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02.24.2011 | | Posted at 12:22 PM
By Nicole
Catcher Jonathan Lucroy broke his pinkie finger yesterday, necessitating surgery and the inserting of a pin. Recovery time has been set at four weeks, meaning Lucroy will be ready to play with just one week left in Spring Training. This likely means that he will start the season on the DL and spend some time in extended Spring Training to get his throwing and hitting up to season standards.   ...
02.16.2011 | | Posted at 11:57 AM
By Nicole
It took the Brewers and Rickie Weeks a long, long time to reach a deal, but word came today that a 5 year deal is in place for $50 million dollars. By inking the deal today, the Brewers avoided the arbitration hearing scheduled for Thursday. All winter the two sides have been working to find a middle ground on their very far apart figures. Weeks asked for $7.2 million while the Brewers offered $...
02.09.2011 | | Posted at 11:35 AM
By Nicole
4/24 John Axford 5/22 Casey McGehee 6/12 Zach Greinke 7/10 Racing Sausage Hot Dog 8/14 Craig Counsell also German Heritage Day Brewers will be wearing special uniforms and the bobble will be dressed in a "bierbrauer" uniform. 9/25 Randy Wolf Some other interesting promotional days: 5/15 Military Appreciation Day Military will be in attendance and Brewers and Pirates will wear military...
01.18.2011 | | Posted at 12:29 PM
By Nicole
Prince Fielder has become the highest-ever paid Brewer. He signed a one-year, $15.5 million dollar contract to avoid his final year of arbitration with the club. The previously highest-paid Brewer was Zach Greinke, at $13.5 million. Prince's contract includes a $100,000 bonus if he's named MVP, as well as $75,000 for coming in second and $50,000 for coming in third in MVP voting. He receives $50...
12.27.2010 | | Posted at 05:00 PM
By Nicole
One of the pieces still missing from the Brewers was a solid 8th inning set-up man to get the game to John Axford in the 9th. Today, the Brewers signed veteran reliever Takaski Saito to fill that role. The signing has been confimed by Doug Melvin but won't be announced by the Brewers until next week because their offices are closed for the holiday. Rumors are that Saito will earn betwe...
12.19.2010 | | Posted at 02:09 PM
By Nicole
It was first reported over at Bernie's Crew but now has been confirmed by multiple sources that the Brewers have traded Alcides Escober, Jake Odorizzi, Lorenzo Cain and a Player To Be Named Later (PTBNL) to the Kansas City Royals for Zach Greinke, SS Yuniesky Betancourt and $2 million in cash.   HOLY CRAP THE BREWERS GOT GREINKE!   Greinke has been on the trade table this whole off-season and re...
12.06.2010 | | Posted at 09:06 AM
By Nicole
It's being reported that the Brewers will be sending their #1 prospect to Toronto for starting pitcher Shaun Marcum. Marcum was 13-8 with a 3.64 earned run average in 31 starts last season. He was a middling 87-90 MPH fast ball and relies on an above average changeup as well as serviceble slider and curveball to finesse batters, not over-power them. He averaged 7.3 K/9 innings in 2010. Lawrie, ...
11.15.2010 | | Posted at 04:34 PM
By Nicole
The Brewers have made it official. Rick Peterson was left in the cold upon the hiring of new manager Ron Roenicke. After a few weeks of will he/won't he, it was announced that Rick Kranitz will be the new pitching coach. Kranitz was most recently with the Baltimore Orioles. It was also announced that former Reds manager Jerry Narron has been hired as the bench coach. Garth Iorg, who spent the pa...
11.04.2010 | | Posted at 11:20 AM
By Nicole
From Brewers.com: It's official: Ron Roenicke is the next Milwaukee Brewers field manager Ron Roenicke has 643 games of managing experience over six Minor League seasons. (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers today named Ron Roenicke manager. Roenicke, 54, signed a two-year contract through the 2012 season with a club option for 2013. He has spent the last 11 seasons in the Angels organization, including t...
11.02.2010 | | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Nicole
It's the third time in about a month that we have a rumor that the Brewers have hired a manager. This time the source is a writer for a Chicago newspaper who's last claim to fame was a Twitter meltdown on all things Minnesotan. Once again it's sources saying the hire has been made, so take it with a grain of salt. Roenicke has been with the Angels for the past 11 seasons and has never managed ...

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