Milwaukee Brewers: Some final thoughts going into offseason

The Milwaukee Brewers were officially eliminated from playoff contention yesterday, and they lost the first game of Fan Appreciation weekend to the Chicago Cubs by a score of 6-4. Needless to say, it’s a dark time for Brewers fans. The once promising-looking season has now become a heap of bile in our collective throats. But I don’t want to dwell on the negative emotions encircling...
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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...
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Gerardo Parra gives ball to kid seated next to guy who interfered with catch (video)

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Gerardo Parra had every right to be peeved with at least one St. Louis Cardinals fan during Tuesday’s game at Busch Stadium. Instead, he took the high road, demonstrated a lot of class and even went above and beyond to make nice. While chasing down a Chris Carpenter pop-up that drifted into […] The post Gerardo Parra gives ball to kid seated next...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers take down Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

The Brewers battled back from a brutal first inning to hold the Cardinals scoreless for 11 straight innings and managed just enough offense to eke out a critical victory tonight in extra innings. Gerardo Parra and Wily Peralta kept them in the game early, and a couple of September callups drove in runs to take home the win. In the first, the Cardinals BABIPed their way to three...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerardo Parra plugging outfield holes for Brewers

When the Brewers acquired Gerardo Parra on July 31 from Arizona, the idea was to have available an experienced extra outfielder with strong defensive skills and a decent bat should help be needed. Parra went from fourth outfielder to regular the past week when centerfielder Carlos Gomez was sidelined with a sprained wrist and rightfielder Ryan Braun missed a couple of days on unofficial...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Brewers Will Win the NL Central…

Cyborg Gerardo Parra – by J. Lemont Before any Braves fans accuse me of copying their “thing”…actually, never mind. In fact, I hadn’t even thought about Cyborg Tommy Hanson until right around the time I was logging in. Just making sure I have myself covered on this one. Good day.
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Injury Update: Carlos Gomez exits with wrist injury

Carlos Gomez of the Brewers left the game Sunday against the Giants in the third inning due to a sore left wrist after swinging at a pitch, the team announced. Gerardo Parra replaced him in center field. Carlos Gomez has left today's game with left wrist soreness. Gerardo Parra now in center field.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 31, 2014#454405260 / gettyimages.comGomez...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Diamondbacks’ Trade Deadline

Martin Prado Dbacks – Photo Credit: Not That Bob James (Flickr Creative Commons) It’s without a doubt that this season hasn’t gone the way the Arizona Diamondbacks would like. But Diamondbacks fans would like to think that the trade deadline was an opportunity to put themselves in a position to succeed next year. Did they do that? Injuries have been the name of the game this...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rickie Weeks, Gerardo Parra help Milwaukee whip Dodgers in battle of division leaders

Rickie Weeks hit a three-run homer and Gerardo Parra had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 9-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. The Dodgers went ahead 3-2 in the top of the seventh, then Milwaukee capitalized on two errors by reserve shortstop Justin Turner and scored four runs in their half of the inning. Weeks hit a 2-2 pitch from Carlos...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Brewers August 8, 2014: Get Used To Seeing The Brewers

I think I’m already sick of talking about Roberto Hernandez, and he hasn’t even thrown a pitch for the Dodgers yet. Dodgers Brewers 5:10 p.m. PT Milwaukee, Wi. 2B Gordon CF Gomez CF Puig LF Parra 1B Gonzalez RF Braun SS Ramirez 3B Ramirez RF Kemp 2B Gennett LF Crawford 1B Overbay ...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Gold-glover Parra can hit a bit, too

MILWAUKEE -- It didn't take Gerardo Parra long to show what he can bring to the Milwaukee Brewers down the stretch. Parra made a quick impression on the home fans in his debut at Miller Park on Tuesday, blasting a go-ahead home run in the bottom of the seventh before making an impressive sliding catch in foul territory in a critical moment in the top of the eighth inning.  No...
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August 06, 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

Gerardo Parra shines as Brewers win on challenge against Giants

Having already utilized the conventional with walk-off singles and home runs this season, the Milwaukee Brewers used a rare walk-off challenge to beat the San Francisco Giants, 4-3, on Tuesday night. First-base umpire Hal Gibson's safe call on a Joe Panik chopper with two outs in the top of the ninth inning was overturned by replay, with the Brewers ultimately coming out victorious...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers hold off Giants

