Brewers Rumors & News

  • A guy got four years in prison for vandalizing Matt Garza’s Ferrari

    Hardball Talk "As is frequently the case, the headline is kind of all you truly need to know. The whole story can be read over at Brew Crew Ball if you’d like, however. Four years seems rather steeps for vandalizing a car, but (a) the car was inside a garage and Garza’s family was home at the time; and (b)..." October 19

  • 2017 free agency qualifying offer to be worth $17.2 million

    Today's Knuckleball "Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball and FanRag Sports has reported that the qualifying offer for free agents this upcoming offseason will be $17.2 million. Teams with impending free agents must make a qualifying offer to those players in order to get draft pick compensation should they sign with..." October 13

  • No firm answer for rise in home runs

    Today's Knuckleball "One of the biggest surprises of this season has been the return of the home run. Testing for performance-enhancing drugs, a more consistent calling of the strike zone and better pitching — particularly the preponderance of hard-throwing relievers — were supposed to mean the end of the..." October 13

  • TBS to add pitch count to broadcast graphic for rest of postseason

    Today's Knuckleball "TBS broadcasts have frustrated viewers thus far into the 2016 postseason with a score graphic that does not show the number of pitches thrown by a pitcher. The simplified graphic is stripped of extra information beyond score, inning, base-out state and count. According to Richard Deitsch of..." October 09

  • Joe Buck reveals that hair plug addiction nearly cost him his career

    SI "Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck feared for his broadcasting career five years ago when he suffered a paralyzed left vocal chord. The ailment struck him a few weeks before the start of the 2011 baseball season, and it wasn’t until October of that year that he truly felt his voice was back. At the..." October 06

  • Baseball players are getting fat like us

    USA Today "Americans tuning in to the baseball playoffs might notice an unfortunate trend: Like much of the country, baseball players are increasingly overweight or even obese. Being classified as normal weight is now the exception rather than the rule in the U.S. The collective expansion of our..." October 06

  • Rob Manfred again deflects questions pertaining to paying minor leaguers a livable wage

    Hardball Talk "Though it’s an issue that has been on the back burner for a few months, earlier this year, the topic of minor league salaries was a huge issue. Near the end of June, Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) proposed H.R. 5580, or the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” in..." October 05

  • Final 2017 MLB Draft order set: The Twins are on the clock and here's what to know

    CBS Sports "At 59-103, the Minnesota Twins not only had the worst record in baseball in 2016, they also had the worst record since the Washington Senators franchise relocated to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961. The 1982 team, which went 60-102, previously had the worst record in team history. If..." October 03

  • Carter's homer in 10th lifts Brewers past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Milwaukee's Chris Carter set the stage for a final-game showdown with Colorado's Nolan Arenado for the National League home run title with a game-winning shot Saturday night. With two outs in the 10th inning, Carter belted his 41st home run, giving the Brewers a 4-3 win over the..." October 02

  • Susac rescues Brewers in win over Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- With one perfectly timed swing, Andrew Susac transformed his day for the Milwaukee Brewers from utterly forgettable to indelibly memorable. He hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning Sunday, enabling the Brewers to wrap up the sesaon with a 6-4 win over the Colorado..." October 02

  • Bettis wins again as Rockies top Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- When Chad Bettis starts for the Colorado Rockies, the odds are good that they will win. It has been that way this season for nearly three months, including one final time Friday night when Bettis pitched into the seventh and the Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1. Bettis..." September 30

  • Gomez homer lifts Rangers past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Carlos Gomez did it again. In fact, he's done it quite a bit for the Texas Rangers ever since the Houston Astros gave up on the two-time All-Star. Gomez drilled a three-run home run in the eighth to complete another comeback and give the Texas Rangers an 8-5 win over the..." September 29

  • Lucroy sparks Rangers' rally in win over Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister doesn't bother scoreboard watching. He's got a job to do. "This is a challenging job," Banister said. "I'm not just sitting over there drinking Powerade, chewing bubble gum and spitting sunflower seeds." So when he found out the..." September 28

  • Villar blasts two HRs as Brewers rough up Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jonathan Villar came into Monday night sitting on 59 stolen bases, so a two-homer night against the Texas Rangers wasn't necessarily ideal. "I don't think about that because I need a base hit because I need one more stolen base, so that's two home runs today," he said...." September 27

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • Brewers rally to beat Reds

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Zach Davies did not have his best stuff against the Cincinnati Reds Friday night at Miller Park, but it was more than enough to give his team a chance to win. Davies worked five innings while allowing three runs seven hits and striking out three as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied..." September 24

