• OOTP 21 Brewers Season Sim: Storming into the All-Star break

    OOTP 21 Brewers Season Sim: Storming into the All-Star break
    Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports Unlike years past, the Brewers head into the break on a massive hot streak, taking control of the NL Central Baseball is scheduled to return soon, but thanks to Out of the Park Baseball 21 — the latest installment of the best baseball sim out there — we’ll be bringing you the “results” of the last week of Brewers games every week as we wait for the real thing to return.
    Friday, July 3rd - Brewers 8, Cardinals 6
    Paul Goldschmidt homered
  • Milwaukee Brewers are making a risky gamble on Brett Anderson

    Milwaukee Brewers are making a risky gamble on Brett Anderson
    Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images Age and time on IL - specifically due to arm related injuries - decrease starting pitcher performance, and Anderson tops this list Jeff Zimmerman of Fangraphs recently wrote an article examining how the accumulation of injuries in a career prematurely ages pitchers versus those pitchers that are better able to avoid injury. In conducting his research, Zimmerman only looked at starting pitchers, and he looked at injury accumulation from 2010-2018. He divided tho
  • Milwaukee Milkmen Week 1 (plus) in Review

    Milwaukee Milkmen Week 1 (plus) in Review
    Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images Get updated on how our local independent nine is doing in the American Association. 2020 Milwaukee Milkmen
    Record: 5-3 (2nd place in American Association)
    Runs Scored: 39 (4.88 R/G, 4th in AA)
    Runs Allowed: 30 (3.75 R/G, 1st in AA)
    Pythagorean W-L: 5-3
    Last week-plus: 5-3
    Last week-plus Results:
    July 3rd vs. CHI — L, 2-1
    July 4th vs. CHI — W, 3-4
    July 5th vs. CHI — PPD
    July 6th — OFF
    July 7th @ CHI — W, 4-3
    Jul
  • What reintroducing a changeup could mean for Josh Hader

    What reintroducing a changeup could mean for Josh Hader
    Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images Milwaukee’s ace reliever is working on his offspeed pitches to compliment his famous heater. Any mention of Josh Hader will immediately bring to mind two things: fastballs and strikeouts. Since reaching professional baseball’s highest level in 2017, Hader leads all relievers with a 44.6% strikeout rate; he has maintained such a level of dominance while throwing his fastball 78.8% of the time.
    Last season, the southpaw took his signature approach eve
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  • Brewers to hold ‘Blue-Gold World Series’ this week with announcing teams

    Brewers to hold ‘Blue-Gold World Series’ this week with announcing teams
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel-USA T The team’s Summer Camp scrimmages are ramping up in intensity this week The Brewers’ intrasquad scrimmages are going to take on a bit more of a competitive edge this week, as the team gets closer to its scheduled Opening Day at Wrigley Field next week.
    The team has announced a 7-game series — the “Blue-Gold World Series” — this week, with two squads picked by captains Omar Narvaez and Avisail Garcia.
    Omar Narváez and Av
  • Milwaukee’s Tailgate Podcast: Prop Bets 2.0

    Milwaukee’s Tailgate Podcast: Prop Bets 2.0
    Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Here’s your chance to make some bets (again) on the 2020 season Back in March, we did a special 2020 Prop Bets episode of Milwaukee’s Tailgate.
    The season was almost immediately put on hold after that.
    We’re hoping for better luck this time, as we’re back with a new round of prop bets for the shortened 60-game season.
    You can hear our picks in the episode below — AND you can make your own picks to see how you
  • Milwaukee Brewers add 12 prospects to player pool to train at alternate site in Appleton

    Milwaukee Brewers add 12 prospects to player pool to train at alternate site in Appleton
    Photo by John Peterson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Some of the org’s top young talent will be able to workout in an organized fashion this year.There are new roster rules in place for Major League Baseball this year, as each franchise will have a 60-player pool to draw from during the upcoming 60-game regular season. With no minor league baseball being played this year, most orgs have chosen to include some of their top prospects in the player pool in order to continue their developm
  • Milwaukee Brewers place Luis Urias, Angel Perdomo, and Eric Lauer on Injured List

