11:43 AM EDT, Thu March 21, 2019
15 hours ago
Talks between Milwaukee Brewers, Craig Kimbrel are “pretty serious,” per report

Talks between Milwaukee Brewers, Craig Kimbrel are “pretty serious,” per report

Be still, my beating heart. Some are trying to throw cold water on the rumors that emerged last night regarding a possible union between Craig Kimbrel and the Milwaukee Brewers. Others, however, are not. Brewers talks with Craig Kimbrel are pretty serious I hear. They already had the best pen last year, so this would be strengthening a strength @ken_rand @ByRobertMurray 1st mentioned— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 20, 2019 And it isn’t just us fans and analysts who are getting excited about the idea of adding Kimbrel to a bullpen that already includes Josh Hader, Jeremy Jeffress,...
16 hours ago
Brewers hold on to beat the Padres, 10-7

Brewers hold on to beat the Padres, 10-7

Woodruff shows he’s ready to take a rotation spot; Thames goes deep Brandon Woodruff took that mound today against the San Diego Padres. Matt Strahm started the game for the Padres. Unfortunately, Mr. Woodruff gave up the first runs he’s given up this spring in the first inning. Worst of all, Manny Machado was responsible for it, hitting a two-run shot scoring Eric Hosmer after he walked. #Brewers fans boo Manny Machado in a big way and he responds with two-run HR in first inning, the first runs this spring off Brandon Woodruff.— Tom (@Haudricourt) March 20, 2019 Matt Strahm was...
19 hours ago
Spring Training Game Thread #26: Milwaukee Brewers (13-12) @ San Diego Padres (15-8)

Spring Training Game Thread #26: Milwaukee Brewers (13-12) @ San Diego Padres (15-8)

Brandon Woodruff (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Matt Strahm (1-1. 3.75 ERA) Brandon Woodruff will attempt to maintain his pristine pitching line against Manny Machado and the San Diego Padres this afternoon. Matt Strahm will take the mound for the Padres. The Brewers will send out a lineup minus Lorenzo Cain, Christian Yelich, and Ryan Braun. Of particular note, Eric Thames will start in right field. Today’s lineup against the Padres to be seen on @fswisconsin at 3:10pm CT:Pérez - 2BGamel - CFAguilar - 1BPiña - CShaw - 3BThames - RFArcia - SSSpangenberg - LFWoodruff - P#CactusCrew...
20 hours ago
Keston Hiura, Corey Ray, Lucas Erceg told they will not make the Brewers major league roster

Keston Hiura, Corey Ray, Lucas Erceg told they will not make the Brewers major league roster

All three were long shots to make the team out of spring training, and will likely report to San Antonio to start the year. As we enter the last week of spring training, cuts are coming as the Brewers trim their roster down to the 25 players that will make the team. Today, three more players were told that they will not make the major league team: Brewers prospects Keston Hiura, Corey Ray and Lucas Erceg have been advised they won’t make the big league club out of camp. Ray will travel with the team to Montreal for exhibitions.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) March 20, 2019 None of...
20 hours ago
Josh Tomlin released, but may return to Brewers

Josh Tomlin released, but may return to Brewers

The veteran right-hander will explore other opportunities after not making the Brewers’ roster, but isn’t ruling out a return With about a week until Opening Day, the Brewers’ Opening Day roster is starting to take shape. In addition to some of the final minor league cuts, the team announced today that comeback candidate Josh Tomlin is being released. Non-roster RHP Josh Tomlin has been released.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) March 20, 2019 The 34-year-old made 5 appearances for the Brewers this spring, including 3 starts. He allowed 9 runs (8 earned) on 12 hits -- 3 of them...
Mar 20, 2019
How Christian Yelich won MVP without changing his swing

How Christian Yelich won MVP without changing his swing

In the era of launch angle swing changes, Yelich did something different. There was a lot of discussion last year about Christian Yelich’s transformation into an NL MVP and other-worldly hitter for the Milwaukee Brewers. People all over were trying to figure out the lanky outfielder hit more home runs in the second half (25) of 2018 than he ever had in an entire season (21) - finishing the year with 36 bombs, behind only a pair of “Coors Field” hitters for tops in the National League. But it wasn’t just the home runs. It was consistent rockets off the bat that led him to a...
Mar 20, 2019
Milwaukee Brewers 2019 preview by position: Shortstop

Milwaukee Brewers 2019 preview by position: Shortstop

For years, Orlando Arcia was seen as “the shortstop of the future.” But after three listless MLB seasons, how much longer will he be “shortstop of the present?” Orlando Arcia can be a truly dazzling player. His range at shortstop, his athleticism, his incredible throwing arm, his flair for the dramatic, and that big, bright grin. So often, he makes baseball look exactly like what it’s supposed to be — a game that is tons and tons of fun. I mean, how many players share a scoop of ice cream with a fan in the middle of a contest? For most of last year, though, Orlando Arcia was a...
Mar 19, 2019
Milwaukee Brewers in talks with Craig Kimbrel, per report

