With Aoki's departure, Ryan Braun is the #Brewers' new right fielder. Ron Roenicke will call RB today to talk about it further.
BREAKING: The #Brewers have acquired left-handed pitcher Will Smith from Kansas City in exchange for outfielder Norichika Aoki.
Source: NPB clubs indicating they will accept maximum bid structure for posting system, now negotiating w/ MLB where that point would be.
MLBPlayers.com "The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association voted unanimously to appoint Tony Clark as the union's next executive director, pending a vote by the general membership, it was announced today during the MLBPA's annual executive board meeting. The general membership will vote..." December 04
MLB.com "The free-agent pool got a boost on Monday, with former closers John Axford and Andrew Bailey among the biggest names cut loose ahead of the 11:59 p.m. ET non-tender deadline. Teams had until that time to offer -- or tender -- contracts to arbitration-eligible players. A non-tendered player..." December 03
Just exchanged messages with free agent Corey Hart, who expects to receive full medical clearance when he visits knee surgeon on Tuesday.
CBSSports.com "A few weeks ago, talks between Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball about a new posting system hit a snag. MLB reportedly grew impatient and felt NPB's officials were dragging their feet seeking approval and finalizing the agreement. As a result, MLB amended their..." December 02
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "chilly Wednesday morning, and for the first time since being suspended for 65 games by Major League Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun addressed the media. Braun's appearance came at the end of his taking food donations outside Helfaer Field, in the shadow of Miller Park. With..." November 27
Deadspin.com "Recently, as you may recall, we announced our plan to subvert the annual elections for baseball's Hall of Fame by buying votes from voters. Our idea was to make a mockery and farce of the increasingly solemn and absurd election process, and to take some power from the duly appointed custodians of..." November 27
MLB.com "The induction ceremony for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., next July 28 could have a real Atlanta Braves flavor to it. Former Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, each a 300-game winner, head a ballot stacked with superstar newcomers that will be studied by..." November 26
CBSSports.com "Not only did the Mets have internal discussions about embattled superstar Ryan Braun as previouslyreported, but they actually inquired about him with Milwaukee as well – if ever so briefly – before their suggestion was summarily rebuffed at the GM Meetings. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson,..." November 26
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said Thursday there is "absolutely nothing" to the rumor that he might consider trading Ryan Braun to the New York Mets. Melvin said the only move being discussed involving Braun is one from left field to right field. "We have no intentions of..." November 24
SB Nation "The Boston Red Sox have acquired relief pitcher Burke Badenhop from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor league relief pitcher Luis Ortega. The trade was announced on the teams' Twitter accounts. Badenhop is a 30-year-old who has pitched for three teams in his six-year career. The..." November 22
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "As crazy as the Ryan Braun trade rumor involving the New York Mets seemed, I figured I'd check in this morning with Brewers general manager Doug Melvin. After all, the Tigers did trade Prince Fielder yesterday to the Rangers despite nearly $170 million remaining on his contract. Melvin said..." November 21
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Brewers added four minor-leaguers to their 40-man roster Wednesday, protecting them from being plucked away by another team in the Rule 5 draft in December. The four players added are first baseman Hunter Morris, infielder/outfielder Jason Rogers, right-hander Brooks Hall and right-handed..." November 20
MetsBlog.com "There is a better chance the Brewers trade OF Ryan Braun for Mets 1B Ike Davis than deal OF Norichika Aoki, according to people familiar with the team’s thinking. Milwaukee is trying to make room for OF prospect Khris Davis, and they’re also looking for a left-handed power bat at first base..." November 20
Corey Hart says that his agent have talked to Boston, TB, Colorado and MIlw amongst other interested teams Sirius 209 XM 89
MLB.com "There's an old joke that says all you need to have a long career in baseball is to pitch with your left hand and have a pulse. It's a big-league exaggeration, of course, but the best lefties in the business are right on the pulse of what makes playoff contenders successful. During this..." November 18
ESPN.com "Major League Baseball officials impeded a Florida Department of Health investigation of Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch by purchasing clinic documents they likely knew had been stolen and had been warned not to obtain, sources close to the investigation told "Outside the Lines." The Department of..." November 15
Reports: Japanese players' union approves new posting system. Players could be posted as early as Nov. 20.
USA Today "Major League Baseball took a big step toward full-scale instant replay reviews Thursday when the 30 club owners unanimously approved funding for an extensive video system that would allow managers to challenge almost every umpire's call except balls and strikes. "The clubs are very excited..." November 14
Owner: "Serious reservations" among clubs about posting process. Possible no agreement is reached, which means no Tanaka this off-season.
CBSSports.com "Mark Trumbo, a 30-homer hitter, is by far the Angels' most coveted player in trade. They could solve some of their pitching issues if they would trade Trumbo. However, the Angels are very reluctant to deal him. Of all their players being talked about in trade, he's the one they most want to..." November 13
CBSSports.com "There appears to be decent trade interest in Ike Davis despite his awful 2013 season. The Astros, Orioles, Rays, Brewers and Rockies all have checked in as the Mets field offers. Milwaukee may prefer re-signing its own guy Corey Hart, however. The Mets appear set to go with Lucas Duda..." November 13
About a dozen teams showing interest in Corey Hart - and the Mets are among them.
