into the setup spot, where he had mixed results. After acquiring Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez the night of the All-Star Game, though, the relief corps jelled. Suddenly, the Brewers were shortening games and all the pieces fit perfectly. If a starter got into trouble early, manager Ron Roenicke could turn to Loe to get a much-needed double play and end the threat. He preferred ...

Melvin elected to Canadian Baseball HOF

MILWAUKEE Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin has been elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Melvin was born in raised in Chatham, Ontario, the same hometown of hall of fame pitcher Fergeson Jenkins. Growing up, Melvin idolized Jenkins, who won 284-226 games in his 19-year career. "That's who inspired me to play baseball," Melvin said Tuesday on...

Braun PED appeal: MLB not starstruck

Want to know the strangest part about the Ryan Braun case? The best outcome for baseball might be if a three-member panel upheld Braun's positive drug test, forcing him to serve a 50-game suspension. That's right, baseball might be better off if the reigning National League MVP missed nearly one-third of the season than if he reported to spring training as if nothing ever...

Small-market Brewers will pay to field a winner

MILWAUKEE It would have been unthinkable just five years ago, but the Milwaukee Brewers will open the 2012 season with a payroll in excess of 100 million. That's a fairly hefty number for a team that plays in Major League Baseball's smallest media market, but it's also a testament to the product general manager Doug Melvin has put on the field, the willingness of owner...

2012 Milwaukee Brewers: The Starting Rotation and Catchers

After covering both the infield and outfield over the past couple of weeks, we’ve finally gotten to possibly the most vital position on the team, if the last decade is used as a measuring stick. That is the starting rotation. There are no changes whatsoever from last year’s starting five except maybe the order they’re ranked. But no matter what, this is a team strength going...

Player Profile #72: Aramis Ramirez | 3B | MIL

Milwaukee, meet Aramis Ramirez, or, as many will come to know him, not Prince Fielder. Ramirez is a nice player, a very good player even. He’s a .300 hitter (when healthy), still has enough pop to hit 30 homers (when healthy) and, if guys do their job and get on base in front of him, he can still drive in 100 runs (when healthy). There’s one problem with Ramirez, though. Sometimes...

FS Wisconsin releases Brewers' spring schedule

FOX Sports Wisconsin on Wednesday released the Milwaukee Brewers' spring training television schedule, beginning on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, with a matchup against the Oakland A's. FOX Sports Wisconsin also announced plans to televise "Brewers On Deck 2012" at about 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, following the Milwaukee Bucks game. A look at the schedule: Oakland:...

'Arctic Tailgate' to open individual Brewers ticket sales

The Brewers announced Wednesday that their sixth annual "Arctic Tailgate" party will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25, marking the beginning of individual ticket sales for the 2012 season.

Melvin elected into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin received yet another honor this off-season when it was announced he was elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

Brewers truck day a sure sign of spring

The Brewers' famous racing sausages were put to work Thursday as the team marked a symbolic start to baseball season. The second of two moving trucks departed the Miller Park loading dock bound for Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix.

Crew organization preview, Top 20 Prospects

Milwaukee right-handed pitching prospect Wily Peralta is making his way toward the Major Leagues. How fast he gets there is up to him.

Ball Hall to enshrine Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada

St. Marys – The original face of the Montreal Expos, the current mastermind of the uprising Milwaukee Brewers, the legendary lefthander from Moncton, New Brunswick, and the reigning gold medalists from the 2011 Pan Am Games will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame at 11:00am on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012. The ceremony for Rusty Staub, Doug Melvin, Rheal Cormier and...
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