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Five Minor League Deals that didn’t pan out for the New York Yankees

Infielder Juan Rivera #54 of the New York Yankees bats against the Boston Red Sox during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 20, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Mandatory Credit. Meric/Getty Images) Every spring, major league teams bring in a wide array of players on minor league contracts. The players vary from former All-Stars coming off...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

For the First Time Since 2011 the Brewers Have a “Real” First Baseman

After the 2013 season, it was obvious that the Brewers were in serious need of help at 1B. During that offseason, the Brewers brought in veterans Lyle Overbay and Mark Reynolds as insurance in case they decided not to give the starting job to Juan Francisco.  At the time, few fans were enthusiastic about the prospects at 1B heading into 2014, but the Brewers really didn’t have...
Via Brewers Bar
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Good value on the contract, hard worker, smart, commands peer respect... The next Yankee batting coach should be A-Rod

Former Yankee hitting coach Kevin Long had an interesting playing career. He served eight years on the Royals plantation, three times making it to the bright lights of Triple A Omaha. He never made it to The Show.Long's best year was his first. He batted .312 for Eugene in the Northwest League. He never again hit above .300. His career average stands at .273. Overall, he clubbed...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Rumors: Lyle Overbay likely to retire

The Milwaukee Brewers finished the 2014 with a disappointing 82-80 record considering the great start the team had over the first few months of the season. It is uncertain what moves will be made in the off season to improve the team that was 15th in the Major Leagues in runs scored and 17th in ERA. One thing is almost certain is that Lyle Overbay wont be back, as he indicated he...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lyle Overbay “99.9 percent sure” he will retire

Lyle Overbay is pretty sure he is ready to call it a career. The 37-year-old appeared on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM Radio on Wednesday and said that he was “99.9 percent sure” that his playing days are over. Overbay: I'm 99.9 percent sure that I'm going to call it a career, I'm pretty close to 100 percent that I'm going to retire #Brewers — MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio...
Via Tireball.com
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Stretch Run

Less than two weeks left, gang! Who’s excited? Whose dreams have been crushed? Whose hearts have been broken? Well, you get the point. Let’s take a look at the early playoff picture, a couple of record-breaking (or tying) performances, and touch on a couple playoff races that look to be coming down to the wire. The Story So Far Who expected the Baltimore Orioles to clinch their...
Via The Sports Post
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds-Brewers Preview

Now that the Milwaukee Brewers have managed to string together some victories, they need Yovani Gallardo to end his lengthy struggles at home. Losers in Gallardo's last seven starts at Miller Park, the Brewers hope to halt that slide while trying for a fourth consecutive victory Saturday night against the Cincinnati Reds. After losing 16 of 19, Milwaukee (77-71) took the final two...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Pinch hitter Overbay plays hero, Brewers win third straight

MILWAUKEE -- It started with a giddy chorus of "Luuuuuc" and ended with a jubilant refrain of "Ohhhhh." And after the crowd's celebratory chants were over and the players were finished mobbing Lyle Overbay at first base and the 'U' and 'O' sounds that had echoed around Miller Park in the ninth inning had moved into the parking lot, the Milwaukee Brewers had earned another letter...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Overbay delivers with walk-off single, Brewers keep pace in playoff race

  Lyle Overbay hit a game-ending RBI single off Jumbo Diaz with one out in the ninth, lifting Milwaukee to a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds that helped the Brewers keep pace in the National League playoff race. Overbay sent the first pitch from Diaz (0-1) into the gap in left-center. The veteran was mobbed by teammates after lifting the Brewers to their third straight win. Milwaukee...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Overbay delivers, Brewers beat Reds 3-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Lyle Overbay hit a game-ending RBI single off Jumbo Diaz with one out in the ninth, lifting Milwaukee to a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds that helped the Brewers keep pace in the National League playoff race. Overbay sent the first pitch from Diaz (0-1) into the gap in left-center. The veteran was mobbed by teammates after lifting the Brewers to their third straight...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Crew comes through in ninth for win over Reds

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Lyle Overbay hit a game-ending RBI single off Jumbo Diaz with one out in the ninth, lifting Milwaukee to a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds that helped the Brewers keep pace in the National League playoff race. Overbay sent the first pitch from Diaz (0-1) into the gap in left-center. The veteran was mobbed by teammates after lifting the Brewers to their third straight...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Overbay delivers, Brewers beat Reds 3-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) Lyle Overbay hit a game-ending RBI single off Jumbo Diaz with one out in the ninth, lifting Milwaukee to a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds that helped the Brewers keep pace in the National League playoff race. Overbay sent the first pitch from Diaz (0-1) into the gap in left-center. The veteran was mobbed by teammates after lifting the Brewers to their third straight...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Crew comes through in ninth for win over Reds

