Thoughts on the 2013 Starting Rotation

As the season winds down, the Brewers’ offseason plans and the outlook for the 2013 club are starting to get more and more attention. There isn’t expected to be as much turnover as last year, but there are some parts of the roster that will probably look significantly different next season. Among them is a […]

Brewers Will Need Help of Astros to Catch St. Louis

Three games in, the Brewers’ series against the Nationals has gone reasonably well. The Crew pulled out an incredible comeback victory on Friday, looked very sluggish in a 4-10 loss the following afternoon, then won 6-3 on Sunday, giving them a chance to take three out of four with a win tomorrow. With Marco Estrada […]

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 vs. Mets, and Beyond

Photo Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE The Brewers welcome the New York Mets to the Terror Dome (aka Miller Park) for a three-game set starting Friday night with a matchup of Brewers righty Mike Fiers (9-7, 3.05 ERA, 2.66 FIP) versus Mets lefty Jon Niese (10-9, 3.47 ERA, 3.86 FIP).  The Brewers will try to match […]

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 […]


Thank You, Brewers

The red-hot Brew Crew has won nine straight at home and 18 of 23 overall to burst back onto the scene surrounding the Wild Card in the National League.  With 19 games left for the Brewers, anything could happen, but the moxie they’ve shown while battling back into the race and solidly beating teams ahead […]


Brewers’ 2013 Schedule Boasts Exciting, Interesting Changes

The Milwaukee Brewers’ 2013 schedule has been released, and there are certainly some interesting elements to it.  The Oakland A’s make their first-ever visit to Miller Park and the Brewers will make a trip out to Seattle for the first time in over 10 years.  What strikes me the most is that part of the […]

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 […]


Contemplating the Size of September MLB Rosters

Photo: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE It’s a tricky and somewhat doomed scenario trying to justify the current way MLB clubs can structure their rosters in September when they are allowed to use up to 40 players via supplementals arriving from the minor leagues.  Whether those newbies, potentially 15 additional players, are brought to the big leagues […]

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 […]