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  • Brewers Finalize Coaching Staff

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced today that they’ve promoted Chris Hook from pitching coordinator to pitching coach, hired Steve Karsay away from the Indians organization to serve as the new bullpen coach, and hired Scott Barringer away from the Astros to serve as the new head athletic trainer...." November 19

  • Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay lead newcomers on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has released its ballot for 2019. The newcomers to the ballot, two of whom I presume will be first-ballot inductees, include Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay: Roy Halladay Todd Helton Andy Pettitte Mariano..." November 19

  • Brewers no. 1 prospect Keston Hiura named Arizona Fall League MVP

    Hardball Talk "Brewers top prospect Keston Hiura has been named the 2018 Arizona Fall League MVP, per an announcement on Saturday. He’s the first Brewers player to receive the distinction since the award was first handed out in 2002. Hiura, 22, was selected in the first round of the 2017 draft..." November 17

  • NL MVP Christian Yelich says trade from Marlins to Brewers was the fresh start he needed

    CBS Sports "Christian Yelich became a first-time National League MVP this week by receiving 29 of 30 first-place votes for his All-Star 2018 campaign with the Milwaukee Brewers. The veteran outfielder bested Chicago Cubs star Javier Baez with a .326/.402/.598 line with 36 home runs, 110 RBI and..." November 17

  • MLB partners with DAZN to create live look-in show for baseball fans

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and DAZN, the fast-growing global live and on-demand sports streaming service, have finalized plans to create a weeknight show for baseball fans to follow game-by-game action in real time beginning in the 2019 season.  The yet-to-be-named program,..." November 16

  • MLBPA thinks all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration

    Hardball Talk "There’s something interesting deep in Ken Rosenthal’s latest notes column. It’s about arbitration, with Rosenthal reporting that the players union believes that all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration this winter. If..." November 16

  • Christian Yelich Wins 2018 NL MVP Award

    Bleacher Report "Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich was announced Thursday as the winner of the 2018 National League Most Valuable Player award. Yelich earned 29 of 30 first-place votes, and New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom earned the only other vote, per Chicago Cubs star..." November 15

  • MLB, Fox Sports Reach Reported $5.1 Billion Rights Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball announced today that it has reached a new seven-year, multiplatform agreement with FOX Sports spanning the 2022-28 seasons. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal reports (via Twitter) that the contract’s rough value is a staggering $5.1 billion — a..." November 15

  • Rob Manfred to get a five-year contract extension today

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings are going on down in Atlanta this week. Unlike a lot of gatherings of baseball dignitaries, we tend not to get much news out of them, however. We know the owners do things like light cigars with $100 bills and, I dunno, play games of chess on human-sized chess boards with..." November 15

  • Quintin Berry Retires, Joins Brewers Coaching Staff

    MLB Trade Rumors "After thirteen seasons in professional baseball, outfielder Quintin Berry has officially hung up his cleats. Berry announces his retirement via Twitter, but adds that he will be joining the Milwaukee Brewers for the 2019 season as an outfield and baserunning coordinating (Twitter links)...." November 10

  • MLB Owners Expected To Approve Extension For Rob Manfred

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball owners are expected to meet next week to vote on a five-year extension for commissioner Rob Manfred, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. He’d need the approval of ownership representatives from 16 of the 30 teams, though Nightengale reports that Manfred..." November 09

  • MLB reportedly working on ways to discourage sign stealing

    Larry Brown Sports "Paranoia about sign stealing was more rampant than ever during the MLB playoffs this year, and the league is trying to find ways to cut down on that heading into 2019. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Major League Baseball is in the process of trying to implement rules and..." November 07

  • MLB's Hyped $1 Billion Free-Agent Class Actually Isn't That Good

    Bleacher Report "The free-agent market this winter includes the National League's Most Valuable Player—from 2015. And the American League's MVP—also from 2015. And the AL Cy Young winner. And two others who finished in the top five in MVP voting in their respective..." November 07

  • MLB considering moving trade deadline back

    Sportsnaut "One of the interesting possibilities coming out of the GM meetings is not a potential deal, but a big change to the MLB trade deadline. MLB is considering moving the non-waiver deadline back from its traditional July 31 date. In the process, the waiver deadline of August 31 would be..." November 06

  • Hall of Fame announces the “Today’ Game” era ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Hall of Fame just announced the nominees for this year’s Veterans Committee ballot. Well, they don’t call it the “Veterans Committee” anymore, but it basically is. It’s now done with an era-system which rotates every year, and this year’s era is the..." November 05

  • Is baseball even capable of making superstars anymore?

