ESPN "The upcoming season should be a banner one for milestones, as Ichiro, A-Rod, K-Rod and a quartet of pitchers take aim at some magic hits, home runs, saves and strikeouts. Here's a look at the players who are closest to some historic achievements. Though Ichiro isn't the hitter he once was, he..." February 04
The Score "Major-league clubs spent over $4.5 billion on free agents during a record-setting winter that saw both David Price and Zack Greinke receive history-making contracts. While the usually deep-pocketed Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers were among the big spenders, the Chicago Cubs, Arizona..." February 04
CBS Sports "We've made our way through the position player and DH rankings (previous rankings: C | 1B | 2B |SS | 3B | LF | CF | RF | DH), and now it's time to give the starting pitchers their due. As was the case with previous rankings, let's keep these things in mind: 1. We are ranking the players..." February 03
MLB.com "The film "Groundhog Day" is not just a comedy classic, but its premise -- which involves Bill Murray's character living the same day over and over -- has also become a cultural metaphor. So beyond just the thought of a rodent sticking its head out of the ground to provide a long-term weather..." February 02
ESPN "The question of whether some teams are intentionally building bad rosters in order to improve their standing in subsequent drafts -- tanking, to borrow the parlance of the NBA -- was raised at the most recent Major League Baseball owners meetings, according to sources. The January discussion in..." February 02
The Score "The Washington Nationals are having so much trouble recruiting players this offseason, that even the ones they aren't aggressively pursuing are turning them down. Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, whose name has been the subject of persistent trade rumors this winter, has reportedly..." February 02
ESPN "The offseason overhaul of the Milwaukee Brewers continued over the weekend with a five-player deal that included shortstop Jean Segura heading to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Could catcher Jonathan Lucroy be the next to be dealt? Lucroy has been the subject of speculation all winter, and he added..." February 01
Fox Sports "I need to get out more. Baseball executives need to get out more, too. On Friday night, I was in Toronto for "Pitch Talks," a speaker series about baseball, serving on a panel with Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith of Rogers SportsNet. Midway through the session, a fan asked a seemingly..." February 01
Ryan Braun said he will not be 100% at start of spring camp after back surgery but hopes to be there by opening day.
#Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said he fully expects catcher Jonathan Lucroy to be with team when spring training begins.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers knew they eventually would have to trade shortstop Jean Segura to make room for top prospect Orlando Arcia and that time came Saturday. The Brewers sent Segura and minor-league pitcher Tyler Wagner to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for right-hander Chase Anderson,..." January 31
RHP Chase Anderson, INF Aaron Hill, SS Isan Diaz & cash have been acquired from Arizona in exchange for SS Jean Segura & RHP Tyler Wagner.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell plans to take it easy with star rightfielder Ryan Braun in spring training but not because Braun is having any problems with his surgically repaired lower back. "If Ryan finished the (2015) season healthy, I'd still plan to take it easy on him in spring..." January 30
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers continued to tweak their roster Thursday, acquiring outfielder Rymer Liriano from San Diego in exchange for left-handed reliever Trevor Seidenberger. To make room for Liriano on their 40-man roster, the Brewers designated outfielder Shane Peterson for..." January 29
Yahoo! Sports "Major League Baseball teams have guaranteed nearly $2.5 billion to free agents this offseason, shattering the previous record by more than half a billion dollars and continuing the distribution of record revenues that could soon approach $10 billion annually industry-wide. An analysis of..." January 29
OF Rymer Liriano has been acquired from San Diego for minor-league LHP Trevor Seidenberger. OF Shane Peterson designated for assignment.
SB Nation "It's Jan. 28, but thanks to the qualifying offer, there are still free agents available who could help a team. And not like, help off the bench, or fill out the back-end of a rotation: there are legitimate starting players who could not only fill a hole but also produce at above-average levels..." January 28
New York Post "Major League Baseball officials and their union counterparts are closing in on agreements for further initiatives to improve the pace of the game, concerning both pitchers and managers, The Post has learned. The sides have been discussing two items in particular to try to make another dent in..." January 27
USA Today "What follows here will probably prove very, very wrong in spots. Starting pitching, by nature, is a fickle thing: Sometimes great pitchers get hurt or suddenly prove ineffective, sometimes guys emerge as aces seemingly overnight. And there’s enough parity in Major League Baseball in 2016 that it’s..." January 26
The Comeback "Major League Baseball is looking to expand its horizons, particularly overseas. Commissioner Rob Manfred told The Associated Press that the league is hoping to play it’s first regular-season games in London in 2017. The move would be congruent with other international moves by the league, such..." January 26
Hardball Talk "Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak created quite a bit of a chatter last weekend when he said that there has been “more momentum” in discussions with other general managers and owners for the designated hitter to come to the National League. That “momentum” might have been overstated. In..." January 26
Yahoo! Sports "Monday marks the one-year anniversary of Rob Manfred taking over as commissioner of Major League Baseball. In a Q&A over the weekend with Yahoo Sports, Manfred reflected on the big issues of his first year (Pete Rose and recapturing the youth market), looked at the game’s future (expansion,..." January 25
Sporting News "Baseball fans in cities without a major league franchise might still get a team to call their own — just not anytime soon. Commissioner Rob Manfred touched on possible expansion and relocation as part of a wide-ranging Q&A with Yahoo Sports and sounded as if he's keeping an open mind on both..." January 25
MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced on Monday that they have signed left-handers Chris Capuano and Cesar Jimenez to minor league contracts with invitations to big league Spring Training (Twitter link). Jimenez spent the latter portion of the 2015 campaign in Milwaukee, and Capuano, of course, spent seven years..." January 25
The Score "Austin Jackson may not come with the same kind of fanfare as the top free agent left on the open market, Yoenis Cespedes, but that isn't stopping teams from talking to the outfielder about a potential deal. The Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Angels, and Texas Rangers have all "kicked the tires"..." January 22
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Brewers might be in the market for a new radio broadcaster for the 2016 season and beyond. Because Joe Block is a finalist for the job of No. 1 radio broadcaster in Pittsburgh, his hometown -- Block currently is the Brewers' No. 2 man to Hall of Famer Bob Uecker -- the club is taking the..." January 21
The #MLB trading deadline has been moved to Aug. 1 instead of July 31, since July 31 is a Sunday
Sports On Earth "Arguments for and against the designated hitter in Major League Baseball are as old as the position itself. And by now, those arguments are well established and, frankly, very, very tired. We know one side likes added offense, the other added strategy. We know one side is tired of watching..." January 21
Not much trade action on Ryan braun to this point. Brewers tried more w/lucroy, others (prob figuring limited market for RB)
Brewers haven't heard anything very interesting in trade talks for jonathan lucroy yet. Price of prospects has escalated.