    Milwaukee Brewers place Luis Urias, Angel Perdomo, and Eric Lauer on Injured List
    Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images All three went on for coronavirus-related reasons. Over the weekend, the Milwaukee Brewers placed a trio of players on the Injured List, and all three players went on for reasons related to COVID-19. Infielder Luis Urias and left-hander Angel Perdomo both previously tested positive for the coronavirus and have been absent from camp; they will be laid up for however long it takes for them to test negative. As for Lauer, it was originally re
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  • Milwaukee Brewers announce schedule for 2021 MLB season

    Milwaukee Brewers announce schedule for 2021 MLB season
    Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images Brewers open up against the Twins at home Only days after releasing the 2020, 60-game schedule, MLB released it 2021 schedule. And yes, it will have every team playing 162 games. As for the Milwaukee Brewers, there are some interesting series.
    Two schedule releases in one week? You’re welcome. pic.twitter.com/9nEuDRCqUR— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 9, 2020Opening Day for the Brew Crew will be on April 1 at home. That game will be against the M
  • Craig Counsell will have to use his September pitching strategy at the outset of 2020

    Craig Counsell will have to use his September pitching strategy at the outset of 2020
    Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Depth, preparation, and talent make the Brewers’ pitching very interesting The Milwaukee Brewers’ pitching staff is underestimated year-after-year. Yet Brewers’ pitching exceeded expectations over the past couple of seasons, especially down the stretch.Brewers pitching has been a different animal after rosters expand.
    '18 pre-9/1: 3.94 ERA (15th of 30)
    '18 post 9/1: 2.70 ERA (1st of 30)'19 pre-9/1: 4.48 ERA (18th of 30)
    '19 post-9/1: 3.22 ERA (2nd o
  • “Game” Thread: Milwaukee Brewers Intra-Squad Scrimmage

    “Game” Thread: Milwaukee Brewers Intra-Squad Scrimmage
    Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images We finally get to see some baseball, even if we’re talking about practice We’re here to talk about practice.
    Not a game. Practice.
    But after four months, we’ll take it.
    The Brewers are livestreaming their intrasquad scrimmage at Miller Park this afternoon from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Brewers.com and the team’s Facebook page. We’ll embed the video below so you can follow along.
    The scrimmage will last 5 innings and these are some of the
  • Updated PECOTA standings project Milwaukee Brewers to finish in 4th place in NL Central

    Updated PECOTA standings project Milwaukee Brewers to finish in 4th place in NL Central
    Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images The pitching could be a problem. We now have a pretty good idea of what the 2020 MLB regular season should look like. Beginning on July 23rd, each team will play 60 games, facing only regional opponents in order to reduce travel. Every club will be able to begin the season with an expanded roster of 30 players, which drops to 28 after two weeks and then down to 26 another two weeks after that. We already have an idea of what each team’s initial 60-player
  • Brewers to stream scrimmage online this afternoon

    Brewers to stream scrimmage online this afternoon
    Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images You can watch live baseball (for free!) today It turns out we won’t have to wait until Opening Day at Wrigley Field to see the Brewers play an actual (kinda) game.
    The team has an intra-squad scrimmage scheduled for this afternoon at Miller Park, and as a nice surprise, it will be streamed live on Brewers.com and the team’s Facebook page, according to Adam McCalvy.
    Brewers just announced that they will live stream their first summer camp scrimmage o
  • Meet Zavier Warren, 3rd-round draft pick of the Milwaukee Brewers

