10:45 PM EST, Tue November 20, 2018
7 hours ago
Report: Brewers protect Troy Stokes, Jr. and Trey Supak from Rule 5 Draft

Report: Brewers protect Troy Stokes, Jr. and Trey Supak from Rule 5 Draft

The Brewers use 2 of their 3 open 40-man roster spots ahead of today’s deadline to protect prospects from the Rule 5 draft Teams have until 7 p.m. today to add minor leaguers to their 40-man roster to protect them from this winter’s Rule 5 draft. The Brewers have a number of prospects who could be at risk of being snatched up by another organization and entered the day with three open spots on their roster. While the team hasn’t officially announced the moves yet, The Athletic’s Robert Murray says outfielder Troy Stokes, Jr. and pitcher Trey Supak are being protected. #Brewers...
13 hours ago
Milwaukee Brewers Tender or Non-Tender Decisions: Zach Davies

Milwaukee Brewers Tender or Non-Tender Decisions: Zach Davies

A $2 million raise could buy a lot of orange slices, but will Davies get another chance at the starting rotation? The Brewers have until the end of November to decide what to do with the 13 remaining players they have on the roster that are eligible for salary arbitration. They’ve already taken care of a couple of cases, picking up a team option for Jeremy Jeffress to avoid arbitration and outrighting Stephen Vogt off the roster. For the remaining players, we’ll take a look at what they did during the 2018 season, what they’re expected to make in a hypothetical arbitration hearing,...
Nov 19, 2018
What We Learned: Yelich a near unanimous MVP

What We Learned: Yelich a near unanimous MVP

It was a near unanimous MVP vote for Yelich as MVP in the league. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned. Brewers News and Notes Christian Yelich becomes 4th Brewer to win Most Valuable PlayerJaymes L, BCB Josh Hader finishes seventh in NL Cy Young vote-JP-, BCB 2018-19 MLB Free Agency Preview: OutfieldersKyle Lesniewski, BCB Milwaukee Brewers showing interest in Anibal Sanchez, per reportKyle Lesniewski, BCB Report: Brewers among team interested in Yankees’ Sonny GrayJaymes L, BCB Milwaukee Brewers among several potential suitors with interest in Nathan Eovaldi, per...
Nov 19, 2018
Brew Crew Ball is hiring a writer

Brew Crew Ball is hiring a writer

Come cover the Brewers with us! We’re into the offseason and looking forward to seeing what the Brewers do to get ready for 2019. It’s a perfect time for you to join our team at Brew Crew Ball and cover the Brewers with us. If you’re reading this, we’re assuming you love the Brewers and the community we’ve built here. Brew Crew Ball is hiring a paid contributor to help us cover the Brewers this season and beyond. Keep reading to find out if this might be the right opportunity for you. What are we looking for? We need someone who can commit to contributing two to three posts per...
Nov 19, 2018
Milwaukee Brewers announce coaching staff hires

Milwaukee Brewers announce coaching staff hires

The team confirms the hiring of Andy Haines as hitting coach, Chris Hook as pitching coach David Stearns and Craig Counsell had a lot of work to do as the offseason got underway, addressing a surprising amount of turnover on the coaching staff after such a successful season. After hitting coach Darnell Coles left to take a job with the Arizona Diamondbacks and bullpen coach Lee Tunnell and head trainer Dan Wright weren’t retained, pitching coach Derek Johnson surprised everyone by leaving for the Cincinnati Reds. It was reported a couple weeks ago by Jon Heyman that the Brewers would be...
Nov 19, 2018
Colorado Springs Sky Sox rebrand as Rocky Mountain Vibes

Colorado Springs Sky Sox rebrand as Rocky Mountain Vibes

The end of the Triple-A era and new beginning as the Brewers’ Rookie League affiliate leads to a new identity When next year’s crop of fresh-faced rookie-ballers show up in Colorado Springs to begin their professional baseball careers in the Milwaukee Brewers organization, they’ll no longer be known as the Sky Sox. That team with a rich Triple-A history moved to San Antonio, becoming the Brewers’ new-but-not-really-new Triple-A affiliate. But baseball isn’t leaving the Springs entirely, with the formerly Helena Brewers deciding to move in to the facilities there. To mark the start...
Nov 19, 2018
Moving On

Moving On

So long, and thanks for all the fish! Another Free Agent declaration! I am leaving the writing staff of Brew Crew Ball and will be eagerly awaiting offers from national publications. Of course, with the well documented collusion in the journalism profession, I’m not expecting much. Seriously, it’s been a blast. But I’ll still be around to harass commenters. And others (not D’Backs fans, though). And to agonize over every loss. My thanks to Kyle and the crew for all of their support over the past three-plus years. I will be jealous as they cover the Milwaukee Brewers’ 2019...
Nov 19, 2018
2018-19 MLB Free Agency Preview: Relief Pitchers

