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01.25.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
It was made official on Friday that Prince Fielder signed a two-year, $18 million deal with the Brewers. The deal, worth $6.5 million in 2009 and $11.5 million in 2010, includes a $1 million signing bonus. Averaged out, the deal actually works out to more than the $8 million per year Fielder requested. The two-year deal actually leaves Fielder one year short of free agency, where he’ll likel...
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

There are deadlines, and then there are Shepherd Express deadlines. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell honored this precept when he told the Packers and Brett Favre to resolve their feud by Monday. The team's "welcome back" declaration and Favre's return to Green Bay took place in time for the Observers to join the punditry.
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008

Jim Cryns on Sports

A few days ago I suggested the halcyon days of the Brewers season had come to a close after a four-game sweep by the Cubs. Some readers groused at the notion the salad days had ended, suggesting . . .
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Jim Cryns on Sports

It’s not easy being a “franchise player.” You’re picked out of a sea of potential players, hopes riding incredibly high, visions of pennants, world championships. That’s a lot of pressure for a young kid. Just ask Tony Mandarich (The Big Bust), or Pat Listach (former Brewer rookie of the year.) While Listach wasn’t a complete failure, he never lived up to expectations. Kenny Lofton, the player Listach beat-out for rookie of the year, went on to much greater success. Number one picks are a blessing or a curse. Management has to pick the front-runner, or risk alienating their fan-base. Keeping an established player can be just as harrowing. History does repeat itself and that’s bad news for the Brewers.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Fairly Detached Observers

I`m Art Kumbalek and here's the story. The Shepherd wants a weekly sports column, since sports apparently seems to be a popular topic of conversation these days amongst a certain clique. And somehow I got tabbed to helm the launching of this craft; qualifications being I don't need to spell-check "Lambeau,"...
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
It’s odd that after 25 years of frustration, the better the Milwaukee Brewers get, the louder grows the chorus of self-styled experts second guessing their success. Brewers’ General Manager Doug Melvin just completed an eye-popping deal at the midpoint of the season, trading the team’s top minor league prospect for one...
02.21.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
As odd as that sentence sounds (say it over and over again, it doesn't get any less strange) - according to this morning's Journal-Sentinel, Prince Fielder has indeed gone off the meat. Apparently his wife is to blame, as she gave him a book detailing life in a meat slaughterhouse. Prince was so disgusted that he said he couldn't imagine eating meat again. The whole story is here. While this seems...

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