How the Milwaukee Brewers turned from sizzling to fizzling

So, what the heck happened to the Brewers? There is no easy answer, yet also no reason to talk of this team in past tense. The Crew, for all their recent angst, are 1½ games out in the race for the second National League wild card. They have three games left against the Pirates, the team in current possession of the second spot. And their roster, with the post All-Star break additions...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Garza leaves game with strained left oblique

Matt Garza was cruising through the St. Louis Cardinals lineup Sunday afternoon, appearing to have a real chance at his second shutout of the season. Then, all of a sudden, Lyle Overbay pinch hit for the right-hander in the top of the seventh inning, ending Garza's day after just 71 pitches. The Cardinals scored three runs off Zach Duke and Jeremy Jeffress in the bottom of the...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeffress feels blessed to be back with Brewers

MILWAUKEE -- There was a time not so long ago when Jeremy Jeffress thought about giving it all up and quitting baseball. The inability to find the cause of his uncontrollable seizures while pitching in Triple-A almost was too much for the talented right-hander to handle. "I just felt like giving up, like 'I can't be in this game,'" Jeffress said. Jeffress'...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers add Jeffress to bullpen, option Wooten to Triple-A

The Milwaukee Brewers are adding right-hander Jeremy Jeffress to their bullpen, optioning to right-hander Rob Wooten to Triple-A Nashville. To clear room on the 40-man roster for Jeffress, the Brewers transferred right-hander Jim Henderson to the 60-day disabled list. A former top prospect in the organization, Jeffress is 4-1 with a 1.51 ERA in 30 appearances for Nashville. The Brewers...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

An Agent`s Take: How a Player Picks a Team by Joshua Kusnick

As explained through the story of Jeremy Jeffress.
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 4/20/14 ☆

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) Jeremy Jeffress Gets a Second Chance: Those three unlikely victories against the Pirates were brilliant, but I’m a sucker for a (potential) redemption story.  RHP Jeffress...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers re-sign Jeffress to Minors deal’s Adam McCalvy reports that the Brewers have signed Jeremy Jeffress to a minor league deal. The Brewers originally drafted Jeffress in the first round of the 2006 draft, 16th overall. In December 2010, the Brewers sent him to the Royals along with Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, and Jake Odorizzi to acquire Zack Greinke and Yuniesky Betancourt. In November 2012, the Blue...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers claim 'weird' contest

Ron Roenicke chose the word goofy, but there were many adjectives the Brewers skipper could have used to describe Friday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sloppy, ugly, whatever. It didn't matter in the end. Milwaukee overcame four errors in the field and a couple of blunders on the bases to come away with a 5-3 win over Pittsburgh, evening the four-game weekend...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers News: Milwaukee signs Jeremy Jeffress to minor-league deal

Earlier today, we learned that right-handed pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was drawing interest from the Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, and Chicago White Sox. A deal was believed to be imminent and a report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports suggested that Jeffress was likely headed to the Brewers, although nothing was confirmed at the time.A deal has now been confirmed. The Brewers...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Brewers, White Sox, Cardinals interested in Jeremy Jeffress

The Toronto Blue Jays outrighted right-handed pitcher Jeremy Jeffress and he decided elect free agency rather than go to Triple-A. Now on the open market, Jeffress is expected to sign with a new team within 24-48 hours, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.Scott MacArthur of TSN Radio reports that Jeffress is drawing interest from the Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox, and...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Shortstop: Berroa, Betancourt or Escobar?

The Royals have just begun their fourth season of the post-Zack Greinke era. The pieces Kansas City received in return were Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Jake Odorizzi and Jeremy Jeffress. Escobar was seen as that centerpiece in the middle infield who could finally anchor down a position that had seen a variety of players during […]
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Toronto Blue Jays split series

The Toronto Blue Jays opened the 2014 season by splitting their first series with the Tampa Bay Rays last week. Toronto, however, got hammered in the first game 9-2.  I don’t remember the last time the Jays got creamed in their opening game of the  season. R.A. Dickey was on the mound and got roughed up good.  Dickey gave up five hits, six earned runs, six walks, and struck...
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays' David DeJesus (foot) leaves game; X-rays negative

Tampa Bay Rays' outfielder David DeJesus left Monday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the 8th inning after being hit by a pitch thrown by reliever Jeremy Jeffress. According to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times,#Rays DeJesus, who left w foot contusion, says he's not too worried. Will see how he feels tomm. X-rays negative— Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) March 31...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays play spoiler against Orioles

