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06.18.2012 | | Posted at 10:26 PM
By Nicole
Shaun Marcum was scratched from his next start - Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays - because of elbow tightness. Marcum's delivery is one that many have said is unconventional and not one that can sustain long-term in the majors, so Brewers fans are more than a little nervous that they'll hear the dread "Tommy John" words. Marcum fell off considerably in September and the postseaon last year an...
04.24.2012 | | Posted at 05:25 PM
By Nicole
Chris Narveson confirmed today that the tear in his rotator cuff that was announced last week will need surgery to repair and he will miss the rest of the 2012 season. The arthroscopic surgery was confirmed as necessary by a specialist - the tear is apparently under the surface. The recovery time is 6-9 months. Ron Roenicke says the likely hole-filler will be Marco Estrada, who did a spectacular j...
04.18.2012 | | Posted at 11:58 PM
By Nicole
After an extremely disappointing four-game sweep at the hands of the Atlanta Braves, its been nice to see the Brewers show some life. The two wins put Milwaukee firmly back on track and in second place in the NL Central. Now its certainly too early to be scoreboard watching, but you never want to see your team fall into a hole. They haven't been scoring many runs (their run differential is -12) bu...
03.27.2012 | | Posted at 02:21 PM
By Nicole
The Brewers signed C Jonathan Lucroy to a five-year, $11 million contract it was announced today. That might be the biggest steal of a contract the Brewers have signed in recent years, including the hometown friendly deal with Ryan Braun that continues to look great as it ages. The contract is slightly risky in that Lucoy is young, doesn't have the best arm and his hitting stats aren't great - and...
03.04.2012 | | Posted at 04:59 PM
By Nicole
Corey Hart has a meniscus tear in his right knee that will require surgery and will be out 3-4 weeks. That covers most of Spring Training and it would seem that he will start the season on the Disabled List.  This is the second straight season that Hart will miss most of Spring Training and likely start the season on the DL. Last season a rib cage sprain sidelined him. Though the recovery time fr...
12.12.2011 | | Posted at 11:02 PM
By Nicole
The Brewers signed former-Cub Aramis Ramirez to a three-year deal, reportedly worth $36 million. Ramirez will be the Brewers everyday third baseman.nWith his role filled and the non-tender deadline approaching tonight, the Brewers traded Casey McGehee to the Pirates for reliever Jose Veras.nMcGehee was the Brewers 2010 Team MVP, but experienced a major drop-off in production this past season. He w...
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...
11.14.2011 | | Posted at 09:23 PM
By Nicole
Matheny is just 41 and has no coaching experience - he was a minor-league instructor. However, the Cards interviewed 5 men for their head job and just one of them had major-league managing experience. Matheny received a two-year contract with a team option for a third year. That's not a lot of time for someone who's never managed before to establish himself or find a rhythm. Luckily fo...
11.09.2011 | | Posted at 11:39 AM
By Nicole
In a somewhat surprising move, the Brewers announced yesterday that they have asked their entire coaching staff to return for the 2012 season. That staff consists of hitting coach Dale Sveum, third-base coach Ed Sedar, bullpen coach Stan Kyles, bench coach Jerry Narron, pitching coach Rick Kranitz, first-base coach Garth Iorg and outfield coach/eye in the sky John Shelby.  When you think about ...
10.04.2011 | | Posted at 09:39 PM
By Nicole
The Brewers are continuing to pick up momentum in the post-season media attention race. Small market teams rarely draw the notice of the big outlets, but the fact that they're the only team to start their series 2-0, that Braun's an MVP favorite and Beast Mode seems impossible to ignore, the team has gotten some attention. I've seen a lot of people deciding to adopt the Brewers as "their" postseas...

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