  • Straily, Votto help deliver Reds' 6-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- On any given day, Dan Straily is arguably the Cincinnati Reds' best starting pitcher. Give him an early lead and the right-hander is even better. The Milwaukee Brewers found that out the hard way Saturday, as Joey Votto hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Straily..." September 24

  • Anderson, Brewers defeat Pirates to avoid sweep

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Chase Anderson's first season in Milwaukee hasn't always been smooth sailing, but he's certainly finishing on a high note. Anderson struck out six while allowing one run, four hits and a walk over 5 2/3 innings as the Milwaukee Brewers avoided a sweep with a 3-1 victory over the..." September 23

  • McCutchen, Rodriguez power Pirates over Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Andrew McCutchen is playing some of his best baseball of the season and it shouldn't come as a surprise that the Pittsburgh Pirates are, too. McCutchen came through again Wednesday night, belting a first-inning home run and finishing with two hits to extend his hitting streak to..." September 22

  • Pirates bang out 13 hits in win over Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The odds are against them at the moment, but the Pittsburgh Pirates aren't giving up hope of a miraculous September run to the post-season. They took a step in that direction Tuesday night, pounding out 13 hits in a 6-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park...." September 21

  • Brewers Shut Down Junior Guerra

    MLB Trade Rumors "With nothing to play for the in the standings and only 13 games remaining in their season, the 67-82 Brewers have shut down right-hander Junior Guerra for the year, manager Craig Counsell announced Saturday (Twitter link via Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). Guerra missed most of..." September 18

  • Brewers hand Cubs' Hendricks first loss in nine starts

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Wily Peralta initially couldn't decide what was the bigger highlight on Sunday - an RBI base hit or repeatedly pitching his way out of tough situations. "Both," Peralta said with a laugh following the Milwaukee Brewers' 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. "No, I think being able to..." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Brewers' Broxton suffers fractured wrist

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A promising season for Keon Broxton came to an awful end Friday. The Milwaukee Brewers' centerfielder, who was putting on a strong finish to his rookie season in the majors, suffered a fractured right wrist when he collided with the wall in left-center during the third inning of the game..." September 17

  • Brewers recall outfielder Reed

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "With a depleted outfield, the Milwaukee Brewers have recalled Michael Reed from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Injuries to Keon Broxton (broken wrist) and Kirk Nieuwenhuis (abdominal strain) forced the necessity for Millwaukee to bring up another outfielder." September 17

  • Brewers hammer Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- After clinching the National League Central, the Chicago Cubs continued to rest many of their regulars. And the Milwaukee Brewers took advantage. Ryan Braun hit two home runs, Chris Carter crushed a grand slam and Domingo Santana added a solo shot as the Brewers routed the Cubs..." September 17

  • Cubs lose to Brewers, but win NL Central

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs' division-clinching party will wait until Friday, even though they became National League Central champions Thursday. The Milwaukee Brewers played spoiler -- for a couple hours anyway -- and prevented the Cubs from wrapping up the title before a sellout crowd at..." September 16

  • Keon Broxton Suffers Fractured Wrist

    MLB Trade Rumors "Brewers outfielder Keon Broxton will miss the tail end of the season after breaking his wrist today at Wrigley Field, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports on Twitter. Broxton was injured in a collision with the outfield wall. It’s an unfortunate way to end what has been a..." September 16

  • Montero lifts Cubs with walk-off blast

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Miguel Montero was not about to party after a loss. So the veteran Chicago Cubs catcher took matters into his own hands with his 10th inning game-winning walk-off home run as the Chicago Cubs rallied to a 5-4 victory over Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. As Montero's solo blast..." September 16

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Homers back Guerra as Brewers blank Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Competition has been a positive thing for the Milwaukee Brewers. As it stands, six pitchers are vying for five spots in the rotation next season. "We've got six guys who we feel are major league starters," manager Craig Counsell said. "It puts us in a good spot moving forward,..." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Puig-Braun Blockbuster Nearly Occurred, Likely To Be Revisited

    MLB Trade Rumors "We heard recently that the Dodgers and Brewers had worked on an August trade that would have sent Yasiel Puig to Milwaukee in exchange for fellow outfielder Ryan Braun. New reports provide interesting new details on the swap, which nearly took place and could well be a viable scenario for the..." September 14

