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Will the Brewers Make an August Trade?

With the Dodgers reportedly acquiring Chase Utley from the Phillies Wednesday, it appears a ripe time to ponder whether the Brewers will make any deals before the waiver-trade deadline at the end of August. At the beginning of the month, starter-turned-bullpen-arm Kyle Lohse looked like the most suitable candidate to be traded before September 1, although […]

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New GM Coming: Paradigm Shift for Brewers

(Illustration: Jess Lemont) Ahhhh…finally.  There had been reports for months, mainly through Journal Sentinel baseball writer Tom Haudricourt, to his credit, that Brewers GM Doug Melvin would step away from his current role as the season wound down. Well on Tuesday we have official word that this will occur, plus the Brewers’ top brass are saying […]

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Brewers and Reds in Similar Boat After Trade Deadline

Before the season started I did a Q&A here with Brian of Reds blog Chris Sabo’s Goggles. There’s a link in that post to a companion piece at his site.  As MLB records currently stand, it looks like I was painfully overvaluing the Brewers, predicting an 80-82 finish.  Brian was more realistic in his evaluation of […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 8: Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs hits a solo home run off of Jimmy Nelson #52 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth inning at Miller Park on May 8, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 8/2/15

Editor’s note: Usual author of the Weekly Hangover, my colleague Enrique Bakemeyer, is on vacation.  So I’m filling in for him this week. -NM Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing.  Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 06:  Gerardo Parra #28 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws his bat after drawing a walk in the bottom of the third inning against the San Francisco Giants at Miller Park on August 06, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Brewers Fans Nervous as Deadline Approaches

With the Milwaukee Brewers out of the race to the playoffs for the entire season, fans understandably are a bit anxious as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches.  With a lame-duck season, many have waited patiently but with great curiosity to find out if the club would finally face reality and move players at the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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