Found April 02, 2012 on
The Sports Bank:
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting giddy for the start of the 2012 Major League Baseball Season. This is perhaps the best week in all of sports. Not only do we get to crown the college basketball national champion, but we also play witness to the eloquent Masters and kick off the long grind known as the MLB regular season.
Since we already took a look at the Milwaukee Brewers new-look offense, let’s take a peek at the starting rotation which returns all five guys from the division-winning team of last season.
1.) Yovani Gallardo
I’ve said it many times before and I won’t stop now, Gallardo is the bonofide ace of the team. Seeing that Ron Roenicke has slotted him to start on Opening Day, I’ll take it that he agrees (he was also the Brewers’ best pitcher in last season’s postseason). Yovani hasn’t been dominant this spring (2-2 with a 4.56 ERA in six starts), but who really cares much about spring stats. Over the last three seasons, he’s won at least 13 games,
BEST OF MAXIM
Most preseason predictions have the Milwaukee Brewers finishing second or third in the NL Central, perhaps penalizing the defending division champs a little too heavily for the loss of All-Star first baseman Prince Fielder.
After all, the Brewers have perhaps fewer weak spots in their lineup than last year and -- most important -- one of the major leagues' best front-to-back...
Tim Dillard has enjoyed an eventful spring, highlighted by his recent run-in with comedian Frank Caliendo. "I just took one look at him and started laughing," Dillard said of Caliendo. "He was amazing. He came in and was doing impersonations in the clubhouse -- that guy's good." Truth be told, Dillard does some solid impersonations himself, like the spot-on...
Recovering surprisingly fast from two cartilage tears in his knee, Brewers right fielder Corey Hart appears as if he will be in the Opening Day lineup.
According to multiple reports, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told the media Monday that Hart was cleared by doctors and will play seven innings in the Brewers' two exhibition games Tuesday and Wednesday at Chase Field against...
Late in Spring Training it appears that the bats are clearly ready for regular season play as Milwaukee took care of the Chicago White Sox by a score of 13-7. It was a good thing the bats were working as starting pitcher Zack Greinke had easily his roughest outing of the Spring, going just three innings. Greinke had most of the damage done to him in his second inning of work...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Yovani Gallardo outlasted Tim Lincecum in a matchup of opening day starters and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Francisco Giants 7-4 on Sunday.
Gallardo, slated to start at home against World Series champion St. Louis on Friday, pitched 5 2-3 innings. He allowed four runs and eight hits while walking one and striking out seven. He gave up a three-run homer to...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Zack Greinke struggled in his final outing of spring training, allowing six runs over three innings in the Milwaukee Brewers' 13-7 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday at Camelback Ranch.
Five of the six runs were earned against Greinke, who gave up five hits, struck out two and walked three.
Gavin Floyd allowed four runs in 4 2-3 innings for Chicago...
Zack Greinke was hoping to end his spring training with a strong outing. It didn't happen.
Greinke surrendered six runs - five earned - over three innings in his final spring start Monday at Camelback Ranch, but the Milwaukee Brewers still walked away with 13-7 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Greinke was left shaking his head after the right-hander gave up five hits, struck...
Hey guys, I have to apologize here. There's been quite a bit of big news this week that, for one reason or another, me and Andy haven't found the time to cover. So, we're going to do a quick roundup of what we missed (by the way, happy April 1st): -- The Brewers and Zack Greinke have agreed to a 5 year, $90M extension with an $19M option for 2018, as well as a clause...
Yovani Gallardo outlasted Tim Lincecum in a matchup of opening day starters and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Francisco Giants 7-4 on Sunday.
Gallardo, slated to start at home against World Series champion St. Louis on Friday, pitched 5 2-3 innings. He allowed four runs and eight hits while walking one and striking out seven. He gave up a three-run homer to Brandon Crawford...
This is the first in FOXSportsWisconsin.com's five-part series commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Milwaukee Brewers' 13-0 start to the 1987 season.
Today: 13-0 still special 25 years later
Monday: Juan Nieves' no-hitter makes it 9-0
Tuesday: The Easter Sunday Game
Wednesday: 13-1. Now what?
Thursday: Free George Webb hamburgers for everyone!
The young manager...
Read the methodology behind the ratings here. Remember that the grading scale is 20-80, with 50 representing league average.
2012 Organizational Rankings
#30 – Baltimore
#29 – Houston
#28 – Oakland
#27 – Pittsburgh
#26 – San Diego
#25 – Minnesota
#24 – Chicago AL
#23 – Seattle
#22 – Kansas City
#21 – Cleveland
#20 – New York Mets
#19 – Los Angeles Dodgers...
Yesterday, the Giants gave Matt Cain a five-year, $112.5 million deal, and Zack Greinke could be seeking a similar contract after his current deal expires at the end of the season. According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, Greinke answered “we'll see” when asked about that possibility.
Jim Bowden of ESPNXMtweeted earlier today that Greinke will be represented by Casey Close of Excel...