Found November 23, 2011 on Julien's Baseball Blog:
Prince Fielder was better than Ryan Braun. So was Joey Votto.

Brewers offer arbitration to Fielder, K-Rod

MILWAUKEE The Brewers Wednesday offered arbitration to free agent first baseman Prince Fielder and reliever Francisco Rodriguez, a move that provides draft-pick compensation should the players decline the offer and sign with another team. Both Fielder and Rodriguez are considered Type A free agents, meaning the Brewers would get the signing team's first or second round draft...

Brewers offer arbitration to Fielder, Rodriguez

The Milwaukee Brewers have offered arbitration to Prince Fielder and right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez while declining to offer arbitration to shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt. By offering arbitration to Fielder and Rodriguez, the Brewers are eligible to receive compensatory draft picks if the players reject the offer and sign with other teams. Fielder, who finished third...

Keep Your Eye on the Crystal Ball

Pre-holiday musings while waiting for some real news about PLAYING personnel: •Due to overcrowding in the front office the saber-squad works out of the Wrigley Field scoreboard. You know, inside the numbers. •Prince Fielder re-ups with the Brewers and gives them a substantial hometown discount now that Sveum is finally gone. •Sveum’s brother, Sven, joins the team as a rowing...

MVP Braun's value reflected in Brewers' season

Thank goodness Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun was able to claim the National League MVP. That's the way it is supposed to be. Braun was No. 1 on 20 ballots and No. 2 on 12 ballots. Runner-up Matt Kemp of Los Angeles was voted No. 1 on 10 ballots, while one ballot had Braun's teammate, Prince Fielder, and one had Justin Upton of Arizona in the No. 1 slots. There is, however...

Fielder, Pujols, Reyes among arbitration offers

The Milwaukee Brewers have offered arbitration to Prince Fielder and right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez while declining to offer arbitration to shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt.

11 Reasons to be Thankful as A Reds Fan

Here is a list of some reasons to be thankful for as a fan of the Redlegs this Thanksgiving. If you have any additional ones to include, feel free to drop a line or two in the comment section below. "Eleven Things to Be Thankful For" 11) At least you're not a fan of the Cubs or Pirates. 10) The team payroll is expected to climb to $85 million next season...

If the Reds Were Thanksgiving Dinner...

Happy Turkey Day everyone! I would like to use this time to express my sincere gratitude for everyone who reads or frequents this blog on a regular basis. You all are very much appreciated. Secondly, I would also like to provide an interesting and somewhat humorous post on this glorified day of gluttony. While most of America will have food, family and football on tap...

Phillies Pepper MVP Ballot

The National League announced their Most Valuable Player for the 2011 season on Tuesday, when Milwaukee Brewers left-fielder Ryan Braun took home the trophy after a season in which he hit .322/.397/.597 with 33 homers and 111 RBIs. He beat out Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who was arguably as deserving, as well as teammate Prince Fielder. While some argue that the voters...

Brewers lucky to have MVP Braun for long time

With the exception of a Joey Votto here or a Justin Morneau there, players from small-market baseball teams typically do not win most valuable player awards because they cannot be paid to stay long enough for MVP-type circumstances to come together as they did this season for Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers.
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