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Brewers Survey Questions on Team Direction More Interesting Than Answers

Yesterday, Noah Jarosh at Brew Crew Ball alerted us to a survey the Brewers sent to select fans on the team’s direction.  It’s not clear how fans were chosen to take the survey, but if you didn’t get it the entire thing can be read at the BCB post.  Although I assume my opinion doesn’t count for much in any area of life, it would have been nice to be one of the chosen. ...
Via Brewers Bar
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Make Right Call By Retaining Ron Roenicke

Last Friday, Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin announced that Ron Roenicke will return to manage the team in 2015. It ended nearly two weeks of speculation about Roenicke’s job security following an astonishing September collapse by the Brewers. Despite holding the lead in the NL Central for a total of 150 days throughout the year, Milwaukee lost 22 of its final 31...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Homer-Dependent Teams Rarely Win World Series

During the broadcast of the Orioles-Royals series Tuesday, I was struck by a stat mentioned regarding the Royals and their small-ball ways. Since 1985, only one team (2009 Yankees) has won the World Series after leading MLB in home runs during that regular season. For Doug Melvin, that number (1) should be a keen warning. Or at least it should serve as an enthusiastic reminder, a...
Via Brewers Bar
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers 2014 Season in Review

What a season! So much drama! So much excitement! So much baseball! So much ********** and despair! I never felt great about the season. Those first couple months were pretty cool, but it never felt quite right. There was just something.. off. It felt like the things that went right went a little too right, if that makes sense. They were good, but deep down I think that everyone...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers retain manager Ron Roenicke, fire hitting coach

The Brewers have decided not to bring back hitting coach Johnny Narron or first-base coach Garth Iorg, but the rest of the on-field staff -- including manager Ron Roenicke -- will return next season, the Brewers announced in a press release Friday. The release also said that Brewers general manager Doug Melvin made the announcement, so that means he's safe as well.
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers keep Roenicke as manager, fire two coaches

Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke will return for the 2015 season, the club announced Friday afternoon. Not all members of the coaching staff survived the team's late-season collapse, as hitting coach Johnny Narron and first base/infield coach Garth Iorg were dismissed. "Over the course of the last few weeks, we have evaluated the work of Ron and his coaches and believe...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers fire hitting, first base coaches

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers have fired hitting coach Johnny Narron and first base-infield coach Garth Iorg after the team's late-season collapse. But the team said Friday that manager Ron Roenicke and the rest of the coaching staff will return next season. General manager Doug Melvin says after evaluating the work of Roenicke and the coaches, ''this is the best...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

All Quiet on the Roenicke Front

The situation remains quiet regarding the Brewers front office’s decision on the future of manager Ron Roenicke and the rest of the coaching staff. This lull in offseason decision making is a dead zone when it comes to public information, but undoubtedly it gives Brewers owner Mark Attanasio and GM Doug Melvin time to meet with Roenicke and decide how to pursue improvement over...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers owner blames players

Brewers owner Mark Attanasio directed his anger over his team's fade from contention at the players Saturday. "Frankly, I'm disappointed in the team, disappointed in the guys," Attanasio said. "They're better than this, and they didn't show it." Attanasio and general manager Doug Melvin held a 20-minute news conference Saturday near the Brewers...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers GM Melvin to return in 2015; status of Roenicke remains unclear

MILWAUKEE -- Despite a late-season collapse in which the Milwaukee Brewers went from spending 150 days in first place to missing the postseason completely, general manager Doug Melvin will return in 2015. However, Melvin and owner Mark Attanasio were not ready Saturday to say the same regarding the status of manager Ron Roenicke and the rest of the coaching staff. Because the Brewers...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers owner says GM Melvin to return, undecided on Roenicke

MILWAUKEE — Despite his anger over the Brewers' fade from contention, Milwaukee owner Mark Attanasio says general manager Doug Melvin will return for the 2015 season. Milwaukee led the NL Central for 150 days but lost 24 of 34 games and was eliminated from playoff contention on Thursday. ''Frankly, I'm disappointed in the team, disappointed in the guys,''...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers owner says GM Melvin to return for 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brewers owner Mark Attanasion says general manager Doug Melvin will return for the 2015 season. Milwaukee led the NL Central for 150 days but lost 24 of 34 games and was eliminated from playoff contention Thursday. Attanasio says, ''Frankly, I'm disappointed in the team, disappointed in the guys'' and added Saturday: ''They're better...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

After surprising fade, Brewers bosses will conduct extensive review

The slumpingBrewers, who have lost 21 out of 29 to fall from solid playoff position to out of the race, will take a hard look at all ways to improve the ballclub after the season. Brewers general manager Doug Melvin pointed to two main concerns for the team that spent 150 days in first place before its precipitous decline, but understandably reserved judgment on key personnel questions...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Brewers are considering moving Ryan Braun to first base

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Thursday that he has spoken to general manager Doug Melvin about the possibility of Ryan Braun moving to first base” “I think he’s a good defender in the outfield, learning a new position that he picked up pretty fast. I think he’ll continue to get better in right. We haven’t approached (Braun) about it. It’s just kind of what the needs...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Mark Attanasio Spread or Cure Brewers Fever in Cheeseland?