Milwaukee Brewers in talks with Craig Kimbrel, per report

He’s amazing. Craig Kimbrel has a strong case as the most dominant relief pitcher of all-time. No qualified pitcher in the modern era owns a lower career ERA than Kimbrel’s 1.91, or a lower FIP than his 1.96. Only one such hurler has a higher strikeout rate than Kimbrel’s 14.67 K/9. Only three have a lower WHIP than his 0.92. According to Deserved Run Average, his cumulative production has been 53% better than the league-average pitcher (47 DRA-) during his nine years in the big leagues, with marks between 63 DRA- and 36 DRA- in each season. He has recorded 333 saves, been named to...
Mar 19, 2019
Injury Updates: Jeremy Jeffress and Jimmy Nelson to start season on IL; Jeffress will not return until “mid-to-late April”

Injury Updates: Jeremy Jeffress and Jimmy Nelson to start season on IL; Jeffress will not return until “mid-to-late April”

As expected, two of the Brewers pitchers will begin the season on the injured list. Opening Day is just 9 days away for the Milwaukee Brewers. The roster is coming together, and we now have updates on how two of the Brewers’ injured pitchers will begin the season. Both Jeremy Jeffress and Jimmy Nelson will open the season on the 10-day DL. Jeremy Jeffress has been held out of games since his first game on March 6, where he exited after throwing three pitches. He’s been dealing with some shoulder weakness since then and has been building back his strength, but with just over a week until...
Mar 19, 2019
Rangers down Brewers, 3-2

Rangers down Brewers, 3-2

Brewers’ offense rallies in the sixth, but falls just short The past couple of days have proven busy for Chase Anderson. Yesterday, he and his wife, Anna, welcomed their second child into the world. Today Anderson took the mound against the Texas Rangers. To this point, Spring Training has been and up and down affair for Anderson. Today he pitched decently. He pitched four innings, giving up two runs on six hits (all singles), striking out four. Most importantly, no Rangers’ hitter homered off of him. Junior Guerra replaced Anderson and pitched a scoreless fifth inning, striking out...
Mar 19, 2019
Milwaukee Brewers sign Josh Fields to minor league contract

Milwaukee Brewers sign Josh Fields to minor league contract

He gets to join in for the end of big league camp. The Milwaukee Brewers made an addition to their bullpen earlier this afternoon: RHP Josh Fields has been signed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to Major League camp. pic.twitter.com/jsGfFxpZqM— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) March 19, 2019 Fields, now 33, signed as a first-round pick of the Mariners back in 2008. He was a part of the three-team trade in 2011 that ultimately sent him along with Erik Bedard from Seattle to the Boston Red Sox, and a year later, was selected by Houston in the Rule 5 Draft. It was with the...
Mar 19, 2019
Spring Training Game Thread #25: Texas Rangers (10-12) @ Milwaukee Brewers (13-11)

Spring Training Game Thread #25: Texas Rangers (10-12) @ Milwaukee Brewers (13-11)

Lance Lynn (0-1, 6.75 ERA) vs. Chase Anderson (0-2, 8.10 ERA) Chase Anderson will take the mound for the Milwaukee Brewers hoping to forget his last outing where he battled wind, rain, and a potent Cleveland Indians lineup over four innings; giving up four runs and another home run. On a more positive note, Chase and his wife, Anna, welcomed their second child into the world. Congratulations to the Anderson family. Today, Chase Anderson pitches against the Rangers. Yesterday morning, he and wife Anna had a baby. Elliana Chase Anderson weighed in at 7 lbs., 7 oz. and 20 1/4 inches. The...
Mar 19, 2019
Wear your Milwaukee Brewers pinstripes with BCB and BreakingT!

Wear your Milwaukee Brewers pinstripes with BCB and BreakingT!

This shirt is so fetch. The Milwaukee “Mean Boys” have released their latest parody video: You can't sit with us. pic.twitter.com/QoH6GFUcfo— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) March 18, 2019 And thanks to BCB and our friends over at BreakingT, now you can be like the “cool” manager, the MVPs, and the Hollywood Wannabes, and wear your pinstripes on Friday. This shirt is so fetch. Officially licensed product of the Major League Baseball Players Association. Yellow and white print on a super-comfortable heather blue tee. Premium, lightweight blended...
Mar 18, 2019
Milwaukee Brewers 2019 preview by position: Third Base

Milwaukee Brewers 2019 preview by position: Third Base

Travis Shaw is still here, and he’s still good. Of all the moves completed during David Stearns’ tenure as General Manager (plus, now, President of Baseball Operations), one of his earliest moves still stands out as perhaps the best that he has executed. On December 6th, 2016, Slingin’ Stearns and the Milwaukee Brewers sent reliever Tyler Thornburg to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Josh Pennington, Mauricio Dubon, Travis Shaw, and a player to be named that later turned out to be Yeison Coca. Thornburg wound up missing all of 2017 with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, and then compiled a...
Mar 17, 2019
Brewers battle back from five-run deficit, defeat Dodgers 9-8

Brewers battle back from five-run deficit, defeat Dodgers 9-8

Zach Davies isn’t doing a great job of locking up a rotation spot. Box Score Zach Davies apparently decided to work on a mechanical adjustment to his delivery today and, well, things didn’t go well. The first batter of the game, Joc Pederson, went deep to make it 1-0. Justin Turner walked, then after a pair of Davies’ strikeouts, Kike Hernandez took a walk with two outs and brought Chris Taylor to the plate. He clubbed a 1-1 pitch over the fence in left to give the Dodgers a 4-0 lead. Davies allowed a single run in the second on an RBI double by Cody Bellinger, and another in the...