Sporting News "Major League Baseball on Tuesday reached a deal with fans to settle an antitrust class action lawsuit over how out-of-market game broadcasts are sold, law360.com reported, adding that the side settled only moments before the trial was due to start in Manhattan. Under the agreement, MLB will..." January 20
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "As a professional athlete who has his priorities straight, Jonathan Lucroy equates winning with having fun. With the Milwaukee Brewers in the early stages of a massive rebuilding program, the veteran catcher is not expecting a lot of fun on the field in the next year or two. "I'm not going..." January 19
Fox Sports "As Major League Baseball owners prepare to meet Wednesday and Thursday in Coral Gables, Florida, consensus with the players’ union remains elusive on slides at second base. MLB officials raised the possibility of a rule change in the aftermath of Ruben Tejada’s broken leg suffered in the..." January 19
To recap #Brewers arbitration settlements today: Wily Peralta $2.8 million; Jean Segura $2.6 million; Will Smith $1.475 million.
Will Smith gets jiggy for $1.475 million with the Brewers. Oh god reporting arbitration numbers is turning me stupid.
CBS Sports "Segura agreed to a one-year contract with the Brewers on Friday, avoiding arbitration. The surface numbers from 2015 look remarkably similar to those from 2014, but Segura's strikeout and walk rates both represented career-worst marks, with his walk rate falling to a paltry 2.2%. " January 15
MLB Trade Rumors "The Major League Baseball Players Association announced today that 156 players have filed for salary arbitration. Players and teams will formally exchange arbitration figures on Friday, and in the five to six weeks that follow, dozens of agreements will be reached. Players and teams that are..." January 13
ESPN "All 30 Major League Baseball clubs have received a joint directive requiring them to hire full-time Spanish translators for the 2016 season in conjunction with a new program negotiated between the commissioner's office and the players' union, multiple baseball officials told ESPN on..." January 13
ESPN "The Kansas City Royals are the champions of baseball and a barometer of change in the sport. For decades, the conventional wisdom in baseball has been that you must have very good starting pitching to achieve success through the regular season and in the postseason, and with a handful of..." January 12
The Score "The Milwaukee Brewers continue to engage teams in trade discussions involving catcher Jonathan Lucroy, sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, though it remains unclear if the club is actively pursuing a deal prior to Opening Day. According to Rosenthal, the Brewers have been gauging Lucroy's..." January 10
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "With the signing of first baseman Chris Carter on Wednesday, the Milwaukee Brewers now have at least one player for every position for the 2016 season. That does not mean many, or any, will be at those spots when the 2017 season rolls around, much less the following year. Such is the nature of..." January 09
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "With the signing of first baseman Chris Carter on Wednesday, the Milwaukee Brewers now have at least one player for every position for the 2016 season. That does not mean many, or any, will be at those spots when the 2017 season rolls around, much less the following year. Such is the nature of..." January 08
#Brewers announce LHP Pat Misch has agreed to minor-league contract with invitation to big-league spring camp.
Hardball Talk "In between all the Hall of Fame hoopla comes a rather significant signing. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Brewers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free agent first baseman Chris Carter. It’ll be worth $2.5 million guaranteed. Carter was non-tendered by the Astros..." January 07
Baseball Essential "With the 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame class consisting of two very worthy members in Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, the voters of the BBWAA will have another ballot to cast one year from now. Griffey Jr. received the highest percentage of the vote in history, left off only three ballots, while..." January 07
Sporting News "MLB's international initiative has targeted all the TVs in China. That's a growth potential of more than 1 billion new fans, the result of a "wide-ranging partnership" announced Wednesday with China-based Le Sports in which major league games will be live-streamed in China for the first..." January 07
Chris Carter deal with #Brewers is one year, $2.5M with $500K in incentives.
Forbes.com "Since 1936, players have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and it’s safe to say that in no time since has there not be controversy about players that did, or did not gain inclusion. The criteria for voting, based upon the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA), is described..." January 04
Hardball Talk "The free agent market for outfielders remains flush, as Alex Gordon, Justin Upton, Yoenis Cespedes, and Dexter Fowler notably haven’t signed with a club yet. As a result, the Brewers may find it difficult to move Davis this offseason, particularly if they want to get a decent return. Jon Morosi of..." January 04
Hardball Talk "Journeyman infielder/outfielder Eric Young Jr. has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Brewers. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the deal includes an invitation to spring training and would pay $1 million if Young cracks the Opening Day roster. Which is very possible given..." December 29