• LCS Open Thread - October 18

    LCS Open Thread - October 18
    Photo by Kelly Gavin/MLB Photos via Getty Images The Rays are in the World Series. Either the Braves or the Dodgers will join them. Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
    Ian Anderson vs. Dustin May
    Game 7 (Series Tied 3-3)
    Globe Life Field in Arlington, 7:15 PM (FOX / FS1)
  • Once upon a time, Mookie Betts could have been a Brewer

    Once upon a time, Mookie Betts could have been a Brewer
    Photo by Harry How/Getty Images File this near the top of the “trades that never were” file We’ve heard for years about how The Brewers Almost Drafted Mike Trout (he was taken one pick before them! So close!). Now we have a story that might join that one in Brewers what-if lore.
    Apparently, the Brewers nearly traded for Mookie Betts, back before he was The Best Non-Trout Player in Baseball.
    Admittedly, saying “nearly” might be a stretch, but Doug Melvin apparently
  • 2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #10

    2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #10
    Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images Cast your vote for the most valuable Brewers! Sadly, the 2020 Championship Season has concluded for our Milwaukee Brewers, and the annual six month depression that is the baseball offseason has begun. It was a year unlike any other with the shortened schedule and COVID-19 protocols, and though our big league Cream City Nine finished under .500 and struggled on offense all year long, they were able to sneak into the expanded postseason as the final seed. That
  • 2020 Most Valuable Brewer #4: Orlando Arcia

    2020 Most Valuable Brewer #4: Orlando Arcia
    Photo by Harry How/Getty Images The still-young shortstop may have played his way back into the Brewers’ longterm plans While he enjoyed the best offensive season of his career in 2020, the fact that the BCB readership made Orlando Arcia the first offensive player to appear on this year’s Most Valuable Brewers list is probably an indication on just how poor the Brewers’ offense was this year.
    That may be a bit harsh for a young player (he’s still somehow only 25!) who di
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  • 2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #9

    2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #9
    Photo by Harry How/Getty Images Cast your vote for the most valuable Brewers! Sadly, the 2020 Championship Season has concluded for our Milwaukee Brewers, and the annual six month depression that is the baseball offseason has begun. It was a year unlike any other with the shortened schedule and COVID-19 protocols, and though our big league Cream City Nine finished under .500 and struggled on offense all year long, they were able to sneak into the expanded postseason as the final seed. That made
  • 2020 Most Valuable Brewer #3: Brandon Woodruff

    2020 Most Valuable Brewer #3: Brandon Woodruff
    Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Limited run support did not take away from another fine season for Woody Brandon Woodruff came into 2020 as the Milwaukee Brewers’ ace. Whether he makes your definition of ace or not, he has certainly pitched like top-of-the-rotation arm for the Brewers these past two years. In 2020, His numbers show it too. Woodruff produced a 3.05 ERA and a 3.20 FIP, and he struck out more than 11 per 9.Exit velocity against, hard hit percentage against, xwOBA, xERA, xBA, xSL
  • What went wrong for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2020

    What went wrong for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2020
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports LoCain’s opt out, poor offseason decisions, Houser’s regression, and terrible offense led to a less than stellar season The 2020 season was a year of ups and downs for the Milwaukee Brewers. They made the playoffs for the third consecutive season for the first time in the franchise’s existence. The team saw the emergence of two young pitchers, Corbin Burnes and Devin Williams, which is cause for genuine excitement. Yet so much went wrong for t
  • 2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #8

    2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #8
    Photo by Robert Beck/MLB Photos via Getty Images Cast your vote for the most valuable Brewers! Sadly, the 2020 Championship Season has concluded for our Milwaukee Brewers, and the annual six month depression that is the baseball offseason has begun. It was a year unlike any other with the shortened schedule and COVID-19 protocols, and though our big league Cream City Nine finished under .500 and struggled on offense all year long, they were able to sneak into the expanded postseason as the fina
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  • 2020 Most Valuable Brewer #2: Devin Williams

    2020 Most Valuable Brewer #2: Devin Williams
    Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports The Brewers have a new best reliever in baseball Devin Williams was the Milwaukee Brewers’ top draft pick in 2013. The team had lost their first-round selection and had to wait until the second round to select the right-handed high schooler analysts praised for advanced control and a great changeup.After his arrival in pro ball, it was a tough hill to climb for Williams. He topped out at A+ in 2016 before requiring Tommy John Surgery, which would keep him
  • Former Milwaukee Brewers in the World Series

    Former Milwaukee Brewers in the World Series
    Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports Two former Brewers are participating in the World Series this year. The World Series is set to kick off tonight in Arlington, where the Dodgers and Rays will meet to play for the championship. Both teams announced their rosters today, and a couple of former Brewers are on the rosters. Let’s take a quick glance at those players.
    First of all, let’s look at the Dodgers. This will be quick, because there are no players to talk about here. None of the current
  • 2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #7