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Lyle Overbay hit a game-ending RBI single off Jumbo Diaz with one out in the ninth, lifting Milwaukee to a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds that helped the Brewers keep pace in the National League playoff race. Overbay sent the first pitch from Diaz (0-1) into the gap in left-center. The veteran was mobbed by teammates after lifting the Brewers to their third straight...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

First rate job: Reynolds, Overbay have upgraded Brewers at first base

The Milwaukee Brewers were historically bad at first base in 2013. Seven different players combined to provide little at the plate and in the field, leaving general manager Doug Melvin looking to improve at the position in the offseason. After weighing many options, Melvin brought Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay in on minor-league deals to compete with Juan Francisco. Reynolds and...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers nab win over Dodgers behind clutch hit by Overbay

After going without a hit from the second through the seventh, the Milwaukee Brewers awoke late for one of their biggest innings of the season. A bases-clearing double from pinch-hitter Lyle Overbay capped a five-run eighth inning for the Brewers, as Milwaukee came back to stun the Los Angeles Dodgers with six late runs in a 6-3 victory Friday at Dodger Stadium. "To steal one, pretty...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers rally for road win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Lyle Overbay drove in three runs with a two-out double in the eighth inning, rallying the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night in a game between division leaders. Brandon Kintzler (2-3) got the victory, giving up one hit in one inning of relief. The NL Central-leading Brewers scored all their runs in the...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers rally for road win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Lyle Overbay drove in three runs with a two-out double in the eighth inning, rallying the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night in a game between division leaders. Brandon Kintzler (2-3) got the victory, giving up one hit in one inning of relief. The NL Central-leading Brewers scored all their runs in the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers rally in 8th inning to beat Dodgers 6-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) Pinch-hitter Lyle Overbay drove in three runs with a two-out double in the eighth inning, rallying the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night in a game between division leaders. Brandon Kintzler (2-3) got the victory, giving up one hit in one inning of relief. The NL Central-leading Brewers scored all their runs in the eighth...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 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 seventh...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers' offense falls flat in finale, shut out by Mets

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, rookie Jacob deGrom pitched well into the seventh, and the New York Mets split a four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers with a 2-0 win Sunday. Duda sent an 0-2 slider in the sixth from rookie Jimmy Nelson (1-2) into the second deck above right field to break a scoreless pitcher's duel. It was Duda's third homer in four days in...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Harper leaps the wall for the catch

Overshadowed by his Willie Mays Hayes slide, Washington Nationals’ outfielder Bryce Harper made a Sportscenter Top 10 caliber grab in foul territory. Harper tracked down a foul ball off the bat of Milwaukee Brewers’ Lyle Overbay in the seventh inning, leaping over the wall to grab the ball before it fell in the stands. Your browser does not support iframes. Of course the talk...
Via KCM Sports
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Morneau Sure Would Look Great in a Brewers Uniform

In hindsight, it looks like the Milwaukee Brewers should have signed former Twin and Pirate Justin Morneau this past December.  Morneau signed with the Colorado Rockies on a very reasonable deal which guaranteed him about $13 million for two years with a mutual option for $9 million for 2016.  Morneau has been worth 1.9 bWAR in 2014, putting him about 1.5 bWAR above the cumulative...
Via Brewers Bar
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Everything Is Not Awesome

The Brewers just got swept by the Philadelphia Phillies. It's hard to saw which one was more unbelievable: the one where they gave up seven runs in the eighth inning, the one where Lyle Overbay hit a grandslam and they blew a 5-1 lead in the SECOND inning or the one where Roberto Hernandez pitched a three hitter. I'm going to go with the Overbay one because I was there and I did...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

5 New Questions About the 2014 Brewers

Before the season started, I had 10 Questions About the 2014 Brewers.  It’s interesting in hindsight to see what I was concerned about at the time.  In many cases, the players I was unsure of have exceeded expectations – including Khris Davis, Aramis Ramirez, and Matt Garza.  Now that more than half of the 2014 season is ancient history, I thought it might be worth raising...
Via Brewers Bar
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Peralta roughed up in Brewers' loss

MILWAUKEE -- After Lyle Overbay connected for a first-inning grand slam to allow a struggling offense to breathe a bit with a 5-1 lead, the Milwaukee Brewers had to be feeling pretty good about their chances Tuesday night. How could they not? The Brewers entered with a 44-10 record when scoring four or more runs and had dropped just three games all season when they had scored five...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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