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|Wednesday, March 30th, 2011|
Your 2011 Milwaukee Brewers
With Opening Day finally within tangible grasp, the Milwaukee Brewers have defined their Opening Day roster:( Your 2011 BrewersCollapse )
So what are you looking forward to most? What are your biggest concerns? What are your projections?
My biggest concern is the bench. I don't really believe there is a legitimate power threat right now. That could change later in the year, but right now it's a singles-heavy bench, outside of Kotsay who can kind of hit for power every once in a while.
It will be interesting to see how things go once Lucroy, Hart, and Grienke are back to full strength. Hopefully Gomez keeps raking like he did this spring. Maybe the light has finally gone on that he's not Carlos Beltran. Current Mood: chipper
|Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010|
Manager hot stove talk
While the ink on the contract may not even be dry, it is apparent the Brewers have selected Angels' bench coach Ron Roenicke
to proceed Ken Macha as manager of the Brewers.
The official announcement is due later this week, but it is all over the interwebs and radio, so I figured we'd discuss it. Any thoughts/opinions?
I was kind of privately hoping for Bobby Valentine, but I'm okay with Roenicke. I was most concerned we may go the conservative, meh route with Bob Melvin.
If Roenicke is as good at communicating and seeing things other people miss as Torii Hunter, Brian Anderson, and others have said he is, then he'll be an asset to a team that needs someone like that. We've got a lot of young players still feeling their way through, so to have a manager who is observant and can pick up on subtle things, that can only be helpful.
Valentine and Joey Cora may have been more vocal, exciting managers, but I'm sure compared to Macha Roenicke will probably be fine. Instead of going for the exact opposite in personality-type like they did from Yost to Macha, I'm guessing they tried to find someone who sits the fence in that nature, and Roenicke seems to fit the bill nicely for that.
Now we'll have to sit back and see how the roster plays out. It should be an interesting offseason. Current Mood: calm
|Friday, September 17th, 2010|
|Tuesday, August 17th, 2010|
Today is the LAST DAY to vote and help the Brewers win a $200k Refresh grant from Pepsi to create an accessible baseball league for children w/ physical or mental disabilities!! GO VOTE!! Current Mood: hopeful
|Friday, July 30th, 2010|
Brewers buyers instead of sellers?
From ESPN Insider:
Law: Brewers trade talks dead
After all the talk about possibly moving Prince Fielder or Corey Hart, or even a couple of relievers or starting pitcher Dave Bush, the Milwaukee Brewers are closed for business, reports ESPN Insider's Keith Law.
"They have decided they're close enough to contention that they're not selling, so Hart and Fielder are off the market," Law said, citing an executive from a rival club that was interested in a Brewers player.
We have to wonder, now, if the Brewers might look to add a piece to the puzzle, such as a starting pitcher. Perhaps Ted Lilly, Jake Westbrook or Edwin Jackson, with Jackson being a potential multiyear addition.
Jackson's salary might be prohibitive, however, but stay tuned, as the Brewers might be in the market for help in the final hours leading up to the trade deadline.
|Sunday, June 27th, 2010|
|Thursday, January 28th, 2010|
Brewers sign Edmonds
The Brewers have signed OF Jim Edmonds to a minor league deal, as reported by Tom Haudricourt. Link
|Sunday, August 16th, 2009|
Hey everyone! First, sorry for today's loss---pretty sure it's because I took my dad for his birthday and they seem to always lose when he goes.
I was wondering if people out there knew what songs the players have for their batting songs. I know some of them, but not all. I am going to the game on the 25th with a bunch of friends for my birthday and thought it would be fun to make a Brewers mix, so I was hoping to find out the player's batting songs, and other songs that they tend to play at the stadium.
Also, anyone have any Craig Counsell icons? Current Mood: mellow
|Monday, July 13th, 2009|
Nice to see Milwaukee represented... and then win the Home Run Derby! I will be bragging over here in California all day tomorrow at work :) Current Mood: amused
|Friday, June 26th, 2009|
|Wednesday, June 24th, 2009|
Manny vs. Manny
From this article
"Some fans wore fake dreadlocks in a salute to [Manny] Ramirez. Many cheered and called "Manny!" after he struck out swinging against Nashville's Manny Parra and when he grounded out in the third."
I found it funny that the big first at bat for Ramirez ends up a strike out against Parra.Box score
if anyone's interested. Manny pitched well, gave up 1 run over 7 innings. Ramirez was 0-2.
|Sunday, June 7th, 2009|
Tell me again about this Braves prospect who is the greatest thing since sliced bread?
(I figured I'd be positive as opposed to rag on Manna Para for stinking up the joint again.)
|Monday, May 18th, 2009|
Brewers' Weeks out for season with wrist injury
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks will miss the rest of the season because of a tear in his left wrist, a severe setback for the NL Central leaders.
Weeks hurt himself while striking out Sunday in St. Louis. He had an MRI exam Monday in Arizona, and it revealed the injury.
The oft-injured Weeks was hitting .272 with nine home runs and 24 RBIs. The Brewers reached the playoffs last year as the wild-card team.
The Brewers said Weeks had a torn sheath in his left wrist and will likely have surgery this week. Recovery time is four to six months.
