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  • Milwaukee Brewers activate Gio Gonzalez, option Burch Smith

    Brew Crew Ball "We learned a few days ago that Gio Gonzalez would make his long-awaited return to the roster tonight against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and this afternoon the Milwaukee Brewers officially announced his activation from the injured list: Gonzalez signed in late April after opting out of..." July 20

  • One trade each World Series contender must make

    Sportsnaut "As MLB’s trade deadline draws near, the potential lingers for major shakeups that will have a lasting impact on what team thrives in October and wins the World Series. This could be a special year when several marquee names move and the biggest impact could be seen on the..." July 19

  • Each MLB Contender's Most Untouchable Prospect at 2019 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "With Major League Baseball's July 31 trade deadline fast approaching, 'tis the season for postseason contenders to sacrifice their best young talent at the altar of October glory. Yet there are some prospects whom sellers shouldn't waste their time even asking..." July 19

  • Every team's biggest need at the MLB trade deadline

    Yardbarker "Arizona Diamondbacks: pitching prospects Arizona has been a surprise team this year despite major offseason losses, but the odds of sticking around are still against it with Luke Weaver unlikely to return from injury any time soon. The D-backs have an opportunity to sell high on..." July 19

  • Three Trade Destinations for Madison Bumgarner

    The Big Lead "Despite getting injured in a freak accident a year ago and seeing his pitching decline just a bit through the last few years, Madison Bumgarner is still one of baseball’s most sought-after starters with the trade deadline approaching. However, despite a recent upward trend by..." July 19

  • Drew Smyly Elects Free Agency

    Yardbarker "Veteran left-hander Drew Smyly has opted out of his minor league contract with the Brewers, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports (on Twitter). Smyly had signed a minor league pact with Milwaukee back on July 1 after being cut loose from the Rangers. Smyly made three starts with..." July 18

  • MLB Trade Deadline: MLB Trade Predictions 2 Weeks from the 2019 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The July 31 MLB trade deadline is creeping up. Over the next two weeks, swaps will be consummated, or they won't. Based on the latest rumors and credible rumblings, plus a dollop of informed speculation, here are nine deal or no deal predictions for some of the top..." July 17

  • Buy, Sell or Stand Pat for Every Team at 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The time for evaluating is over. With the July 31 trade deadline bearing down, teams across Major League Baseball must decide how they're going to handle it. We can't make this choice for them, but we do have notions as to which clubs should buy, sell or stand pat ahead of the..." July 17

  • 10 MLB teams that need to make a trade deadline move

    Larry Brown Sports "It is a seller’s market in Major League Baseball this July. The bulk of MLB teams can at least claim to be in contention, sitting within five games of either the division or a wild card spot, and that means a lot of teams are going to be competing for limited resources ahead of the July..." July 17

  • Report: Brewers join race to acquire D-Backs' Robbie Ray

    The Score "The Milwaukee Brewers are among teams showing interest in Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray, a source told MLB Network's Jon Morosi. Reports on Tuesday suggest the Philadelphia Phillies, Houston Astros, and New York Yankees have also emerged as potential suitors for the..." July 16

  • Brewers' Yasmani Grandal apologizes for outburst, rare ejection

    Sporting News "Emotions got the best of Yasmani Grandal as the Brewers catcher was ejected from Monday's game against the Braves. Grandal was upset after he was called out on strikes. He argued with home-plate umpire Jordan Baker and then was ejected before anyone could intervene. The ejection..." July 16

  • Five deals we want to see get done before the MLB trading deadline

    USA Today "As the second half gets underway and with just a few weeks remaining before Major League Baseball's trade deadline, the market's potential buyers and sellers are taking shape. It's an intriguing group of players expected to be dealt this month, ranging from..." July 16

  • Top 20 MLB pitching trade candidates

    The Score "With Major League Baseball's trade deadline approaching, theScore's MLB editors break down the 20 best pitchers who could be moved ahead of July 31. 1. Zack Greinke, SP, Diamondbacks Greinke has settled down after a really rocky start to the campaign and is putting..." July 15

  • Do Umpires Dream of Electronic Strikes?

