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Brewers sign lefty reliever Cotts to one-year deal

The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract with free-agent left-hander Neal Cotts, FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal has confirmed. Despite his history of injuries, Cotts passed his physical with the Brewers on Thursday, according to Rosenthal. The club is expected to officially announce the signing Friday. Cotts joins the Brewers after spending the past two...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
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Speculating on the Future of Rickie Weeks

(Getty Images) It must be desperation time for FA Rickie Weeks. False tips being planted. Checked and the #MNTwins are NOT interested. — Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) January 29, 2015 Per this Darren Wolfson tweet from earlier today, the Twins apparently are among the majority of teams not interested in former Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks, or at least not keen on what...
Via Brewers Bar
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Brewers bullpen could be latest stop for young reliever Knebel

MILWAUKEE -- Corey Knebel has lived the life of a journeyman in just a year and a half of professional baseball. Over the course of the 19 months since he was drafted in the first round, Knebel made his major-league debut before being traded twice. Less than 10 days after being acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Texas Rangers as part of the Yovani Gallardo trade, the 23-year...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

FOX Sports Wisconsin announces 2015 Brewers spring training TV schedule

FOX Sports Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Brewers announced on Wednesday the spring training telecast schedule for the 2015 season. FOX Sports Wisconsin will televise 12 games, including 10 home matchups from Maryvale Baseball Park. Coverage begins on March 5 with a 2 p.m. contest against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Telecasts will feature the play-by-play and analyst team of...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen perhaps in flux, but Brewers turn to Nelson to start

MILWAUKEE (AP) With a month until spring training, the Brewers are minus a workhorse starting pitcher and their All-Star closer. Milwaukee seems committed to staying in-house and turning to young right-hander Jimmy Nelson to fill the spot in rotation that opened following the trade of Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers. The bullpen, though, could still be a work in progress. Francisco...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Going Low and Away with the Brewers

Back in September, Jeff Sullivan wrote on this very weblog about The Three Most Distinctive Team Philosophies. On Tuesday, I published a piece exploring why Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta fails to record significant strikeouts totals despite possessing elite velocity. This is the result of those posts colliding. Jeff wrote about the Astros and their […]
Via Fangraphs
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Ryan Braun Joins Couple’s Wedding Pictures

If Ryan Braun is supposed to be a jerk, you’re going to have a hard time convincing Jesse and Janice Anderson. The newly married couple was taking pictures outside their wedding reception at a hotel in downtown Milwaukee when the Brewers slugger crossed their paths. “All of the sudden I saw that it was him walking towards us, and I could barely contain myself,” new bride Janice...
Via Hall of Very Good
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LUUUUUUC, I’m Not Your Sponsor!

(Getty Images) Last year on this very date I posted proudly regarding The Brewers Bar’s sponsorship of the player pages of current Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy and former Brewer Charlie Moore on Baseball-Reference.com. A year ago the prospect that Lucroy would go unsponsored on B-Ref when all that was required was $60 was too much to bear. Well, times have changed… Lucroy...
Via Brewers Bar
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wily Peralta and the Case of the Missing Whiffs

The Milwaukee Brewers traded a mainstay of their rotation in Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers last week, as you by now are well aware. When a team trades a mainstay of its rotation, it’s natural to look to the rest of the rotation in an attempt to find who will pick up the slack. […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers On Deck 2015: Not Bad for Not Free

Last year, I attended my first Brewers On Deck, and thought it was worth well more than the price of admission – which, as you may recall, was $0.  They were charging again this year, but based on previous the $15 price of an advance ticket seemed like a fair deal.  Upon arrival, it didn’t appear that I was the only one who thought that.  I’m not licensed to analyze crowd...
Via Brewers Bar
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy Thornburg hopes to reclaim spot in Brewers' bullpen

MILWAUKEE -- As the Brewers weigh relief options on the free-agent market, Tyler Thornburg is hoping to reclaim a spot in Milwaukee's bullpen. Thornburg is fully recovered from an injury to his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow that caused him to miss the final four months of last season. The right-hander is optimistic he will be ready to go when pitchers and catchers...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Braun feels good, ready to test thumb in spring training

  Fatherhood has given Ryan Braun a different perspective on baseball and life in general. The Milwaukee Brewers outfielder has more pressing matters to worry about right now than whether an offseason medical procedure will finally fix the nerve damage near his right thumb that affected his swing. So far, so good - both with the thumb and raising a 4 1/2-month-old daughter. ''It...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Melvin: Brewers likely to add pitching, but not 'notable' starter