It’s not a role that any team relishes but it’s all the Blue Jays have right now. They can either be roadkill on some other team’s journey to the post-season or they can be spoilers. Given the option they’ll choose spoiler every time. In that context then Saturday was a good day. Colby Rasmus launched his 20th homer of the season in the seventh inning a two-run shot that...
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September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Lind hits 2 home runs in Blue Jays 11-2 win over Minnesota

That took too long but a win is a win. Four series win in a row for the first time this year. Happ is slow on the mound and he threw too many pitches but he got the win going 5.2 allowing 5 hits 1 unearned run 3 walks with 4 strikeouts. I'm really not a fan but he did a pretty good job against a pretty lousy team. We used 6 relievers you can tell it is September. Aaron Loup...
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks rally for 13th walk-off victory

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer PHOENIX -- Willie Bloomquist lined his third hit for a run-scoring single in the 10th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. Eric Chavez got the final rally started by blooping a single off Luis Perez (0-1) and pinch-runner Adam Eaton moved to third on A.J. Pollock...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Outright Jeremy Jeffress To Minors

MLB News: The Toronto Blue Jays outrighted Jeremy Jeffress to Triple-A Buffalo Tuesday. He passed through waivers without any team claiming him after being designated for assignment. Fantasy Ramifications: None. The post Toronto Blue Jays Outright Jeremy Jeffress To Minors appeared first on Fantasy Sports Player Rankings - Baseball and Football -
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista sits again as Blue Jays promote Bush

Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was held out of the lineup against Boston for a second straight day Saturday because of a sore right ankle, while right-hander Dave Bush was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo and right-hander Jeremy Jeffress was designated for assignment. A two-time major league home run leader, Bautista twisted an ankle beating out a double play in the eighth inning...
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros 10, Blue Jays 1

Outfield prospect George Springer hit a three-run homer off Jeremy Jeffress in the fourth inning and a two-run drive against Claudio Vargas in the fifth, helping the Houston Astros beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1 Wednesday. Houston, 29th among the 30 teams in batting average last year, had 18 hits, including two each by Springer, J.D. Martinez, Matt Dominguez and Carlos Corporan...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeremy Jeffress, Tommy Hottovy and Jason Bourgeois, we hardly knew ye

Offseason news is dominated with big trades (like the Miami Marlins shipping a part of their roster to the Toronto Blue Jays) and wondering where star free agents like Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton will sign. But there’s a lot of small moves Major League clubs make in an effort to improve their teams and the Royals are no different. Last week, the Royals traded reliever Jeremy...
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November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals trade away two relievers

In separate deals Thursday, the Kansas City Royals traded two relievers who spent most of last season in their farm system. Right-hander Jeremy Jeffress went to the Toronto Blue Jays in a cash transaction, while left-hander Tommy Hottovy went to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named and cash. Both pitchers were designated for assignment Nov. 2, removing them from the Royals...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign Izturis

Infielder Macier Izturis signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the Blue Jays on Thursday, the team announced via Twitter. The deal includes a $3 million club option for 2016. The Jays also dealt for right-hander Jeremy Jeffress for cash considerations. Izturis' deal is the largest given out by general manager Alex Anthopoulos, beating one-year $4.5 million deals handed...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals trade Jeffress to Toronto

KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has traded right-handed pitcher Jeremy Jeffress to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations. Jeffress, 25, was designated for assignment on November 2. The right-hander was 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA in 13 relief appearances for the Royals in 2012.
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals bring up RHP Jeffress from minors

The Kansas City Royals have recalled right-hander Jeremy Jeffress from Double-A Northwest Arkansas. The 24-year-old Jeffress made eight relief appearances over two previous stints this season with the Royals, yielding two unearned runs and eight hits in 6 2-3 innings. Kansas City hosted Texas on Tuesday night. Jeffress is one of four players acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers...
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September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Ending the Season with a Zero ERA

Here at More Hardball we love the minutiae of baseball and one of our favorite "stats" to track is pitchers carrying a 0.00 Earned Run Average.  At the beginning of the season, Mariners' rookie Lucas Luetge, carried that distinction into the middle June.  Now the final month and a half of the season is upon us and a new crop of pitchers are making their 2012 debuts...
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August 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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