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It has been a tough week for Brewers diehards as the Brewers have made moves that seemingly go against the very core of who they are and what they believe in.
First, the Brewers had the audacity to add a 2-3 win player to the rotation by signing Kyle Lohse to a three year deal worth $33 million dollars. (Snarky headline: Kyle Lohse Makes Sense, In An Alternate Reality.) The complaints are many, -- too many years (just like every free agent contract ever,) too much money (just like every free agent contract ever (and also, not really,)) he's 34 and that is way too old (true,) he's a spy for the Cardinals sent to destroy our organization's playoff chances (a very real possibility,) I don't know how to spell and/or pronounce his name -- but perhaps the biggest complaint of all is the loss of a FIRST ROUND draft pick which will now go to the CARDINALS instead. "Are you serious bro?" is what you might say if you were the only person left who thinks Zack Ryder is...
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Kyle Lohse finally signed with a team today, and that means he should be off your fantasy team by this weekend.Look, if he's on your waiver wire, you've got to add him. Unless you found a mega sleeper, he's going to be better than your last-round pick. And if you drafted him in a late round, waiting for the day he would sign, that's a smooth move. But I don't...
The signing of free-agent right-hander Kyle Lohse gives the Milwaukee Brewers five players who will earn a combined $61.5 million in 2014, according to Cot's Baseball Contracts.
Owner Mark Attanasio, however, said Tuesday that the team's rising payroll will not prevent the Brewers from trying to re-sign first baseman Corey Hart, a potential free agent, or pursuing other...
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse and the Milwaukee Brewers have reached agreement on a three-year contract worth $33 million.
Several media outlets reported the deal Monday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because an official announcement was expected later in the day.
The 34-year-old Lohse joined...
We've all heard the stories of players taking out a full page ad when they leave a team. But a team taking out a full page ad to welcome a new player? That's a new one.
Just days after inking Kyle Lohse to a three-year deal worth $33 million, the Milwaukee Brewers announced the signing in grand fashion.
The ad, while clever, is interesting. I mean, are...
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Kyle Lohse has packed his bags and now he can buy his plane ticket because he finally has a destination for 2013, Milwaukee. The Brewers have reached an agreement (pending a physical) with Lohse for 3 years and $33 million. The 34 year old right-hander should slot in behind Gallardo as the Brew Crew’s 2nd starter once he is ready to join the rotation...
Infielder Yuniesky Betancourt has signed a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers, rejoining the team he helped win the 2011 NL Central title.
The Brewers announced the contract Wednesday.
The 31-year-old Betancourt was in spring training earlier this year with Philadelphia and batted .447 in 18 games while mostly playing shortstop. The Phillies already have All-Stars all around...
Mark Attanasio saw the writing on the wall. His Milwaukee Brewers were not likely to compete for a division title, and possibly not even a Wild Card berth, with the rotation the club was going to trot to start the season.
It was something that wasn't hard to see coming.
Kyle Lohse was available. The Brewers needed at least one more experienced starting pitcher in order to join...
When word leaked out yesterday that the Brewers had come to a three-year/$33 million agreement with Kyle Lohse, a lot of Pirate fans immediately started wondering why the Pirates didn't make more of a push for Lohse given their current rotation woes. There are a lot of fairly straightforward answers to this question: Lohse is due for some regression and is much more likely to...
Brewers end up with Lohse After a long off-season filled with many trades and free agency signings we finally have found a home for Kyle Lohse. The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Kyle Lohse to a 3 year 33 million dollar contract pending a physical. Lohse has the infamous Scott Boras as his agent so eventually a deal was going to be completed. The reason it took so long for Kyle Lohse...
Could THIS be the guy who never plays until Corey Hart comes back in May?
Note: This post was being written when it was announced that the Brewers were signing Kyle Lohse. The transaction is in stark contrast to much of the intro, but I'll be goddamned if I'm going to re-write it. Just pretend this was written Friday or something. Cool?
Every mid-February when pitchers...
Yuniesky Betancourt, Milwaukee's starting shortstop in 2011, appears set to rejoin the Brewers in a backup role.
First reported by FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, Betancourt will sign a one-year deal with the Brewers pending a physical.
Betancourt, 31, spent spring training with the Philadelphia Phillies, hitting .447 with one home run and 14 RBI in 47 at bats before asking...
On Sunday, the Phillies disposed of journeyman Yuniesky Betancourt because they have faith in Freddy Galvis. And on Tuesday, Galvis continued his spring tear, going 2-for-4 with a home run, his third of the spring, and three RBI in the Phillies 4-1 victory over Tampa Bay.
Galvis now has 12 extra-base hits in 70 at-bats during Spring Training, good for a .905 OPS. Any worries about...
Today, we're going to begin previewing the major awards going into the 2013 season. We'll take a look at the MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year favorites in both the American and National Leagues, kicking off with the ROY today. We've also got some other goodies planned, so keep your eyes here today.
Yesterday, here's what you missed around the Corner.
The Phillies have made a few egg-head moves in the last week or so. First, they released utility infielder Yuniesky Betancourt, who will now reportedly sign with the Brewers. And now they have released pitcher Aaron Cook, who appeared to be a lock as the unofficial 6th starter in the Phillies rotation. Cook pitched in 6 spring training games, posting a 3.38 ERA over 18.2 innings...