2018-19 MLB Free Agency Preview: Relief Pitchers

Which bullpen arms are for hire? MLB Free Agency has officially begun, and without a top-ranked farm system in place, it’s likely that our Milwaukee Brewers will have to survey the open market if they want to make any truly impactful additions this offseason. The Brewers treated us to their best season in a generation in 2018 and have quite an array of talent under control for next year, but there are still a few spots around the diamond where the team could use an upgrade or additional depth. With close to a projected $110 mil on the books already for 2019, Slingin’ David Stearns and...
Nov 19, 2018
Milwaukee Brewers Tender or Non-Tender Decisions: Domingo Santana

Milwaukee Brewers Tender or Non-Tender Decisions: Domingo Santana

Sunday suffered through a disappointing 2018 after what felt like a breakout 2017 season. What does his future with the Brewers hold now that he’s arbitration-eligible? The Brewers have until the end of November to decide what to do with the 13 remaining players they have on the roster that are eligible for salary arbitration. They’ve already taken care of a couple of cases, picking up a team option for Jeremy Jeffress to avoid arbitration and outrighting Stephen Vogt off the roster. For the remaining players, we’ll take a look at what they did during the 2018 season, what they’re...
Nov 18, 2018
Milwaukee Brewers among several potential suitors with interest in Nathan Eovaldi, per report

Milwaukee Brewers among several potential suitors with interest in Nathan Eovaldi, per report

He was excellent after coming back from Tommy John surgery last season. The hot stove season has gotten off to a bit of a slow start, but rumors about our Milwaukee Brewers have finally started to trickle out over the past few days. The early reports have David Stearns and company in pursuit of pitching help, with Anibal Sanchez and Sonny Gray among their supposed targets. And now this morning we can add one more notable name to the bunch, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe - right-hander Nathan Eovaldi. Per Cafardo’s report, Eovaldi would “love to stay in Boston” and the...
Nov 17, 2018
Brewers prospect Keston Hiura wins Arizona Fall League MVP

Brewers prospect Keston Hiura wins Arizona Fall League MVP

The Hiura Hype Train gains a little more steam heading into 2019 Everyone knows Keston Hiura can hit. Still, there were plenty of scouts eager to see how he would do against the higher competition of the Arizona Fall League this year. It turns out that in a league that includes likely future #1 Overall prospect Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., Hiura is the league’s MVP. Hiura received the award this afternoon ahead of the Fall League Championship. #Brewers' hitting machine Keston Hiura is the 2018 @MLBazFallLeague MVP after hitting .323 with 5 homers and a league-leading 33 RBIs in 23 games....
Nov 16, 2018
Report: Brewers among team interested in Yankees’ Sonny Gray

Report: Brewers among team interested in Yankees’ Sonny Gray

Milwaukee has long been rumored to be a potential landing spot for the righty looking for a change of scenery Typically, general managers are tight-lipped about their plans heading into the offseason, so as not to tip their hands or negatively affect the trade value of players they may want to move. New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman pretty much threw that out the window once his team’s season was over, all but announcing Sonny Gray would be traded this winter after 1.5 rocky seasons in the Bronx. He didn’t even try to hide his disappointment in the pitcher that was one of the most...
Nov 16, 2018
Milwaukee Brewers showing interest in Anibal Sanchez, per report

Milwaukee Brewers showing interest in Anibal Sanchez, per report

He bounced back in a big way last season. This year’s hot stove season has gotten off to a rather tepid start. Our Milwaukee Brewers have yet to really be mentioned in a single rumor and have completed only one lesser transaction so far, signing lefty Angel Perdomo to a minor league deal. But that has finally changed this morning, with Jon Morosi of MLB.com linking the Cream City Nine to a free agent hurler who is coming off an outstanding performance in 2018. Per Morosi, the Brewers are involved in the early free agent market for pitching and according to his sources, one of the hurlers...
Nov 16, 2018
2018-19 MLB Free Agency Preview: Outfielders

2018-19 MLB Free Agency Preview: Outfielders

Checking out the best players available to patrol the grass. MLB Free Agency has officially begun, and without a top-ranked farm system in place, it’s likely that our Milwaukee Brewers will have to survey the open market if they want to make any truly impactful additions this offseason. The Brewers treated us to their best season in a generation in 2018 and have quite an array of talent under control for next year, but there are still a few spots around the diamond where the team could use an upgrade or additional depth. With close to a projected $110 mil on the books already for 2019,...
Nov 15, 2018
Christian Yelich becomes 4th Brewer to win Most Valuable Player

Christian Yelich becomes 4th Brewer to win Most Valuable Player

Yelich joins Robin Yount, Rollie Fingers and Ryan Braun among Brewers legends It became apparent in the final weeks of the regular season that Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich would likely win the National League Most Valuable Player award. It’s now official, as Yelich has become the fourth player in franchise history to be voted MVP by the Baseball Writers Association of America, joining Robin Yount, Rollie Fingers and Ryan Braun. It wasn’t even close, as Yelich collected 29 of the 30 first place votes, with the only other first place vote going to the New York Mets’ Jacob...