BREWERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

What is Hernan’s Value?

Hernan Perez looks like an unremarkable ballplayer on the surface. Among Brewers positional players, Baseball Prospectus ranks him in a tie for 8th most valuable WARP (1.1) along with catcher Manny Pina. Compared to left fielders, which is Perez’s majority position in large part due to Ryan Braun’s nagging injuries throughout 2017, the superutility’s Total Average (TAv) of...
Via BP Milwaukee
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Brinson, Hiura among 5 Brewers on Top 100 list

MLBPipeline.com's midseason Top 100 Prospects list is defined by youth (eight of the top 10 players are 20 or younger) and headlined by more hitters (each of the top 11) and international players (each of the top eight) than ever before.
Via Brewers.com
10 hours ago

Small things hopefully positive signs for Villar

Both of the Brewers' run-scoring hits in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park went the opposite way. For Ryan Braun, that was business as usual. For Jonathan Villar, it was another small sign of progress as he works through his season of regression.
Via Brewers.com
1 day ago

Peralta returns from DL with sense of urgency

Wily Peralta returned to the Brewers' active roster on Sunday with urgency. Coming off a month-long stint on the disabled list that followed 2 1/2 months of struggles both as a starter and as a reliever, Peralta sounded like a man well aware of his short leash.
Via Brewers.com
1 day ago

Brewers Designate Rob Scahill

The Brewers have designated reliever Rob Scahill for assignment, reports Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (on Twitter). His 25-man roster spot will go to right-hander Wily Peralta, who’s returning from the 10-day disabled list.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Report: Brewers interested in 2B Ian Kinsler

As the Milwaukee Brewers look to hold off the defending champion Chicago Cubs in the NL Central, the team has been busy looking for reinforcements.Milwaukee was just linked to the recently traded Jose Quintana and Oakland Athletics starter Sonny Gray. Such a move might be necessary, especially considering Chicago is the team that landed the aforementioned Quintana.But the Brewers...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Santana drives in winning run, Brewers end 6-game skid

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Domingo Santana singled home the winning run in the ninth inning after the Brewers blew a big lead, and Milwaukee beat Philadelphia 9-8 Saturday night to snap a season-worst six-game losing streak. Ryan Braun homered and drove in four runs, and Travis Shaw also homered for the Brewers, who maintained a one-game lead over the Cubs in the NL Central. Milwaukee...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Report: Brewers aggressively pursuing Justin Wilson

The Milwaukee Brewers seem to have zeroed in on their new bullpen messiah.Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports on Friday that the Brewers are “aggressive” in trade talks with the Detroit Tigers for closer Justin Wilson. The 29-year-old lefty Wilson has a 2.75 ERA with 10 saves in 12 opportunities for the Tigers this season. He is under team control through 2018.Nearly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NL Central: Pythagorean Update

As Brewers fans and Cubs fans alike hail the coming inevitability, as the Cubs destroyed an easy stretch of their schedule as the Brewers face the surging Pirates, it’s important to take a look at the full context of the division. It is worth noting, of course, despite the bullpen’s inability to hold several leads and tie games after the All-Star Break, in general Milwaukee continues...
Via BP Milwaukee
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kato Kaelin is having a Twitter meltdown over the Milwaukee Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers lost in extra innings to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night, after taking a 2-1 lead into the ninth. It’s the Brewers’ fourth straight loss, and it’s come at a pretty horrible time with the defending champion Chicago Cubs on a six-game winning streak. After exiting the All-Star break with a 5.5-game lead over the Cubs in the NL Central, the Brewers’...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ace and Kinesiologist, Jimmy Nelson

PITTSBURGH — The Brewers are probably the greatest surprise among the league’s 30 teams this season. The club remains atop the NL Central for a number of reasons — the triumphant return of Eric Thames to the States, a breakout year from Travis Shaw. Among Milwaukee’s 25-man roster, however, the player most directly responsible for the team’s success is probably Jimmy Nelson...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend Recap 14: Webb, Villar

Coming out of the All-Star break, the Brewers were poised for a sweep against the dreadful Phillies after big wins on Friday and Saturday, but the bullpen blew the lead on Sunday and the offense couldn’t cover for their mistakes. Phillies Brewers Friday July 14 6 9 Saturday July 15 2 3 Sunday July 16 5 2 New acquisition Tyler Webb made his Brewers debut on Sunday, and he got off...
Via BP Milwaukee
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Milwaukee Brewers bullpen remains the Achilles heel

What is going on in Milwaukee? I guess money isn’t everything in terms of winning ball games. With the rest of the National League Central Division struggling to find its identity, Milwaukee continues to give baseball fans a reason to believe. Although we all know that the Cubs are going to start winning. They have to right? Regardless, the Brewers will go as far as their bull...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers could land Sonny Gray?

