MILWAUKEE BREWERS NEWS

Brewers awarded 1b/OF Peterson off waivers

Less than a week after being claimed by the Chicago Cubs, Shane Peterson is changing clubs yet again. The Milwaukee Brewers claimed Peterson off waivers from the Cubs on Tuesday, filling their lone open spot on the 40-man roster. Peterson hit .308 with 11 home runs, 40 doubles, five triples and 90 RBI in 2014 for Triple-A Sacramento in Oakland's organization. The left-handed hitter...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sweet ride worth wait: Brewers fan drives Mustang he won at age 10

Andrei Ghelfi-Thomas never thought he'd see the ticket he ripped off his team photo again as he entered Miller Park to watch the Milwaukee Brewers wrap up a dismal season on Sept. 20, 2003. It's hard to blame him. Most walk away from fan appreciation day empty-handed. On that night, Ghelfi-Thomas and his mother, Janine Ghelfi, were two of 27,823 people on hand to watch the Brewers...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
4 days ago  |  Discuss

With 3D Miller Park Display, Bud Selig Hero Worship Goes Too Far

No one disputes that Bud Selig was the driving force behind bringing baseball back to Milwaukee more than 40 years ago.  The sports landscape of this city would be very different if not for Selig, and for that Brewers fans are undoubtedly grateful.  We express our gratitude by supporting the team – attending games, buying merchandise, watching/listening to the broadcasts –...
Via Brewers Bar
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobblehead museum in Milwaukee? Visionaries hope investors nod yes

Bobbleheads have long been a popular giveaway throughout sports, but Milwaukee seems to have a particular obsession with the nodding dolls. Miller Park is packed each and every time the Milwaukee Brewers give away a bobblehead, no matter who is being depicted. Phil Sklar and Brad Novak are hoping Milwaukee's passion for bobbleheads will help them launch the National Bobblehead Hall...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Post Winter-Meetings Outlook: Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers of 2015 are basically the Brewers of 2014 on paper, outside of Adam Lind now manning first base instead of Mark Reynolds.  Also, Francisco Rodriguez is currently a free-agent. A lot can change though, for better or for worse, and the Brewers weren’t happy to lose their division crown and playoff spot to the St. Louis Cardinals in September. Then again, some think...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers sign pair of outfielders to minor-league deals

To help address their outfield depth issue in Triple-A, the Milwaukee Brewers signed outfielders Bryan Petersen and Ben Guez to a minor-league deals on Tuesday. The Brewers included an invitation to big-league camp in Petersen's contract, while Guez received an invitation to minor-league early camp. Petersen is a career .220 hitter in 181 games over parts of three seasons with the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
11 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB: A Virtual (Fake) Tour Of The “Selig Experience”

Iconic pose.   The Milwaukee Brewers announced that they will be adding something called the “Selig Experience” to Miller Park.  It will be a museum dedicated to recently retired baseball commissioner Bud Selig.  It sounds like the worst thing anyone could ever possibly imagine.  So before it opens and gets covered in eggs and graffiti lets take a virtual (Fake) look at...
Via Total Sports Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers to open ‘Selig Experience’ museum

Seattle proudly boasts the Experience Music Project, a museum inspired by native son Jimi Hendrix. Starting next year, Milwaukee will proudly (?) boast (?) the Selig Experience, a museum inspired by native son Bud Selig. You think we’re kidding. But we’re not. The Selig Experience will be a 1,400-square foot exhibit will be open year round at Miller Park, because if there...
Via Rumors and Rants
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers to honor Selig with interactive exhibit

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers will honor outgoing baseball Commissioner Bud Selig with an interactive exhibit at Miller Park. The ''Selig Experience'' in the left-field corner of the loge level is to include include a 3-D multimedia presentation and a replica of Selig's paper-cluttered County Stadium office. The 80-year-old Selig helped bring Major League Baseball back to...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers reveal plans to construct the 'Selig Experience'

When the Milwaukee Brewers announced plans to retire the No. 1 for former team owner and retiring Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, the club hinted there was more to come. The Brewers revealed plans Monday to construct the "Selig Experience," a state-of-the-art attraction which will include a multimedia presentation telling the story of Selig's role in bringing Major...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Former major leaguer Hermida signs with Nippon Ham

TOKYO (AP) Former major league outfielder Jeremy Hermida has signed a one-year contract to play for the Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan's Pacific League. The 30-year-old Hermida, who played for the Milwaukee Brewers Triple-A team Nashville in 2014, signed a deal worth $500,000. Hermida played 632 games in the major leagues, posting a .257 batting average with 65 home runs and 250 RBIs...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals add pop to bench, agree to one-year deal with Reynolds

