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When the Milwaukee Brewers acquired Zack Greinke from the Kansas City Royals in late 2010, it was a sign that the Brewers were going “all in” for the 2011 season.
The haul they gave up appeared costly at the time, headlined by Milwaukee’s starting shortstop and defensive whiz Alcides Escobar. They also threw in outfielder Lorenzo Cain, and pitchers Jeremy Jeffress and Jake Odorizzi.
As a Brewers fan, I remember not really caring about what they had to give up to get Greinke, as it signaled a commitment to winning from the front office. And it put Milwaukee in contention for the National League Central crown.
That division title came in 2011, as the Brewers posted a franchise-best 96-66 record, and Greinke posted a 16–6 record with a 3.83 ERA and 201 strikeouts.
Milwaukee began to falter in the summer of 2012, and traded Greinke to the Angels on the heels of a seven-game losing streak that saw the Brewers fall from a salvageable 44-47 to 10 games under .500.
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MILWAUKEE -- Following Thursday night's 6-5 loss to St. Louis, the Milwaukee Brewers optioned outfielder Josh Prince to Triple-A Nashville to clear room for Aramis Ramirez's return from the disabled list Friday.
Prince, 25, was called up from Nashville when Ramirez went on the disabled list on April 6, but has found playing time hard to come by. Prince had just one hit...
The Milwaukee Brewers have activated infielder Jeff Bianchi from the 15-day disabled list as he has recovered from his left hip bursitis ailment. To clear room for him on the active roster, left handed pitcher Robbie Erlin was optioned to Triple-A Tucson. Bianchi failed to hit above the Mendoza line last season don’t expect much production from him.
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The Milwaukee Brewers have activated their star third baseman Aramis Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list. Being out most of the season with a knee issue, the parent club has opted to bypass a rehab assignment in lieu of bringing him back to the majors right away. Expect a 80% or so normal workload until his body adjusts to the rigors of the regular season.
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The Milwaukee Brewers have optioned outfielder Khris Davis to Triple-A Nashville after having struggled in the majors this year. He looks to get back on track for another shot at the big leagues this summer.
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MILWAUKEE -- It was just one of those days for Wily Peralta. One inning filled with a whole lot of bad luck left him with a pitching line unworthy of how he pitched.
While Peralta didn't pitch great, he didn't deserve to give up six runs and 11 hits in just 4 13 innings. The Cardinals scored all six of their runs in a 6-5 victory off Peralta with two outs in the third inning...
MILWAUKEE -- The game of baseball offers quite a few moments that are bizarre and sometimes just plain unlucky.
Michael Gonzalez's relief pitching debut with the Brewers on April 3 certainly qualified as both. After Gonzalez walked the leadoff hitter, a perfect bunt single followed putting two on with nobody out. Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez followed with a broken bat...
Gene Conley, a World Series Champion with the 1957 Milwaukee Braves team, will be inducted into the Braves Honor Roll at Miller Park on Monday, May 6 at noon, the Milwaukee Brewers and announced on Friday.
Conley went 42-43 with a 3.56 ERA in his five seasons from 1954 to 1958 with the Braves, finishing his 11-year MLB career with three All-Star appearances and a 3.82 ERA.
MILWAUKEE Ever since Robin Yount traded his infielder's glove for an outfielder's mitt after the 1984 season, the Milwaukee Brewers have been searching for a shortstop.
From Ernie Riles and Dale Sveum to the likes of Royce Clayton and Yuniesky Betancourt while being teased by Gary Sheffield, Pat Listach and J.J. Hardy along the way the Brewers have trotted 18 different...
While Adam Wainwright has had plenty of success against the Milwaukee Brewers, Yovani Gallardo hasn't been able to figure out why the St. Louis Cardinals give him so much trouble.
St. Louis seeks a fifth straight win Saturday while sending host Milwaukee to a fourth consecutive defeat.
Wainwright (4-2, 2.03 ERA) has gotten off to a solid start, striking out 43 while walking...
Although they've been one of the top hitting teams in the majors at home, the Milwaukee Brewers are being tested by the St. Louis Cardinals' red-hot starting pitchers.
It doesn't figure to get any easier against a 22-year-old rookie who dominated them earlier this season.
Shelby Miller will try to provide the NL Central -leading Cardinals with yet another outstanding...
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...
MILWAUKEE (AP) Jake Westbrook allowed one run over six innings for his 100th career win and the St. Louis Cardinals held off the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Thursday night.
Westbrook (2-1), came in with a 0.98 ERA, best in the majors - it increased to 1.10. In his 12th season, he walked three and struck out four. The Brewers were 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position against him...
For the past two years I’ve had the same thought about the Milwaukee Brewers and what they say about the Pirates’ chances. The thought is always “if the Pirates can beat the Brewers, they’ll show they are legit this year”. Last year the Pirates went 4-11 against Milwaukee, including a 1-8 record in the final two months of the season. They went 3-6 on the road at Miller...
THOSE were the Pirates we came to know and love during the past few weeks. After falling behind yet again at Miller Park, the Bucs pulled off a big comeback and managed to shut Milwaukee down late to get out of Wisconsin with a rare victory.
Jeanmar Gomez‘s start went about how most expected it to go. He labored early on and only managed to go four innings and gave up a couple...