The market for Sonny Gray is heating up, but one dark horse team may be lurking in the shadows.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, one of the most plugged-in reporters in the business, says on Friday that the Milwaukee Brewers could land the Oakland A’s righty. Heyman appears to base his conjecture on Gray’s close connection with Brewers pitching coach Derek Johnson from back in his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Bold Predictions for the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2nd Half

The Milwaukee Brewers entered the All-Star break with a 50-41 record, 5 1/2 games ahead of the reigning World Champion Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, who are both two games under .500 at 43-45. Today, the Cubs acquired starting pitcher Jose Quintana to help their starting rotation to catch the Brewers. Obviously, only time will tell if the Cubs will be able to catch the Brewers...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Brewers remain contenders in NL Central?

In July 2014, the Milwaukee Brewers (49-32) held a five-and-a-half game lead in the NL Central. The team flipped its script with a 33-48 record the rest of the way, including a 9-22 mark to wrap up the season, and ended up watching the postseason from their respective sofas. Since then, general manager David Stearns has dealt a handful of quality players, including catcher Jonathan...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Brewers Win The NL Central?

It hasn’t been easy, nor was is it anticipated: with the season’s halfway point eclipsed and All-Star Game ads running nonstop on ESPN, the Milwaukee Brewers sit atop the tightest division race in baseball.  Yup, the same division the Cubs won by 17.5 games last year. When attempting to pinpoint the spark which turned the Brew Crew from 89-game losers in 2016 to being on pace...
Via The Sports Quotient
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brewers interested in Sonny Gray and Jose Quintana

The Milwaukee Brewers will enter the All-Star break in first place, ahead of the defending champion Chicago Cubs. It’s been a tremendous first half of the season for a team most did not believe would contend in the NL Central.This has led to speculation that Milwaukee might indeed find itself as a buyer leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.Now, according to this...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Brewers Are Happening

I’ve noticed a recurring question in most of my chats. For the past several weeks, a similar query has shown up time and again, and that query is, to paraphrase: “where do the Brewers actually have to be in order to be a deadline buyer?” And I’ve mostly ignored the query, or brushed it aside, because while in one sense it was a worthwhile question, I didn’t think it was...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein not interested in trades, says Cubs must play better

The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs entered Thursday’s action with a .500 record and in second place in the National League Central. For all intents and purposes the first half of the season has been an unmitigated disaster for the Cubbies.Despite this, Chicago finds itself just 4.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the division with a few games remaining before...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Outfielder Jon Jay throws scoreless inning for Cubs, uses 46-mph pitch

The Chicago Cubs were getting blown out by the Milwaukee Brewers by enough of a margin on Thursday that Joe Maddon decided to let one of his position players close out the game. And sure enough, Jon Jay ended up pitching better than many of the team’s other pitchers.Jay, who typically plays outfield for the Cubs, pitched the top of the 9th inning in an 11-2 loss. He threw 16 pitches...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kato Kaelin won the Brewers 50/50 raffle today

Today’s Brewers game already brought us one highlight, when Orlando Arcia scored from first on an infield hit.  Now, it brings another, via an unexpected source.Kato Kaelin, professional-hanger-on, is known more for his association with people like O.J. Simpson (ugh) and Charlie Sheen (only slightly less of an ugh). He’s also known for his Brewers fandom, which has a tendency...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers complained about Marcell Ozuna’s bat, he switched and crushed a home run

The Brewers should be careful what they wish for.Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run dinger in the third inning of Sunday’s game, and then when he later came to bat in the eighth inning, the Brewers asked umpire Hunter Wendelstedt to check the stick. Wendelstedt ruled that the bat had too much pine tar on it, so Ozuna was forced to switch and find another one.He grabbed a new one from...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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