The Pros and Cons of trading Randy Wolf

Two weeks into the offseason, a pattern is already starting to emerge for the Brewers: the club has been linked to many of the top available free agents, but is handicapped on all fronts (from their oh-so-cautious pursuit of Jose Reyes to their willingness to make Yuniesky Betancourt their everyday shortstop) by a supposed lack […]


Nyjer Morgan goes to the movies

Nyjer Morgan (or Tony Plush, not sure whose name was on the invitation) showed up at Twilight’s L.A. premiere the other night. You may be wondering why, but really, when you’re dealing with Morgan, you have to ask “why not?” Pictures, courtesy his Facebook fan page: Morgan and Danica Patrick:Morgan and Saints head coach Sean […]

Does Matt Kemp’s new deal make Ryan Braun’s look better?

When the Brewers re-extended Ryan Braun for 5 years and $105 million back in April, it was seen as a significant risk for a small-market team to make. After all, the deal doesn’t even start until 2016, and there’s no guarantee that Braun will still be the player he is today by then. Still, as […]

Former Brewer Matheny hired by Cards, Sveum a finalist in Boston

Maybe this will make the Cardinals more tolerable to Brewers fans — St. Louis has named former Brewers catcher Mike Matheny as their new manager. Matheny will have the tough task of following Tony La Russa, and he’ll be doing it without any managerial experience at any level. Without any past experience, it’s hard to […]


Where, exactly, is the money for Jose Reyes?

While the Marlins seem to be trying their hardest to woo Jose Reyes, the Brewers are still consistently being mentioned as a possible destination for the free agent shortstop. Most people linking the Brewers to Reyes are saying they have “money to spend” with Prince Fielder also hitting the free agent market. How much money […]


Marcum or Jurrjens?

News came out the other day that the Braves are considering trading Jair Jurrjens, but the most intersting tidbit about the story may have been provided by Ken Rosenthal: last winter, the Brewers and Braves discussed a Brett Lawrie-for-Jurrjens swap during Doug Melvin’s quest for starting pitching. Talk about an interesting thing to know after […]


Ron Roenicke, One Year Later

About one year ago today, Ron Roenicke was hired to manage the Brewers, replacing the much-maligned Ken Macha. At the time of his hiring, there were plenty of questions about Roenicke as a manager: How would his plan to be more aggressive on the field and in the bases work when put into practice? Would […]

Some Arizona Fall League Video

I like following the prospects in the Arizona Fall League every year, but box scores don’t mean very much. While it’s nice to see Scooter Gennett rack up the hits in Arizona, not every pitcher he’s facing is a stud, and the process is more important than the results. That’s why I love it when […]

The 2011 Brewers Blogosphere Awards

Last year, when the Milwaukee chapter of the BBWAA released their team awards for the 2010 season, it was met with quite a bit of scrutiny from the Brewers blogosphere. A few of us wondered what would happen if we got a group of Brewers bloggers together to vote on the same awards, and predictably, […]

No, Really: Ryan Braun is a finalist for the Gold Glove

Ryan Braun has been nominated for a Gold Glove. No, this is not a Halloween prank. ESPN is apparently televising the announcement of one of the most irrelevant awards in sports this year, and in advance of the show, they released a list of “Gold Glove finalists” for every position. The voting for the Gold […]

Brewers decline option on Yuni Betancourt

(GIF from NotGraphs) It looks like fears of Doug Melvin being fooled by a hot postseason were unfounded — the Brewers have declined their 2012 option on Yuniesky Betancourt. Happy Yuni Liberation Day, Milwaukee. Betancourt’s team option for 2012 was for $6 million, so it really shouldn’t be a surprise that it was declined. The […]

Baseball is Awesome

At some point, even the most bitter Brewers fan has to admit that this has been a wildly entertaining World Series. Baseball’s biggest stage is always prone to hyperbole, and while it’s a stretch to say that Thursday night’s Game 6 was the best or most entertaining World Series game ever, it should at least […]

Finding candidates to replace Prince Fielder

Prince Fielder will leave. Most of us came around to accepting this a year or two ago. A lot of us are to the point now where we’ve talked ourselves into not even wanting him to return, due to the financial burden it would put on the club going forward. There’s still that small chance […]


Manny Parra joins Twitter

The offseason leaves lots of free time for players, so maybe we’ll be seeing more of this over the winter: another Brewer has joined Twitter, and this time it’s rehabbing pitcher Manny Parra. For those suspicious about fake accounts, Mitch Stetter