Found March 14, 2013 on Brewers Bar:
(Image: A recent article on the economic impact of Milwaukee Brewers fans who don’t live in the five-county metro area has revealed some substantial but not very startling figures.  The UW-Milwaukee study, apparently commissioned by MLB, reports that nearly 50 percent of fans at Brewers home games reside in places outside the five-county area, and that those outstate baseball fans contribute as much as $263 million per year to the local economy.  Certainly, many fans come from Madison, the state’s second-largest city, along with bigger cities like Appleton, Eau Claire, etc.  But the cumulative economic punch that these fans provide for the Brewers baseball club, the great city of Milwaukee and its surrounding suburbs is monumental.  Attendance is up at Brewers games in large part because of the retractable roof at Miller Park.  The roof is sometimes lamentable but never useless.  Miller Park opened in 2001 and has been a boon to the Brewers in their a...

The best players in MLB by division

Welcome to our annual series of ‘best player by position’ per division across all of Major League Baseball. Our goal in this set of articles was to bring to light the player from each position that is the best in the division right now. No weight was given to a player’s glorious or dubious past. These are our opinions as to who is most likely to represent the division in top...

Brewers Friday: Rogers to the bullpen?

Mark Rogers is struggling, and that has put the Milwaukee Brewers in a tough spot. With Rogers out of minor league options and knowing he still possesses the talent to almost certainly get claimed if put on waivers, the Brewers have to work something out to get the right-hander back on track. Right now that doesn't include another spring training start. Rogers has a 7.50 ERA...

Norichika Aoki - regression candidate?

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Carlos Gomez Extended — Will The Power Come With?

Carlos Gomez will be a Brewer for another four years, it looks like. With 3 year $24 million extension thru 2016 #Brewers have committed 4 years and $28.3 million to Carlos Gomez over next 4 seasons. — Tom (@Haudricourt) March 13, 2013 There aren’t many players that fit his contract situation perfectly — Gomez is being extended for three years with one year of arbitration...

Brewers sign Gomez through 2016 season

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Carlos Gomez to a contract extension that will keep the center fielder with the team through 2016. Gomez's deal was officially announced as a three-year extension, but the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the new deal will tear up the final year of his current contract and will pay him about 27.5 million over the next four years. "We are...

Ramirez returns to Brewers' lineup in win

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Brewers’ Gomez agrees to 4-year deal

Outfielder Carlos Gomez and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $28.3 million, four-year contract.,

Brewers, Gomez agree to $28.3M, 4-year deal

Outfielder Carlos Gomez and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $28.3 million, four-year contract. The 27-year-old outfielder would have been eligible for free agency after this season. He had agreed to a $4.3 million, one-year deal in January, and the new contract includes salaries of $7 million in 2014, $8 million in 2015 and $9 million in 2016. Gomez hit .260 with 19 homers...

"The Brewers Are The Devil"

  I was on a train one time and I was wearing a Brewers hat.   This was in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and my friends and I were riding the light rail train back from Target Field.  It was a sunny day and we’d had some beers.  I started talking to some guy who was also riding the train away from downtown Minneapolis.  That’s when he said something to me that I haven’t...

2013 SWOT analysis: Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers had a much more quiet offseason this past winter than they did following the 2011 season. There was no major free agent like Prince Fielder leaving town. There was no need to replace Fielder with someone like Aramis Ramirez. Milwaukee simply attempted to strengthen their club with deals that weren't very sexy, but would help out a ton this year, especially when it...

Brewers sign CF Carlos Gomez through 2016 season


BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 159: The Carlos Gomez Extension and the 2013-14 Free Agent Class by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the Brewers` Carlos Gomez extension and the increasing scarcity of impact free agents.

Gallardo strong in return to Brewers in loss

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Brewers clean up awards

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