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Burton, Perez, Wright could Help Crew Bullpen

Recently I picked five pitchers from the Yahoo free-agent checklist that could be possible fits for the Brewers. I was going to write a post based on the five: starters Brett Anderson and Gavin Floyd, swingman and former Brewer Chris Capuano, and relievers Jared Burton and Chris Perez. However, owing to the pace with which […]

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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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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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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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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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Bobble Head Rain Checks Redeemable until End of 2014

Way back in April I got a rain check for the Carlos Gomez bobble head at Miller Park, and since then it’s been something of a winding saga of uncertainty as to when I’d receive the item. Apparently the Brewers experienced shortages during the giveaway of bobble heads featuring Kyle Lohse, Scooter Gennett and the […]

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Will Mark Attanasio Spread or Cure Brewers Fever in Cheeseland?

However the remainder of the 2014 MLB season plays out for the Milwaukee Brewers, it’s been a hard fall from the heights experienced the first few months. The Brewers now face virtually insurmountable odds in their quest to reach the postseason, and while surely the front office, coaches and players feel bad about what’s happened […]

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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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