Revisiting Villar and Braun

A week ago, the sky was falling. The Brewers had lost their fourth straight game in a six-game losing streak, dropping to third in the NL Central. Fans asked if this was the stretch where the Cubs would pull away from Milwaukee, and I wrote an article dreaming about a Brewers team with the 2016 versions of Ryan Braun and Jonathan Villar. Related Reading:Dreaming on Braun and Villar...
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Hot and cold Broxton back in power groove

Some players might have crossed their fingers behind their backs and said no. Keon Broxton looked straight ahead and said yes. Did seeing a teammate start out of position in Broxton's regular spot light a fire under the second-year center fielder?
1 day ago

Brewers belt 5 homers to rally past Bucs

It was as if the Pirates and Brewers decided to settle the small ball vs. long ball debate, once and for all. On Wednesday at Miller Park, the home runs ruled. The Pirates collected six run-scoring singles, five with two outs, to account for all of their runs, but the Brewers struck back with a barrage of homers for a 7-6 win, their fourth straight.
1 day ago

Crew begins key road trip with set in Colorado

The Brewers will welcome back catcher Stephen Vogt from the disabled list Friday when they begin their nine-game West Coast road trip with a three-game series at Colorado. Right-hander Matt Garza will start for Milwaukee, while Colorado will counter with right-hander German Marquez.
1 day ago

Brewers got weird for 'Game of Thrones Night' at Miller Park

The Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night hosted “Game of Thrones Night” at Miller Park during their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. And let’s just say that things got really weird, albeit it in an amusing, yet surreal, manner.Among the highlights of the themed evening that paid tribute to the smash HBO series included folks portraying “GoT” characters. The Brewers, though...
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Pina’s homer rallies Brewers to 7-6 win over Pirates

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Home runs have been key to the Milwaukee Brewers’ production this season. The suddenly resurgent Brewers hit five more Wednesday, including Manny Pina’s deciding two-run shot in the eighth inning that lifted the Brewers to a 7-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. “That’s our team,” Pina said. “Swinging the bat, hitting homers, bringing in a lot of runs...
1 day ago

What do the Milwaukee Brewers’ Chances Look Like With Neil Walker?

This is a guest post from friend of the blog Roland Fuller The most incredible part of the Neil Walker trade between the Brewers and the Mets is that the latter are actually going to be paying some money out for once! The Mets have traded both Walker and a sum of money in return for a player that has yet to be named. The exact amount that the Mets will be covering for the $4.7 million...
Via Off The Bench
2 days ago

2017 Fantasy Baseball: Milwaukee Brewers Acquire Neil Walker

The Milwaukee Brewers finally found a second base upgrade when they agreed to trade a player to be named later in exchange for Neil Walker. The trade marks the third trade of an established regular since the August trading season began. These kinds of deals are usually rare, but this season has seen more of them than most. Why the Brewers make this deal Second base has been a hole...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago

Report: Brewers to acquire Neil Walker

The Milwaukee Brewers, still right in the thick of the NL Central race, are reportedly shoring up for the stretch run.According to reports, the Brewers will acquire second baseman Neil Walker from the New York Mets. The 31-year-old Walker is a career .272 hitter. He’s at .264 with 10 home runs in 2017, though he’s only a year removed from a campaign in which he slugged 23 home...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

What Happened to Jeremy Jeffress?

On July 31st, the Brewers traded right-handed pitching prospect Taylor Scott to the Texas Rangers for Jeremy Jeffress. Jeffress, a right-handed relief pitcher, is now on his third stint with the Brewers organization, spending time with the Royals, Blue Jays, and Rangers in between. Jeffress was a secondary, but still important, piece in the Jonathan Lucroy trade last year, which...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dreaming on Braun and Villar

If I handed the current NL Central standings to you on Opening Day, what explanation would you give me? There are a couple of routes you could take, but they would all probably include 2016’s star Brewers; Ryan Braun and Jonathan Villar. The duo placed one and two last year in VORP and BWARP among Brewers players. For sure they’d play a big role in any success the following season...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers reportedly have interest in Ian Kinsler

The Milwaukee Brewers are a team to keep an eye on regarding Ian Kinsler.The Detroit Tigers became sellers at the trade deadline, dealing J.D. Martinez to Arizona and then Justin Wilson and Alex Avila to the Cubs. They would have liked to trade off even more pieces, like Kinsler or Justin Verlander, but nothing materialized. However, don’t close the door on a potential Kinsler...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Milwaukee Brewers have made a splash at the trade deadline?

Going into the All-Star break, the Milwaukee Brewers had shocked the baseball world as they have a 5 1/2 game lead over the reigning World Champion Chicago Cubs. Entering today, the Brewers are now one game back of the Cubs in the National League Central division. Since the All-Star break, the Brewers have floundered as, entering Friday, they are 7-12 with a 4.48 team ERA (their...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Christie: ‘I didn’t dump the nachos’ on heckler, ‘which was an option’

At an event in Trenton, New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie addressed a recent event where he was caught on camera getting in the face of a heckler during a Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers game in Milwaukee.Per the Associated Press (via the Chicago Tribune), Christie made it clear that he didn’t go as far as he could have gone with the heckler.“I didn’t dump the nachos on...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

NJ Governor Chris Christie gets in Cubs fan’s face, gives him the business

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has heard plenty of fat jokes over the years and has thick skin, but a Cubs fan must have crossed the line during Sunday’s game at Miller Park. We know that because Christie got up close and personal with him.The Cubs fan must have been heckling, because when Christie walked by him — with a giant handful of food, of course — the governor got...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Christie gets in heckler’s face at Brewers game

New Jersey governor Chris Christie can’t even attend a ballgame in Milwaukee without hearing it from hecklers. Only this time Christie decided to respond.A video shared by WISN’s Ben Hutchinson on Sunday shows Christie getting in a fan’s face at a Brewers-Cubs game: Hutchinson says Christie was being heckled prior to that. His response? “You’re a big shot.”Christie was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers as Buyers: Milwaukee Reportedly Acquires Swarzak from White Sox

White Sox general manger Rich Hahn isn’t messing around. And the Brewers are asserting themselves as buyers, at least modest ones. Chicago is reportedly sending reliever Anthony Swarzak to Milwaukee for Triple-A outfielder Ryan Cordell. Hahn began an inspired rebuild of the White Sox this winter and was widely applauded for the return he received for stars like Chris Sale and...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

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