    Meet Zavier Warren, 3rd-round draft pick of the Milwaukee Brewers
    Zavier Warren takes a hack at the plate Warren is ready to spend to develop as a catcher and do damage with his bat. With their third-round pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the Milwaukee Brewers selected Zavier Warren at pick #92. Warren was mostly a middle infielder in college at Central Michigan, but the Brewers will see if he can stick behind the plate, a position he played as a prep player. I had a chance to catch up with the switch-hitter after he joined the organization.
    Brad Ford: What’
  • Brewers reportedly sign first round pick Garrett Mitchell

    Brewers reportedly sign first round pick Garrett Mitchell
    Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images The toolsy outfielder will reportedly sign for something close to slot value The Milwaukee Brewers appear to be on their way to signing all five of their 2020 draft picks.
    Earlier in the day, our Brad Ford spotted a social media post showing first round pick Garrett Mitchell on a flight to Milwaukee, with the presumption being he was coming into town to sign his deal (a summer trip to Milwaukee is always lovely, but it’s a bit of a risky
  • Milwaukee Brewers to offer another “Cutout Crew” opportunity

    Milwaukee Brewers to offer another “Cutout Crew” opportunity
    Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images Last cutouts sold out in less than 90 minutes The Milwaukee Brewers announced that they are giving fans another shot to get their picture in the stands this season!
    More cutouts, Brewers announce pic.twitter.com/htjQ5xEkpI— Will Sammon (@WillSammon) July 6, 2020The opportunities called the “Cutout Crew.” The team will print a two-foot image of a fan’s likeness and being placed around section 422.The second round of cutouts goes on sale a
  • Milwaukee Brewers announce 60-game schedule for 2020 MLB regular season

    Milwaukee Brewers announce 60-game schedule for 2020 MLB regular season
    Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images Milwaukee opens the season on the road and ends the season on the road. The schedules for MLB teams for the 60-game 2020 season have been released. Opening Day for the league is July 23, and the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs will open things up at Wrigley Field on July 24.Here is the Brewers 2020 regular season schedule. pic.twitter.com/Zo8gGXKXe9— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 6, 2020Of the 60 games played by the Brewers, 40 will be against Natio
  • Milwaukee’s Tailgate Brewers Podcast: It wasn’t great, but it was something

    Milwaukee’s Tailgate Brewers Podcast: It wasn’t great, but it was something
    The Brewers report to Summer Camp, the minor league season is cancelled and Ryan Braun Forever We’re closer to seeing baseball this year, but you’ll have to excuse us if we still aren’t particularly hopeful, even as the Brewers begin Summer Camp.
    In this week’s episode of Milwaukee’s Tailgate, Ryan Topp, Brad Ford, Paul Noonan and myself talk about news of players already testing positive for COVID-19 so soon after camps open (recorded before the Brewers announced t
  • Luis Urias, Angel Perdomo test positive for COVID-19

    Luis Urias, Angel Perdomo test positive for COVID-19
    Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images Both players tested positive before Summer Camp began When the Brewers started Summer Camp at Miller Park over the weekend, none of the players came back as COVID-19-positive during the intake testing, but Craig Counsell did say some players would be unavailable at the start of camp due to recently testing positive.
    Now we know who they are — infielder Luis Urias and pitcher Angel Perdomo.
    Brewers infielder Luis Urias and pitcher Angel Perdomo tested
  • Christian Yelich supports the players who are opting out of the 2020 MLB season, and Ryan Braun is reconsidering retirement

    Christian Yelich supports the players who are opting out of the 2020 MLB season, and Ryan Braun is reconsidering retirement
    Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images Milwaukee’s two franchise faces spoke to reporters over the weekend. For superstar outfielder Christian Yelich, it was an “easy call” to play for the Milwaukee Brewers during the shortened 2020 MLB regular season. Yelich told reporters yesterday — including Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel — that he never really considered opting out in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with several players around the league making that
  • No Brewers test positive for COVID-19 on intake testing