    Yahoo! Sports "Early in her seminal Babe Ruth biography, “The Big Fella,” Jane Leavy, the gifted storyteller of bygone ballplayers, perfectly encapsulates his place at the intersection of America’s game, Americana and America today. The forebear of modern politicians and religious..." November 05

  • GMs to consider eliminating trade waivers

    Hardball Talk "The General Manager Meetings are taking place in San Diego this week. We don’t often get a lot of general news from those. Heck, at the moment two teams — the Giants and the Orioles — don’t even have general managers. The best way to think of the GM Meetings is to think..." November 05

  • Red Sox, Braves top Gold Gloves; Nolan Arenado continues streak

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Boston Red Sox, just a week after winning the World Series, had the most players in the American League named as Rawlings Gold Glove winners, with right..." November 05

  • Brewers Hire Andy Haines As Hitting Coach

    12 Up "After losing plenty of key parts of the coaching staff in recent days, the ?Milwaukee Brewers purged a division rival to make their latest coaching hire. In a surprise move, Milwaukee is bringing in Andy Haines, who was the assistant hitting coach of the Chicago Cubs..." November 03

  • Vogt clears waivers and is free agent

    Hearld Times Reporter "The Milwaukee Brewers made required roster moves Thursday by reinstating right-hander Jimmy Nelson, left-hander Brent Suter and catcher Stephen Vogt from the 60-day disabled list. Vogt cleared outright waivers and elected free agency. Nelson and Vogt missed the entire 2018 season..." November 01

  • Reds hire pitching coach Derek Johnson away from Brewers

    Yardbarker "The Brewers are set for yet another coaching change, as Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweets that pitching coach Derek Johnson is leaving the organization to join the Reds in the same capacity. (’s Adam McCalvy confirmed Johnson's departure in a tweet.) Milwaukee previously saw..." October 31

  • Brewers Exercise Club Option Over Jeremy Jeffress, Buy Out Jordan Lyles "The Brewers on Wednesday exercised a club option to bring back reliever Jeremy Jeffress for $3.175 million in 2019, a decision that came as little surprise after the 31-year-old right-hander ranked among MLB's best relievers during the regular season. The Brewers also reportedly..." October 31

  • Brewers' Mike Moustakas, Joakim Soria decline options, to become free agents

    WTMJ "Two key pickups for the 2018 Milwaukee Brewers have decided to decline their mutual options for the 2019 seasons and will test the free agent waters. Mike Moustakas came from Kansas City to play third base in a midseason trade, while Joakim Soria did the same as a pitcher from..." October 30

  • Longtime minor-leaguer Tyrone Taylor is rewarded after his breakout season

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A day after the Boston Red Sox knocked off the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the 2018 World Series, the Milwaukee Brewers were already making moves looking toward 2019. To that end, they added outfielder Tyrone Taylor to the 40-man roster and signed infielder Jake Hager to a minor-league..." October 30

  • Edwin Díaz, Josh Hader named Relievers of the Year

    Yahoo! Sports "Mariners closer Edwin Díaz and Brewers left-handed reliever Josh Hader were selected as the recipients of the AL and NL Reliever of the Year awards, Major League Baseball announced Saturday. It marked the first time either pitcher had received the distinction. Díaz, 24,..." October 28

  • Red Sox's J.D. Martinez, Brewers' Christian Yelich win 2018 Hank Aaron Awards "The Red Sox and Brewers went into last offseason looking for a lineup boost. They came out of it with two of the most productive hitters in baseball. J.D. Martinez and Christian Yelich were prized pickups, and now they've both won MLB's most prestigious offensive prize. On..." October 26

  • David Stearns says team, Chase Anderson on the same page for 2019

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "  In the midst of all the handshakes and hugs in the Milwaukee Brewers' clubhouse following..." October 26

  • Inside MLB's Big Pitch-Tipping Problem

    Bleacher Report "For all the fuss this month about sign stealing, the key matchup in the World Series may have nothing to do with which team has the other team's signs. Sometimes, you don't need the signs. Sometimes, the pitcher tells you what's coming. He may do it..." October 22

  • The Brewers' bullpen was the story of 2018, but check out all the starting options they'll have next year

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "In the midst of its “bullpenning” approach to the 2018 postseason, the Milwaukee Brewers ironically gave fans a sneak peek at the promise within the starting rotation of 2019 and beyond. Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Burnes represented the two most prominent..." October 22

  • Christian Yelich posts on Instagram, tells fans ‘we’ll be back’

    Larry Brown Sports "Christian Yelich’s season came to an end on Saturday night, but the Milwaukee Brewers star had some reassuring words for the team’s fans. Yelich posted on Instagram Sunday to thank Brewers fans for their “unbelievable” support. He also promised that the Brewers..." October 21

  • Machado takes last jab at Brewers fans: 'They're always going to boo the best'

    The Score "During the final two games of the National League Championship Series, the Miller Park faithful was vocal about their disdain for Manny Machado, routinely booing the Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop any moment they could get. To Machado's credit, though, it didn't seem to faze..." October 21

  • Jesus Aguilar Taunted Yasiel Puig During and After the Game

    The Big Lead "Jesus Aguilar had a huge game as the Milwaukee Brewers forced a winner-take-all contest with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The first baseman was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, two runs, and two doubles. His first-inning opposite-field liner brought in two. His seventh-inning fly led to more insurance..." October 20

  • Brewers P Corey Knebel appears to have foreign substance on arm

    Larry Brown Sports "Corey Knebel pitched great for the Milwaukee Brewers during Game 6 of the NLCS at Miller Park on Friday, shutting down the Los Angeles Dodgers once again. Knebel entered the fifth inning with two on and one out and got out of the jam with a flyout and strikeout. He then held the..." October 20

