#Brewers release RHP Cody Scarpetta, the two-time org top 10 prospect who spent three years on 40-man roster.
#Brewers announced they have re-signed pitchers Santo Manzanillo and Johnnie Lowe to minor-league deals. Manzo was once a top prospect.
Foxsports.com "Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy joined "The Buzz" podcast Wednesday and said there's a chance that MLB pitchers could have the option of wearing special protective headgear as early as the 2014 season. He said the headgear would look like a hat but would be able to protect a..." December 19
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that the Brewers have interest in aging free agent Michael Young as a possible option for their void at first base. Rosenthal reports the Dodgers, Nationals and Rockies also are "in the mix" for Young. What gives credence to this report is the former..." December 18
Looks like Rakuten is not giving up on Tanaka. Hochi says they are going to offer him an $8m salary. http://t.co/PJRk1Cqa0U
Forbes.com "It was a very good year for Major League Baseball; as in historic. According to a source speaking on condition of anonymity, for 2013 MLB gross revenues will exceed $8 billion for the first time, ever. While exact figures were not revealed, baseball will end 2013 with revenues between $8-$8.5..." December 17
CBSSports.com "With Monday's official announcement that Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball have agreed to a new posting system, the focus now shifts completely to whether or not phenom Masahiro Tanaka will be posted. We know his team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, want to keep him, though..." December 17
SB Nation "Major League Baseball announced a new system that will change the way Japanese baseball players join the league. The new agreement will bring drastic change to the previous posting system. Before, NPB teams would post players who wanted to make the move to MLB. MLB teams would then place blind..." December 17
Florida Times Union "Former baseball star and Jacksonville native Ryan Freel was suffering from a degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy when he committed suicide last year, his family announced Sunday at a mass remembering the Englewood graduate. The report from the Boston University..." December 16
SI.com "The Hot Stove quickly cooled from a scalding first week of December to a lukewarm second week, despite the occurrence of the annual winter meetings. In fact, in the age of modern telecommunication, offseason activity may even slow down with everyone under the same roof. "Everybody just holds their..." December 13
Heard Marlins are looking at Rickie Weeks.
Fansided "The Miami Marlins are on a mission to bulk up their infield with the additions of Rafael Furcal and Garrett Jones. They’ve taken a look at guys like veteran Mark Ellis and even Yuniesky Betancourt. Now they’re currently involved in a trade rumor that happens to surround Betancourt’s former..." December 12
brewers-mets meeting on ike davis. milwaukee needs a real 1B. loney also still on board. hou pitt tb also seek 1B.
CBSSports.com "Free agent first baseman/outfielder Corey Hart is headed to Seattle to provide Robinson Cano protection in the batting order, as he has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Mariners, according to Jon Heyman. Hart, 31, missed all of the 2013 season with a right knee injury. In 2012, the..." December 11
Hardball Talk "Joe Torre and Sandy Alderson just announced that the MLB Rules Committee has voted to outlaw collisions at home plate. The decision is now subject to approval by the players. If the players do not approve the rule change it will not go into effect in 2014, but MLB would be able to unilaterally..." December 11
Hardball Talk "The Mariners took two first baseman off the board earlier today by agreeing to a deal with Corey Hart and acquiring Logan Morrison from the Marlins. Could Mets’ first baseman Ike Davis be the next domino to fall? While nothing appears to be imminent, Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio reports..." December 11
Hardball Talk "At a time when concussions have become the most significant injury on the minds of athletes, coaches, teams and — increasingly — the legal system, baseball will move today to consider abolishing home plate collisions. As Derrick Goold reported this morning, this past weekend, team trainers and..." December 11
If #Brewers find out they're not signing Hart, sound positioned to move quickly on Ike Davis. Have done extensive background work on him.
#Brewers are hoping for an answer from Corey Hart before the end of Winter Meetings, Melvin says. Decision will dictate club's next step.
Agreement in place between NPB-MLB on new posting system. Last hurdle is MLB exec council must approve, which is expected this week
#mariners targets include price, cruz, benoit, corey hart (gm jack z drafted him in milwaukee)
MLB.com "Former managers Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote of the Expansion Era committee. La Russa, Torre and Cox rank third, fourth and fifth in managerial victories in Major League history, each winning more than 2,000..." December 09
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "With the off-season already a very busy one on the personnel front in Major League Baseball, the annual winter meetings open Monday at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort. The Brewers' main quest is to fill their first-base void. I touched base with free agent Corey Hart on Sunday and..." December 09
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Mornings have pretty much been the same this off-season for Khris Davis -- grab some breakfast, flip on MLB Network and head to the Milwaukee Brewers' facility in Maryvale to rehab his left hamstring. He received quite a surprise on Thursday, however, when he saw the news that Norichika Aoki..." December 07
Sources: Red Sox and Brewers among teams that have checked in with Marlins about Logan Morrison. @FOXSports1
With Aoki's departure, Ryan Braun is the #Brewers' new right fielder. Ron Roenicke will call RB today to talk about it further.
