Found April 11, 2012 on Fox Sports:
On Opening Day a year ago, even Prince Fielder's Milwaukee Brewers teammates knew the power-hitting first baseman was on his way out of town as soon as the 2011 season ended. Milwaukee made a multiyear pitch to keep Fielder prior to the season, but nothing got done, which underscored the fact there was no way the Brewers were going to keep Fielder. "When you have a player like Prince, headed to free agency, really the only way you retain him is if he has a bad year,'' Brewers left-hander Randy Wolf said. "If he has a great year, the market is huge and the bar (for the contract value) gets set out of reach. Nobody's at fault. Both sides did what was best for them.'' And what clubs know is that what's best for them is to gamble on the future with a known product and sign a player in advance of him going on the open market, rather than taking the risk of waiting and seeing how the free-agent market will drive salaries. That's why big spende...

What Does it Mean?: Melvin & Greinke's Agent Break Off Talks

As reported by multiple sources including Adam McCalvey and Tom Haudricourt the talks between Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin and the agent for Zack Greinke - Casey Close, have been suspended.  According to Haudricourt Melvin stated that "... doesn't mean we won't talk again at some point but we're going to let it rest right now." The immediate reaction...

Welcome to life on the road, Braun

Next up for the Brewers, "CHEATER!" That wasn't exactly how the Cubs' PA guy introduced Ryan Braun in his first at-bat in a road game this year, his first at-bat in his new life. It was just how the guy in front of me in the left-field bleachers Monday night at Wrigley Field drowned out the announcement. Other people held up signs comparing Braun to Barry Bonds...

Selig says his job requires resiliency nowadays

MADISON, Wis. The 73rd major league baseball All-Star Game was supposed to be a celebration of Milwaukee baseball. It was supposed to be a homecoming for commissioner Bud Selig, a Milwaukee native who helped bring his home city a professional baseball team. Instead, the 2002 All-Star Game at Miller Park turned into a debacle when both managers infamously burned through their pitching...

Photo of Day: Tattoo Details Brewers Hatred Of Cubs

At times, the hatred between the Cubs and Brewers is palpable. One Milwaukee Brewers fan took his dislike for the Cubs to a new level with a tattoo starring mascot Bernie Brewer. Milwaukee Brewers mascot Bernie Brewer with an assault rifle doing a crotch grab over a bullet-filled Chicago Cub.  

Aoki's Patience Paying Off

AP Photo   With several of the Brewers' regulars getting a day off today, the lineup card looked a little different today. A few bench players got in a full day's work, and the batting order was rearranged somewhat. One of these was fourth outfielder/pinch hitter Norichika Aoki, who played left field and batted leadoff in the place of Ryan Braun (with Rickie Weeks moving...

Brewers' Gallardo shows resiliency in tight win

By Andrew Gruman FOXSportsWisconsin.comThe Brewers had just taken the lead in the seventh inning Wednesday when Carlos Gomez drew a one-out walk. Ready to come to the plate, Yovani Gallardo glanced back at the dugout just to make sure that he was staying in the game. At that point, there was no hesitation from Brewers manager Ron Roenicke: the bottom of the seventh was Gallardo...

Gonzalez hits 3-run homer, Brewers top Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) -- Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run homer in Milwaukee's five-run first inning, sending the Brewers to a 7-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. The Brewers had no problem adjusting to the weather on the chilly 40-degree evening. They sent 10 batters to the plate in the first inning against Paul Maholm (0-1). Chris Narveson (1-0) pitched five innings to...

Brewers' big hits spur win on brisk evening

Few things sting quite like hitting a baseball on a 39-degree night. Fortunately for the Brewers, they seemed to hit the sweet spot during several at-bats Tuesday, belting deep flies at Chicago's Wrigley Field. Alex Gonzalez's three-run homer set an early tone, and the Brewers soundly defeated the Cubs, 7-4. Milwaukee ended the bitterly cold night with three especially timely...

Tigers' lineup shines around Cabrera, Fielder

DETROIT -- If the Tigers win the World Series, it will go down as one of the most significant text messages in baseball history. Prince Fielder was sitting on the dais at Comerica Park, talking about his new 214 million contract at a press conference, when his cell phone went bloop. The sender: Miguel Cabrera. The message: Welcome. It might sound corny, but it means a lot, Fielder...

Brewers Blanked by Cubs in Series Finale, 8-0

(Garza Dominated the Brewers in the Series Finale/Getty Images)What started out as a second straight day of a pitchers duel between the Brewers (4-3) and Cubs at Wrigley Field quickly turned into a dominating performance as the Cubs (2-5) took it to Zack Greinke in the 3rd inning in route to an 8-0 win the series finale.  After two innings of shutout baseball things fell apart for...

First Inning Runs Propel Brewers Over Cubs

(AP Photo)   Starters: Chris Narveson (MIL): 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR (85 pitches, 51 strikes) Paul Maholm (CHC): 4 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HR (80 pitches, 45 strikes) MIL Highlights: Jonathan Lucroy: 2-4, BB, HR Carlos Gomez: 2-5, 2B Ryan Braun: 1-4, 2 almost-home runs CHC Highlights: David DeJesus: 2-4 Alfonso Soriano: 2-4 Game Notes: -- The weather...
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