"Rickie was making progress. He was showing he could be the kind of player we all thought he could be," Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said before Monday night's game at St. Louis.
"You feel bad for the team, but you feel bad for Rickie, too," he said. "He put so much work into it."
Melvin said Craig Counsell will fill in at second base for Weeks for the time being.
Melvin noted Weeks was on a pace to score runs and have 100 RBIs this year. Weeks was the overall No. 2 pick in the 2003 draft.
Weeks was hurt on his final swing in the first inning. "I just felt a little pressure, a little tug on it," he said after the 8-2 win over the Cardinals.
Weeks missed the last two months of the 2006 season after undergoing surgery for a tendon injury to his right wrist. He was examined by Dr. Don Sheridan, who performed that operation as well as one on his left thumb in 2005.Source
|Friday, May 15th, 2009|
Hey guys. I have a Women's Ben Sheets Jersey, Size small that I am trying to sell. Only worn 3 times!
I'd like to get $50 for it.
|Wednesday, May 13th, 2009|
Ok, I know this is an older tattoo, but strangely enough I've never noticed it before. So now the question is: who is the woman? Do any of you know?
On a side note: are any of you season ticket holders?
And one more question: is anyone ever going to put together a Brewers mood theme? I've seen at least 3 Cubs mood themes!
Thanks in advance for your help! :) Current Mood: bouncy
|Thursday, April 30th, 2009|
Game Recap: 04/30/09
Brewers (12-10) 4, Diamondbacks (9-13) 1
WP: Mark DiFelice (2-0)
LP: Tom Gordon (0-1)
SV: Trevor Hoffman (2)Box ScorePlayer of the Game:
Rickie Weeks (3-4, RBI). Rickie continues to see the ball well, and deliver in clutch situations. His single to left tied the game at 1.Not Player of the Game:
Tom Gordon (0.1 IP, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 WP). Gordon was all over the place in his brief stint in the game. He walked Hall and Hart, and his two wild pitches (although they were just as much Chris Snyder's fault) allowed the Crew to move runners into scoring position for seemingly the first time in the game.
Another comeback win for the Brewers. Suppan pitched his ass off, and really got it together after surrendering the leadoff homer to Lopez. Hats off to Max Scherzer, as well. I couldn't wait for him to get yanked. He was money tonight.
|Wednesday, April 29th, 2009|
Game Recap: 04/29/09
Brewers (11-10) 1, Pirates (11-10) 0
WP: Yovani Gallardo (3-1)
LP: Ian Snell (1-3)
SV: Carlos Villanueva (2)Box ScorePlayer of the Game:
Yovani Gallardo (8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 11 K; 1-3, HR, RBI). Yo! carried the team today, like an ace should. Not only did he pitch his tail off, producing one of his best, if not his best start as a pro; but he also produced the team's only run, sending a ball into the left field stands in the 7th.Not Player of the Game:
Ryan Braun (0-4, 3 K). Braunie couldn't get Snell figured out this afternoon. Although, it's kind of a bit of nitpicking, because pretty much the entire lineup followed suit.
After such a troublesome start to the season, it's really nice to see the Brewers over .500. 95% of the team is clicking. Now, if only Hardy could break out.
|Tuesday, April 28th, 2009|
Game Recap: 04/28/09
Brewers (10-10) 6, Pirates (11-9) 5
WP: Jorge Julio (1-0)
LP: Jesse Chavez (0-1)
SV: Trevor Hoffman (1)Box ScorePlayer of the Game:
Rickie Weeks (2-5, HR, 2 RBI). Rickie came up clutch for the second night in a row, absolutely blistering a 2-run, go-ahead shot in the 6th to give the Brewers the lead.Not Player of the Game:
Paul Maholm (5.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 5 BB, 2 K). Maholm got out of a couple bases loaded jams, but it was only a matter of time before his lackluster control got the best of him.
Third straight series win, back at .500, and continued dominance over the Bucs. I'll definitely take it.
|Monday, April 27th, 2009|
Game Recap: 04/27/09
Brewers (9-10) 10, Pirates (11-8) 5
WP: Todd Coffey (1-0)
LP: Tyler Yates (0-1)Box ScorePlayer of the Game:
Rickie Weeks (1-5, HR, 4 RBI). Rickie was clutch tonight, belting a 3-run homer in the 2nd to put the Brewers up at the time, and hitting a ball hard up the middle to score Bill Hall for the go-ahead run in the 8th. For all the shit the kid gets, he does have a much better approach at the plate this year.Not Player of the Game:
Tyler Yates (0.1 IP, 3 ER, 1 BB). Yates' lack of control was the Pirates demise tonight. What was the NL-leading bullpen thus far, he (as well as John Grabow and Sean Burnett) allowed 10 batters to come to the plate in the Brewers 5-run 8th.
It was the power game early, and small ball late. So, they gave the fans a little of everything. Braden Looper didn't have his best stuff tonight, but he really battled. Carlos Villanueva's tendency toward hanging offspeed pitches is worrisome.
Also, welcome to Milwaukee, Hoff!
|Sunday, April 26th, 2009|
Here we go again.
I've decided Rickie Weeks is actually a perfect second basemen...
..as long as second basemen aren't supposed to be able to catch, throw or hit.