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Gerardo Parra snapped a tie with a home run in the seventh -- his first hit since being acquired by the Brewers -- and Milwaukee recorded the final out of its 4-3 victory Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants when video replay overturned a safe call at first base. With two outs in the ninth, Brewers closer Frankie Rodriguez walked Hunter Pence. Joe Panik...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 8/3/14

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing.  Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Brewers Add Gerardo Parra to Strengthen Bench: As the trade deadline drew near, there were reports that the Brewers had interest in David Price and Jon Lester, two of the...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Roenicke wanted to give Gerardo Parra a start

Brewers left fielder Khris Davis is out of the starting lineup Saturday night agains the Cardinals but not because of the left calf tightness that forced him to exit the game in the seventh inning Friday night. Davis fouled a pitch off his leg in his previous at-bat but said he was fine Saturday after treatment. Manager Ron Roenicke just wanted to get newly acquired Gerardo Parra...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Diamondbacks’ deadline deals

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)   Before Tuesday’s trade deadline, the Diamondbacks dealt away two big names (and fan favorites) in Gerardo Parra and Martin Prado. These were definitely some controversial moves among the Diamondbacks fan base, but before calling for Kevin Towers’ head, let’s dig a little deeper into these two deals: The D-backs sent outfielder Gerardo Parra to the...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks top Pittsburgh Pirates after day of deals

The Diamondbacks parted with two roster players in Martin Prado and Gerardo Parra before Thursday's trade deadline and although they didn't receive any immediate help in return, it was a new face to the lineup that helped spur a comeback win against the Pirates in front of 20,145 at Chase Field. Kirk Gibson moved ahead of Bob Melvin for most victories by a manager in team...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs to go after 'pitching, pitching, pitching'

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks like the three minor league prospects they received in the "lightning round" hours just before the nonwaiver trade deadline ended Thursday afternoon. They love the money they saved. With a wallet suddenly $33 million or so fatter after trading Martin Prado to the New York Yankees and Gerardo Parra to Milwaukee, the D-backs plan to attack their...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals ready to turn focus back on NL Central race

With the trade deadline passed, the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals can focus solely on the competitive NL Central race. While the Cardinals will have to wait to see their major acquisitions in action, the first-place Brewers will likely have new outfielder Gerardo Parra available Friday night for the opener of a three-game series in St. Louis. Milwaukee (60-49) acquired...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NL contenders plenty active at trade deadline

By acquiring Gerardo Parra from the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Milwaukee Brewers added a two-time Gold Glove winner to their outfield and a useful left-handed bat to their bench. What the Brewers didn't do is add a right-handed reliever to their bullpen, something considered one of their top priorities at the deadline. As it turned out, none of the right-handed relievers thought...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs shed salary, gain prospects in dealing Parra, Prado

PHOENIX -- They rode to the park together. The often followed each other in the batting order. But Martin Prado and Gerardo Parra went their separate ways Thursday after being moved at the major league non-waiver trade deadline. Prado was sent to the New York Yankees for power hitting catching prospect Peter O'Brien, and Parra went to Milwaukee for outfield prospect Mitch Haniger...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers acquire Gerardo Parra

Credit: The Milwaukee Brewers may have pulled off the most underrated trade so far. The Brewers acquired right fielder Gerardo Parra from the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor leaguers Mitch Haniger and Anthony Banda. Parra is having a down year hitting .259 with a .667 OPS. Parra’s career average is .274 and has sneaky pop and sneaky speed. But he’s also an outstanding...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Gerardo Parra to the Brewers

Arizona Diamondbacks’ two-time gold glover and long time outfielder Gerardo Parra has been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for two minor league prospects in OF Mitch Haniger and LHP Anthony Banda. Mitch Haniger is a 6’2 215 lbs outfielder who was a former first round pick by the brewers back in 2012, he has spent the […]
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks trade Gold Glove outfielder Gerardo Parra

(September 13, 2011 – Source: Harry How/Getty Images North America)   The Arizona Diamondbacks parted ways with their best outfielder today sending two-time gold glove winner Gerardo Parra to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for a pair of minor league prospects in outfielder Mitch Haniger and pitcher Anthony Banda. He made his MLB debut with the Diamondbacks in 2009 and...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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