10:56 PM EST, Tue November 20, 2018
The Denver Post

So long, Sky Sox: Brewers’ new rookie-level team in Colorado Springs dubbed “Rocky Mountain Vibes”

The inspiration for the nickname came from "the outdoors, the sunshine, that feeling you get when you live here in Colorado," Vibes general manager Chris Phillips explained during Monday's name unveiling.

Call to the Pen

Milwaukee Brewers: Keston Hiura Wins AFL MVP, When MLB ETA?

The Milwaukee Brewers number one prospect, 2B Keston Hiura, won the Arizona Fall League MVP by putting up big numbers. Hiura’s ETA with the Brewers gets closer with each feat he accomplishes. Last season, Milwaukee Brewers General Manager David Stearns gave up on Jonathan Villar and traded for Orioles Jonathan Schoop to help the team’s […] Milwaukee Brewers: Keston Hiura Wins AFL MVP, When MLB ETA? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Purple Row

Wednesday Rockpile: Bud Black leading the Rockies like a champ

Rockies news and links for November 14, 2018 Black finishes third in NL Manager of Year voting | Rockies.com Bud Black is a man known for keeping his composure. He was able to help his team rally from losses and get to the playoffs for the second year in a row. This was an impressive feat for a manager, but the award went to Brian Snitker, who took the Braves way beyond expectations. Craig Counsell with the Brewers took second place. Black has done some solid work with the Rockies, but there is still more room for improvement. While he was able to pull out some major successes late in the...

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Braves’ Brian Snitker and Athletics’ Bob Melvin win BBWAA Manager of the Year Awards

Two managers that took their teams to the postseason won the end of the year award. The Cubs’ Joe Maddon got one first-place vote. The winners of the Baseball Writers Association of America Manager of the Year Awards were announced today and the Braves’ Brian Snitker and the Athletics’ Bob Melvin took home the awards for the National League and the American League respectively. Snitker received 17 of the 30 first-place votes as he led the Braves’ to their first division title since 2013. The Brewers’ Craig Counsell received 11 first-place votes and finished second. Bud Black of...

Brew Crew Ball

Junior Guerra delivers strong start in game five of Japan Series, but MLB All-Stars lose as bullpen falters

The MLB representatives have officially lost the series. Box Score The Japan Series continued with game five this morning at the Nagoya Dome, with the MLB All-Stars facing a 3-1 deficit against Samurai Japan in the best-of-six series. Hoping to salvage at least a series tie, MLB manager Don Mattingly turned to his game one starter, Junior Guerra of the Milwaukee Brewers, to begin things in this must-win contest. And for five outstanding innings, our hero delivered. Junior worked around a walk in a scoreless first inning by recording two strikeouts and was staked to a 2-0 lead in the top of...

Reviewing the Brew

Milwaukee Brewers Free Agent Target: LHP Justin Wilson

The Milwaukee Brewers bullpen in 2018 was one of the best in baseball, but it could still be improved by adding another left-handed reliever for manager Craig Counsell to use. So does it make sense for the Brewers to pursue free agent Justin Wilson this offseason? We all know star left-hander Josh Hader can be used […] Milwaukee Brewers Free Agent Target: LHP Justin Wilson - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Craig Counsell finishes second in Manager of the Year vote to Brian Snitker

The Brewers have never had a manager win the Manager of the Year award in their franchise history. Unfortunately, that will continue for at least one more year. In the Manager of the Year vote released today by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, Counsell came in second in the Manager of the Year vote, finishing behind Brian Snitker. Counsell was on 29 of the 30 ballots, with 11 first place votes, 13 second place, and 5 third place. Meanwhile, Snitker was listed on all 30 ballots, receiving 17 first place votes, 9 second place, and 4 third place. In his fourth season as manager,...

Call to the Pen

Milwaukee Brewers: 2018 Review, How Did They Reach NLCS?

The Milwaukee Brewers exceeded expectations and earned the best record in the National League before making a run all the way to Game 7 of the NLCS in the 2018 MLB Playoffs behind the deft decisions of Manager Craig Counsell. Milwaukee Brewers General Manager David Stearns should be nicknamed King Midas because everything he touches […] Milwaukee Brewers: 2018 Review, How Did They Reach NLCS? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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MLB All-Stars fall in game one of Japan Series despite solid start from Junior Guerra

Our hero probably deserved a better fate. Box Score The Japan All-Star Series officially kicked off earlier this morning, with the Major League Baseball All-Star team facing off against the national team Samurai Japan in game one of the best-of-six series at the Tokyo Dome. Our Milwaukee Brewers are represented in the international melee by Junior Guerra, who was called upon by MLB manager Don Mattingly to serve as the game one starter when the contest kicked off at 3:30 am central time, which was 6:30 pm local time in Tokyo. Guerra led all pitchers on the MLB All-Star squad with 141.0...