MILWAUKEE -- When the Milwaukee Brewers traded Yovani Gallardo to Texas, rumors immediately began swirling as to if the move was a precursor to either another trade or a free-agent signing.  Brewers general manager Doug Melvin quickly made it clear nothing major was on the horizon, as the club is ready to commit to young right-hander Jimmy Nelson as its fifth starter.  During the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Ryan Braun hopeful with spring training near

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun says his right hand feels significantly better following an offseason procedure to fix nerve damage near his thumb. The veteran slugger said Sunday that he started hitting a little earlier than he usually does in the offseason. Braun had a procedure known as cryotherapy in early October to address the lingering injury. He hit...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers GM Says Papelbon Trade Talks Hit Snag

Maybe it’s just posturing, or maybe the Phillies and Brewers really have taken a step back in their trade talks involving Jonathan Papelbon. Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin admitted that there had been dialogue between the two teams but according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The report says that the biggest hold-up is the option year, which likely means there is a discrepancy between...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon trade talks between Phillies and Brewers halted

Source: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images North America Trade talks between the Phillies and the Brewers centering around closer Jonathan Papelbon have come to a stop reports Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. There are a lot of obstacles to overcome for both teams in any deal involving Papelbon. The biggest obstacle is his vesting option for the 2016 season which is...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers rumors: Jonathan Papelbon edition

Jonathan Papelbon may be donning a Brewers uniform this year. Another day, another Milwaukee Brewers trade rumor. Today, sources are reporting that the Brewers are interested in Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. This latest rumor marks the third big name pitcher the Brewers have been connected to since the trade of their longtime ace, Yovani Gallardo. The Brewers have...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Brewers Looking To Trade For Papelbon Is Curious

Jonathan Papelbon. Photo Credit: Rich Schultz/Getty Images. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan reports that the Milwaukee Brewers are in serious talks with the Philadelphia Phillies about a trade for closer Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon can block trades to 17 teams but it is unknown if Milwaukee is one of them and Papelbon could always go ahead and approve the trade if they were. Sources: Milwaukee...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Milwaukee Brewers are hunting Jonathan Papelbon

The Milwaukee Brewers are looking for a closer in the wake of Francisco Rodriguez’s perpetual free agency, and they’re looking at an expensive, well-known name – Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. Sources: Milwaukee in serious discussions with Phillies to acquire Jonathan Papelbon. Unclear if Brewers are on Papelbon's no-trade list. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 23...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers reportedly interested in acquiring Jonathan Papelbon

The Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly interested in working out a trade for Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. According to Yahoo Sports, the Phillies have engaged the Brewers in trade talks as they continue to look for ways to blow up their roster and trim payroll. Papelbon has a no-trade clause in his contract that can...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Roenicke headed to New Zealand for working vacation

Before Ron Roenicke begins his fifth season as a big-league manager, the skipper of the Milwaukee Brewers has an important trip to make. Roenicke leaves Monday for a week-long trip to New Zealand to work with players of different age levels as well as conducting coaching clinics throughout the country as part of Major League Baseball's ambassador tours. "They are pretty excited about...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Springfield Cardinals Broadcaster Jeff Levering joins Brewers Radio Team

Springfield, MO - The Springfield Cardinals are excited to announce that the Milwaukee Brewers have hired former Cardinals Broadcaster Jeff Levering, who will join the organization as the newest member of the Brewers Radio Broadcast Team. Levering will serve as a Play-By-Play Broadcaster on select road games on NewsRadio 620 WTMJ and the Brewers Radio Network, as well as provide...
Via i70baseball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers To Kick The Tires On Dontrelle Willis

Willis Warms Up With Long Island Ducks Wednesday morning ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick announced that the Milwaukee Brewers signed former Rookie of the Year and two time All-Star Dontrelle Willis  to a minor league contract. Dontrelle Willis has agreed on a minor league deal with #brewers. Includes invite to big league camp. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 21, 2015 As Crasnick...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers sign former top rookie Willis, invite him to major-league camp

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed left-hander Dontrelle Willis to a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to major-league camp in spring training.  Willis has not appeared in a big league game since 2011, when he went 1-6 with a 5.00 ERA in 13 starts for the Cincinnati Reds. The 33-year-old pitched 2/3 of an inning for Triple-A Fresno in the San Francisco organization last...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy Attends State Of The Union

Jonathan Lucroy. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Milwaukee Brewers‘ All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy had the honor of attending Tuesday night’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama. He was a guest of Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. @SenRonJohnson is excited to announce that @JLucroy20 will be his guest for the 2015 #SOTU pic.twitter.com/XhjZ1c0JQZ...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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