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Milwaukee Brewers Rumors: Reported interest in J.T. Realmuto

The Milwaukee Brewers have been added to the list of teams that are potentially serious about trading for Miami Marlins catcher, J.T. Realmuto. As the Winter Meetings came and went there weren’t any blockbuster free agent signings or trades made by the Milwaukee Brewers. However, an anonymous executive thinks they could be in play for […] Milwaukee Brewers Rumors: Reported interest in J.T. Realmuto - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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What We Learned: Brewers make moves at Winter Meetings

The Brewers made a few moves at the Winter Meetings, acquiring a reliever and making a few Rule 5 picks. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned. Roster Moves Milwaukee Brewers avoid arbitration with Jimmy Nelson, agree to one-year dealKyle Lesniewski, BCB Brewers acquire reliever Alex Claudio in trade with Texas RangersJaymes L, BCB Milwaukee Brewers make two selections in minor league phase of Rule 5 DraftKyle Lesniewski, BCB Winter Meetings Reports Milwaukee Brewers interested in second baseman Daniel Murphy, per reportBrad Ford, BCB Milwaukee Brewers have scouted Yusei...

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Anonymous exec thinks Brewers could ‘creep into’ J.T. Realmuto trade talks

David Stearns has been suspiciously quiet when it comes to the top catcher available on the trade market, according to one report One of the big storylines of the Winter Meetings was the pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. The latest All-Star to be put on the trade market by Miami once he started making a little money, Realmuto may be one of the 5 or so best offensive catchers in the game. Understandably, interest has been high, and understandably, so are the Marlins’ demands. The New York Mets have made it clear that they’re interested, but the Marlins have seemed reluctant to...

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Brewers acquire reliever Alex Claudio in trade with Texas Rangers

The Brewers will send their competitive balance pick to Texas in exchange for the lefty reliever It took until the last day of the Winter Meetings, but David Stearns got back to slinging. The Brewers are trading their competitive balance pick in next year’s draft — the 39th pick overall — to the Texas Rangers in exchange for funky lefty Alex Claudio, according to Ken Rosenthal. #Rangers getting #Brewers’ competitive-balance pick for LHP Alex Claudio, sources say.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 13, 2018 Claudio is in his first year of arbitration eligibility and is...

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Milwaukee Brewers: Jason Kipnis, trade target

The Cleveland Indians have a second baseman they would love to flip. The Milwaukee Brewers need a player to start at second until prospect Keston Hiura is ready. Could Jason Kipnis end up with the Brewers? The Cleveland Indians sound like they want to roll with superstar Jose Ramirez at second base, and Yandy Diaz […] Milwaukee Brewers: Jason Kipnis, trade target - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Milwaukee Brewers have met with second baseman Ian Kinsler, per report

The 36-year-old can still be a presence on a major league team The Milwaukee Brewers seem to be building a long list of candidates to fill their vacancy at second base, and you can now add on Ian Kinsler. Add free agent 2B Ian Kinsler to C Wilson Ramos as players who have met face to face with #Brewers at winter meetings.— Tom (@Haudricourt) December 12, 2018 Tom Haudricourt is reporting that Kinsler is yet another player who has met in person with the Brewers. Milwaukee has stated publicly that they’d like to get a player to help at second base, one way or another. Kinsler may be...

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Milwaukee Brewers: Should Crew Try To Sign Troy Tulowitzki?

On Tuesday, the Toronto Blue Jays shockingly released former superstar shortstop Troy Tulowitzki with two years and $30+ million remaining on his contract. He’s now a free agent. Should the Milwaukee Brewers pursue him? It’s been quite the fall from grace for Troy Tulowitzki. A superstar in his days with Colorado, he’s dealt with several […] Milwaukee Brewers: Should Crew Try To Sign Troy Tulowitzki? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

BenFred: Goldschmidt's dominance against Cubs, Brewers looms large

LAS VEGAS • Could it be possible that the Cardinals’ trade for perennial MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt made a bigger splash elsewhere in the division than it did in St. Louis?

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What We Learned: Winter Meetings begin

The winter meetings are underway this week. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned. Brewers Rumors Report: Milwaukee Brewers have spoken to New York Yankees about a Sonny Gray trade-JP-, BCB Report: Former Brewer Jonathan Schoop signs with Minnesota Twins-JP-, BCB Milwaukee Brewers one of ten teams “in” on JT Realmuto, per reportKyle Lesniewski, BCB Brewers mentioned as possible landing spot for Cleveland ace Corey KluberJaymes L, BCB Offseason Targets Non-Tendered free agents that could help the Brewers in 2019Brad Ford, BCB Milwaukee Brewers Free Agent Targets: Derek...

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Milwaukee Brewers Trade Assets: Josh Hader

No, the Brewers (probably) won’t trade Josh Hader this winter. But should they at least consider it? Let’s just be clear about this, before we get overwhelmed by all of the rumors linking the Brewers to aces again this winter: the Brewers are going to have to give up something significant to get one. Whether it’s Keston Hiura, Corbin Burnes or someone else, you aren’t getting a true Capital-A Ace without giving up something that would hurt. So why don’t we think outside the box a little bit? Forget Hiura, Burnes, Brandon Woodruff or Corey Ray. Should the Brewers consider trading...