    2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #7
    Photo by Robert Beck/MLB Photos via Getty Images Cast your vote for the most valuable Brewers! Sadly, the 2020 Championship Season has concluded for our Milwaukee Brewers, and the annual six month depression that is the baseball offseason has begun. It was a year unlike any other with the shortened schedule and COVID-19 protocols, and though our big league Cream City Nine finished under .500 and struggled on offense all year long, they were able to sneak into the expanded postseason as the fina
  • Devin Williams named as finalist for NL Reliever of the Year

    Devin Williams named as finalist for NL Reliever of the Year
    Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images He could make it three years in a row that a Brewer has won the award. For the fourth season in a row, the Milwaukee Brewers can boast a finalist for the National League’s top relief pitcher. This year, however, the Senior Circuit’s two-time defending Reliever of the Year winner Josh Hader is not the man up for the honor. Nor is it Corey Knebel, who was nominated in 2017. Instead, rookie right-hander Devin Williams is one of the
  • 2020 Most Valuable Brewer #1: Corbin Burnes

    2020 Most Valuable Brewer #1: Corbin Burnes
    Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images Corbin Burnes went from a struggling pitcher to the top player for the Brewers in 2020. When Corbin Burnes first reached the majors in 2018, excitement around his debut was strong. His first season was stellar, as he worked exclusively in relief and posted a 2.61 ERA and 3.79 FIP. Then during the offseason, he converted back to starting and the results went the opposite way. His first four starts were abysmal and he ended up back in the bullpen for a while. He
  • Important Dates for the 2020-2021 MLB Offseason

    Important Dates for the 2020-2021 MLB Offseason
    Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images As the 2020 season comes to a close, here’s what to watch for as the Brewers prepare for the 2021 season. We are entering the last week of the 2020 season as the World Series is set to begin on Tuesday. Once the World Series is complete, the offseason will begin in full. In the four months leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting for the 2021 season, there are several important dates to note. Here is the complete list of dates for
  • Milwaukee’s Tailgate Brewers Podcast: 2020 Season Review Episode

    Milwaukee’s Tailgate Brewers Podcast: 2020 Season Review Episode
    Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images We hand out some team awards and ponder what would be in the One Shining Moment video The World Series match up is now set, and unbelievably, it does not include the 2020 Milwaukee Brewers.
    On this week’s podcast, we recap the year that was, including the good, the bad, and the really bad offense. Can you say offensive MVP Jedd Gyorko?
    We also muse about what would make it into the 2020 Brewers “One Shining Moment” video.
    You can listen to
  • 2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #6

    2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #6
    Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images Cast your vote for the most valuable Brewers! Sadly, the 2020 Championship Season has concluded for our Milwaukee Brewers, and the annual six month depression that is the baseball offseason has begun. It was a year unlike any other with the shortened schedule and COVID-19 protocols, and though our big league Cream City Nine finished under .500 and struggled on offense all year long, they were able to sneak into the expanded postseason as the final seed. That
  • LCS Open Thread - October 17

    LCS Open Thread - October 17
    Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports One World Series participant will be determined today, and the other could be as well. Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
    Max Fried vs. Walker Buehler
    Game 6 (Braves Lead 3-2)
    Globe Life Field in Arlington, 4:08 PM (FS1)
    Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays
    Lance McCullers Jr. vs. Charlie Morton
    Game 7 (Series Tied 3-3)
    Petco Park in San Diego, 7:37 PM (TBS)
  • MLB Trade Rumors posts arbitration estimates for the Milwaukee Brewers, led by Josh Hader at up to $6.8 million

    MLB Trade Rumors posts arbitration estimates for the Milwaukee Brewers, led by Josh Hader at up to $6.8 million
    Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images With a shortened season to work with, the arbitration estimates are a bit wider than usual. As the offseason begins to get underway for the Milwaukee Brewers, many decisions loom on the roster for this team in 2021. One area that is always a point of conversation is the arbitration-eligible group of players, who make up a significant part of the roster. The arbitration-eligible players are the group of players who have accumulated between just under 3 years
  • LCS Open Thread - October 16

    LCS Open Thread - October 16
    Photo by Kelly Gavin/MLB Photos via Getty Images It’s elimination time as we could have our World Series teams any day now. Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays
    Frambler Valdez vs. Blake Snell
    Game 6 (Rays Lead 3-2)
    Petco Park in San Diego, 4:07 PM (TBS)
    Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves
    Dustin May vs. A.J. Minuter
    Game 5 (Braves Lead 3-1)
    Globe Life Field in Arlington, 7:08 PM (FS1)
  • What went right for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2020

    What went right for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2020
    Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Long-term signings, playoffs again, and dominate young pitching The excitement around the Milwaukee Brewers over the past few seasons has been as high as it ever has been. Multiple winning season with exciting players and innovative management brought a confidence in this team not seen since the early 1980s. While the Brewers failed to finish above .500 in 2020, this year for the Brewers still had a number of things go right.
    Christian Yelich and Freddy Peralta sign
  • 2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #5