MLB.com "The pens and reams of paper are out. Decisions are about to be made. The Hot Stove season is now in Major League overdrive. The end of the World Series on Wednesday night and the beginning of free agency a day later was only the beginning. After a relatively quiet weekend, Monday brings about..." November 04
MLB.com "The Orioles' historic defensive season, in which they committed a Major League record-low 54 errors, culminated with an impressive showing in Tuesday night's unveiling of the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners. Third baseman Manny Machado, shortstop J.J. Hardy and center fielder Adam Jones..." October 30
New York Daily News "A public relations firm hired by Alex Rodriguez leaked documents to Yahoo! Sports in February linking Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun and Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli to the Biogenesis doping ring, according to documents filed by Major League Baseball in Manhattan Supreme Court..." October 30
#Brewers didn't wait until after the WS to pick up RF Norichika Aoki's 2014 option. Done deal, and a no-brainer.
CBSSports.com "During the broadcast of Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday night, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported on-air that MLB plans to review the obstruction rule over the winter in the wake of the dramatic ending to Game 3. As you know, Allen Craig was allowed to score the winning run on an..." October 29
SB Nation "MLB commissioner Bud Selig talked with reporters on Saturday about the possibility of changing the designated hitter rule, stating that he would "never say never" about the chance that the DH eventually makes an appearance in the NL, or disappears in the AL. Selig presented Carlos Beltran with..." October 28
MLB.com "There was only one umpiring crew working Monday night when word of Wally Bell's death circulated which made the ensuing hours very difficult especially for six members of a very tight umpiring fraternity. Bell a veteran umpire with 21 years of Major League experience reportedly suffered a..." October 15
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Centerfielder Carlos Gomez was a unanimous selection as the Milwaukee Brewers' 2013 most valuable player in annual balloting by the Milwaukee chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Gomez received all eight first-place ballots to total 40 points. Voters made three selections for..." October 11
Fox Sports Wisconsin "Once considered one of the team's top prospects Mat Gamel's time with the Milwaukee Brewers has come to an end. A day after the team placed him on waivers the first baseman was claimed by the Chicago Cubs. Gamel 28 hasn't played since May of 2012 because of two different ACL tears in his right..." October 05
Chris Narveson and Blake Lalli have elected free agency via Article XXD. Both are no longer under contract with the club.
#Brewers also re-signed RHP Arcenio Leon who won't be in big league camp and announced RHP Austin Blaski (21st rd in 2012) has retired.
INF Eugenio Velez INF Hector Gomez and C Robinzon Diaz signed to minor league contracts and invited to 2014 Major League camp. #Brewers
For first time Melvin acknowledges they've discussed asking Ryan Braun to move to RF to get KHDavis in lineup. Have not asked Braun yet.
Melvin says Scooter Gennett has "an edge right now" over Weeks at second base but the call will be made in ST. #Brewers
CBSSports.com "Commissioner Bud Selig appointed Rob Manfred as Major League Baseball's chief operating officer effective immediately the league announced. He will oversee MLB's day-to-day operations. The position had been vacant since Bob DuPuy resigned in September 2010. "The reorganization of our management..." September 30
Newark Star-Ledger "The final day of the Mets’ 2013 season started with a flashback. A 20-minute pregame ceremony to honor Mike Piazza a symbol of better times in Mets history attracted a sellout crowd just the third this year kicked the afternoon off at Citi Field Sunday. A video tribute flashed on the big screen..." September 29
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jimmy Nelson might need a bit more seasoning in the minor leagues before he sticks with the Milwaukee Brewers for good. But the big right-hander is coming and coming fast. "It may be too soon. He probably could use going back to Triple-A for a little bit" said manager Ron Roenicke. "But I..." September 29
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Never underestimate the importance of a player — even a proven veteran player — going home feeling good about himself at the end of a tumultuous season. Yovani Gallardo was able to exit with a smile after putting the capper on a late-season push Friday night with six strong innings as the..." September 28
Brew Crew Ball "Johnny Hellweg didn't help his cause or his BB/9 but the Brewers win anyway. Johnny Hellweg just didn't have it tonight. I know the box score says he only gave up one run but trust me he did not have it. There is a reason Alfredo Figaro was credited for the win and that reason is because..." September 27
I would like to apologize first to the fans MLB my teammates and the Brewers organization as well as the Braves organization.
Carlos Gomez of #Brewers has been suspended for tonight's game against Mets.
Commissioner Bud Selig is going to announce that he will leave office after his current term expires in January 2015. Details coming.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Brian McCann got more than his share of air time in the 24 hours after his nose-to-nose confrontation with Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez that fueled a benches-clearing fracas Wednesday night. McCann is featured mask up eyes blazing and shouting at Gomez in countless photos from multiple angles..." September 26