    Bleacher Report "Like a bang-bang call at first base, there is much jawing and a whole lot of disagreement throughout baseball over an idea threatening to arrive soon at a ballpark near you: the electronic strike zone. Dubbed "robo ump"—affectionately by some, not so much by..." July 15

  • 10 biggest questions for the MLB trade deadline

    USA Today "The days of posturing, pretenses, bluffs, deception and even out-and-out lies are about to end. It’s that time of year where every Major League Baseball club’s front office must call and turn over their cards. In or out? And if you want to win, just..." July 15

  • Report: Asking prices on MLB trade market are ‘enormous’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the MLB trade deadline looming, things are a little bit distorted in the market due to the limited number of teams who are clear sellers. As of Monday morning, 22 of 30 teams are within five games or less of a playoff spot, meaning many teams will be looking to add and few are..." July 15

  • Report: Brewers, Giants have discussed Will Smith trade

    Larry Brown Sports "In need of bullpen help, the Milwaukee Brewers appear to be zeroing in on one of the better players on the market. According to Robert Murray of The Athletic, the Brewers and San Francisco Giants have had discussions about left-handed reliever Will Smith in recent days. While no..." July 15

  • The Most Brutal Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Fails Since 2000

    Bleacher Report "There's undeniable risk when it comes to pulling the trigger on a blockbuster deal at the trade deadline. Case in point, even after he helped them win a World Series, fans around the league still question the Chicago Cubs' decision to trade Gleyber Torres for two months of..." July 15

  • Mike Moustakas explains why he declined Home Run Derby invite

    MLB.com "It was one week ago that Christian Yelich withdrew from the T-Mobile Home Run Derby and was replaced by Matt Chapman of the Oakland A’s. At the time, a common question was “What about Yelich’s own teammate, Mike Moustakas?” The answer is that Moustakas was..." July 14

  • Brewers Select Jay Jackson, Option Mauricio Dubon

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have selected the contract of righty Jay Jackson from Triple-A San Antonio and optioned Mauricio Dubon to AAA, the team reports. Jackson, 31, appeared poised for a middle-inning role after a dominant 2015 season for San Diego’s AAA-affiliate, but opted instead to..." July 13

  • One thing every MLB team needs to do in the second half

    USA Today "Major League Baseball's first half is now in the rear-view mirror and all 30 teams are turning their attention to the final 11 weeks of the 2019 season. Across both leagues, there's still plenty of ambiguity in the races for the postseason. Four teams are within..." July 12

  • Top MLB Prospects Who Could Be Prizes of 2019 Blockbuster Trades

    Bleacher Report "The 2019 Major League Baseball trade deadline won't be all about brand-name veterans. Some of the league's best prospects might also change hands ahead of July 31. We've pointed to eight specific young talents who are worth keeping an eye on as potential trade chips in..." July 12

  • Shelby Miller, Brewers Reportedly Agree to Minor League Contract

    Bleacher Report "The Milwaukee Brewers are signing Shelby Miller after the pitcher was released by the Texas Rangers on July 4, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal added that Miller agreed to a minor league deal. With the Rangers this season, Miller pitched in 19..." July 11

  • 5 Players Who Will Bounce Back From Disappointing 1st Halves After the All-Star Break

    12 Up "The MLB All-Star break has come and gone, and plenty of the league's stars just recharged in order to continue their phenomenal seasons. However, there are a few players who were expected to enjoy great success in 2019 who couldn't manifest it in the first half of the year. However, for..." July 11

  • Seven bold predictions for the rest of MLB season

    Yahoo! Sports "Although we are past the midpoint of the 2019 MLB season, there is still plenty of time for the fantasy landscape to undergo dramatic changes. And gamers who get too comfortable with the current hierarchy of assets are going to get burned when some players soar or sink. Although each..." July 11

