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Bolstering the Brewers’ Bullpen

Baseball fans can discount nearly anything they hear at the trade deadline. Therefore, Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin’s suggestion that he might bolster his bullpen comes with enough grains of salt to fill the Dead Sea. Perhaps Melvin’s comments were merely an elaborate smokescreen designed to conceal his true intentions. Yet despite the unreliability of such […]

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Health Department Must Approve Reopening of Friday’s Front Row – Does That Make You Feel Safe?

Following a kitchen fire earlier this week, Friday’s Front Row in Miller Park will reopen tomorrow on a limited basis.  Fans with tickets to Brewers home games in Friday’s seating areas will be able to experience “limited food service.”  There will be beverage service only (no food) at the restaurant bar.  Until further notice, Friday’s […]

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Possible Trades to Upgrade Brewers at SS

In the heat of a four-headed pennant race, the Brewers could certainly benefit from some trade deadline reinforcements. In particular, Milwaukee should look for upgrades at shortstop. Starter Irving Falu (-19 wRC+) are non-factors offensively. The latest experiment, playing outfielder Starlin Castro – get posted on the block, they would cost too much for the […]

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Outlook for Brewers in the Second Half

This year’s All-Star break came at an especially opportune time for the Brewers, allowing for a breather in the midst of their worst slump of the year. Starting on July 1, Milwaukee limped toward intermission on a 2-10 skid. St. Louis shaved the Brewers’ comfortable 6.5-game lead to a pulse-pounding margin of one game. With […]

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Justin Morneau Sure Would Look Great in a Brewers Uniform

In hindsight, it looks like the Milwaukee Brewers should have signed former Twin and Pirate Justin Morneau this past December.  Morneau signed with the Colorado Rockies on a very reasonable deal which guaranteed him about $13 million for two years with a mutual option for $9 million for 2016.  Morneau has been worth 1.9 bWAR […]

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5 New Questions About the 2014 Brewers

Before the season started, I had 10 Questions About the 2014 Brewers.  It’s interesting in hindsight to see what I was concerned about at the time.  In many cases, the players I was unsure of have exceeded expectations – including Khris Davis, Aramis Ramirez, and Matt Garza.  Now that more than half of the 2014 season […]

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Ex-Brewer Prince Fielder Comfortable in own Skin

Former Brewers slugger Prince Fielder adorns the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s “Body” Issue, which comes around on July 11.  You may have already heard that, surprise!  He’s partially nude.  Well, pretty much totally nude except for certain private parts.  You know what?  Prince is cool with his body, and he’s not afraid to show […]

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Naked Truth: Ramirez, Gomez Don’t Deserve All-Star Starts

In all sports, the unveiling of All-Star rosters draws attention to the perceived snubs. This summer, baseball fans will gripe about excluded players such as Ian Kinsler and complain about studs like Chris Sale suffering the humiliation of a runoff. Many may wonder if Devin Mesoraco is truly a better catcher than former MVP Buster […]

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Buck Martinez and the Infinite Loop…

I’d wanted to do something funny involving Buck Martinez because I figured some of my friends who are Blue Jays fans might get a kick out of it -and/or- I’m upset the Brewers lost today, so I’m getting revenge…or, both (and, I wish them a Happy Canada Day, regardless), so I drew made this picture […]

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Breaking Down Wily Peralta’s 5-0 June

Based on the start of this season, the baseball gods appear to have mixed feelings toward Wily Peralta. The Dominican right-hander caught some bad breaks in the first two months of the year, receiving just four wins despite a sparkling 2.73 ERA. Yet in June, although Peralta’s ERA ballooned by a run and a half, […]

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