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01.31.2012 | | Posted at 04:31 PM
By Nicole
If you're on Twitter and you're like me and love collecting bobbleheads, you'll want to be folliwng Bernie Brewer (@Bernie_Brewer) this week. Every afternoon he's announcing who this season's bobbleheads will be. Yesterday it was announced that the first All-Fan Giveway is 4/22 against Colorado and will be a Jonathan Lucroy bobblehead. Today Bernie let us know that the next bobblehead will be of Y...
01.24.2012 | | Posted at 02:35 PM
By Nicole
Prince Fielder has made the surprising move of agreeing to terms with a team his dad played for - the Detroit Tigers. The deal is reportedly for 9 years and $214 million. The Tigers are a surprising suitor since they have Miguel Cabrera at first base. They've already said that Prince will play first, so Miggy is moving. The Brewers will get a compensation pick for losing FA Fielder - the Tigers' 1...
01.17.2012 | | Posted at 11:16 PM
By Nicole
After posting a $2.5 million fee to his Japanese club, the Brewers then had the ability to sign a contract to bring the three-time Japanese batting champion to Milwaukee. A Japanese source tweeted that the contract for Aoki is about $1.5 million per year, which is probably a steal. From Adam McCalvy on Brewers.com: "Aoki, 30 and a left-handed hitter, has played his entire professional career with...
01.17.2012 | | Posted at 11:01 PM
By Nicole
After a career that spanned parts of 16 major league seasons, Craig Counsell hung up his spikes and was announced as the newest member of the Brewers front office. Counsell now carries the title Special Assistant to the GM. Both he and Doug Melvin insist that this will not be a ceremonial position for Counsell, who said he hopes this is the start of his grooming to one day be a GM. For a skinny ki...
01.17.2012 | | Posted at 10:47 PM
By Nicole
Doug Melvin scored a bit of a coup today when it was announced that the Brewers avoided an arbitration hearing with Francisco Rodriguez - K-Rod. He was an odd case because he wasn't in his arbitration-eligible in terms of his years of service - he had accepted arbitration from the Brewers. As K-Rod had earned $11.5 million last season, it was assumed he'd make somewhere in the area of $13 million ...
01.12.2012 | | Posted at 07:15 PM
By Nicole
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig's contract was set to expire on December 31 of this year, but at the owner's meetings in Phoenix this week, he was extended to the end of 2014. This is actually the fourth extension Selig has signed. However, each of the last three extensions were for three years. The newest is just two years. At the end of the latest extension, Selig will have been Com...
01.12.2012 | | Posted at 07:10 PM
By Nicole
Three of the Brewers eight arbitration eligible players have recently signed one-year contracts. George Kottaras signed in mid-December. The terms of the contract have not become available. He will likely be the back-up catcher behind Jonathan Lucroy again this season. Kottaras, 28, batted .252 with five homers and six doubles in 49 games last season. He also hit for the cycle in 2011. Carlos Gome...
01.12.2012 | | Posted at 03:43 PM
By Nicole
The Brewers claimed 25-year-old infielder Jeff Bianchi off waivers from the Cubs this week. Bianchi was only Cubs property for a month, as they had claimed him from waivers from the Royals. KC drafted him in 2005. He's spent the last six years in the minors, hitting .281 with a .335 OBP. He's an infielder and will likely be fighting for the spot of a bench player who would give the Brewers depth f...
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...

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