Rick Wood via Imagn Content Services, LLC It’s the first time Ryan Braun’s had to test the free agent market in his career The Milwaukee Brewers have declined outfielder Ryan Braun’s $15 million option for the 2021 season, making the career-long Brewers and former MVP a free agent for the first time.
Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images Do the Brewers keep one of the few solid bats they had this year, or do they head to the discount Gyork store? Now that the World Series is over, the Brewers have less than a week to make decisions on the team options they hold on players for next season.
Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports The reigning Reliever of the Year’s numbers take a dip in a shortened season. At the start of the 2020 season, I don’t think many of us would believe that Josh Hader would finish seventh in Most Valuable Brewer voting, behind two relievers and neither Christian Yelich nor Keston Hiura finished ahead of him.
The Brewers need to make decisions on players with contract options for 2021 this week. Whose options should Milwaukee opt to pick up? Now that the 2020-2021 offseason has officially begun, the Brewers finally get to start making the decisions that will help construct next season’s squad.
Should the Milwaukee Brewers look for a reunion with one of their former players? After a rough 2020 season, the Washington Nationals decided to decline their end of a $4MM mutual option on first baseman Eric Thames.
Brewers starting pitcher Brett Anderson officially became a free agent today. Should the team consider bringing him back for 2021? When the Brewers general manager David Stearns went shopping last offseason, he brought in a handful of new players on a variety of different types of contracts.
The Brewers starting shortstop job was up for grabs in 2020, and neither one locked down the role heading into the future. Orlando Arcia has been the Brewers incumbent starting shortstop since he took over the role in late 2016.
Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images Nerd Power’s return to Milwaukee was lacking the “power” Now that the World Series is over, the Brewers have less than a week to make decisions on the team options they hold on players for next season.
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images Which farmhands might be looking for new jobs in 2020? We have already covered the one Major League player who can leave the Milwaukee Brewers via free agency during the upcoming offseason, as well as four others who could be departing depending on what decisions are made regarding their contract options.
After seeing 2020’s minor league season cancelled, Brewers prospects finally have a chance for development at the team’s instructional league. Plenty of things looked different in the world of Major League Baseball in 2020 for Brewers players and fans, from a shortened 60-game season to various rule changes.
Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images The Raptor showed versatility in the bullpen and in the rotation, proving to be the perfect unorthodox weapon in an unorthodox year Raise your hand if you ever expected Brent Suter to strike out more than a batter per inning over the course of a season.
The Brewers enter an offseason in which the payroll picture isn’t very pretty. One of the biggest criticisms of Brewers owner Mark Attanasio from fans in recent years is that he’s unwilling to put up a big payroll for the roster and improve the team with big free agent spending.
Our Brewers season report card series continues, today we will be looking at Christian Yelich’s season. For Christian Yelich and Milwaukee Brewers fans, everything had been sunshine and rainbows since Yelich joined the club prior to the start of the 2018 season.
The Milwaukee Brewers are at a crossroads with catcher Jacob Nottingham this offseason. During the 2020 season, the Brewers finally got a little more of an extended look at catching prospect Jacob Nottingham.
Rick Wood via Imagn Content Services, LLC There are four players on this list, including one big notable name. The Milwaukee Brewers have just one true free agent who is set to hit the open market after the conclusion of the World Series, as we explored late last week.
Our 2020 Milwaukee Brewers season report card series continues as today we will grade the season of breakout reliever Devin Williams. Devin Williams emerging as a lockdown reliever was by far the biggest surprise for the Milwaukee Brewers this 2020 season.
It’s official. Make it three straight seasons that a Milwaukee Brewers reliever took home the NL Reliever of the Year award. As MLB’s 2020 Spring Training was beginning to wind down, there was a relatively good chance that Brewers rookie reliever Devin Williams would start his season in the minors.
Could Mookie Betts have blossomed to stardom in a Brewers uniform? It could have been a reality if former Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin had had his way, as he tried to acquire Betts from the Red Sox in 2013 in exchange for closer Francisco Rodriguez, according to MLB.com’s Adam Berry and Adam McCalvy.
While the Brewers began the day still eligible to earn a postseason berth, manager Craig Counsell told reporters that it's doubtful Burnes, 25, would be available through at least the first two rounds of the playoffs.