    No Brewers test positive for COVID-19 on intake testing
    Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports No new positive cases for the Brewers, but some players who previously tested positive will not be available right away As the Brewers begin Summer Camp at Miller Park today, manager Craig Counsell says the team had no new additional cases of COVID-19 after intake screening.
    That’s good news, but Counsell also says not all 45 current members of the roster will be available after previously testing positive for the virus.
    #Brewers manager Craig Counsell says t
  • MLB releases initial COVID-19 test results: 38 tests, 1.2% of total, come back positive

    MLB releases initial COVID-19 test results: 38 tests, 1.2% of total, come back positive
    Photo credit should read Vyacheslav Madiyevskyi/ Ukrinform/Barcroft Media via Getty Images MLB players are reporting this week as the second round of spring training, named “Summer Camp” by many, has begun. As part of the start of camp, every team is testing all of their players and will isolate any that have positive results for COVID-19. MLB has said that they will release the results of this testing, though will not name individual players or teams associated with positive tests.
  • 88 MILES PER HOUR! Brent Suter, Brewers go Back to the Future

    88 MILES PER HOUR! Brent Suter, Brewers go Back to the Future
    Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports GREAT SCOTT The Brewers have made the Spring Training movie parody an annual tradition, thanks to classics like Wayne’s World, Dumb and Dumber and Mean Girls.
    Now, with Summer Camp about to get underway and today marking the 35th anniversary of the release of Back to the Future, Brent Suter & Co. are back with another parody, and it may be their best one yet.
    Great Scott! Baseball is back. pic.twitter.com/5J45bZUNkY— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) Jul
  • OOTP 21 Brewers Season Sim: Perfectly average at the halfway point

    OOTP 21 Brewers Season Sim: Perfectly average at the halfway point
    Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images Brewers enter July at .500 as they mull possible improvements We may be without baseball on TV right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t play the Brewers’ 50th anniversary season anyway. Thanks to Out of the Park Baseball 21 — the latest installment of the best baseball sim out there — we’ll be bringing you the “results” of the last week of Brewers games every week as we wait for the real thing to return.
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  • As TV becomes the only option to watch the Milwaukee Brewers, rising prices and blackout rules will keep many fans away

    As TV becomes the only option to watch the Milwaukee Brewers, rising prices and blackout rules will keep many fans away
    Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images With prices on the rise, many fans won’t be able to watch the upcoming baseball season. Baseball is coming back. While the road ahead is still bumpy, and many aren’t confident the season will finish (or even start), MLB is pushing towards a season in 2020. However, it’s going to be a season unlike most. Attending a game will not be possible, as most (if not all) teams will be playing in stadiums without crowds. The only way to watch most ga
  • After lengthy shutdown, Milwaukee Brewers are healthy and ready to go

    After lengthy shutdown, Milwaukee Brewers are healthy and ready to go
    Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports Knebel, Lauer, Urias, and Braun have all recovered from injuries If everything goes according to plan, we will have the luxury of watching Brewers baseball again later in July. As of right now, all Brewers’ players are healthy and ready to go. Obviously that can change once intrasquad workouts begin in earnest, but no Brewers’ player fell off a dirt bike, almost cut a finger off while opening a gift, or broke an ankle in an encounter with a wild boar whil
  • Coronavirus will determine the success or demise of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2020

    Coronavirus will determine the success or demise of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2020
    Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The ability to avoid positive tests for COVID-19 could be the factor in winning and losing in 2020 Today is COVID-19 testing day for MLB. Every team will have their players and staff tested for the virus as they report to “Summer Camp” to prepare for the 2020 MLB regular season. Prior to scheduled team workouts on Saturday, we should know if any players tested positive.
    Today is coronavirus testing day for MLB teams. By Friday, at latest, #Brewers should
  • Minor League Baseball season cancelled, but prospects can pursue independent baseball opportunities

    Minor League Baseball season cancelled, but prospects can pursue independent baseball opportunities
    Security Service Field in Colorado. | Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images Minor leaguers will be able to search out their own playing opportunities this summer. There will be no affiliated Minor League Baseball played in 2020.
    This news is largely unsurprising for those who have followed the game’s news cycle during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but MiLB finally made the official announcement yesterday afternoon that this season would be cancelled at all minor league lev
  • Ryan Braun says players are excited, but also “nervous” and “apprehensive” about MLB return

