The Brewers have outrighted outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Colorado Springs, per a team announcement. Nieuwenhuis, whom the Brewers designated for assignment Friday, cleared waivers, though he could have elected free agency. He’ll instead stay with the organization and earn a $257K salary in the minors. Niewenhuis was a useful reserve for the Brewers last season, when...
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Mike Leake grabbed a bat and did his best Adam Wainwright impersonation, while Jimmy Nelson remained oh-for-St. Louis.
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The hits have started to fall for Brewers leadoff man Jonathan Villar, and it's been a team effort from the video room to the indoor batting cage to the dugout.
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Chase Anderson squared for a squeeze bunt -- a phrase you don't often see associated with manager Craig Counsell's Brewers -- and missed. Of the many pivotal moments in a sometimes sloppy, sometimes entertaining game Saturday, this was the one that may have hurt most.
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Brewers first baseman Eric Thames has been one of the biggest stories of the young baseball season.After washing out of the Major Leagues in 2012, Thames bounced around the minor leagues before landing in South Korea in 2014. There, he absolutely dominated the Korean Baseball Organization, hitting 124 homers in three season and earning a reputation as something like Korea’s Babe...
Thursday night was a good night for sports in the city of Milwaukee. The Bucks blew out the Raptors in the NBA Playoffs, and then the Brewers held off the Cardinals for a 7-5 victory to get back above .500 at 9-8.The biggest highlight of the evening with this moonshot by Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw to give Milwaukee a 3-0 lead in the first inning: What a bomb.According to ESPN...
For a beer connoisseur, there are far worse places to land than in Milwaukee. Just ask Eric Thames.After two mostly unsuccessful MLB campaigns in 2011 and 2012, Thames spent the last three seasons dominating in Korean leagues. Thames’ production in the KBO was so impressive the Milwaukee Brewers signed him to major league deal this past offseason, a three-year $16 million contract...
I think it’s fair to say that much like my diet, Keon Broxton’s second-act breakout depends a lot on plate discipline. Fair, if not particularly funny. His swing-and-miss has always been the concern with scouts. The Baseball Prospectus Annuals dating back to 2011 all reference the strikeouts in, uh, colorful ways. A sampling: 2011: “If Bud Selig were to implement a rule that...
It seems like some with the Chicago Cubs are ascribing Eric Thames’ hot start to the season to the use of PEDs without actually saying so.Thames, who spent the past handful of seasons slugging home runs in Korea, has been scorching hot to start the 2017 MLB season. He has six doubles and seven home runs for the Brewers, and produced three hits in each of the first two games of...
After two weeks of sky-is-falling talk from (a segment of) Cubs fans, the defending champs got something to cheer about Wednesday evening.Trailing the Brewers by a run in the ninth inning, the Cubs rallied for four off Milwaukee closer Neftali Feliz, eventually walking off on a three-run homer from shortstop Addison Russell.It was a beauty. Yep, Russell knew it was gone the moment...
Raise your hand if you expected Milwaukee Brewers’ first baseman Eric Thames to be leading the show in home runs, two weeks into the season. Nobody?Thames, a 30-year-old former MLB washout who’s spent the past three season socking dingers in the Korean Baseball Organization, signed a three-year contract with Milwaukee this offseason. The Brewers believed so much in Thames they...
Rumors of a potential Ryan Braun trade to the Dodgers continue to swirl.During the week, MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi reported that the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers remain in contact about a potential trade of Braun. On Saturday, the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo reported the same.The Dodgers and Brewers were in talks last year about a potential trade involving Braun...
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Welcome to the inaugural edition of Weekend Recap, where I’ll note some interesting performances which you may have missed over the weekend. After starting the series against the Cubs with a walk-off wild pitch victory, the Brewers dropped the next two games as Zach Davies and Tommy Milone struggled in their starts. Weekend Series Brewers Cubs Friday April 7 (11) 2 1 Saturday April...
The social media site Twitter may have lost out to Amazon for the rights to stream NFL games this upcoming season, but it surely will be keeping the interest of sports fans.Starting Friday night when the Milwaukee Brewers host the Chicago Cubs, Twitter will stream four MLB games for free during the opening month of the season.The awesome thing here is that all these games are available...
Just a few weeks ago, fellow BPMilwaukee writer Sean Roberts laid out a scenario where the Milwaukee Brewers become a .500 club in 2017. The Brewers, who PECOTA projects finishing 78-84, are just a few right breaks away from hitting that 81-win plateau, a feat they have only accomplished once in the past four seasons. We are all well aware of the current rebuilding state they are...
Let’s come right out and be honest with ourselves. The Milwaukee Brewers are not going to win the World Series. It is already difficult to make the postseason in Major League Baseball and the Brewers are continuing its long rebuilding process. However, all future successes must start somewhere. Here is what you as a Brewers fan can pay attention to early this season. Opening Day...
Relief pitcher Tyler Cravy went off on the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday after he was told he did not make the team’s Opening Day roster.Cravy’s biggest complaint is that he was told how he performed in spring training would have a bearing on whether he would make the team. Yet he was cut despite posting a 2.03 ERA over 13.1 innings in the spring where he allowed just five hits...
The Milwaukee Brewers were finishing up their spring training slate Saturday against the Chicago White Sox. With the outcome on the field pretty much immaterial, the only hope was that both teams would come out relatively healthy.Unfortunately, a menacing scene took place at Miller Park in the ninth inning. Brewers catcher Rene Garcia collided with White Sox player Nicky Delmonico...
Fresh off pitching for Canada in the World Baseball Classic, 41-year-old former Cy Young winner Eric Gagne is once again looking to take his talents to the States.It now looks like the Dodgers are showing interest in signing Gagne to a minor league contract. This really shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Gagne performed much better than expected during the World Baseball...
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