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Each Thursday preceding Brewers weekend home stands, Tyler Maas will help prepare fans for all elements of the upcoming series with the Homestander. Tyler prints Wisconsin-themed shirts at Forward Fabrics and contributes to such fine publications as Milwaukee Magazine and The A.V. Club Milwaukee. All views, naughty words and weirdo sentiments are his own. Follow him at @TylerJamesMaas.
Last weekend, my fantasy league had its draft in a secluded backroom at a bar (creatively called "The Bar") back in my hometown of Appleton. This is the eighth year of my league, so we all kind of have our tendencies. Some over-study, others do next-to-no work (me), the guy who takes five minutes to pick, the dude who always drafts Shin Soo Choo two rounds too early, the one running two separate projection aps on his elaborate bar-table war room. Among other tendencies I have (taking too many starters way too early), I've always been the guy who doesn't draft any meaningful Brewers.
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MILWAUKEE -- Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is in a tricky but enviable spot when it comes to his catching situation.
He must find a way to keep valuable backup Martin Maldonado in a groove, but starter Jonathan Lucroy is an integral part of Milwaukee's lineup. Though it's tough to figure out a plan that works for all parties, most managers would love to have just one of the...
MILWAUKEE -- Searching for any clue as to why his velocity has dipped in his first two outings of the season, Brewers closer John Axford went to the video tape.
He pulled up side-by-side video from this season and successful outings from 2012 and 2011.
"Nothing looks different," Axford said. "It's the same. The arm slot is the same going back to 2011, same leg...
MILWAUKEE -- John Axford sat at his locker and even cracked a joke to lighten the mood.
What he couldn't do is explain what just happened. With Thursday off, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke gave Axford work in the ninth inning with Milwaukee trailing 4-3.
The Brewers' closer gave up three runs on five hits - including two home runs - while recording just two outs in Milwaukee...
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez left Friday's game against Arizona with a left knee sprain.
Ramirez was injured in the bottom of the fourth inning when he awkwardly slid into second base trying to stretch a single into a double.
Off the bat it appeared to be an easy double, but the ball caromed off the wall and rolled right to Diamondbacks left fielder...
MILWAUKEE When Jean Segura took his place at shortstop on Monday, he became Milwaukee's fifth different Opening Day shortstop in five years.
The Brewers shipped two young shortstops away in trades and had two stopgap starters the past two years while they searched for a long term solution.
When the Los Angeles Angels showed interest in Zack Greinke at least season's trade...
Baseball lends itself very well to collectibles. Whether the objects are baseball cards, caps, game-used bats or neon bar signs, Brewers fans have a plethora of merchandise available from MLB featuring Brewers players or logos. I tend to gravitate to baseball caps (I have probably ten different Brewers hats) along with other various tokens, like pins. Recently my collection...
John Axford has already allowed 3 home runs this season, 2 to Dexter Fowler. If you own the Milwaukee Brewers closer, like I do in some leagues, don't wait to long to move on! Axford might help you pick up some strike outs, but his 21.60 ERA and 3.60 WHIP will kill you. His facial hair might be cool, but it can't help your fantasy team. Maybe Ryan Braun should ask...
Well, I guess that’s too late to figure out now. I traded him for Steven Strasburg. Sure, Braun was named the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player. However,Strasburg was named the Nationals’ Opening Day starter. Sure, he may (or may not) have a pitch count but Ryan Braun was … connected to the Biogenesis scandal. I did not want to hedge my bets.
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The Milwaukee Brewers lack elite talent in their farm system. However, after emptying the system out via promotions and trades over the past few years, they did a pretty decent job filling it back...
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Even as we acknowledge it’s too early in the season to express panic or exuberance, there’s no harm in formulating first impressions about the four new Brewers relievers after seeing them in action…
Alfredo Figaro: The last pitcher to make the Brewers’ roster, Figaro got the job done on Opening Day, turning in two scoreless innings of relief...
The Milwaukee Brewers seem to bring out the best in Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki.
Off to a strong start after missing most of 2012 with a groin injury, Tulowitzki looks to help the Rockies to a series victory over the Brewers on Wednesday night at Miller Park.
Tulowitzki played 47 games in 2012 and missed the last four months of the season with an injury that required surgery...
If it wasn't for the fact that everyone's favorite racing meat, the Milwaukee Brewer's Racing Sausages, are featured in this version of the Harlem Shake I wouldn't bother with this one. But hey--who can resist a dancing Sausage, right?
In the top of the sixth inning during last night's Rockies-Brewers game, Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez made an amazing leaping catch at the center field wall to rob Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez of a home run. It was an awesome catch that kept the Brewers' deficit at two runs for the timebeing, but ended up not meaning much in the grand scheme of things as...
After taking two of three games at home against the Cardinals, including a marathon 16-inning game Wednesday, the D-backs stay within the NL Central, this time taking on the Brewers for three games in Milwaukee. The Brewers scuffled in their opening series, dropping two of three games to the Rockies behind shaky pitching. Former Cardinal Kyle Lohse, who sat out all of spring training...