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Deal for Matt Garza Looking Good for Brewers

The contracts given to Ubaldo Jimenez, Ricky Nolasco and Matt Garza by the Orioles, Twins and Brewers, respectively, were remarkably similar. Each called for at least four years and roughly $12.5 million per year, then the going rate for what the offseason market deemed to be middle-tier but still highly valuable starters. The deal between […]

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In Baseball, as in Life, Confidence is a not a Cure-All

Not to bash Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, because his post on Mike Fiers from Wednesday is merely the gazillionth story about the “confidence” of baseball players. This dead horse, “confidence,” is a clichéd, bad metaphor for something intangible and apparently inexplicable that determines the difference between a player’s performance from one day […]

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New Mantra: Two Out of Three

It was a pillowy comfort to see the Brewers take two of three against the Giants and Dodgers on the recent homestand. After the last road series in St. Louis crumbled from potential catharsis to veritable cataclysm (because Cardinals, and oblique injuries), it was easy to predict the Brew Crew would continue their water tread […]

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Justin Morneau Sure Would Look Great in a Brewers Uniform

In hindsight, it looks like the Milwaukee Brewers should have signed former Twin and Pirate Justin Morneau this past December.  Morneau signed with the Colorado Rockies on a very reasonable deal which guaranteed him about $13 million for two years with a mutual option for $9 million for 2016.  Morneau has been worth 1.9 bWAR […]

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Ex-Brewer Prince Fielder Comfortable in own Skin

Former Brewers slugger Prince Fielder adorns the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s “Body” Issue, which comes around on July 11.  You may have already heard that, surprise!  He’s partially nude.  Well, pretty much totally nude except for certain private parts.  You know what?  Prince is cool with his body, and he’s not afraid to show […]

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Revisiting the Aoki-Smith Swap with Josh Duggan

After nearly three months of the 2014 season, the December 2013 Nori Aoki-Will Smith trade between the Milwaukee Brewers and Kansas City Royals looks like a brilliant move for Brewers GM Doug Melvin.  Smith has been a crucial part of the Brewers bullpen, but the lineup has shown a lingering vacancy in terms of a […]

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Talking Brewers-Mets with Mike, Who Talks Mets a lot at 2 Guys Mets

I had the pleasure of chatting with Mike from the great Mets site 2 Guys Talking Mets Baseball about the series in New York which begins tonight between the Brewers and the Metropolitans.  We also discussed a variety of other topics, including some Mets fans’ unfulfilled wishes of landing Ryan Braun and the former Mets […]

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Baseball’s Game of Thrones: A Rule of Three, Two…or One?

In an article for The New York Times Thursday, Michael Schmidt provided some interesting details about the clash of wills between current MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and a group of owners seemingly led by White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, who disagree with Selig’s plan to install his “deputy” Rob Manfred as baseball’s next commish.  Reinsdorf […]

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Brewers Lately? Shield Your Weary Eyes. Change the Channel.

Losers of four straight games and 12 of their last 19, the Milwaukee Brewers don’t seem like a team that’s 27-19 and leading the NL Central division.  It’s getting hard to take them seriously, as the pitching has grown shoddy and the bats anemic.  The St. Louis Cardinals are now only 2.5 games back and […]

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Gomez Drops Appeal; MLB’s Inaction Strange

Twenty four days have passed since the Brewers-Pirates brawl at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Easter Sunday.  Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado and Pirates outfielder Travis Snider served their suspensions regarding the matter, while Pirates catcher Russell Martin has yet to serve his one-game suspension because he’s on the disabled list.  That leaves Milwaukee outfielder Carlos […]

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Recent Roster Moves Betray Depth Concerns

With injuries to Ryan Braun, Aramis Ramirez, Jean Segura and Logan Schafer, the Brewers have done a lot of roster and lineup juggling in the last couple weeks.  Infielder Jeff Bianchi represented himself well in Segura’s absence, and thankfully Ramirez hasn’t missed a lot of time.  But the day-to-day status of Braun, which has kept […]

I’m Just a Boy with a New Haircut (And it’s a Pretty Nice Haircut)

Yesterday I got my hair cut and my lazy beard trimmed and slimmed.  I didn’t get a haircut to persuade the baseball gods; the Brewers are doing well.  And the Crew didn’t lose against the Cards because I shaved a magical beard…they were already blowing up by the time my beard came off.  No, I […]

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Rain Check: Brewers Ran Out of Gomez Bobbleheads Sunday

My girlfriend and I decided to go to the April 27 Brewers game versus the Cubs to get a Carlos Gomez bobblehead.  We already had tickets to the April 26 game via a “Rivals Plan” 4-pack, and figured we’d just tack on the Sunday game too.  The Brewers are so generous and abundant in giveaways. […]

Reduce Mistakes, TOOTBLANs, and Brewers Even More Dangerous

At 15-5, the Brewers happily sit atop the NL Central division and have won more games than any team in baseball to this point.  Hell, they’ve already won more games than they did in all of April last year (14).  They have combined power, clutch hitting, good starting pitching and an excellent relief corps into […]

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