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Call to the Pen

Milwaukee Brewers: Who Won Orioles Schoop, Villar Trade?

The Milwaukee Brewers traded INF Jonathan Villar and prospects (P Luis Ortiz and INF Jean Carmona) to the Baltimore Orioles for 2B Jonathan Schoop on the July 31 deadline to boost their playoff run. The Brewers hope Schoop will help in the short-term while the Orioles hope their haul will help in the long-term. Most […] Milwaukee Brewers: Who Won Orioles Schoop, Villar Trade? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Milwaukee Brewers: Could They Sign Victor Victor Mesa?

Recently, MLB ruled that Cuban prospect Victor Victor Mesa is now eligible to sign with teams as a free agent. Who is he and could the Milwaukee Brewers sign him? For a quick primer on the international free agent market, Victor Victor Mesa and his brother Victor Mesa Jr. are now free agents after defecting […] Milwaukee Brewers: Could They Sign Victor Victor Mesa? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Milwaukee Brewers: What should they do with Lucas Erceg?

Next year is Lucas Erceg’s age-24 season. Should the Milwaukee Brewers make him a part of their future or could he end up as trade bait? It was expected that Lucas Erceg would rise quickly through the season when he was drafted out of college by the Milwaukee Brewers with 46th overall pick in 2016. […] Milwaukee Brewers: What should they do with Lucas Erceg? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Brew Crew Ball

Report: Milwaukee Brewers were one of five teams that checked in on Jacob deGrom this summer

Jon Heyman discusses what the parameters were for these trade deadline discussions Jon Heyman has an interesting article that includes some specifics about the New York Mets and the possibility of dealing their ace, Jacob deGrom. (There’s also a good summary of where the Brewers are right now, as well as synopses of other contending and non-contending teams.) The New York righty has worked 195 innings this season, with an ERA of 1.71 and a WHIP of 0.954. Is this an outlier season? Um, no. His career ERA is 2.65 and WHIP of 1.085. He has accumulated an 8.8 WAR this season despite only...

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Milwaukee Brewers: How has Xavier Cedeno worked out?

The Milwaukee Brewers made a number of moves in the second half of the season to help get this team to the playoffs. Perhaps the least talked about was the acquisition via trade of Xavier Cedeno, the left handed reliever from the Chicago White Sox. Xavier Cedeno was one of three players acquired by the […] Milwaukee Brewers: How has Xavier Cedeno worked out? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

South Side Sox

Under the Radar: Wilber Perez

The throw-in from the Joakim Soria trade may be the better of the two prospects received from the Brewers Under the Radar details players in the Chicago White Sox system who may have suffered setbacks, gotten lost in the shuffle, or just haven’t surfaced as significant prospects as of yet. Next up is Wilber Perez, who enjoyed a terrific 2018 in the Dominican Summer League while pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers and and White Sox organizations. Wilber Perez (RHP) DSL White Sox Wilber Perez was the much less heralded prospect the White Sox received from the Brewers on July 26, as part...

Baltimore Sun

Orioles notes: Luis Ortiz to make first big league start Friday

Orioles rookie right-hander Luis Ortiz, one of the three players the club acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers in the Jonathan Schoop trade, will receive his first major league start in Friday’s home series opener against the Chicago White Sox. Ortiz, a former first-round pick of the Texas Rangers...

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Milwaukee Brewers: Curtis Granderson Showing His Value

As the Milwaukee Brewers approached the final hours of the August waiver trade deadline, a surprise move by GM David Stearns was trading for outfielder Curtis Grandson. What did Milwaukee give up? The 37-year-old Granderson was acquired via trade from the Toronto Blue Jays for outfield prospect Demi Orimoloye. The young outfielder was drafted by […] Milwaukee Brewers: Curtis Granderson Showing His Value - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rising Apple

New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers trade idea neither fanbase likes

Fictitious trade ideas should have at least some people happy with the idea. A recent trade idea from one sports writer is one no New York Mets fan would want to see. When your team is out of the race, one thing to do is come up with creative trade proposals. We all do it. […] New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers trade idea neither fanbase likes - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Kings of Kauffman

Kansas City Royals: How good was the Mike Moustakas trade?

Mike Moustakas was the biggest name player the Kansas City Royals traded away before the July Trade Deadline. Just how beneficial was trading Moustakas away to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Brett Phillip and Jorge Lope? The Kansas City Royals were rumored to have interest in trading away some big name players before the […] Kansas City Royals: How good was the Mike Moustakas trade? - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Reviewing the Brew

Milwaukee Brewers: Prospects from the Yelich trade?