Mark Reynolds and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a one-year contract. The team announced the move Thursday night. The 31-year-old Reynolds hit 22 home runs last season in his only year with Milwaukee. He batted .196 with 45 RBIs in 130 games. Reynolds made 100 starts for the Brewers -- 72 at first base, 29 at third and one in the outfield. The righty-hitting Reynolds figures...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers unofficial mascot Hank the Dog plays ‘Santa Hank’ at Humane Society (pics)

Hank the Dog, the beloved rescue dog who found his way into the hearts of baseball fans everywhere during 2014 spring training, helped brighten the day of some animals in need during a visit to the Wisconsin Humane Society. Hank the Dog, believed to be part-Bichon Frise mixed-breed between two to three years of age,...Read More The post Brewers unofficial mascot Hank the Dog plays...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Reynolds, Cardinals reach 1-year deal

A person familiar with the negotiations says power hitter Mark Reynolds and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a one-year deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because there no official announcement. The 31-year-old Reynolds hit 22 home runs last season in his only year with Milwaukee. He batted .196 with 45 RBIs in 130 games. Reynolds...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Q & A, Scooter Gennett: Ceramics, Lefties and Riding Scooters

Scooter Gennett of the Milwaukee Brewers is among those players participating in an innovative cancer charity drive that ends Thursday night and benefits LUNGevity, “the largest national lung cancer-focused nonprofit.” An online auction, coordinated by Major League Baseball media and public relations offices, is awarding scores of unusual prizes to winning bidders. Pitching lessons with […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals reportedly are close to signing Mark Reynolds

SAN DIEGO -- Just as the Winter Meetings were concluding, the Cardinals reportedly found their right-handed bat off the bench in free agent Mark Reynolds. The acquisition was reported by cbssports.com, pending a physical. The Cardinals have not confirmed the report, but such a deal makes sense. Reynolds, 31, for the most part fits the profile of what general manager John Mozeliak...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign Mark Reynolds

As the Cardinals searched for right-handed bench power, Mark Reynolds was apparently their target. On Thursday, they landed the man they wanted as Reynolds signed a one-year deal for $2 million with incentives based on playing time pending a physical. The deal was first reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Reynolds spent 2014 with the Milwaukee Brewers after spending previous years...
Via Cardinals Farm
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Keeping Perspective With Mark Reynolds Deal

The Cardinals pulled their first fish out of this year’s free agent waters on Thursday, by inking first baseman Mark Reynolds. Reynolds, most recently of the Milwaukee Brewers, was a specific target for the Cardinals this winter and his acquisition came to fruition finally today. He agreed to a one-year deal with financial terms yet to be disclosed.   The club entered the off...
Via i70baseball
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign first baseman Mark Reynolds

Getty Images The St. Louis Cardinals have signed first baseman Mark Reynolds to a contract. Reynolds, 31, has always been long on power but has often had trouble making contact and getting on base. He is coming off a season in which he hit jut .196/.287/.394 for the Brewers. Reynolds did have 22 home runs and 45 RBI across his 130 games. mark reynolds has a deal with cardinals...
Via Tireball.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cardinals Have Singed Mark Reynolds

The Cardinals have singed free agent corner IF Mark Reynolds: mark reynolds has a deal with cardinals, pending physical — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 11, 2014 The Cardinals had been rumored to be interested in Reynolds for the past week. He’s a RH bat that can spell Matt Adams at 1B against LH pitchers and provides some much needed thump off the bench in PH situations...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers remain quiet at Winter Meetings

Late Tuesday night, Jon Lester became the first major domino to fall at baseball's Winter Meetings when he agreed to a six-year, $155 million deal with the Chicago Cubs. Naturally, Day 3 of the Winter Meetings at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego was the most active thus far. But not for the Milwaukee Brewers, who continued to be quiet. Brewers general manager Doug Melvin did...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers still plotting potential moves at Winter Meetings, but roster largely set

In his year-end press conference, Milwaukee Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio was blunt and to the point about his disappointment in the team's late-season collapse. A heated Attanasio said if the Brewers didn't make changes in the offseason, they'd "better have a damn good reason for why." Before meeting with reporters at baseball's Winter Meetings at the Manchester Grand Hyatt...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Rumors: Brewers open to trading Gerardo Parra

The Milwaukee Brewers have four starting outfielders on their current roster and with Ryan Braun, Khris Davis, and Carlos Gomez etched into the starting lineup, Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the team is open to trading Gerardo Parra. #456160386 / gettyimages.com Sources: #Brewers open to moving Parra, who projects to $6.4M in final year of arb, per @mlbtraderumors. Could...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
18 days ago  |  Discuss

As Winter Meetings kick off, Brewers turn focus to bullpen

As Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings got underway Monday at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and manager Ron Roenicke held their first formal press conferences of the meetings Monday evening. The most glaring weakness on Milwaukee's roster is its bullpen, which also seems to be the primary focus of Melvin. "Doug's working...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
19 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – Milwaukee Brewers

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Milwaukee Brewers. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Batters It’s not a matter […]
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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