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Weekly Wrap-Up: April 7th – April 13th

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap-up, a column dedicated to the latest transactions, rumors, and performances from around the league.  Centrally focused on providing insight and analysis on the latest happenings, this weekly article is geared towards delivering a concise report on the news from the past seven days. Without further ado, here’s your Monday morning breakfast reading material...
Via Batting Leadoff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite adversity-filled spring, 'K-Rod' closing, succeeding

MILWAUKEE -- There's certainly something to be said about familiarity, and Ron Roenicke has just that with Francisco Rodriguez. It was still a surprise to see Rodriguez trot out for the save opportunity on Opening Day instead of Jim Henderson, thought to be the Milwaukee Brewers' closer at the time. After a spring training filled with political turmoil in his home country...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers pick up 2015 option on manager Roenicke, add option for 2016

The Milwaukee Brewers have exercised the club option for 2015 on manager Ron Roenicke and added a club option for 2016, allowing the skipper to enter this season with security past this year. Roenicke is 253-233 in three seasons as manager of the Brewers, including leading the team to a franchise-record 96 wins, the National League Central division crown and a berth in the National...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers to play UW-Milwaukee in 2015 spring training

The Milwaukee Brewers will play a unique exhibition game in 2015, as the club announced it will face the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Maryvale Baseball Park sometime during spring training. This will be the first time the Brewers have faced a collegiate team in an exhibition game since taking on Arizona State University in 1983. The practice is much more common in the Grapefruit...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Hank the Dog heading to Milwaukee, remaining part of Brewers family

In less than a month he's gone from non-roster un-invitee to being the most popular Brewer in Maryvale. And Friday the Brewers made it official; Hank, "The Ballpark Pup," will be heading north to Milwaukee. The team announced that Hank will join Brewers executives, sponsors and families on a Southwest Airlines charter flight to Milwaukee's General Mitchell International...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Melvin: reports of deal with Dominican prospect are premature

I just spoke with Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and he said reports that the team has reached an agreement with Dominican Republic prospect Yirver Gilbert Lara are premature. "You can't have a formal agreement at this time," said Melvin, who wouldn't say whether an informal understanding had been reached with Lara for the reported $3.2 million. "That...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Gruman: Garza deal a good gamble for Brewers

While everybody thought the Milwaukee Brewers were having a quiet offseason, general manager Doug Melvin was pursuing a starting pitcher he would eventually sign to the largest free-agent contract in franchise history. As proven by how quickly word of a premature agreement spread last Thursday, this day and age doesn't allow for teams to negotiate with anyone quietly. That'...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers rumors: Matt Garza edition

The Milwaukee Brewers  reportedly signed veteran free-agent pitcher Matt Garza. The deal is reportedly four-years and  $52 million for the right-handed pitcher according to Ken Rosenthal, who first reported the deal. Matt Garza (photo credit: Layne Murdoch/Getty Images) This deal comes to a surprise to many after General Doug Melvin was clearly keeping his interest in the pitcher...
Via isportsweb.com
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 Wurst Signs You’re Still a Brewers Fan

I’m going to take a page from every great writer I know and steal an idea for this blog. Tim Scott, program director for WIBA-AM in Madison, emceed (is that a word?) the annual Dugout Club event last night in Madison. Tim has performed this duty for most of his adult life, and thus has become immune to 350 or so faces staring back at him over a steak dinner while they await the...
Via Overtime
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers GM Says He’s Not In Agreement With Sandy On Davis’ Value

Okay, don’t kill me… More non-news news on the Ike Davis front… If you think you are weary of reading it, imagine what it’s like writing about it. Anyway, Milwaukee Brewers GM Doug Melvin acknowledged he is continuing to discuss Ike Davis with the Mets, writes Adam Rubin. However Melvin bluntly stated there has not been agreement with Sandy Alderson on the price for...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Melvin explains Brewers’ quiet winter

The Brewers began the New Year as the only team yet to sign a Major League free agent since the end of last season. General manager Doug Melvin was asked Monday what he would say to fans perturbed by the team’s inactivity. “I would just say that it’s true, we haven’t done all that much,” Melvin said. “But just because you don’t respond in free agency doesn’t necessarily...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Hegan “Has Been Hitting Like Fury”

(Image: rackrs.com) With the onset of darkness and dreary indoor living that come with snow and cold, I retreat into books at times.  That statement is especially true if Doug Melvin has seen his shadow recently ensuring six more weeks of hot stove-less purgatory.  Just a few days ago I pulled out my copy of Ball Four, a book I shamefully hadn’t read the full first quarter...
Via Brewers Bar
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers off-season rumors

The Milwaukee Brewers are in need of some changes this off-season.  So far this off-season the Brewers haven’t been making any big moves unlike other clubs around the league. With most of the bigger free agents off the market, there isn’t a huge amount of talent left.  The General Manager of the Brewers, Doug Melvin, has a track record of pulling off deals out of thin air....
Via isportsweb.com
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers might move Braun to right field

Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said Thursday there is "absolutely nothing" to the rumor that he might consider trading Ryan Braun to the New York Mets. Melvin said the only move being discussed involving Braun is one from left field to right field. "We have no intentions of trading Ryan," said Melvin, addressing a rumor from a New York blog that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Melvin: 'Absolutely nothing' to Ryan Braun trade rumors

As crazy as the Ryan Braun trade rumor involving the New York Mets seemed, I figured I'd check in this morning with Brewers general manager Doug Melvin. After all, the Tigers did trade Prince Fielder yesterday to the Rangers despite nearly $170 million remaining on his contract. Melvin said there was "absolutely nothing" to the rumor started on a blog in New York that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

The Ass-Umption Conundrum

(Image: Paul Tenpenny / BorchertField.com) Going into the offseason, Brewers fans probably feared another quiet winter for GM Doug Melvin and company.  Last winter was a painful one due to the seemingly endless uneventful days passing by while other teams made moves to get better (or at least change).  I’m not advocating change for the sake of change, but it’s difficult...
Via Brewers Bar
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers GM Doug Melvin Sees Mets As Good Trade Partner

Brewers GM Doug Melvin acknowledged in an interview this weekend that the Mets and Brewers could fit well together as trading partners. “They’ve indicated that they have extra first basemen, and we have a need,” Melvin said. “Again, it’s all about keeping your options open. … Nothing imminent, and I don’t anticipate anything imminent. But first base is one of our needs...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers Rumors: First Base Void May Lead to Trade with Mets

If the Milwaukee Brewers lose first baseman Corey Hart to free agency, the team could look to fill its first base void through trade.  The New York Mets could be one of those trade partners, as indicated by Brewers’ General Manager Doug Melvin.  The GM tells Adam McCalvy of MLB.com his thought process. “We’re still exploring all of the options, including Corey Hart. They’ve...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

New & Improved Doug Melvin Drawing Includes Mustache Advice.

  - - - - - -  (Note: Please don't sign Yuni, please don't sign Yuni, please don't sign Yuni. He's already had 2 seasons, here. it's only November and I'm worrying at least multiple times a day about this).
Via Brewers Bar
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

GM Doug Melvin remains confident brighter days are ahead for Brewers

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin held his season-ending news conference Tuesday morning at Miller Park, spending nearly 50 minutes looking back at what went wrong in 2013 and looking ahead to the offseason. Melvin expressed disappointment in Milwaukee's 74-88 record and fourth-place finish in the National League Central but did want to draw attention...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

GM Doug Melvin remains confident brighter days are ahead for Brewers

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin held his season-ending news conference Tuesday morning at Miller Park, spending nearly 50 minutes looking back at what went wrong in 2013 and looking ahead to the offseason. Melvin expressed disappointment in Milwaukee's 74-88 record and fourth-place finish in the National League Central but did want to draw attention...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Melvin looks to improve Brewers for 2014

General manager Doug Melvin hopes the Brewers can build on the second-half positives this season. He also hopes it doesn't become a habit and Milwaukee can avoid another early slumber in 2014. Melvin met with reporters Tuesday at Miller Park to wrap up the injury-riddled 2013 campaign. He likes what he has up the middle with Jean Segura at shortstop, Carlos Gomez at second...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Ron Roenicke, entire staff to return for Brewers in 2014

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and his entire coaching staff will return for the 2014 season, general manager Doug Melvin announced Saturday. Roenicke, who recently won his 250th game as Milwaukee's manager, will be back to lead the Brewers for a fourth season. "While this season has not been what we had hoped, I believe the continuity with Ron Roenicke...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Ron Roenicke, entire staff to return for Brewers in 2014

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and his entire coaching staff will return for the 2014 season, general manager Doug Melvin announced Saturday. Roenicke, who recently won his 250th game as Milwaukee's manager, will be back to lead the Brewers for a fourth season. "While this season has not been what we had hoped, I believe the continuity with Ron Roenicke...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers' decision-makers set for key meeting of the minds

MILWAUKEE -- There's plenty to discuss within the Milwaukee Brewers organization after what has been a frustrating season for all involved, and a big conversation will take place Wednesday. Brewers general manager Doug Melvin, manager Ron Roenicke, the coaching staff and other key members of the organization will gather at Miller Park for their yearly end of the season discussion...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

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The greatest moments from non-playoff NBA teams

Five-round NFL mock draft

Gallery: Instagrams of the week

10 jaw-dropping stats from the NBA season

The longest homers of the week

Ranking the best NFL free agents still available

Updated NBA Draft early entries list

Honest NBA playoffs slogans

Gallery: The best of Barbie Blank

Breakout candidates for the NHL playoffs

Draft needs for all 32 NFL teams

Seven kids on every youth sports team

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