  • Reds dump Brewers for 5th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Despite Great American Ball Park's reputation of being a home run haven, Dan Straily will allow opposing hitters to take aim at the inviting outfield walls. "When I was younger, I tried to miss bats," the Cincinnati Reds right-hander said. "Now, I just want contact. I want the..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Reds blank Brewers for second shutout in a row

    The Sports Xchange "By Jeff Wallner, The Sports Xchange CINCINNATI -- Keyvius Sampson says he's not necessarily auditioning for a spot in the starting rotation next season. "I just want to be here next year," he says. Although he fell one out shy of a victory, Sampson delivered 4 2/3 scoreless..." September 12

  • Brewers knock Cards back with win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- There was a reason, as Sunday's game went to the eighth inning, that it seemed familiar to Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell. With the Brewers ahead 1-0, Counsell felt like he was watching a replay of the game approximately 18 hours earlier against the St. Louis Cardinals. All..." September 11

  • Martinez helps Cardinals beat Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Martinez was far from dominant Friday night, but he gave the St. Louis Cardinals what they needed the most: a victory. Martinez snapped a string of sub-par performances from Cardinals' starters by pitching seven innings to get the 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers...." September 10

  • Villar homers twice to lead Brewers past Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Craig Counsell will be watching the 2016 MLB Playoffs from the comfort of his couch this season, but for three hours Wednesday night, his Milwaukee Brewers played some postseason-caliber baseball. Matt Garza pitched six strong innings and Jonathan Villar hit two home runs,..." September 08

  • Perez leads hits parade as Brewers blast Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- In his career, St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia has been very tough against the Milwaukee Brewers, entering Thursday night's game with an 11-5 record and 2.61 ERA. But that version of Garcia didn't show up, replaced instead by the one that keeps forcing the bullpen..." September 08

  • Peralta, Brewers cruise past Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- For most of the season, the Milwaukee Brewers had been little more than roadkill on the Chicago Cubs' expressway to a National League Central crown. That changed Tuesday, though, as the Brewers' bats combined for 15 hits including home runs from Jonathan Villar and Ryan Braun..." September 07

  • Hendricks sparkles, earns 14th win for Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- For six innings, the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs gave the crowd of 28,609 at Miller Park all the makings of a September pennant race. But quickly, the Cubs reminded the predominantly Chicago-based crowd which team was a run-away division leader and which was the squad..." September 05

  • Brewers extend win streak to three

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- When you're young, a matter of weeks can seem like an eternity. Or at least plenty of time to adjust and fit in to a new situation. That's how Orlando Arcia saw things after what might have been the best game of his young major league career. "I have been up here for a little..." September 04

  • Brewers' Jonathan Villar: Out Saturday with sore knee

    CBS Sports "Villar is out Saturday due to a sore knee, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Todd Rosiak reports. "Day to day. Could be a couple days. We'll see," manager Craig Counsell said." September 04

  • Brewers' Michael Blazek: Activated from DL

    CBS Sports "Blazek (forearm) was reinstated from the 15-day DL on Saturday." September 04

  • Minor leaguer makes history, plays all 9 positions

    The Score "He's taking the meaning of utility player to another level. Melvin "The Machine" Mercedes, playing for the Class-A Stockton Ports, appeared at all nine positions in a game Saturday against the Bakersfield Blaze. " September 04

  • Brewers rout Pirates on Villar's slam, Santana's 2 HRs

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Pick a name from the Milwaukee lineup, or even the bench, and there's a fair chance that guy helped the Brewers sweep the Pittsburgh Pirates this weekend. "That's what happens when you go on the road and win three games -- you've got a bunch of guys playing well, a bunch of..." September 04

  • Dodgers attempted blockbuster trade involving Yasiel Puig and Ryan Braun

    Sport News "After reportedly trying to trade for Zack Greinke at Thursday's revocable waivers deadline, the Dodgers attempted another blockbuster involving Yasiel Puig and Ryan Braun. According to Fox Sports, a recently demoted Puig was claimed by the Brewers off waivers Tuesday and the two teams were..." September 03

  • Brewers shut out reeling Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Call it what you want. Shutout by committee? A strong collective effort? There might not be a coined phrase, but Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell just knows that seven pitchers combining to hold an opponent to no runs is most likely to come late in the season after rosters..." September 02

  • Brewers top Cards to snap skid

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- When Matt Carpenter ripped into a 91-mph fastball with two on and nobody out in the eighth inning Monday night, you could almost hear the resignation from the Milwaukee Brewers' dugout. Twice in as many nights, they saw a late-inning lead disappear against the St. Louis..." September 01

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