    Ryan Braun says players are excited, but also “nervous” and “apprehensive” about MLB return
    Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The Brewers’ veteran outfielder isn’t sure everything about the return of baseball will go according to plan Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is getting ready to head to Milwaukee for what might be his last season, but at this point, he’s still unsure if there will be a season.
    While the league is still planning on a 60-game season, Braun doesn’t sound totally convinced that things will go down as planned in an interview with the Los Angeles Tim
  • Milwaukee’s Tailgate Podcast: Miller Park Schvitz

    Milwaukee’s Tailgate Podcast: Miller Park Schvitz
    Baseball is closer to being back than its been for months, but are there still things to worry about in the shortened season that’s being planned?
    This week, Ryan Topp, Paul Noonan, BCB’s Brad Ford and myself talk about that, how we thought the Brewers’ roster situation would shake out, which injured players may have caught a break with the delay, and whether we’d do certain parts of the offseason over knowing what we know now (like, say, keeping Eric Thames around).
    The
  • Brewers announce 45-man roster for ‘Summer Camp’ at Miller Park

    Brewers announce 45-man roster for ‘Summer Camp’ at Miller Park
    Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports The team is holding off on announcing the other members of their 60-player pool for now The Brewers were one of the last teams in the league to make a public announcement, but we finally know who will be reporting to Miller Park when Summer Camp (now with a logo and everything) begins on the 4th of July.
    There will be 45 players attending #Brewers Summer Camp at Miller Park. pic.twitter.com/tFd0g1WWlJ— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 29, 2020You may have no
  • Milwaukee Brewers option Tyrone Taylor

    Milwaukee Brewers option Tyrone Taylor
    Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images A...roster move? The Major League Baseball transaction freeze ended yesterday, allowing teams to make big league roster moves for the first time since March. For that reason, the relatively minor transaction that the Milwaukee Brewers executed yesterday afternoon is still notable.
    OF Tyrone Taylor has been optioned to the Alternate Training Site roster. pic.twitter.com/2H9LpCLjML— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 27, 2020Taylor is a
  • Early win prediction totals predict 30.5 wins for the Milwaukee Brewers

    Early win prediction totals predict 30.5 wins for the Milwaukee Brewers
    Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images A tight NL Central puts the Brewers in fourth in the division. With the new season coming up, projections for the upcoming season are also coming out now. The first set of predictions came out from ZiPS, predicting a 31-win season for the Brewers, as well as a tight NL Central race. That view isn’t isolated to just that prediction.
    Caesars Sportsbook released their set of win totals for the upcoming season yesterday. In the predictions, the Brewers were
  • Brewers confirm “a small number” of positive COVID-19 tests

    Brewers confirm “a small number” of positive COVID-19 tests
    The Arizona Republic-USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn Content Services, LLC Members of the Brewers’ organization test positive During a Zoom conference with the media, David Stearns and Rick Schlesinger laid out what to expect for the coming season. Interestingly Stearns said that members of the Brewers’ organization had tested positive for COVID-19. He did not indicate whether it was players, staff, or both that tested positive.Stearns went on to talk about precautions the organization
  • OOTP 21 Season Sim: Brewers near halfway point just below .500

    OOTP 21 Season Sim: Brewers near halfway point just below .500
    Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images The Brewers are still below .500, but are getting within striking distance of first place as we get into the final weeks of June We may be without baseball on TV right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t play the Brewers’ 50th anniversary season anyway. Thanks to Out of the Park Baseball 21 — the latest installment of the best baseball sim out there — we’ll be bringing you the “results” of the last week of Brewers g
  • Meet Joey Wiemer, 4th-round draft pick of the Milwaukee Brewers

