R’oh R’oh: George wrecks market for closers

The Yanks have offered closer Mariano Rivera $15 million per year. The older, and apparently less effective Rivera, is now getting $15 million per year. Suppose Brewers’ GM Doug Melvin has paid a visit to Mark Attanasio and his partners’ accountants already? This offer–if true–does not bode well for the Crew re-signing Francisco Cordero. If […]

Breaking News: Braun takes ROY write-up In the closest vote ever under the new scoring methodology, Brewers’ third baseman Ryan Braun edged out Colorado Rockies’ shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for 2007 National League Rookie of the Year. Braun was the top vote getter on 17 of the 32 ballots, while Tulowitzki got 15 place votes; but the race bacame a […]

How much do the Brewers have to spend?

With tomorrow (Tuesday) being the start of the free agent signing period, I thought I’d take a look at what Brewers’ GM Doug Melvin has to work with in terms of payroll. For our purposes, I am going to assume that Brewers’ principal owner Mark Attanasio has set a 2008 player payroll budget of $75 […]

Benny on the Block

As always, rumors are running rampant this off-season in Major League Baseball. Unlike past years, the Brewers are actually a player this year. They are in the market for a left fielder, relief help and an upgrade in their starting rotation. The Brewers have an usual amount of depth in the starting rotation, however most […]

Open Thread: Who should be the Brewers’ 6 other relievers in ’08?

Everyone and their sister have been complaining that the Brewers’ bullpen was to blame for much of their drop-off in ’07, so I thought I’d send a shout out to readers to pick their 6 favs for Brewers’ relievers in 2008 from the list of candidates below. The list assumes that Francisco Cordero will be […]

Brews’ News from the past few days…

…has been rather slim, but here is an overview: — Curt Schilling told everyone that he’d consider joining the Brewers…along with 11 other teams. Basically, his list was comprised of teams that he felt could make the playoffs and were stupid enough to pay him more than $10 million. In the end, he re-signed with […]

Hot stove rumblings for the Brewers

I just want to pass along some of the rumors I’ve heard involving Brewers’ players: Bill Hall to the Giants for Noah Lowry and Dave Roberts. I think this would be a good trade for the Brewers. It would give us another solid middle of the rotation pitcher and a solid, veteran leader in the […]

How’d Brewers’ AAA pitchers do?

As the Winter Meetings are just around the corner, and Brewers’ GM Doug Melvin needs to shore up the pitching, I thought I’d take a quick look at how the arms in AAA Nashville did. Two caveats: 1) As I’ve never seen any of these guys in person, I am basing my opinions strictly on […]

Random Musings of October baseball news

I have lots of random tidbits on my mind built up from the past couple weeks…so here goes: Congrats to the Rockies…nice to see a true underdog make their first World Series appearance ever But…man, what a disappointing showing for the Rox…is the NL that far behind the AL still? I hated to see Dustin […]

Brewers decline Geoff Jenkins option

In a move that surprised absolutely no one, the Milwaukee Brewers are set to decline outfielder Geoff Jenkins 2008 option. Due to his number of plate appearances, the buyout went for $500,000 to $ 1 million. Jenkins was due to earn $ 9 million next season. His inability to hit left-handed pitching simply makes Jenkins […]

Top prospect fails another drug test

Milwaukee Brewers’ top pitching prospect, Jeremy Jeffress, has failed his second drug test in less than 6 months. Jeffress, 20, is already in the process of serving a 50-game suspension that will carry well into the 2008 season. The second offense will result in a 100-game suspension and basically wipe out the entire 2008 season […]

A healthy Rickie Weeks=A playoff birth for the Brewers in 2008

When talking about the Brewers young stars, you will hear the names Fielder, Braun, Hardy, Hart and Gallardo. Less than 2 years ago, the name at the top of that list was Weeks, Rickie Weeks. Weeks was the Brewers first round pick out of Southern University in 2003. He came to the Brewers full-time in […]

Brewers’ 2007 report cards: Position players

Part two of my assessment of how each Brewers’ player did…this time, the hitters/position players. As before, I will sort by salary (from highest to lowest, according to, incorporating some measure of their performance versus pay. I probably won’t weigh fielding percentage as much as others would (or should). 1. Geoff Jenkins, $7,333,333–“Jenks” was […]

Brewers’ 2007 report cards: Pitchers

As Doug Melvin, Ned Yost, Gord Ash, Mike Maddux, and Jim Skaalen are evaluating Brewers’ players’ performance over the week, I thought I’d share my opinion as to how each Brewer did…with a couple of qualifications: First, one can’t not incorporate any biases regarding players, including their past performances, what I expected them to do, […]