  • Manny Machado – the most hated man in Milwaukee – gives boos the silent treatment after Game 6

    USA Today "On Manny Machado's first night as baseball's villain, he took on a bold strategy: If you don't acknowledge the thunderous boos of 43,619 fans, maybe they didn't happen. Machado made his debut as full-time heel Friday night in Game 6 of the National League Championship..." October 20

  • Counsell keeping Yelich in No. 2 hole, confident he'll break slump "The September narrative as Milwaukee stormed to the National League Central crown and Christian Yelich made a strong closing argument for the NL MVP Award was something like, "As Yelich goes, so go the Brewers." Is it fair to say the same is true in the opposite sense during..." October 19

  • Brewers reportedly suspect Dodgers may be using video to steal signs

    Sporting News "The Brewers suspect the Dodgers are attempting to steal their signs in the National League Championship Series. And, according to the Athletic, who cited unidentified league sources, Milwaukee is suspicious Los Angeles is using video cameras to do it. “They use video people to..." October 19

  • Brewers need MVP version of Christian Yelich if they're going to come back to win NLCS

    CBS Sports "It's pretty simple when looking at the Brewers in the NLCS. They've lost back-to-back games and now trail in large part to the offense not doing its job. In the 22 innings between Games 4 and 5, the offense scored just two runs.  I'm left with one question: Where in..." October 18

  • MLB could see $1B revenue increase from legalized sports gambling

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball might not be too excited by the Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that overturned a nation-wide ban on sports gambling. But as states take it upon themselves to open up sportsbooks in the wake of said ruling, America’s pastime could soon see an..." October 18

  • Brewers pull Miley after 5 pitches, fall to Dodgers

    ESPN "Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell took his National League Championship Series chess match with Dodgers counterpart Dave Roberts to a new level in the early stages of Wednesday's 5-2 Game 5 loss. Counsell pulled starter Wade Miley after he walked..." October 18

  • Craig Counsell Fools Dodgers Lineup, Pulls Wade Miley After Five Pitches

    SI "Brewers starter Wade Miley was pulled from Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers after only throwing five pitches. According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, the Brewers planned to remove Miley and will start the lefty in Game 6. Miley..." October 17

  • Brewers must resist urge to retaliate against Manny Machado

    USA Today "For the Milwaukee Brewers, the idea of retaliation must be intoxicating. The thought of Brewers pitcher Wade Miley, who will start Game 5 Wednesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS, drilling Manny Machado in the ribs with a fastball must be sickly sweet. The..." October 17

  • MLB fines Manny Machado for running into Jesús Aguilar

    Hardball Talk "Per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Major League Baseball has fined Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado an undisclosed amount for intentionally running into Jesús Aguilar during Game 4 of the NLCS on Tuesday night. Machado grounded out to shortstop in the 10th inning and..." October 17

  • Zach Davies Replaces Gio Gonzalez On Brewers’ NLCS Roster

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced this morning that they’ve replaced left-hander Gio Gonzalezon their NLCS roster following yesterday’s ankle injury; righty Zach Davis will take his place. The move renders Gonzalez, a pending free agent, ineligible to pitch in the World Series..." October 17

  • Brewers rip 'dirty' Manny Machado for kicking Jesus Aguilar during NLCS Game 4

    Sporting News "Manny Machado angered a lot of people in Brewers uniforms Tuesday night when he kicked the foot of Milwaukee first baseman Jesus Aguilar for seemingly no good reason. The Dodgers infielder even had Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell criticizing him publicly after Game 4 of the NLCS..." October 17

  • Gio Gonzalez has a high ankle sprain, will be replaced on the NLCS roster

    Hardball Talk "It was understandable if you forgot about it given that it happened hours and hours before the end of the game, but Gio Gonzalez left in the second inning of Game 4 of the NLCS after coming down funny on his ankle while fielding a ball in play. While Gonzalez attempted to..." October 17

  • Vin Scully graciously declines Joe Buck's invitation

    Los Angeles Times "Vin Scully could have wished us all a very pleasant good afternoon, on national television. Joe Buck, the lead announcer for Fox Sports, wished aloud on Saturday for Scully to join him on the air when the National League Championship Series returns to Dodger Stadium this..." October 15

  • Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress attempts to clarify 'lucky' comments about Dodgers

    USA Today "Milwaukee Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress caused a minor stir with his take on how the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied against him in their 4-3 victory in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday at Miller Park. Discussing two key moments..." October 15

  • NLCS: Why the Dodgers have the edge over the Brewers as the series shifts to Los Angeles

    USA Today "Bereft of traditional starting pitching and battling a club accustomed to deep playoff runs, the Milwaukee Brewers face an uphill climb in the National League Championship Series - even with the proceedings square at a game apiece. As the series shifts to Dodger Stadium, the home team..." October 15

  • Dodgers' relievers taking focus on Brewers' bullpen personally

    ESPN "After winning Game 2 of the National League Championship Series over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, the Los Angeles Dodgers sent a message to the rest of baseball: Their bullpen is pretty darn good, too. "These guys are competitors," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said..." October 14