    Meet Joey Wiemer, 4th-round draft pick of the Milwaukee Brewers
    Joey Wiemer in the outifeld Getting to know the newest outfielder in the Brewers’ farm With the 121st overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the Milwaukee Brewers selected college outfielder Joey Weimer from Cincinnati. Weimer received praise as a draft prospect for his raw power potential and plus-plus arm in the outfield and is viewed as somewhat of a project, but one who has tremendous upside potential if his development goes right. I had the chance to get to know Joey after the draft, an
  • Brewers workouts to begin on 4th of July at Miller Park

    Brewers workouts to begin on 4th of July at Miller Park
    Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports David Stearns says to this point, no players have opted out of playing despite a “small number” of positive COVID-19 tests With the 2020 MLB season now on — at least for now — we’re hearing from the Brewers front office on what a return will look like.
    Adam McCalvy has a string of tweets with updates, starting with details on when “Summer Camp” will begin — the 4th of July at Miller Park.
    The Brewers' first workout wi
  • The best and worst 60-game stretches for the Milwaukee Brewers

    The best and worst 60-game stretches for the Milwaukee Brewers
    Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images In a 60-game season, what does the Brewers’ performance in 60-game stretches say about their chances in a full 60-game season? Baseball is coming back with a 60-game season. While it’s not the marathon 162 games that we are used to, we will get baseball in some form this year. The shortened season is drawing some criticism, though. Many say that a 60-game season will not crown a true champion, as a team who would not normally win a
  • Bob Uecker to call every Brewers home game in person during shortened season

    Bob Uecker to call every Brewers home game in person during shortened season
    Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images Uecker is at high risk for COVID-19, but says he plans to work every home game once play resumes We don’t know yet exactly how the Brewers’ 2020 schedule will look (other than being made up of games solely against the NL and AL Central), but we at least know now that Brewers home games will mean Bob Uecker on the radio.
    While Uecker would be considered high-risk for COVID-19 even before his recent string of health concerns, the Brewers officially an
  • Ryan Braun contemplating playing beyond 2020

    Ryan Braun contemplating playing beyond 2020
    Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports Braun indicated 2020 might be his last season, but that may have changed Ryan Braun is entering the final guaranteed year of his five year, $105 million extension. Coming into the season, Braun suggested that 2020 could be his last.Entering the final guaranteed year of his contract, Ryan Braun acknowledged that this could be his final season in Milwaukee — and maybe the final season of his career. On the urgency of 2020: pic.twitter.com/frxJx3k2RW— Adam M
  • Updated ZiPS projected standings predict wild NL Central battle during shortened 2020 season

    Updated ZiPS projected standings predict wild NL Central battle during shortened 2020 season
    Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images The computer simulation pegs the Brewers for a winning record. No one knows exactly what to expect in regards to the upcoming 2020 MLB regular season. A shortened 60-game season will be played against only regional opponents, meaning that the Milwaukee Brewers will face only teams in the NL and AL Central divisions. Month-long injuries like an oblique now mean that a player will be missing half the season. Rosters will include a universal DH and will be expande
  • Poll: Major League Baseball is coming back, are you excited?

    Poll: Major League Baseball is coming back, are you excited?
    Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images Has the sparring between owners and players turned you off the game, or are you just happy the Brewers are coming back? News broke last night that Major League Baseball will officially be returning this summer. The players agreed to a 60-game schedule that will begin either July 23rd or 24th and are to report to their training camps within a week from today on July 1st. The union and owners also agreed to extensive health protocols as the league attempts to
  • MLB Players agree to 60-game regular season, will report to training camp on July 1st

    MLB Players agree to 60-game regular season, will report to training camp on July 1st
    Health protocols still have to be agreed upon, but that isn’t believed to be a significant hurdle at this point. Commissioner Rob Manfred and the league’s 30 owners made the move to impose a 60-game Major League Baseball yesterday, moving forward under the terms of the March agreement with the Players’ Association after nearly three months of seeking additional salary reductions under the prorated payouts that were originally agreed to. The league gave the union a firm 4:00 pm
  • MLB owners, commissioner set to implement a 2020 season