The Milwaukee Brewers acquired outfielder Christian Yelich in exchange for four prospects on January 25th, 2017. How does the deal look almost eight months later? Christian Yelich will end the 2018 season with a WAR over 5.0. He’ll probably hit over 30 homers and finish the year with an OPS over .900. Yelich could also […] Milwaukee Brewers: Prospects from the Yelich trade? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Gio Gonzalez hits stride in Brewers debut, tops Giants 4-3

MILWAUKEE — Gio Gonzalez didnt need his affable personality to make new friends in Milwaukee on Saturday night.Gonzalez received a standing ovation following an impressive first start with the Brewers, and Milwaukee beat the slumping San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Saturday night.They believed in me and gave me a second chance, Gonzalez said. I want to return the favor.Gonzalez (8-11) allowed an unearned run and three hits over 5 2/3 innings, striking out seven and walking one in his first start since an Aug. 31 trade from Washington. He retired 16 of his 21 batters and left with a 4-1 lead.It...

Brew Crew Ball

What to expect from Gio Gonzalez

He hasn’t been very good this year, but there may be a specific reason why. The Milwaukee Brewers made three additions off the waiver trade market on August 31st. Two of those players - Xavier Cedeno and Curtix Granderson - have already had some impactful moments of their own. Later today, the most expensive acquisition of the trio, Gio Gonzalez, will finally get the opportunity to make his team debut when he toes the rubber to start tonight’s game against the Giants. Gonzalez (who turns 33 later this month) has been one of the top left-handed pitchers in baseball for last decade. Since...

Brew Crew Ball

What We Learned: Wild start to September

The Brewers are starting September with a bang, taking a series over the Nationals and a come from behind win over the Cubs. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned. Recent Games Friday: Brewers 4, Nationals 1Saturday: Nationals 5, Brewers 4 Sunday: Brewers 9, Nationals 4Monday: Cubs 4, Brewers 3 Upcoming Games Tuesday: Brewers vs. Cubs | 7:10 pmWednesday: Brewers vs. Cubs | 7:10 pm Waiver Trade Deadline What We Learned: Waiver Trade Deadline Edition-JP-, BCB Poll: What do you think of the Waiver Trade Deadline moves for the Brewers?-JP-, BCB Trade Analysis: Milwaukee Brewers...

Brew Crew Ball

What to expect from Curtis Granderson

The veteran outfielder adds depth and a solid bat off the bench One of their flurry of deals at the end of August roster trade deadline for the Milwaukee Brewers brought veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson (age 37) for A+ level outfield prospect Demi Orimoloye. Granderson is a free agent at season’s end, so he is a true rental. It was voted the least popular of the waiver trade period, but perhaps has the best chance to improve the Crew’s chances in the coming month. We’ll look at Granderson’s pedigree first. Over 16 seasons the lefty outfielder has hit 330 career home runs and...

Baltimore Sun

Orioles select contract of right-hander Luis Ortiz, who was acquired in Schoop trade

The Orioles added another young arm to their major league roster Tuesday, promoting right-hander Luis Ortiz from Triple-A Norfolk. Ortiz, a 2014 first-round draft pick of the Texas Rangers, was acquired at July’s nonwaiver trade deadline from the Milwaukee Brewers in the Jonathan Schoop trade. ...

Brew Crew Ball

What to expect from Xavier Cedeno

He’s got a track record as an effective LOOGY. Friday was an active day for the Milwaukee Brewers, as they completed three waiver deals before the passing of the deadline for postseason eligibility. The first of those trades was yet another transaction that was finalized with the White Sox, this one to add Xavier Cedeno and his sorely needed left arm to Milwaukee’s bullpen. Cedeno, who turned 32 late last month, began his career all the way back in 2004 when we was a 31st round pick by the Colorado Rockies. He spent the next seven years toiling in the minors for that franchise before...

Reviewing the Brew

Milwaukee Brewers: What should their rotation look like?

The Milwaukee Brewers have just added a starting pitcher through a trade, and activated Zach Davies. What is their ideal starting rotation for the rest of the season? After having too few starting pitchers for part of the summer, the Milwaukee Brewers now have too many? Adding Gio Gonzalez and Zach Davies to starting group […] Milwaukee Brewers: What should their rotation look like? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Brew Crew Ball

BCB Mailbag 52: To the Nines

Answering the burning questions from you, the reader. It was a busy weekend in the Cream City, as I’m sure you’re all aware, so you can understand why this got pushed to the back burner while we covered the three trades from Friday. But now it’s Labor Day, and being off work gives me some time to get to your questions: icelandreliant asks: Do you know when AFL rosters are released? Fall League rosters actually came out over the weekend, and the Brewers will be sending eight representatives this year - position players Keston Hiura, Trent Grisham, Mario Feliciano, and Weston Wilson...

Brew Crew Ball

Trade Analysis: Milwaukee Brewers pony up for the best additions left on waiver market

Stearns may have overpaid, but at least his team is in better shape. Friday was a pretty significant day for the Milwaukee Brewers. The club defeated the Washington Nationals, 4-1, behind a strong start from Jhoulys Chacin and three home runs from the offense. That victory marked eight wins in their last 11 games and pushed the club to 76-60, 2.5 games clear of the Dodgers for the second Wild Card, a half-game back of the Cardinals for WC1, and four games back of the Cubs for the NL Central lead. It also meant closing the book on a tumultuous month of August with an even 13-13 record, even...