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Milwaukee Brewers: Is A Reunion With Will Smith Possible?

The Milwaukee Brewers will be in the market for some left-handed relief help this offseason. One possible option could be to bring back Will Smith in another trade with the Giants. Back in 2016 at the July trade deadline, the Milwaukee Brewers traded Will Smith to the San Francisco Giants for then-top Giants prospect Phil […] Milwaukee Brewers: Is A Reunion With Will Smith Possible? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Milwaukee Brewers Rumors: ‘Serious Interest’ In Wilson Ramos

Milwaukee Brewers GM David Stearns is reported to have met free agent catcher Wilson Ramos at the 2018 Winter Meetings. Milwaukee is looking for a catcher with some offensive presence and Ramos could be the catcher that the Brewers could need. The Milwaukee Brewers are looking for a catcher that could help them out at […] Milwaukee Brewers Rumors: ‘Serious Interest’ In Wilson Ramos - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Milwaukee Brewers interested in second baseman Daniel Murphy, per report

Another lefty bat could be coming to the lineup The Athletic’s Robert Murray is reporting that the Milwaukee Brewers have expressed interest in signing free agent second baseman Daniel Murphy. Sources: #Brewers expressing interest in free-agent second baseman Daniel Murphy. https://t.co/BrJ6jS4kmR— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) December 11, 2018 The 34-year-old Murphy is a versatile fielder and left-handed bat. He can play multiple positions, but has predominantly manned second and first since 2016. Murphy is coming off a down season for his standards. He hit .299/.336/.454, a...

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Milwaukee Brewers are open to reunions with Wade Miley, Mike Moustakas

Both players filled key roles for the division-winning team in 2018. The Milwaukee Brewers have some needs to fill on the infield and within their pitching staff this offseason, and its possible that they could bring back some familiar names to fill those roles. According to separate reports from baseball’s Winter Meetings, the team is keeping tabs on the free agency of both Mike Moustakas and Wade Miley. Robert Murray of the Athletic, who also reported that Milwaukee was looking at second baseman Daniel Murphy, has a source who tells him that “it’s possible, but far from done” that...

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Milwaukee Brewers Trade Assets: Chase Anderson

Chase Anderson has pitched like an ace in the past and has a sensible contract, but does he have a place in the Brewers’ future? The Winter Meetings start this week, and if last year is any indication, we’ll likely see the Brewers’ name come up in multiple rumors as David Stearns does his due diligence on any potential upgrades. If we’re expecting the Brewers to end up with a payroll in the $110-120 million range, they’ll have $15 to $20 million to work with. That likely rules them out from any of the big name free agents, and would seem to limit them to just a couple mid-level...

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Milwaukee Brewers: Creating A Trade Package For Corey Kluber

The Cleveland Indians are looking to trade one of Corey Kluber or Trevor Bauer this offseason. Kluber is the better pitcher, and should the Milwaukee Brewers be interested, what could he cost in a trade? After winning two Cy Young awards, and posting a sub-3.00 ERA each of the past two seasons, Corey Kluber is […] Milwaukee Brewers: Creating A Trade Package For Corey Kluber - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Milwaukee Brewers Trade Target: Blue Jays RHP Marcus Stroman

The Milwaukee Brewers could be searching for an addition to the starting rotation this offseason. Could Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays once again be a target? 2018 was a season to forget for Marcus Stroman, and the rest of the Blue Jays for that matter. They had ideas on contention heading into the […] Milwaukee Brewers Trade Target: Blue Jays RHP Marcus Stroman - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Brewers mentioned as possible landing spot for Cleveland ace Corey Kluber

It’s just speculation at this point, but Cleveland’s desire for a young outfielder in return for their ace puts the Brewers in a good position It’s the first full day of the Winter Meetings, and one of the day’s early storylines are trade talks surrounding Cleveland ace Corey Kluber. Cleveland is looking to trim its payroll while remaining competitive in the American League, and that has them fielding offers for the two-time Cy Young award winner. Kluber is coming off another phenomenal year, but after signing Carlos Carrasco to a longterm extension, the team is looking to see if...

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Could Jurickson Profar be somebody's consolation prize for missing out on Manny Machado?

LAS VEGAS - The pursuit of Manny Machado is one of the marquee stories of MLB's winter meetings and the Rangers won't be among the pursuers.That said, it could still be of interest to them.While Machado is the prize for teams seeking somebody for the left-side of the infield, the Rangers may have a much cheaper model available for merely the price of a couple of pitching prospects: Jurickson Profar. The New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers could all be potential landing spots for Machado. Or Profar.With Profar heading towards free agency after the 2020 season and the...

