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A Post-Winter Meetings View of the NL Central

The Cubs introduced Jon Lester earlier today, officially anointing him their new ace and implicitly declaring themselves the big winners of the MLB offseason.  There has been relatively little activity on the Brewers front compared to most of the league – although the Estrada-Lind trade has been well received, it’s hard not to feel a […]

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First Gay MLB Umpire Came Out and the Crowd Went Mild

Earlier this week, while watching Ken Burns’ Baseball on MLB Network, I noticed something in the crawl at the bottom of the screen about “first openly gay umpire comes out.”  Well, isn’t that nice, I thought to myself before continuing to go about my non-business.  Surely it’s a testament to how far we’ve come as […]

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Brewers Sign Willy Wonka to Major League Deal

BREAKING: Shattering the malaise of the Milwaukee Brewers’ offseason slumber is the news that Willy Wonka, the right-handed pitcher formerly of the Fudge Room Chocolatiers organization of the Roald Dahl League (Wales), has signed a major league contract. Wonka, 27, has pitched nearly 1,100 innings as a starter in the aforementioned league, which plays under […]

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Maybe Corey Hart Could Platoon with Adam Lind

In Adam Lind the Brewers currently have a left-handed-hitting first baseman who’s expected to play a lot.  That solid foundation is a nice change of pace from the scrum of players the team has tried at the position in recent years.  However, the Brewers lack a clear partner for Lind at first base, a player […]

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What Do Miller Park Concerts Do For You?

When it was announced last month that boy band One Direction will play a concert at Miller Park next year, it made me feel young again.  Not because I’m a diehard fan of pop bands marketed to teenage girls (more of a casual fan), but because I’m old enough to remember when big summer music […]

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Brewers’ Hot Stove Mumbles Softly

Things to read after shooting your wad…. The Milwaukee Brewers have traded for a left-handed-hitting platoon first baseman to replace their previous left-handed-hitting platoon first baseman. Aging but professional third baseman Aramis Ramirez and enigmatic but soulful starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo will be Brewers to start the 2015 campaign. Athletic but confounding second baseman Rickie […]

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Writing Opportunities at The Brewers Bar

Are you a Brewers fan?  Do you read a lot about baseball and specifically Milwaukee’s club?  Have you ever scoffed at an article and thought you could do so much better?  Would you like to see your thoughts on the team published, perhaps? If so, contact us at thebrewersbarblog@gmail.com. Baseball blogs are fun and a […]

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Reminder: Managers and Coaches Have Negligible Impact

Last week, stories inside and outside Brewers Nation reminded us that the effect coaches and managers have on the game is hard to figure. (Does anyone actually say Brewers Nation?)  News that longtime Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon chose to opt out of his contract surprised most MLB observers.  Closer to home, the Brewers […]

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Homer-Dependent Teams Rarely Win World Series

During the broadcast of the Orioles-Royals series Tuesday, I was struck by a stat mentioned regarding the Royals and their small-ball ways. Since 1985, only one team (2009 Yankees) has won the World Series after leading MLB in home runs during that regular season. For Doug Melvin, that number (1) should be a keen warning. […]

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All Quiet on the Roenicke Front

The situation remains quiet regarding the Brewers front office’s decision on the future of manager Ron Roenicke and the rest of the coaching staff. This lull in offseason decision making is a dead zone when it comes to public information, but undoubtedly it gives Brewers owner Mark Attanasio and GM Doug Melvin time to meet […]

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What Do We Know About Ryan Braun’s Unprecedented Thumb Fix?

Last week, Ryan Braun had a cryotherapy procedure at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles to heal his injured thumb. Today was supposed to be Braun’s follow-up appointment with his physician, Dr. Vernon Williams, although I have yet to see any new reports.  The news that Braun had taken steps to correct the injury was […]

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Brewers Could Improve Focus by Limiting Costume Use

First off, this article is a bit facetious. If we’re cheering for laundry, it shouldn’t really matter the color or design of the threads. But perhaps the Milwaukee Brewers could better forge an identity through the cataclysm of 2014 by limiting the number of alternate, nostalgic or just plain bizarre uniform options at their disposal […]

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10 Best Brewers Wins of 2014

With the Great Collapse of 2014 still a fresh memory, it may be hard to recall that the Brewers had some bloody terrific wins this year. Below is my list of the top ten.  Notably, all of these came before the last week of August, when the Brewers began digging a hole they would not […]

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