Brewers Have a Deal for Greinke

Jim Breen of Bernie’s Crew says that the Royals will send Zack Greinke, Yuniesky Betancourt, and $2 million to Milwaukee in exchange for Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, and Jeremy Jeffress. If the deal happens, it’s expected to be announced on Monday. Breen admits that Peter Gammons’ tweet that excludes Jeffress. I’d much rather keep Odorizzi, […]

Updating the Huntsville Situation

Last week, there were rumors that the Huntsville Stars could potentially be bought and relocated to a brand new facility in Pensacola, Florida. As it turns out, we shouldn’t have gotten our hopes up — it’s not the Stars getting bought and relocated, but rather the Carolina Mudcats of Cincinnati’s farm system (h/t Nothing […]

Best Rotations In Brewers History

When Cliff Lee signed with the Phillies, we heard a lot of talk about Philadelphia fielding one of the best rotations in baseball history. While the combined 2010 rWAR for Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels, and Joe Blanton of 20.3 would certainly put them up there, it’s probably wise to see how the […]

Take Your Pick: Pavano or Blanton?

Cliff Lee is coming back to Philadelphia, and it appears as though the Phillies will need to shed salary to accomodate his new deal. With such a stacked rotation, Joe Blanton’s name — not to mention $17 million the Phils owe him through 2012 — is starting to come up in trade rumors. Jeff Fletcher […]

Lee Doesn’t Guarantee Phillies Anything

Late last night, Cliff Lee shocked the baseball world by spurning ridiculous contract offers from the Yankees and Rangers, rejoining the Philadelphia Phillies. Predictably, there are a lot of people marveling at the Phillies’ new rotation. Remember last year, when a lot of us were saying, “Wow, what if they kept Lee and Halladay?” Now […]

A Ray of Sunshine on a Gloomy Day

If the bad weather and the Packers having you feeling down today, maybe this will cheer you up — LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune doesn’t think the Twins will have to match the best offer made to Carl Pavano in order to keep him. As Tom Haudricourt has mentioned, the Brewers don’t […]

Huntsville Stars No More?

Players like Ryan Braun, Rickie Weeks, and Prince Fielder became “stars” while passing through Huntsville, Alabama on their way to the majors. The future of Brewers prospects making stops in Huntsville may be in jeopardy. If you follow the minor league affiliates, you probably know that there was actually some question as to whether or […]

2010 Winter Meetings In Review

The Winter Meetings concluded Thursday in Orlando with the Rule 5 draft. As you might’ve noticed with the increased number of posts, there was a lot to talk about this week. If you missed anything, here’s a recap of what (and what didn’t) happen. Sunday/Monday – The Brewers got busy before the meetings even officially […]

Brewers Take Pat Egan in Rule 5 Draft

The Brewers weren’t expected to make a Rule 5 pick this morning despite having open space on the 40-man roster, but they did end up

Milwaukee Talking to Carl Pavano

It’s our worst nightmare — Doug Melvin confirms that the Brewers had a meeting with free agent pitcher Carl Pavano. From Tom Haudricourt’s report for the Journal-Sentinel: “We met yesterday with him,” said Melvin. “We wanted to talk to him, see what he’s about, educate him to what we’re about. For 45 minutes, (assistant) Gord (Ash) […]

Brewers Sign Terrible Catcher

The Brewers were said to be looking for veteran catching help, but I don’t think anyone had Wil Nieves in mind when they wrote that. Well,

Reports Say Brewers, Rays Talking Garza

This is a pitching rumor I can get behind — Rangers are apparently interested in Garza if they can’t get Cliff Lee or Zack Greinke. I’m sure they wouldn’t be the only losers of the Lee and Greinke races to be interested if the Rays officially put Garza on the market. For once, this is […]

Rich Harden: Do Not Want.

One of the more credible rumors on day two of the Winter Meetings is that the Brewers have some interest in free agent Rich Harden (originally reported by Fox’s Jon Paul Morosi). Do me a favor and take a look at these numbers, and try to figure out which one was Rich Harden last year, […]