Brewers Rumors & News

  • Highlighting the major issues that could hang over the next labor deal

    ESPN "Here's something you can be thankful for as you chomp on your turkey and stuffing: Since the last baseball work stoppage -- and that's now 20 years ago, if you're scoring at home -- the three other major North American sports have had six of them. So how 'bout that. Baseball. The sports world's..." November 26

  • Braun on rebuild: 'It's not like we're breaking up this juggernaut team'

    The Score "The Milwaukee Brewers are a transitioning team, and that suits veteran outfielder Ryan Braun just fine. Braun took part in the club's annual Thanksgiving food drive Wednesday, and took the time to address the rebuilding phase the team is entering ahead of the 2016 season. "It's not like..." November 25

  • Report: MLB in serious talks about hosting games in London

    The Outside Corner "Major League Baseball could soon vacation to London, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi reported Wednesday morning that MLB “is making progress” in discussion with London officials about bringing games to the UK as early as 2017. The talks were first reported last weekend by The..." November 25

  • Jonathan Lucroy trade market bolstered by weak catching market

    The Outside Corner "The Milwaukee Brewers don’t need to trade Jonathan Lucroy. He won’t turn 30 until June, and if the Brewers exercise their club option on him for 2017, he’ll be owed just $9.5 million total over the next two seasons. Yes, Lucroy had a down year in 2015 after three fantastic years from 2012-2014,..." November 25

  • 10 breakout prospects from AFL season "The Arizona Fall League season is now in the books and, as usual, many top prospects performed well. But while it's exciting to see known players do what's expected, it's at least as much fun to see other Minor Leaguers put themselves on the map during the six-week AFL campaign. Every year,..." November 23

  • Look for second-tier pitcher to sign before Price, Greinke

    Fox Sports "Monday, multiple team executives in search of pitching told me they expect at least one second- or third-tier free-agent starter — think Wei-Yin Chen, Yovani Gallardo, Mike Leake or Jeff Samardzija — to sign before David Price or Zack Greinke agree to their market-setting deals. The thinking..." November 23

  • Brewers' Arcia among those thriving in winter leagues "It can be argued that Orlando Arcia's impressive showing in last year's Venezuelan Winter League opened the door for his breakthrough 2015 campaign. The Brewers' No. 1 prospect (No. 12 overall) batted .265/.335/.445 in 55 games for Caribes de Anzoategui, and his seven home runs in that span..." November 23

  • Brewers getting “lots of activity” on Adam Lind

    Hardball Talk "Having traded closer Francisco Rodriguez earlier this week, first baseman Adam Lind could be the next out the Brewers’ door, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. The club is getting “lots of activity” on the slugger, according to Rosenthal’s source. Lind, 32, hit a productive .277/.360/.460..." November 21

  • MLB moving toward a “Chase Utley Rule” for slides into second

    Hardball Talk "Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports from the Owners’ Meetings in Dallas that “momentum continues to build toward” a rule change that he correctly notes will likely be referred to as “The Chase Utley Rule.” Specifically, a change in the rules which would be aimed at eliminating the sorts..." November 20

  • Mariners acquire Luis Sardinas from Brewers

    MLB Daily Dish "The Brewers and Mariners have swung a trade that will send infielder Luis Sardinas to Seattle, a source has confirmed to MLB Daily Dish. Ken Rosenthal of first reported Sardinas' involvement. The other pieces of the deal are unknown at this point, but it does not appear that other..." November 20

  • Report: Adam Lind generating 'lots of activity' on trade market

    The Score "Adam Lind could be the next Milwaukee Brewers player to pack his bags and leave town. The first baseman is generating "lots of activity" on the trade market, according to a source close to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Lind's bat is understandably appealing to clubs looking for power. The..." November 20

  • Brewers Acquire Jonathan Villar From Astros

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced that they’ve acquired shortstop Jonathan Villar from the Astros in exchange for minor league right-hander Cy Sneed." November 19

  • Report: Tigers acquire closer Francisco Rodriguez

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers have found their closer, and not among the thin crop on the free agent market. The team has acquired veteran right-handed closer Francisco Rodriguez in exchange for infield prospect Javier Betancourt." November 18

  • MLB minimum salary set to remain $507,500 in 2016

    True Blue L.A. "The major league minimum salary will remain at $507,500 in 2016, the same as in 2015, because of the Consumer Price Index released on Tuesday morning. Major League Baseball has not yet made the announcement. Next year is the final year of the collective bargaining agreement, which covers the..." November 18

  • Brewers sign Hernan Perez to minor-league deal

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Ten days after outrighting Hernan Perez, the Milwaukee Brewers have re-signed the utility infielder to a minor-league deal. The 24-year-old Venezuela native had five stolen bases and recorded 64 hits in 263 at-bats with one home run, 14 runs scored and 21 RBI for a .243 average" November 18

  • Korean left fielder Hyun-soo Kim plans on signing with MLB team

    Yahoo! Sports "Hyun-soo Kim, one of the most consistent hitters in Korea for the past decade, plans on signing with a major league team this offseason and continuing the influx of top Korean players into the big leagues, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kim, a 27-year-old left fielder, is an international free..." November 13