Federal Baseball

Wire Taps: Nationals trade Gio Gonzalez to Brewers; Ryan Madson to LA + more...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the second of three with the Brewers in D.C. A game under .500 again, with two more veterans headed for free agency traded away in return for minor leaguers you probably never heard of until their names were announced. Another day for the 2018 Nationals. Read all about it before tonight’s game... NATS BEAT: As soon-to-be-traded Gonzalez watches, Nats fall to Brewers - (MASN)”Gio Gonzalez spent the majority of it watching from the dugout, chatting and smiling with teammates like it was any other game...” Fighting tears, Gonzalez...

Brew Crew Ball

Poll: What do you think of the Waiver Trade Deadline moves for the Brewers?

How do you feel about the three acquisitions that the Brewers made? The Brewers brought in three new players at the waiver trade deadline yesterday, trading away five prospects in the process. For reference, here are the moves that they made: Acquired LHP Xavier Cedeño for OF Bryan Connell and RHP Johan Dominguez Acquired RHP Gio Gonzalez for infielders KJ Harrison and Gilbert Lara Acquired OF Curtis Granderson for outfielder Demi Orimoloye With the transactions done, and the roster set for the playoff push, how do you feel about these moves? Do you think the Brewers made the right...

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Donaldson, McCutchen, Madson move; busy Brewers make 3 deals

Andrew McCutchen is shaving his beard for a possible World Series run. Ryan Madson is switching bullpens, trying to help another team win a title. And Josh Donaldson is hoping hes healthy enough to contribute.The Milwaukee Brewers? They were a busy bunch, swinging trades to get starter Gio Gonzalez, outfielder Curtis Granderson and reliever Xavier Cedeno.Several contending teams swung into action Friday, making trades to bolster potential playoff rosters. A player must be on a club by Aug. 31 to be eligible for the postseason.I think what happens in September is that the whole calculus of...

Brew Crew Ball

What We Learned: Waiver Trade Deadline Edition

The Brewers made a series of late acquisitions yesterday, adding Xavier Cedeno, Gio Gonzalez, and Curtis Granderson to the team. We look at that and more in a special What We Learned. The waiver trade deadline was yesterday, and the Brewers made some moves to help improve their roster for the month of September. To start the day, the Brewers acquired LHP Xavier Cedeño from the White Sox. They traded away two players: Outfielder Bryan Connell and RHP Johan Dominguez. Neither were high on the Brewers prospect lists, but it is two more players gone. Meanwhile, Cedeño bring a 2.84 ERA to the...

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Milwaukee Brewers: Acquire Curtis Granderson

The Milwaukee Brewers weren’t done after acquiring Gio Gonzalez and Xavier Cedeno before the August trade deadline. They also added outfielder Curtis Granderson. Not satisfied after boosting their bullpen and adding depth to their starting rotation, the Milwaukee Brewers also traded prospect Demi Orimoloye for Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Curtis Granderson. How is Granderson playing […] Milwaukee Brewers: Acquire Curtis Granderson - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Federal Baseball

“D.C. will always be in my heart...” - Gio Gonzalez on trade to Milwaukee

Now-former Washington Nationals’ lefty Gio Gonzalez talked to reporters tonight after he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers. Before Gio Gonzalez turned up in the press conference room in Nationals Park in Brewers gear, Davey Martinez broke the news that the now-former Nationals’ left-hander would be leaving with Milwaukee when their three-game set in Washington, D.C. is over. “He’ll be missed. He’s a professional. He meant a lot to this organization for a long time, and I wish him and his family all the best.” - Davey Martinez on Gio Gonzalez being traded While reports of the...

Bless You Boys

Former Tigers prospect Jake Thompson is available again

The Tigers could pick up one of their former top prospects on the cheap. Once a Detroit Tigers prospect, Jake Thompson already feels like a well-traveled MLB veteran. He has spent time in four different organizations already in his career, the latest a stint with the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brew Crew designated Thompson for assignment on Friday following trades for pitcher Gio Gonzalez and outfielder Curtis Granderson. Once again, Thompson is looking for a new home. But a grizzled veteran he is not. Still only 24, Thompson has just 116 1⁄3 major league innings under his belt, all with the...

Federal Baseball

Washington Nationals trade Gio Gonzalez, Ryan Madson; Twitter reacts...

What did the Twitterers out there think of the Nationals trading both Gio Gonzalez and Ryan Madson on Friday? The Washington Nationals continued their fire sale on Friday evening when they traded pitchers Gio Gonzalez and Ryan Madson. Gonzalez was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers, who the Nationals play this weekend, for a pair of minor leaguers. Madson was sent to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a pitching prospect, Andrew Istler. Here’s what Twitter had to say about the Nationals’ latest transaction... You knew this because @Ken_Rosenthal isn't wrong, but do have confirmation now that...