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In his column today, ESPN writer/former GM Jim Bowden expressed concern about the inactivity of the Brewers’ offseason, arguing that the team is close to contending in the NL Central this year and really needs to do more than acquire a pair of middle relievers. To fix this, Bowden suggested that the club try and sign right-hander Kyle Lohse.
On the surface, Lohse might seem like a worthwhile pursuit for the Brewers. Even if their front office continues to insist otherwise, the Brewers’ rotation is a little shaky beyond Yovani Gallardo and Marco Estrada, and adding another quality arm would improve their prospects for 2013. Lohse, having posted a 16-3 record and 2.86 ERA for the Cardinals last year, would seemingly fit the bill.
However, there are a few big problems with all this: Lohse will likely command a contract well outside the Brewers’ price range and wouldn’t be a particularly good fit for the club anyway. Also, the Kyle Lohse t...
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Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura won the Dominican Winter League batting title after hitting .324 in 35 games for the Gigantes. Segura was 48 for 148 with two home runs, drove in 21 runs and had a .379 on-base percentage. He also finished in a tie for second in the league with 11 stolen bases. Segura came to Milwaukee as part of the trade that sent Zack Greinke to the...
Livan Hernandez somehow manages to keep getting work in the Majors. It's not that he is a bad pitcher, it's just that he shouldn't be any good. He doesn't throw hard, he's not terribly athletic, and he's 37 years old. Yet, Hernandez caught on with the Milwaukee Brewers last year after the Atlanta Braves released him, and he intends to continue pitching...
Two dozen pitchers took the mound for the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals – from Chuckie Fick’s two outings to Mitchell Boggs’ 78 appearances.
Of that group of 24, the same hurler led the team in both ERA (1.03) and WHIP (0.873). In other words, he was best at both keeping runners off base and inhibiting them from coming around to touch home plate.
His other leadership areas included...
Texas Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine told Jim
Bowden of ESPN that the team hasn’t yet discussed free agents Kyle Lohse or
Adam LaRoche. Levine added that the Rangers are currently more focused
improving their team via trade than free agency.
Thad Levine Rangers AGM just told us at #SXM that they have not discussed Kyle Lohse or Adam LaRoche at this point...
It seems especially fitting to post this story on Christmas Day as it is one of persistence and hope.
Ever since his selection at 18th overall in the first round of the 2007 draft, shortstop Pete Kozma quietly worked on his game. After almost six years of trying, the 24-year-old may have experienced his 15 minutes of fame with perhaps the most unlikely story of the 2012 St. Louis...
It's almost here
Where you'll be, no doubt, unwrapping new Cardinal Saturday Jersey's and Opening Day tickets, looking forward to the start of Spring Training. Did you know that today marks the day where we're closer to the opening of the schedule in Jupiter than to game 7 of the 2012 NLCS?
And depending on what kind of a mood you're...
A lot of the prime beef (so to speak) has been claimed on the Major League Baseball free agent market, but as we head into January (would you believe it is less than 50 days until pitchers/catchers start reporting), there are few leftover cuts of meat that aren’t bad.
1) Michael Bourn.
Top candidates: Texas Rangers and New York Yankees. The Rangers and Yankees have done a bit...
Free agent outfielder Nick Swisher is “giving serious
consideration” to the four-year, $52 million offer the Cleveland Indians have
extended him, reports Jim Bowden of ESPN.
Nick Swisher giving serious consideration to 4-year $52mm offer from Indians....preferred LAD,LAA,NYY because of wife acting but not avail
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December 22, 2012