  • MLB All-Star Game draws record low 6.2 overnight rating

    Awful Announcing "Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game on Fox drew a 6.2 overnight rating, a record low overnight. Last year’s game drew a 6.5 overnight, same as 2017, and the previous record low came in 2016, when the game in San Diego drew a 6.2 overnight. Fox is just happy they won the..." July 11

  • The MLBPA needs to get its story straight

    New York Daily News "Ballplayers have been frozen out by their billionaire bosses for two straight winters in free agency. Are they ready to do anything about it? At the All-Star Game, at least, that depends who you ask. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale painted a flowery picture of proletariat..." July 11

  • 8 MLB teams potentially poised to break out in the second half

    Larry Brown Sports "The All-Star break is a good time to step back and assess where the 30 teams across Major League Baseball stand. Some teams comfortably occupy first place, some are facing a second half of playing out a string of meaningless games, and then there is the group caught in the middle. In..." July 11

  • Three Possible Landing Spots for Zack Wheeler

    The Big Lead "With the 2019 MLB Trade Deadline approaching quickly, New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler remains one of the most enticing trade pieces on the market. At 29-years old, Wheeler had the best season of his career in 2018. This year, Wheeler has been up and down, posting..." July 11

  • MLB managers wearing uniforms is the weirdest thing in sports we’ve accepted as normal

    SB Nation "Major League Baseball managers are the only coaches in professional sports who suit up in uniform like players do. This never bothered me until I saw an Instagram of Braves manager Brian Snitker with some of his all-stars. It was this Instagram (second photo) that gave..." July 10

  • Atlantic League to experiment with batters “stealing first base”

    Hardball Talk "People often joke about fast guys who can’t hit by saying “you can’t steal first base.” What Major League Baseball and the Atlantic League’s new rules presuppose is, “what if you can?” As you’re no doubt aware, Major League Baseball and..." July 10

  • MLB players are furious, willing to strike over economic system: 'We're all united'

    USA Today "There are no threats, no allusions of intimidation ... really, not even raised voices. Yet there also is not the slightest tinge of fear. Major League Baseball players representing their brethren at the All-Star Game in Cleveland made it quite clear this week..." July 10

  • 7 Top Prospects Who Could Spur Their Teams Down The Stretch

    MLB Trade Rumors "Every now and again, a young player arrives in the majors relatively late in the season and immediately functions as a key cog for a contender. Think Corey Seager in 2015. It takes a combination of talent, readiness, and opportunity all coming together. We’ll be focused in no..." July 10

  • Mets' Noah Syndergaard reportedly drawing trade interest from Astros, Brewers

    SNY TV "With the trade deadline three weeks away, Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard is drawing interest from the Brewers, while some with the Astros are "intrigued" at the possibility of dealing for him, reports MLB.com's Jon Morosi. SNY's Andy Martino reported..." July 10

  • MLB All-Stars Most Likely to Be Traded Pre-2019 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Some of the players going into the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in one uniform may be wearing a different one come August 1. Specifically, we think there are nine All-Stars who could be moved ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. These are players who are obviously talented..." July 09

  • MLBPA Chief Tony Clark Discusses CBA, Juiced Ball

    MLB Trade Rumors "MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark chatted with the media today as part of this week’s All-Star festivities. The Twitter feeds of Alex Speier of the Boston Globe and Eric Fisher of the Sports Business Group feature many of the key comments. Those..." July 09

  • Rob Manfred Says He'll Encourage Owners to Pass 3-Batter Minimum Rule for 2020

    12 Up "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is (eternally) looking to make some drastic changes in the game, and one of the new rules he's looking to implement soon is the three-batter minimum for entering relievers. While he's not officially casting a vote per..." July 09

  • Rob Manfred: MLB didn't alter baseball for more HRs

    ESPN "Commissioner Rob Manfred once again emphatically denied that Major League Baseball has altered baseballs to generate more offense, amid widespread criticism from some of the sport's top pitchers. "Baseball has done nothing, given no direction for an alteration in the..." July 09