BREAKING: The #Brewers have acquired left-handed pitcher Will Smith from Kansas City in exchange for outfielder Norichika Aoki.
Source: NPB clubs indicating they will accept maximum bid structure for posting system, now negotiating w/ MLB where that point would be.
MLBPlayers.com "The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association voted unanimously to appoint Tony Clark as the union's next executive director, pending a vote by the general membership, it was announced today during the MLBPA's annual executive board meeting. The general membership will vote..." December 04
MLB.com "The free-agent pool got a boost on Monday, with former closers John Axford and Andrew Bailey among the biggest names cut loose ahead of the 11:59 p.m. ET non-tender deadline. Teams had until that time to offer -- or tender -- contracts to arbitration-eligible players. A non-tendered player..." December 03
Just exchanged messages with free agent Corey Hart, who expects to receive full medical clearance when he visits knee surgeon on Tuesday.
CBSSports.com "A few weeks ago, talks between Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball about a new posting system hit a snag. MLB reportedly grew impatient and felt NPB's officials were dragging their feet seeking approval and finalizing the agreement. As a result, MLB amended their..." December 02
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "chilly Wednesday morning, and for the first time since being suspended for 65 games by Major League Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun addressed the media. Braun's appearance came at the end of his taking food donations outside Helfaer Field, in the shadow of Miller Park. With..." November 27
Deadspin.com "Recently, as you may recall, we announced our plan to subvert the annual elections for baseball's Hall of Fame by buying votes from voters. Our idea was to make a mockery and farce of the increasingly solemn and absurd election process, and to take some power from the duly appointed custodians of..." November 27
MLB.com "The induction ceremony for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., next July 28 could have a real Atlanta Braves flavor to it. Former Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, each a 300-game winner, head a ballot stacked with superstar newcomers that will be studied by..." November 26
CBSSports.com "Not only did the Mets have internal discussions about embattled superstar Ryan Braun as previouslyreported, but they actually inquired about him with Milwaukee as well – if ever so briefly – before their suggestion was summarily rebuffed at the GM Meetings. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson,..." November 26
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said Thursday there is "absolutely nothing" to the rumor that he might consider trading Ryan Braun to the New York Mets. Melvin said the only move being discussed involving Braun is one from left field to right field. "We have no intentions of..." November 24
SB Nation "The Boston Red Sox have acquired relief pitcher Burke Badenhop from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor league relief pitcher Luis Ortega. The trade was announced on the teams' Twitter accounts. Badenhop is a 30-year-old who has pitched for three teams in his six-year career. The..." November 22
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "As crazy as the Ryan Braun trade rumor involving the New York Mets seemed, I figured I'd check in this morning with Brewers general manager Doug Melvin. After all, the Tigers did trade Prince Fielder yesterday to the Rangers despite nearly $170 million remaining on his contract. Melvin said..." November 21
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Brewers added four minor-leaguers to their 40-man roster Wednesday, protecting them from being plucked away by another team in the Rule 5 draft in December. The four players added are first baseman Hunter Morris, infielder/outfielder Jason Rogers, right-hander Brooks Hall and right-handed..." November 20
MetsBlog.com "There is a better chance the Brewers trade OF Ryan Braun for Mets 1B Ike Davis than deal OF Norichika Aoki, according to people familiar with the team’s thinking. Milwaukee is trying to make room for OF prospect Khris Davis, and they’re also looking for a left-handed power bat at first base..." November 20
Corey Hart says that his agent have talked to Boston, TB, Colorado and MIlw amongst other interested teams Sirius 209 XM 89
MLB.com "There's an old joke that says all you need to have a long career in baseball is to pitch with your left hand and have a pulse. It's a big-league exaggeration, of course, but the best lefties in the business are right on the pulse of what makes playoff contenders successful. During this..." November 18
ESPN.com "Major League Baseball officials impeded a Florida Department of Health investigation of Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch by purchasing clinic documents they likely knew had been stolen and had been warned not to obtain, sources close to the investigation told "Outside the Lines." The Department of..." November 15