Brewers Acquire Yorvit Torrealba

With thirteen critical games in as many days, the Brewers are going to need all the depth they can get to close out this season. They took a step towards that today by acquiring backup catcher Yorvit Torrealba from the Blue Jays in exchange for cash. As is the case with most September trades, this […]

Highlighting Tony La Russa’s New Book

It probably won’t be the first thing everyone remembers when all is said and done, but the 2012 season has been a relatively peaceful one for the Brewers. The club has certainly had its share of ups (the amazing and still-in-progress run that has gotten them back into the wild-card picture) and downs (the entire […]

Corey Hart Likely to Miss More Time with Foot Injury

Even if the Brewers have been getting by OK without him, the foot injury suffered by Corey Hart last Sunday is starting to look more and more troubling. Hart tore tissue in his arch making a turn on the bases during last week’s game against the Cardinals and hasn’t played since. There was hope early […]

Brewers Re-Up With Nashville, Huntsville

MLB teams often change minor-league affiliates at an almost-dizzying pace, but the Brewers will have at least some stability for the next few years. Over the last two days, the club announced that they will be extending their player development contracts with AAA Nashville and AA Huntsville for another three years, ensuring that the two […]

Playoff Odds, Leadoff Walks, and Milestones

News has been slow for the past few days, but there are a few minor points that I thought might combine to merit a post: – For most of the past week, I’ve been pretty pessimistic about the possibility of the Brewers making a run at the postseason, mainly because there was almost no way […]

Catching up on the Past Few Days

I’ve been swamped with other stuff over the past few days and have sort of – OK, completely – neglected the blog over that time, so I’m going to do cover a couple things in brief: – What an incredible game last night. After 13 innings, nearly seven hours, an occurrence of #weirdbaseball, and another […]

Looking at Brewers September Callups

Photo: Mike Strasinger/Nashville Sounds With the minor-league season largely done, the Brewers added a few players to their roster this morning. Pitchers Wily Peralta and Tyler Thornburg, as well as outfielder Logan Schafer, were recalled from AAA Nashville, while right-hander Josh Stinson was purchased from AA Huntsville. The call-ups pushed the Brewers’ active roster to […]

The 2012 Brewers are not the 2011 Cardinals

In case you haven’t been paying attention over the last week or so (or have just given up and started following the Packers again), the Brewers have finally heated up. After a season that started out bad and had gotten progressively worse as the club lost regulars to injuries and trades while the bullpen crisis […]

Ransom Claimed by D-Backs, Farris Recalled

Photo: Kevin Cox/Getty Images Exactly one hundred days after getting claimed off waivers by the Brewers, Cody Ransom is back with his old team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Brewers must have put Ransom on waivers at some point in the last few days, and he was claimed by Arizona, who needed some infield depth after […]

Looking at Brewers in the AFL: Hitters

Photo: Jim Prisching/AP   Yesterday, we briefly explained the Arizona Fall League and profiled the Brewers who will be pitching in it. Today, we’re going to look at the hitters: (Advance warning: Most of these guys are probably going to put up huge numbers in the AFL because everybody puts up huge numbers in the AFL. […]

Looking at Brewers in the AFL: Pitchers

Even if no Brewers (with the possible exceptions of Randy Wolf and Shaun Marcum) will be playing in October this year, some of the club’s top prospects will have their seasons go on for another couple months yet. Rosters for this year’s Arizona Fall League were announced today, and Per their twitter account, the AFL […]

Wolf to Baltimore; Marcum on Waivers

A roundup of some important Brewers stories today:  – Shortly after Ben Sheets’ comeback attempt was put on hold due to a shoulder injury, another former Brewers pitcher has found a job with a contender. Randy Wolf, who was released by Milwaukee last week, will sign with the Baltimore Orioles, according to Orioles beat writer Brittany Ghiroli first […]

Some Failed Predictions From Last Offseason

Photo: Jeffery Phelps/AP It’s fair to say that this season hasn’t exactly worked out the way we all hoped it would. After the Brewers won 96 games and an NL Central title last year, there were high hopes for 2012, even with the loss of Prince Fielder – and the ugly specter of regression – […]

Looking Back at the Randy Wolf Contract

AP Photo As was reported yesterday, Randy Wolf was released by the Brewers, bringing an end to the 3 year, $29.75M deal they agreed to during the 2009-2010 Winter Meetings. I covered most of the immediate issues in the previous post, but I wanted to also take a look at Wolf’s tenure with the Brewers […]

Randy Wolf Released By Brewers

Photo: Matt Slocum/AP   It has been known for some time that Shaun Marcum would be returning to the Brewers’ rotation soon, but the way the club chose to free up a spot for him still caught a lot of people off-guard. Despite early reports that the Brewers’ brass would likely either shut down a young […]