  • MLB assessing legality of daily fantasy sites

    Houston Chronicle "New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s declaration Tuesday that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in that state is being monitored by Major League Baseball, the league’s top lawyer said Wednesday at the general managers’ meetings. DraftKings and FanDuel — the former is..." November 12

  • Defensive standouts nab Gold Glove Awards "The 18 winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on Tuesday night, and the Platinum Glove winners for the best overall defensive player in each league will be unveiled on Friday following a fan vote. Only MLB managers and coaches can vote, and they can't vote for their own..." November 11

  • Superstars among finalists for BBWAA honors "Finalists for each of the four Baseball Writers' Association of America awards were unveiled during an hour-long MLB Network special on Tuesday night. Each league's winner of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Cy Young Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the Manager of the Year Award will..." November 11

  • 2015 BBWAA Awards finalists announced on MLB Network "The Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special starting at 6:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network. We’ll post the names here as they..." November 10

  • MLB considering rule change to prevent takeout slides

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball is considering a rule change that would force runners to slide directly into second base, ostensibly eliminating takeout slides. While there are still hurdles, namely union approval, the proposal has apparently been discussed, according to FOX Sports’s Jon Morosi. The..." November 10

  • Brewers GM sparks trade talks at GM Meetings "New Brewers boss David Stearns carried active trade talks into his first General Managers Meetings, which began Monday in Boca Raton, Fla., with Stearns among a slew of rookie GMs. The Brewers are among the dozen clubs which have made significant structural changes recently. Stearns took over..." November 09

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Japanese 3B-2B Nobu Matsuda, 32, has declared for free agency with hopes of MLB deal. Hit 35 HR for softbank.

  • Brewers exercise $8 million option on Adam Lind

    Hardball Talk "Making official what was expected, the Brewers exercised their $8 million option on first baseman Adam Lind for 2016. Acquired from the Blue Jays in exchange for Marco Estrada last year at this time, Lind hit .277 with 20 homers, 32 doubles, and an .820 OPS in 149 games for the Brewers." November 04

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    #Brewers announce they have exercised 2016 option on 1B Adam Lind. It is $8 million.

  • 2015-16 MLB Offseason: 10 trade and free agent predictions

    CBS Sports "The 2015-16 offseason is officially upon us. The Royals clinched the 2015 World Series title with their win over the Mets Sunday night, and, at 9am ET Monday morning, a total of 139 players became free agents. Here's the list. As always, the 2015-16 offseason promises to be action packed, with..." November 03

  • Count on a busy time for free agents and a whole lot more this offseason

    ESPN "One of the great misnomers in baseball is the offseason -- because there is no such thing. The fall and winter will bring signings and trades and rule changes, with barely a pause for Christmas. The baseball season ended late this year, which means slightly less time to get everything done. But..." November 03

  • MLB free agent class highlighted by David Price, Johnny Cueto and Jordan Zimmermann

    SB Nation "The World Series is over and Major League Baseball officially shifts into the hot stove season on Monday, beginning with dozens of players hitting free agency the morning after the World Series ends. It's a loaded free agent class highlighted by ace starting pitchers and a few impact position..." November 02

  • Brewers' Braun has back procedure, expected back for spring

    The Score "Right fielder Ryan Braun is recovering after undergoing a surgical procedure on his back but is expected to be at full strength when the Milwaukee Brewers begin spring training in February. General manager David Stearns said the 31-year-old Braun was feeling as good as possible after having..." October 30

  • Brewers reportedly hire Counsell's longtime friend as bench coach

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Pat Murphy, a longtime friend and former college coach of Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell, will be hired as his bench coach according to a report in The San Diego Union-Tribune. Murphy is already something of a familiar name in Milwaukee. The Brewers tried unsuccessfully to hire him to..." October 27

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred defends DraftKings partnership, says fantasy sports ‘not gambling’

    New York Daily News "Rob Manfred isn't a participant in daily fantasy leagues, but Major League Baseball's commissioner reiterated his support for the industry and the league's partnership with DraftKings. "I really don't have regrets about our involvement with fantasy," Manfred said. "I think that fantasy is an..." October 27

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred wants MLB to hire more minority managers

    SI "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred wants the league to hire more minority managers and coaches, the Associated Press reports. “We have had a year where our numbers are down in terms of the diversity that we have in some of our key positions,” Manfred said “I think it’s incumbent upon us to come up..." October 27

  • What would Jackie Robinson say about lack of minority managers in MLB?