    2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #5
    Photo by Robert Beck/MLB Photos via Getty Images Cast your vote for the most valuable Brewers! Sadly, the 2020 Championship Season has concluded for our Milwaukee Brewers, and the annual six month depression that is the baseball offseason has begun. It was a year unlike any other with the shortened schedule and COVID-19 protocols, and though our big league Cream City Nine finished under .500 and struggled on offense all year long, they were able to sneak into the expanded postseason as the fina
  • LCS Open Thread - October 15

    LCS Open Thread - October 15
    Photo by Matt Thomas/MLB Photos via Getty Images Both trailing teams took a win yesterday. Can they get closer in their series, or will the leading teams widen the gap and potentially clinch? Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros
    John Curtiss vs. Luis Garcia
    Game 5 (Rays Lead 3-1)
    Petco Park in San Diego, 4:07 PM (TBS)
    Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves
    Clayton Kershaw vs. Bryan Wilson
    Game 4 (Braves Lead 2-1)
    Globe Life Field in Arlington, 7:08 PM (FS1)
  • 2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #4

    2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #4
    Photo by Robert Beck/MLB Photos via Getty Images Cast your vote for the most valuable Brewers! Sadly, the 2020 Championship Season has concluded for our Milwaukee Brewers, and the annual six month depression that is the baseball offseason has begun. It was a year unlike any other with the shortened schedule and COVID-19 protocols, and though our big league Cream City Nine finished under .500 and struggled on offense all year long, they were able to sneak into the expanded postseason as the fina
  • LCS Open Thread - October 14

    LCS Open Thread - October 14
    Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Will the Rays sweep? Will the Braves take a 3-0 lead? Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves
    Julio Urias vs. Kyle Wright
    Game 3 (Braves Lead 2-0)
    Globe Life Field in Arlington, 5:05 PM (FOX)
    Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros
    Tyler Glasnow vs. Zack Greinke
    Game 4 (Rays Lead 3-0)
    Petco Park in San Diego, 7:40 PM (TBS)
  • 2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #3

    2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #3
    Photo by Robert Beck/MLB Photos via Getty Images Cast your vote for the most valuable Brewers! Sadly, the 2020 Championship Season has concluded for our Milwaukee Brewers, and the annual six month depression that is the baseball offseason has begun. It was a year unlike any other with the shortened schedule and COVID-19 protocols, and though our big league Cream City Nine finished under .500 and struggled on offense all year long, they were able to sneak into the expanded postseason as the fina
  • Milwaukee Brewers bring more than 50 prospects to Fall Instructional League

    Milwaukee Brewers bring more than 50 prospects to Fall Instructional League
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports 17 of the org’s top-30 prospects will be present. There was no affiliated minor league baseball played this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but most MLB teams will try to make up for at least some of the lost development time by bringing prospects to Fall Instructional League. The league gave the okay for instructs to be held back in September, and players began reporting to camp this past week. 28 of the 30 MLB clubs are holding fall camps, with th
  • LCS Open Thread - October 13

    LCS Open Thread - October 13
    Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Can the Rays take a 3-0 lead? Will the Dodgers late change of starter hurt them? Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
    Ian Anderson vs. Tony Gonsolin
    Game 2 (Braves Lead 1-0)
    Globe Life Park in Arlington, 5:05 PM (FOX)
    Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros
    Ryan Yarbrough vs. Jose Urquidy
    Game 3 (Rays Lead 2-0)
    Petco Park in San Diego, 7:40 PM (TBS)
  • 2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #2

    2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #2
    Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Cast your vote for the most valuable Brewers! Sadly, the 2020 Championship Season has concluded for our Milwaukee Brewers, and the annual six month depression that is the baseball offseason has begun. It was a year unlike any other with the shortened schedule and COVID-19 protocols, and though our big league Cream City Nine finished under .500 and struggled on offense all year long, they were able to sneak into the expanded postseason as the final seed. That made thr
  • Milwaukee Brewers to pick #15 overall in 2021 MLB Draft

    Milwaukee Brewers to pick #15 overall in 2021 MLB Draft
    Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images Two of their three selections at that slot haven’t panned out. There was some question as to how Major League Baseball would determine the order of the 2021 MLB Draft coming off a shortened season played during unprecedented circumstances, but in the end the picks will be lined up the same as usual — from the league’s worst record to the best. Baseball America reported on Monday that commissioner Rob Manfred and the Players As
  • 2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #1

    2020 Most Valuable Brewers Poll #1
    Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Cast your vote for the most valuable Brewers! Sadly, the 2020 Championship Season has concluded for our Milwaukee Brewers, and the annual six month depression that is the baseball offseason has begun. It was a year unlike any other with the shortened schedule and COVID-19 protocols, and though our big league Cream City Nine finished under .500 and struggled on offense all year long, they were able to sneak into the expanded postseason as the final seed. That made thr

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