However the remainder of the 2014 MLB season plays out for the Milwaukee Brewers, it’s been a hard fall from the heights experienced the first few months. The Brewers now face virtually insurmountable odds in their quest to reach the postseason, and while surely the front office, coaches and players feel bad about what’s happened to the team’s prospects this year, it’s the...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers announce Colorado Springs as Triple-A affiliate

Following the news of the Nashville Sounds cutting ties with the Milwaukee Brewers after a 10-year run, the organization didn't waste much time in landing a new top affiliate. The Brewers announced a two-year player development contract with the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Thursday, a deal that will run through 2016. "We are looking forward to our partnership with...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers scouting director Bruce Seid dies unexpectedly at age 53

The Brewers have announced that their scouting director Bruce Seid passed away "unexpectedly" Tuesday at the age of 53. At the time of his death, he was visiting family in Las Vegas. As Baseball America notes, Seid had served as the Brewers' scouting director since 2008 and had been a part of the Brewers organization for 17 years. He's survived by his wife, Erika...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Gerardo Parra’s Further Impact for Brewers

In the heat of a pennant race, teams often let a rival’s actions shape their own decisions. As a result, when St. Louis fired a shot across the Brewers’ bow by bolstering their rotation, Milwaukee needed to make a countermove. Of course, Doug Melvin’s retort – gaining Gerardo Parra in exchange for two minor leaguers – stands stratospheres below the Cardinals’ acquisitions...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

A look back at Brewers' trades in July under Melvin

If the history of Doug Melvin's tenure as general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers leaves any indication, the odds of a trade happening before Thursday's non-waiver deadline are high. Melvin has made a July trade in nine of his 11 seasons with the Brewers, including seven of the last eight years. Some have been minor and a couple have been minor, but Melvin usually does something...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bolstering the Brewers’ Bullpen

Baseball fans can discount nearly anything they hear at the trade deadline. Therefore, Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin’s suggestion that he might bolster his bullpen comes with enough grains of salt to fill the Dead Sea. Perhaps Melvin’s comments were merely an elaborate smokescreen designed to conceal his true intentions. Yet despite the unreliability of such statements, an upgrade...
Via Brewers Bar
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nothing ordinary about Brewers' international signing Lara

MILWAUKEE -- Balls fly into the second deck at Miller Park regularly during batting practice, as numerous big-league hitters have put on impressive displays over the years. But a 16-year-old? Gilbert Lara isn't ordinary for his age. The Milwaukee Brewers have invested $3.1 million in the Dominican shortstop, by far the richest international signing in franchise history. It didn...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Saturday: All is quiet on the trade front for Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- With five days left before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31, all is quiet on the trade front for the Milwaukee Brewers, according to general manager Doug Melvin. Melvin says he recently called a couple of teams but most of the baseball world is focused on the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y., this weekend. "I've been pretty aggressive...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers' Melvin won't make trade just to make trade

MILWAUKEE -- There aren't many general managers around baseball planning to spill their trade deadline plans to the media, for a variety of reasons.  If a general manager or manager comes out and goes into depth about where their team needs to improve and a deal doesn't end up getting done to address that area, clubhouse morale becomes a concern. Then there's the obvious...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Rumors: Milwaukee doesn't expect to make any moves

The Milwaukee Brewers currently hold one of the best records in baseball and are in control of the NL Central. They are also not planning to be aggressive as the trade deadline approaches. The health of the bullpen is potentially the only issue that could prompt a move. Two right-handers, Jim Henderson (shoulder) and Tyler Thornburg (elbow) are currently on the disabled list and...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brewers Are All Stars (Pitching Edition)

The Brewers offense has been great this year, but of course it has. That's Doug Melvin's thing. He builds a team that hits a bunch of homeruns and then he fills it with pitchers who give up even more. Sure, he's built a team that hasn't done that but he did it by trading like 15 guys for one and a half good seasons of Shaun Marcum and Zack Greinke. It's not his...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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