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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...
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011
It's hard to imagine a more disheartening story for the world of baseball. Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun, just named the National League's Most Valuable Player, failed a drug test in October and could be...
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...
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...
12.07.2011 | | Posted at 11:03 PM
By Nicole
The Brewers offered set-up man and former closer Francisco Rodriguez arbitration with the expectation that he would decline. He voiced displeasure last season about only being used in the set-up role and was known to be hoping to return to the closer's role on another team, since the Brewers are set at that position with John Axford. The decision to offer arbitration was considered a slightly risk...
12.05.2011 | | Posted at 11:27 PM
By Nicole
Well Doug Melvin has been saying for a couple of weeks that they were hoping to re-sign Jerry Hairston, Jr, but apparently it wasn't meant to be. Hairston, Jr signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers today. Most think that Hairston would have gotten quite a bit of starts if he returned to the team, but I think he might have ended up as the primary bat off the ben...
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...
11.15.2011 | | Posted at 04:17 PM
By Nicole
The long (feeling) national nightmare that was Mark Kotsay (in CF) is over.  He signed a one-year contract with the Padres, meaning Brewers fans will never again have to worry about Ron Roenicke starting Kotsay in CF in games that matter.  Kotsay will reportedly be making $1.25 million in San Diego.  I'm not going to lie - I'd have been PISSED if the Brewers had committed anywhere near that kin...

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