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Mets Morning News for December 10, 2018

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets swiped Zach Weber from the Milwaukee Brewers to be their new Manager of Media Relations. A slew of coaching moves were announced as Chili Davis takes over as hitting coach, Chuck Hernandez as the bullpen coach, and Luis Rojas mans the new quality control coach position. The Mets have been rumored to have interest in free agent reliever David Robertson. Anthony DiComo gives us a preview of what might be in store for the Mets at the Winter Meetings. Tim Healey prepares us for a busy week as...

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BCB Mailbag 55: Manny Machado’s leaky toilet

Answering the burning questions from you, the reader. Happy weekend, everyone! I’m set to watch the biggest football game of every year - Army vs. Navy - later today, so let’s dive into those question before it gets too close to kickoff: Lerch&Brouhard asks: What is your plan for the Brewers at second base this year? Budget considered or not. Which high end free agent would you want? Which medium level free agent? Who would you trade for? If an internal option how many starts for each player? Who would be better at second, Eric Thames or Jesus Aguilar? (Inspired by Ryan Braun’s...

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Milwaukee Brewers: 3 Trades That Could Happen At The Winter Meetings

The Winter Meetings start in Las Vegas on Sunday night on December 9th and will continue through Thursday December 13th. In that time, a lot of trades and free agent signings can happen. What can we expect from the Milwaukee Brewers? Milwaukee Brewers GM David Stearns has quite the history at the Winter Meetings. In […] Milwaukee Brewers: 3 Trades That Could Happen At The Winter Meetings - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Brewers sign Tuffy Gosewisch to minor league deal

You really didn’t expect David Stearns to go this long without a minor league signing, did you? While most of the talk about the Brewers’ catching situation has focused on the possibility of upgrades at the Major League level, they also could use some help at the upper levels of the minor league organization. Outside of Jacob Nottingham, the Brewers didn’t necessarily have anyone who was ready to handle Triple-A after Christian Bethancourt became a minor league free agent. Add in the possibility of Nottingham maybe getting a chance to steal a Major League roster spot this spring, and...

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Milwaukee Brewers: Is Daniel Murphy the answer at Second Base?

After deciding not to bring back Jonathan Schoop, it confirmed what many had already expected which is that the Milwaukee Brewers are still looking for their 2019 second baseman. There are a lot of options in free agency but perhaps the best fit could be veteran Daniel Murphy. Consistency in the middle infield was something […] Milwaukee Brewers: Is Daniel Murphy the answer at Second Base? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Milwaukee Brewers Free Agent Targets: DJ LeMahieu

He’s more compelling than you might think. I’ll be the first to admit it - coming into this offseason, I didn’t think much of DJ LeMahieu as a potential free agent target for the Milwaukee Brewers. Sure, LeMahieu won a batting title with the Rockies by hitting .348 in 2016, but according to both wRC+ and OPS+, that season was the only one in the second baseman’s parts of eight years in the big leagues that his overall batting line was above the league average. In 3,799 plate appearances for Colorado, LeMahieu has hit .298/.350/.406, but when accounting for the park factors used by...

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Twins Sign Jonathan Schoop

We have the scoop on Schoop. Oh Em Gee, something actually happened! The Twins are finalizing a deal with second baseman, Jonathan Schoop for a one year contract worth about $7.5mm dollars with unknown incentives. #Twins finalizing one-year deal with free-agent 2B Jonathan Schoop for more than $7M, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 6, 2018 Schoop struggled with the Orioles and Brewers last year to the tune of a .202/.246/.331 triple slash with 4 entire dingerydoos, causing the brewers to non-tender him this off-season rather than pay him the 10...

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Report: Former Brewer Jonathan Schoop signs with Minnesota Twins

Not even a week after a non-tender, Schoop has a new team. It didn’t take Jonathan Schoop long to find a new team after his non-tender last week. On Friday, the Brewers announced they would non-tender the second baseman, and David Stearns admitted it was his worst move as GM. Today, Schoop has a new team to work for, as Ken Rosenthal reports the Twins will sign Schoop to a one-year, $7 million contract. Had the Brewers held on to Schoop, he would have been heading for a big pay day in his final year of arbitration. MLB Trade Rumors had a projection of $10 million of Schoop, even after his...

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Chicago Cubs: Paul Goldschmidt to the Cardinals shifts the Central

Everyone is focused on the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers, but the St. Louis Cardinals are back in the mix after landing slugger Paul Goldschmidt. The St. Louis Cardinals are the first National League Central team to strike this offseason, landing slugger Paul Goldschmidt via trade. The Cardinals will send pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson […] Chicago Cubs: Paul Goldschmidt to the Cardinals shifts the Central - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Brewers non-tender Schoop, making him a free agent

Jonathan Schoop gets non-tendered, becoming a free agent after splitting time with the Orioles and Brewers in 2018 About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists

Lefty Boone Logan enters free agency at age 34

Left-handed reliever Boone Logan is set to enter free agency before the 2019 season after appearing in 16 games for the Brewers in 2018 About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United

Lefty slugger Mike Moustakas hits free agency

Slugging third baseman Mike Moustakas hits free agency after hitting 28 home runs and collecting 95 RBIs with the Royals and Brewers About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United S