Brew Crew Ball

Christian Yelich, Craig Counsell named as top 3 vote-getters for MVP, Manager of the Year awards

The top 3 vote-getters in each award category were announced today, and it’s no surprise for the two Brewers who were named. The main portion of awards season is set for next week, but this week is for revealing the top-3 vote getters for each of the awards this year. The Brewers were expected to have two main candidates for these awards this offseason, and as expected, they were both named in the top-3 for their individual awards. The top 3 vote-getters for NL Manager of the Year (alphabetically)Bud Black, RockiesCraig Counsell, BrewersBrian Snitker, BravesWinner announced Nov. 13, 6...

Red Reporter

Reds hire hitting coach Turner Ward away from Dodgers

That’s the second major piece of David Bell’s new staff. If the ability to poach good talent from their rivals is any indication of how aggressive the Cincinnati Reds will be in improving their club this winter, well, things certainly are off to quite a start. After previously hiring Derek Johnson away from the Milwaukee Brewers to be their new pitching coach, the Reds announced today that they’ve hired Turner Ward to be their new hitting coach. Ward, 54, had been the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2016. The #Reds today named Turner Ward hitting coach on new manager...

Red Reporter

Cincinnati Reds to name Derek Johnson pitching coach, per reports

Johnson held the same position with Milwaukee in 2018. David Bell has only been the manager of the Cincinnati Reds for a bit over a week, but he’s already making good on his promise to quickly fill out a solid coaching staff. According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the Reds have found their new pitching coach, and they didn’t even have to look outside the National League Central to find him. That’s right - Derek Johnson, the Milwaukee Brewers pitching coach for the last two seasons, is set to make the move to Cincinnati. #Brewers pitching coach Derek Johnson leaving team for...

Reviewing the Brew

Milwaukee Brewers: Derek Johnson a future manager?

Milwaukee Brewers pitching coach Derek Johnson earned accolades for the way he developed and handled a young pitching staff. Could he get hired to manage elsewhere? Derek Johnson has been the Milwaukee Brewers pitching coach since 2016. Before coming to Milwaukee, he spent a few seasons with the Chicago Cubs as their Minor League pitching […] Milwaukee Brewers: Derek Johnson a future manager? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

NorthJersey.com

Doug Melvin, who once said GM job more suited for younger candidate, interviews with Mets

Brewers adviser Doug Melvin interviewed for the Mets general manager opening Tuesday. He said hes ready to be a general manager again.        

Call to the Pen

Milwaukee Brewers: How Pitching Leads To 2019 World Series?

With the 2018 MLB Season and NLCS now just a past experience, the Milwaukee Brewers GM David Stearns takes over the team’s bright future. He left himself an impressive bank of resources to use this offseason to create the best possible roster for Manager Craig Counsell. The Milwaukee Brewers lost very few of their prospects […] Milwaukee Brewers: How Pitching Leads To 2019 World Series? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Mets narrow general manager search to three candidates

Chaim Bloom, Doug Melvin, and Brodie Van Wagenen are the finalists for the Mets job. With the Mets set to begin the second round of interviews for the open general manager position tomorrow, three finalists have been reported to still be in the running: Rays vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom, front-office executive Doug Melvin of the Brewers, and sports agent Brodie Van Wagenen. Candidates Casey Close and Kim Ng have not made the final cut. Rumors have also been floating around about an “additional candidate” whose name we haven’t heard previously connected to the...

Bluebird Banter

Sunday Bantering: Weekend Jays stuff

Congratulations to the Dodgers for their 7 game win over the Brewers. It was a very good, very interesting series. The Brewers look like that should be good for the next few seasons. Their best players are young and under team control, they have a manager willing to try things and a good front office. We might be seeing them again in the playoffs. Cross a name off the list for Blue Jays manager. David Bell signed up for the job with the Reds. That should leave us with four possibilities: Rocco Baldelli, Brandon Hyde, Joe Espada and, maybe Ed Sprague. I’ve only seem the one mention of...

NLCS Gm5: Councell on offense, Woodruff in loss

Brewers manager Craig Counsell discusses the team's lack of offense and his decision to bring in Brandon Woodruff in the loss to the Dodgers About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the U

NLCS Gm5: Kershaw, Roberts, Barnes and Turner on win

Clayton Kershaw, manager Dave Roberts, Justin Turner and Austin Barnes discuss the Dodgers' Game 5 win over the Brewers About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and cons

NLCS Gm3: Counsell, Arcia and Chacin on Game 3 win

Brewers manager Craig Counsell, starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin and Orlando Arcia discuss the Brewers' key victory in Game 3 of the NLCS About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the Unite