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 […]


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 […]