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07.30.2012 | | Posted at 12:09 AM
By Nicole
Tyler Thornburg was optioned back to AAA Nashville, purportedly to get him back in a starting pitcher role. He'd been relegated to the bullpen in Milwaukee, which was likely a waste of his talents, or at least a wasted opportunity to see what type of pitcher he can be at the major league level (especially with Greinke gone and an eye at what the 2013 starting rotation will be.) As the correspondin...
05.04.2012 | | Posted at 11:48 PM
By Nicole
Because it hasn't been painful enough to be a Brewers fan this week, but now Ryan Braun has a sore Achilles and Carlos Gomez left tonight's game, apparently with some sort of hamstring issue. Braun left Wednesday's game after his heel started to bother him. The team had an off day yesterday and he's not playing today. If he's out for any extended amount of itme, the Brewers are going to struggle w...
04.24.2012 | | Posted at 05:15 PM
By Nicole
This is the advertising MLB has been sending out reminding fans to vote for the All-Star Game. (Yes, we ARE less than 20 games into the season, but that doesn't seem to matter when it comes to popularity contests.) Your reigning NL MVP and one of last year's most popular vote-getter, however, is conspicuously absent from this material. You'll notice that squeaky-clean Matt Kemp, whom many wanted ...
04.22.2012 | | Posted at 10:39 PM
By Nicole
The crowd was weirdly subdued today when Ryan Braun was awarded his MVP trophy by former-Brewers and two-time MVP winner Robin Yount. Not only did I expect the kind of loud cheers that accompanied Braun during Opening Day, but I assumed there would be a long, loud M! V! P! chant. Neither of those things happened. The crowd was rather comotose throughout the game, so their lack of reaction for Brau...
02.24.2012 | | Posted at 01:23 PM
By Nicole
Hey folks, sorry I haven't posted anything here about Braun, but I've been in charge of coverage over at BrewCrewBall.com. Head over there for a post summarizing the press conference, as well as a (large) collection of links about the verdict. Make sure you check back, as there will be another collection of reactions to the press conference as well. And join the conversation. You won't find a smar...
01.17.2012 | | Posted at 11:16 PM
By Nicole
After posting a $2.5 million fee to his Japanese club, the Brewers then had the ability to sign a contract to bring the three-time Japanese batting champion to Milwaukee. A Japanese source tweeted that the contract for Aoki is about $1.5 million per year, which is probably a steal. From Adam McCalvy on Brewers.com: "Aoki, 30 and a left-handed hitter, has played his entire professional career with...
12.18.2011 | | Posted at 05:29 PM
By Nicole
I'll admit right off the bat that I'm not positive of the details of what it takes to sign a Japanese player. I do know that you bid for the right to negotiate with them and that bid would go to his parent club in Japan. What I'm not clear on is whether or not we pay the fee if we do not sign Aoki. The idea is that the MLB cannot just poach players from the Japanese league - widely considere...
12.11.2011 | | Posted at 02:11 PM
By Nicole
So it sounds like ESPN was working on the Braun positive test story and it started to leak more, so they rushed it to air in order to not be scooped. That means the story they initially reported was not the best put-together or researched piece they could have done. I understand that.nHere's the thing. A Milwaukee writer was tipped by an ESPN employee to watch the 6 pm EST Sportscenter because the...
12.11.2011 | | Posted at 09:29 PM
By Nicole
Sorry this is just now being posted. I was in Madison for the night last night and couldn't access the blog mobile-y. Here's the thing - this story is so damn jumbled I'm not sure I can write you a coherent post about it. The entire thing is based on leaked information - this is stuff that the public should never have known about. So automatically we have to question every bit. The person that...
11.22.2011 | | Posted at 01:37 PM
By Nicole
Ryan Braun beat out Matt Kemp to win the NL MVP for 2011! I'm honestly a little shocked. Kemp had pretty much swept all the other awards and so it seemed like Braun was something of a long shot. But he won handily, receiving 388 points to Kemp's 332.  Braun was voted in first or second place on every ballot, which might be an even bigger accomplishment. There was no one that doubted that he was o...

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