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Brewers Must Address Starting Rotation

        (Mike Fiers should likely get a crack at starting.) The Milwaukee Brewers have done an OK job bringing on reinforcements for their faulty bullpen.  Things were looking pretty bleak before GM Melvin (and by extension, ownership) signed lefty relievers Tom Gorzelanny and Mike Gonzalez.  Personally, I’m feeling better about the pen […]

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Reliever Mike Gonzalez Close to Deal with Brew Crew

  According to reports, the Milwaukee Brewers are closing in on a deal for LHP Mike Gonzalez with a physical to take place after January 1.  Gonzalez, 34, was one of the pitchers GM Doug Melvin reportedly had on his radar when discussing the relief market last week.  Like the recently signed Tom Gorzelanny, Gonzalez […]

The Brewers Do Not Need Kyle Lohse

  Photo: Gene J. Puskar/AP In his column today, ESPN writer/former GM Jim Bowden expressed concern about the inactivity of the Brewers’ offseason, arguing that the team is close to contending in the NL Central this year and really needs to do more than acquire a pair of middle relievers. To fix this, Bowden suggested […]

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Doug Melvin Digs the Home Brew

(Could Brett Myers be a fit for the Brew Crew?)   The Brewers’ offseason took a detour from the frugality expressway yesterday with the signing of lefty reliever Tom Gorzelanny.  I don’t want to jump the gun and say the Brewers are screwed next year, because we’re only about halfway through the offseason and anything […]

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Crew Signs Gorzelanny

  (Editor's Note: This is the debut post by new contibutor Dakota Schmidt, who has written about sports for BehindTheBuckPass.com and DLeagueDigest.com, among others.  -NM)   The rebuilding of the Brewers bullpen continued with the signing of left-handed reliever / spot starter Tom Gorzelanny to a reported two-year deal that will pay around $6 million. Gorzelanny adds […]

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The Waiting is the Hardest Part (But GM Doug Melvin Should)

There hasn’t been much going on with the Milwaukee Brewers thus far in terms of free agency or trades, but as annoying as it can be for fans to deal with day after day of no big news, GM Doug Melvin has a lot on his plate.  Arguably the most stressful, significant and busy time […]

Thoughts on a Potential LaTroy Hawkins Signing

Between the normal drudgery of following baseball in November and the annoying lack of non-Josh Hamilton rumors, the last few weeks have been a pretty dull time to be a Brewers fan. However, according to the folks at The Brewer Nation, that might change soon. The always-insightful Brewers blog reported today that the Brewers have […]

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Miller Park Ballpark E-Guide Provides Plethora of Helpful Hints

The baseball offseason can be a boring and trying time for fans unless there is a period with a lot of free agent or trade activity.  The Winter Meetings, held in December, usually mark the time when the offseason action ramps up into a higher gear.  In 2012, the Meetings take place in Nashville from […]

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Endless Relief?

The first episode of Shut Up, Alan features Brewers reliever Manny Parra as he ‘contributes’ to a humorous debate over the use of relief pitchers versus starting pitchers in baseball games.  Can you imagine what a pitching staff full of Manny Parras would do for the integrity of the game?  As Parra points out in the episode, […]

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Winter’s Bargain

Oh, sunny days and carefree ways: desperately narrow whose view… To slumber they’ve gone, to sleep, to a future without a clue. Green pastures, my masters, spirits and feasts long silent and dark, Still a flame, a spark, matches, coals, companions and a lark Spur me on, to persist, subsist, enlist, not resist or desist, […]

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Cosmic Power: Braun Wins Silver Slugger Again

For the fifth-straight year, Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun has won the Silver Slugger Award.  Braun, 28, crushed the ball in 2012 to the tune of a .319 batting average, 191 hits (including 36 doubles, three triples and 41 homers), a .987 OPS and 112 RBI.  This production from Braun was a welcome sight for Brewers […]

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All Hands on Deck for Brewers Bullpen

Newly signed Michael Olmsted could provide a lift for Crew. While cutting ties with some of the mainstays from the 2012 bullpen in recent days, the Milwaukee Brewers have also added a bunch of new guys, mostly on minor league deals with invites to spring training.  In no particular order, the Brewers have brought on […]

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Miller Park Views: A Comparison

One can find reviews for stadiums on sites like Yelp and other resources on the Internet.  But those reviews are not always from actual sports fans.  StadiumJourney.com is a website that reviews stadiums all over the world, and does a pretty thorough and productive job doing it.  I assessed their review of Miller Park, home […]

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A Frightful Reality: Gold Glove Awards Officially Bunk

Not that this is breaking, shocking news, but the Gold Glove Awards are now officially stupid, dumb and just not worth anyone’s time.  As Todd Rosiak mentions in the JS, the Brewers failed once again to win a Gold Glove Award (or the Gold Glove Awards failed them, which is probably the better phrase).  Not […]

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