Brewers Go “All In” Again

MILWAUKEE – It looks like the Brewers could be headed to the big dance, after all. In a startling series of calculated trades Friday, Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin showed that he’s not going down without a fight. It’s been rumored that Melvin, 62, would take a backseat role with the Brewers following the 2015 season, stepping […]


Default Position: Miller Park Features Indoor Baseball

(Photo: County Stadium had lots of bad-weather days, but the Brewers now elect to remove the outside world entirely for most games on the schedule.) On the Brewers’ website the team says it closes Miller Park’s roof unless it’s expected to be above 60 degrees for the duration of the game. Broadcaster Brian Anderson alluded […]


Talking Brewers Trade Rumors with Blue and Orange Nation

Over the last couple years we’ve had the opportunity to discuss baseball and possible trades with Mike from Blue and Orange Nation, a Mets-centric podcast.  Mike previously wrote for the great Mets blog 2 Guys Talking Mets Baseball. Happily Mike is here once again to answer some questions we had regarding the increasingly smoky rumors of […]


Scooter Gennett Demoted from Kids Club?

With Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett’s recent demotion to Triple-A Colorado Springs, the diminutive player also may have lost his place as the face of the team’s “Kids Club.” Earlier this month an email was sent out advertising the benefits of the Kids Club, which does have its merits to be sure.  It’s interesting, though, […]


Open the Roof, Brewers

I’ve railed against the excessive closing of Miller Park’s roof in the past, and unfortunately I have cause to do so again. I’ll admit it: I just don’t get it. I was reminded recently of a conversation I had with a fellow Brewers fan at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium years ago during which we both […]

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 11:   Shortstop Luis Sardinas #62 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws to first base over Casey McGehee #14 of the San Francisco Giants to complete a double play during the fourth inning of a Cactus League game at Scottsdale Stadium on March 11, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Sardinas Callup First Official Glimpse into Gallardo Trade

A report from Todd Rosiak of the Journal Sentinel details how shortstop Luis Sardinas will be called up from the minor leagues to replace Jean Segura, who was placed on the 15-day DL with a finger injury. Obviously yet another injury to a starting player is bad news for the Brewers, who just can’t seem […]


Orioles and White Sox to Play Behind Closed Doors

In a strange development, a game between the Orioles and White Sox in Baltimore will be played Wednesday afternoon at Camden Yards but will be closed to the public per a Deadspin report. Monday’s and Tuesday’s games have already been postponed, to be made up later as part of a doubleheader.  The Orioles’ next series […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 16: Randal Grichuk #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals is congratulated by Kolten Wong #16 after scoring during the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium on April 16, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Brewers Boosting Doubters Early

Before the season started, there was a lot of fiery talk from the Brewers brass.  They were going to build on their “150 days” of first-place fortitude, dadgummit, they were going to use the disappointment of 2014’s conclusion to figure things out successfully in 2015.  And hopefully they’d have a good start to the season […]


Reds Preview with Chris Sabo’s Goggles

I provided thoughts on some season-preview questions about the Brew Crew for Brian of Reds blog Chris Sabo’s Goggles; check it out here. In return Brian answered some queries I had about the Cincinnati ball club. You can follow Brian on Twitter if you dare at


Brewers Make Uncharacteristic Cuts

In a surprising set of moves the Brewers elected to option first base backup candidates Matt Clark and Jason Rogers to the minor leagues Tuesday, along with reliever Rob Wooten. It seems somewhat un-Brewers-like to send both Clark and Rogers to AAA Colorado Springs when one of them would have provided some pop on a […]


Kicking Tires on the Cardinals with C70

Enrique and I played some “pepper” again this year with Daniel of C70 At The Bat: Check it out.  In exchange for some thoughts on the Brewers’ upcoming season over at C70, Daniel provided some great answers to questions we had about the Cardinals heading into the 2015 campaign.  You can follow Daniel’s work on the Cardinals […]

Photo: St. Paul Saints

Twin Killing an Option in June for Brewers Fans in Twin Cities

(Photo: The Brewers will visit Target Field in Minneapolis on the weekend of June 5-7 this season, as Milwaukee’s more traditional home-and-home weekend series matchups with the Twins return. 2015 features an opportunity to not only catch Brewers baseball in Minneapolis during a weekend series but baseball in St. Paul as well in the form of […]


Spotlight: Tom Petty, the King of Milwaukee

My friend Seth gave me some Super Stars MusiCards from the “Pro Set,” duplicates of ones he already possesses because he owns the full set.  One of which, Tom Petty, I will profile here in what could become an ongoing series.  These cards are pretty cool. As the back of the card indicates, Petty formed […]