    MLB owners, commissioner set to implement a 2020 season
    Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images Players must agree to reporting to camp by July 1 and safety guidelines Major League Baseball has officially taken the first step to implementing a 2020 season.MLB statement: pic.twitter.com/Jz3rSTvXuU— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 23, 2020Earlier today, the MLB Player’s Association voted against the most recent proposal given to them by the owners and Rob Manfred. Later in the night, MLB released a statement stating it plans to mo
  • Recent outbreaks of COVID-19 among several sports teams serve as reminder of difficulty to restarting MLB

    Recent outbreaks of COVID-19 among several sports teams serve as reminder of difficulty to restarting MLB
    Photo byJonathan Daniel/Getty Images As negotiations continue, efforts may be futile if answers can’t be found in regards to how to play safely amid the pandemic. Negotiations continue between the MLBPA and owners for a deal to play the 2020 season. It’s still tense after the most recent proposal, with some owners believing the meeting between Rob Manfred and Tony Clark was the agreement for the new season. As this continues to be sorted out, the reality of the current pandemic is s
  • MLBPA counters owners’ proposal with one of their own, per report

    MLBPA counters owners’ proposal with one of their own, per report
    Dylan Buell/Getty Images The players’ association has countered the owners’ proposal with one of their own. Yesterday, optimism built again towards a 2020 season following a meeting between Rob Manfred and Tony Clark. Following the meeting came a new proposal from the owners that gave the players the full salaries they wanted, plus expanded playoffs and other additions. While it was a big step in the right direction, many began containing the excitement a bit since the players still
  • OOTP 21 Brewers Season Sim: Gutting the bullpen

    OOTP 21 Brewers Season Sim: Gutting the bullpen
    Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images After an especially horrific week, David Stearns (aka me) is finally fed up We may be without baseball on TV right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t play the Brewers’ 50th anniversary season anyway. Thanks to Out of the Park Baseball 21 — the latest installment of the best baseball sim out there — we’ll be bringing you the “results” of the last week of Brewers games every week.
    After a disappointing week, the
  • Report: Rod Manfred and Tony Clark hold meeting, new proposal sent to players including full prorated pay and expanded playoffs

    Report: Rod Manfred and Tony Clark hold meeting, new proposal sent to players including full prorated pay and expanded playoffs
    After a few days of pessimism after the last failed proposal, optimism is back up after a meeting between Manfred and Clark and a new deal being offered. The last few days have been very pessimistic for many, as the chances of a season happening seemed to decline. Rob Manfred said in an interview that he was no longer confident that a season would happen. Reports also came out that several owners did not want a season at all. The players united behind a simple message: “Tell us when and wh
  • Report: Rob Manfred and Tony Clark hold meeting, new proposal sent to players including full prorated pay and expanded playoffs

    Report: Rob Manfred and Tony Clark hold meeting, new proposal sent to players including full prorated pay and expanded playoffs
    After a few days of pessimism after the last failed proposal, optimism is back up after a meeting between Manfred and Clark and a new deal being offered. The last few days have been very pessimistic for many, as the chances of a season happening seemed to decline. Rob Manfred said in an interview that he was no longer confident that a season would happen. Reports also came out that several owners did not want a season at all. The players united behind a simple message: “Tell us when and wh
  • Milwaukee Milkmen make six selections in American Association player dispersal draft

    Milwaukee Milkmen make six selections in American Association player dispersal draft
    #1 overall pick Chase Simpson. | Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The indy ball club added three hitters and three right-handed hurlers from non-competing clubs. The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball held their player dispersal draft yesterday afternoon, allowing the six clubs that will be participating in the shortened, hub-based 2020 regular season — the Milwaukee Milkmen, Chicago Dogs, Winnipeg Goldeye, St. Paul Saints, Fargo-Moorhead RedHaw

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