    Sporting News "One. Forty-three years after Jackie Robinson made what would be his last public appearance at Riverfront Stadium during the 1972 World Series, there is just one manager Latino or African-American or manager in MLB: Atlanta's Fredi Gonzalez, who was born in Cuba and raised in Miami. Is this..." October 26

  • Brewers will hire Derek Johnson as pitching coach

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Various reports out of Chicago on Thursday, including one from, indicated the Milwaukee Brewers selected Cubs minor-league pitching coordinator Derek Johnson as their new pitching coach. Johnson, 43, will replace Rick Kranitz, one of five coaches dismissed by new general manager David..." October 23

  • Brewers may consider trading Jonathan Lucroy

    Number Fire "Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is "seen as a possibility to be moved" by the Brewers via trade this winter, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports. What It Means: Milwaukee might be poised to rebuild over the offseason with new general manager David Stearns in place. One general manager..." October 23

  • MLB considering disciplining playoff teams over on-field champagne celebrations

    Sporting News "MLB has message to teams that carry their postseason champagne celebrations onto the field to spray fans: Put a cork in it. According to ESPN, there could even be disciplinary action involved. First, there's the image of players, manager and coaches consuming alcohol on the field (never mind..." October 22

  • Braun's back surgery goes off without a hitch "Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun underwent back surgery without complications during the week following the regular season, his agent said. The Brewers made no formal announcement about Braun undergoing surgery, but the player and team knew for weeks before the end of the season that he would need..." October 19

  • Reid Nichols let go, Gord Ash removed from role as Brewers restructure

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "New Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns began the restructuring of his front office Tuesday with the announcement that assistant GM Gord Ash and farm director Reid Nichols are being removed from those positions. Ash was offered an unspecified different role in the organization, as..." October 14

  • Rob Manfred: MLB working on new slide rule

    New York Post "Major League Baseball continues to move forward on implementing a new rule on sliding to protect middle infielders, according to commissioner Rob Manfred. Such a rule could be in place for the 2016 season, much like the catcher collision rule, but there remains bridges to cross. Chase Utley was..." October 14

  • Brewers GM David Stearns set to 'explore every avenue' during rebuild

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "As Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns and manager Craig Counsell watched the National League wild-card game together Wednesday night, they were reminded of where they want to be at some point. And how much work it will take to get there. "We want to be a part of that," said..." October 09

  • Brewers claim pitcher Junior Guerra off waivers from White Sox

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "New Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns has his first official roster moves in the books. The team announced this afternoon it has claimed right-handed reliever Junior Guerra off waivers from the Chicago White Sox. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, catcher Nevin Ashley has..." October 08

  • Brewers fire all coaches except Darnell Coles, Ed Sedar

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers wasted no time launching what certainly will be an active offseason as they crank their rebuilding plan into high gear. One day after finishing a dismal 2015 season with a 68-94 record, the Brewers did some major house cleaning on their coaching staff, firing everyone..." October 07

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    Hitting coach Darnell Coles and third base coach Ed Sedar will return for the 2016 season. Contracts of remaining five coaches not renewed.

  • Cubs storm into playoffs with 97 wins after 3-1 victory over Brewers

    CSN Chicago "Playoffs? Joe Maddon almost sounded like he had been pregaming a little too hard before his first press conference at The Cubby Bear last November. And then the new Cubs manager offered to buy everyone the first round The Hazleton Way – a shot and a beer – at the bar opposite the Wrigley Field..." October 05

  • Cubs' Jake Arrieta puts 'icing on the cake' in Cy Young case with 22nd win by beating Brewers

    Chicago Sun-Times "This is why the Cubs seem so certain they can beat the Pirates on Wednesday whether they play them in Pittsburgh or Chicago or Costa Rica – why they’re confident they can beat anyone, anywhere when Jake Arrieta pitches. Because for more than three months they basically have. When he added..." October 03

  • Zach Davies pitches another gem

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Six starts do not make a big-league career but suffice it to say Zach Davies has put himself firmly on the Milwaukee Brewers’ radar entering 2016. The slightly built rookie right-hander continued his impressive string of pitching performances Wednesday night, tossing seven..." October 01

  • Baseball's culture clash: Vast majority of brawls involve differing ethnicities

    USA Today "A scene from the Texas Rangers’ clubhouse at Oakland's Coliseum last week neatly captured the blending of cultures that’s so prevalent in baseball. As Shin-Soo Choo highlights flashed on a TV screen, a group of seven Latin players sitting around a table – some born in the U.S., others abroad –..." October 01

  • Brewers Jorge Lopez earns victory over Padres in first big-league start

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It was not exactly smooth sailing for right-hander Jorge Lopez as he made his major league debut Tuesday night for the Milwaukee Brewers. But that didn't matter one bit. Lopez had to battle to hold San Diego to three runs over five innings but that was good enough to record his first major..." September 30

  • Braun: Calling it a season 'right choice' "Rather than risk further damaging a herniated disc in his back that will require offseason surgery, Ryan Braun and the Brewers have pulled the plug on Braun's 2015 season. Braun played in discomfort for weeks before his back issue became public, and has known for some time he would need..." September 28

  • Brewers score 7 in ninth for improbable win over Cardinals

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jason Rogers has been the Milwaukee Brewers' most reliable pinch-hitter this season, and he underscored that fact against one of the top closers in the game Sunday afternoon. Stepping to the plate with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, Rogers sent Trevor Rosenthal's second offering out to..." September 28

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