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Top-of-Head Reactions to New Brewers GM

It all happened so fast. Shortly after the Brewers snapped their eight-game losing streak yesterday, Twitter buzzed with news that Milwaukee was about to announce the general manager search was over. Today it was official: the Brewers hired David Stearns, most recently the assistant GM for the Houston Astros. The 30-year-old Stearns will be the […]

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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 […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 2:  General Manager Doug Melvin of the Milwaukee Brewers looks on before the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 2, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Brewers 6-4. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Rating Doug Melvin: What Criteria Are You Using?

Yesterday’s news that Doug Melvin was stepping down as Brewers general manager at the end of the year was not much of a surprise. Most fans knew this was the final year of his contract and that it was unlikely Melvin would be extended, particularly in view of the Brewers’ poor effort on the field […]

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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 […]

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