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06.22.2012 | | Posted at 01:05 PM
By Nicole
Hot off the presses - or the Twitters - Bill Hall apparently just saw Livan Hernandez in the Chicago airport and says he talked to him and Hernandez said he was on his way to join the Brewers. Hernandez is curretnly a free agent - he had been on a minor league contract with the Braves, who released him on June 15. Hernandez is 37 and has made his way through the league, but he is a veteran arm. Ma...
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...
06.18.2012 | | Posted at 10:19 PM
By Nicole
Here's the final list of signed draftees and where they'll start the season. Intersting to note that Mitch Haniger is heading right for the TimberRattlers, who are currently on their All-Star Break, but he should be with the team by Friday. I'll try to have an interview with him soon...   Round / Player / Position / Initial assignment 1A. Mitch Haniger – RF (Wisconsin) 2. Tyrone Taylor – CF (...
06.14.2012 | | Posted at 08:13 PM
By Nicole
Preston Gainey was the Brewers 11th round pick, but he was also heading into his junior year at the US Naval Academy. Despite a desire to serve the country and a solid, guaranteed salary, Gainey decided to take the chance and follow his dreams to be a big league baseball player. Gainey, who is already 21, would have had to go back to school for two more years, plus the five years of service he'd h...
06.12.2012 | | Posted at 01:13 PM
By Nicole
Mitch Haniger, the Cal Poly outfielder picked by the Brewers in the supplemental round following the first round, has signed for a $1.2 million signing bonus - $159,000 under slot. Jim Callis of Baseball America says of Haniger: "Haniger's best tools are his plus power and arm strength. He also has a selective approach at the plate." Keith Law says Haniger has "good bat speed and a chance to devel...
06.08.2012 | | Posted at 05:13 PM
By Nicole
Though not officially announced by the club, three Brewers draftees have signed with the team. First and second picks Clint Coulter and Victor Roache have signed and high schooler 13th round pick Alan Sharkey have all signed. Coulter will be introduced by the club in a press conference after passing his physical today. He will receive the slot recommendation bonus of $1.675 million dollars. Roache...
06.04.2012 | | Posted at 10:20 PM
By Nicole
The Brewers had two first round and one sandwich round pick in the first day of the MLB Draft and decided to go for big power bats to supplement the somewhat thin minor league system. After last season's focus on pitching in the early rounds, the Brewers went with high schooler Clint Coulter and college bat Victor Roache with the 27th and 28th pick. They took OF Mitch Haniger out of Cal Poly-San L...
05.24.2012 | | Posted at 03:14 PM
By Nicole
Last year former Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa complained about everything from the Miller Park roof to the ribbon board and now he's got a comrade in arms. Giants manager Bruce Bochy blamed his team's first-inning errors on the bright sun that cut across the left side of the infield. He blamed the partially closed Miller Park roof. The Brewers have taken to partially closing the right side of th...
05.24.2012 | | Posted at 03:03 PM
By Nicole
In a move that many hoped they'd make, the Brewers claimed former Arizona Diamondback Cody Ransom off waivers. Ransom hit .269 with four homers and 13 RBI while with the Diamondbacks and is a  career .226/.310/.409 hitter over 248 major league games.  Since Alex Gonzalez went down, the Brewers have been woefully thin at SS. Cesar Izturis is not a long term option and Edwin Maysonet, while he did...

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