Found November 01, 2012 on
The Rhino and Compass:
Now is the time when people come up with their master plans for what will and won’t fix the team of their choosing. Of course, for me, that is the Twins, so I pay close attention to what everyone else has to say. I don’t have any free agent optimism, but everyone from Parker Hageman to Phil Mackey do. And they all believe that Shaun Marcum, formerly of the Blue Jays and Brewers, belongs in a Twins uniform. The Twins never do what people expect them to do so it probably won’t happen, but since Shaun Marcum is showing up in every Twins offseason preview I see, I figure it’s time to do a little due diligence.
Pro: Should come cheaply, as he is coming off injury!
Con: EVERYONE seems to want him, so he won’t be cheap!
Other Con: He’ll probably need Tommy John surgery. Or would, if he comes to Minnesota.
Pro: High strikeout rate!
Con: Doesn’t pitch to contact
Pro: Manly beard
Con: Doesn’t smile quite hard enough.
Con: Not an ace pitcher
Pro: Fits right in!
Con: Not much of a ground balle...
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Francisco Rodriguez has been charged in an alleged domestic abuse incident involving his fiancée and faces a nine-month prison sentence if convicted.
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The Brewers’ infield is somewhat in flux going into the offseason, particularly at the shortstop position. While the team will likely have much the same crew of regulars around the bases (first base: probably Corey Hart, second base: Rickie Weeks, third: Aramis Ramirez), shortstop is a position that will have some intrigue around it until the Brewers decide...
The Milwaukee Brewers have outrighted outfielder Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A Nashville.
Morgan hit .304 while helping Milwaukee win the NL Central in 2011, but slumped to .239 this year and the Brewers failed to make the playoffs. He is a .280 career hitter over six seasons with Pittsburgh, Washington and Milwaukee.
Milwaukee also announced Thursday that right-hander Jose Veras declined...
Wanting to revamp a bullpen that struggled mightily last season, the Milwaukee Brewers appear to be in the process of taking the first step by parting ways with Jose Veras.MLB.com reported Wednesday that the Brewers will outright the 32-year old reliever off the 40-man roster, likely making him a free agent. If Veras would clear waivers, he would almost certainly elect free agency...
The Milwaukee Brewers' primary goal this winter will be rebuilding a bullpen that ranked last in the majors in three important categories: earned-run average (4.66), blown saves (29) and losses (33). There was some natural attrition with the free agency of setup man Francisco Rodriguez and long reliever Livan Hernandez. The Brewers had no intention of trying to resign either...
Outfielder Nyjer Morgan, who was postseason hero for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011, was sent outright by the club to Class AAA Nashville and will declare his free agency instead. Morgan, 32, fell into a deep slump this season and batted only .239 in 289 at-bats while ceding the No. 1 job in center field to OF Carlos Gomez. Acquired from the Washington Nationals in a spring training...
Despite what Tyler Maas said the other day, how awesome is it that the season is over? I AM SO HAPPY! No more dreaming of impossible scenarios that won't happen, no more Brewers bullpen doing Brewers bullpen thing, no more Cardinals, no more Barry Zito, no more MLB Betting, no more Prince Fielder used to be a Brewer and no more stupid teams in the stupid World Series. I'm...
In light of an alleged incident with his fiancé in September, free agent relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez on Wednesday was charged with one count of domestic abuse. Patch.com in Waukesha County reported the misdemeanor could cost Rodriguez as much as nine months in prison and a $10,000 fine. His first court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 12. Records say the alleged incident...
Not that this is breaking, shocking news, but the Gold Glove Awards are now officially stupid, dumb and just not worth anyone’s time. As Todd Rosiak mentions in the JS, the Brewers failed once again to win a Gold Glove Award (or the Gold Glove Awards failed them, which is probably the better phrase). Not one Gold Glove since 1982 (Robin Yount), holy cannoli, that is insane...