  • Five Storylines Entering The MLB All-Star Game

    The Big Lead "MLB All-Star week started with a blast after Monday night’s thrilling Home Run Derby, won by the Mets’ Pete Alonso, but highlighted by the epic home run duel between the Dodgers’ Joc Pederson and Blue Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr, who lit up Progressive Field in Cleveland..." July 09

  • Yasmani Grandal: Why anticipated Mets deal never happened

    New York Post "Yasmani Grandal is a National League All-Star. By the way that FanGraphs measures Wins Above Replacement, he leads all catchers in that category ahead of fellow All-Stars such as J.T. Realmuto, Willson Contreras and Gary Sanchez. And in another sign of how their offseason and, thus,..." July 09

  • Christian Yelich says he will play in 2019 All-Star Game

    Sportsnaut "Christian Yelich had to pull out of the Home Run Derby due to a sore back, but the Milwaukee Brewers star will participate in the All-Star Game itself. On Monday, Yelich said he pulled out of the Home Run Derby due to the “volume of swings” it would take but is..." July 08

  • George Springer, Christian Yelich leading off All-Star lineups

    Hardball Talk "We learned earlier this afternoon that Justin Verlander and Hyun-Jin Ryu will start the All-Star Game on the mound. Now we learn that George Springer and Christian Yelichwill lead off. Here are the lineups: AMERICAN LEAGUE 1. George Springer, Astros..." July 08

  • These players aren’t MLB All-Stars, but their last year of work says otherwise

    SB Nation "A baseball season is more than just a first half, and it would be nice if there was a way to recognize second-half performances in All-Star rosters. For the most part, the All-Star roster construction process is just fine. Fans get to vote for the starting position players, and sure..." July 08

  • What went wrong for Bryce Harper, other missing MLB All-Stars from 2018

    ESPN "As you roll into downtown Cleveland, there's a pedestrian overpass across Ontario Street with a huge All-Star banner draped along the length of the bridge to promote the week's festivities. It features the faces of several of baseball's biggest stars. One of those stars..." July 08

  • Gio Gonzalez Nearing Rehab Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "Brewers left-hander Gio Gonzalez, out since June 1 with a dead arm, is finally progressing toward a return. He’ll start a rehab assignment at the High-A level on Wednesday, Sophia Minnaert of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports. Gonzalez threw a bullpen session of 40-plus pitches..." July 07

  • A’s Matt Chapman selected as Home Run Derby replacement for Christian Yelich

    San Francisco Chronicle "Matt Chapman’s first All-Star experience just got even better. The A’s third baseman was named as a Home Run Derby replacement for Christian Yelich on Sunday - and Chapman’s father, Jim, will be his pitcher. “I’m excited,” said Chapman, who leads..." July 07

  • Brewers Designate Deolis Guerra For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have designated righty Deolis Guerra for assignment, per a team release. Right-hander Burch Smith has been recalled in his place. Guerra, a 30-year-old who once upon a time was a headliner in the 2008 Johan Santana trade that sent the left-handed ace from Minnesota to New..." July 06

  • Brandon Woodruff named to 2019 All-Star Team, makes it five Brewers named to roster

    WTMJ "Brandon Woodruff has been added to the 2019 MLB All-Star roster. This makes five all-star selections for the Brewers in 2019, tying a franchise record set in 2018.   " July 06

  • Cops called after Christian Yelich hits boat with baseball

    Sportsnaut "Milwaukee Brewers star and reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich can absolutely rake. He’s in the midst one of the greatest statistical seasons for a hitter in recent history. Yelich enters the final weekend before the All-Star Break hitting .328 with 31 homers and 67..." July 06

  • Christian Yelich not worried about HR Derby ruining swing: 'It's batting practice'

    The Score "Christian Yelich is confident his swing won't be impacted by Monday's Home Run Derby. "Basically, (the) Home Run Derby is batting practice," the Milwaukee Brewers star said Thursday, according to ESPN. "It's just trying to hit home..." July 05