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Kyle Lesniewski

Milwaukee Brewers sign Michael Brady to minor league deal, per report

The 30 year old righty made his big league debut in 2017.

It’s been a slow-to-develop hot stove season in 2017. In fact, some say that there hasn’t been an offseason this inert this late into November since all the way back in 2006. News has been especially slow around our Milwaukee Brewers, who by this date last year had already signed several players to minor league deals and claimed two others off waivers. According to a report from just before the Thanksgiving holiday, however, the...

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Marlins To Sign Yadiel Rivera

The Marlins have reached an agreement with infielder Yadiel Rivera, as Rivera himself announced via his Twitter feed that he is joining the organization.  Rivera elected to become a free agent after he was outrighted off the Brewers’ 40-man roster in late September. Rivera, 25, was a ninth-round pick for the Brewers in the 2010 amateur draft and he appeared in each of the last three big league seasons, posting just a .434 OPS over 88 career MLB plate appearances.  Hitting has never been...

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Kyle Lesniewski

Brew Crew Ball is Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

The Milwaukee Brewers took a major step forward in 2017 despite entering the year with a young roster and no outside expectations. We can all be thankful that we were treated to winning baseball this season and witnessed the breakouts of several players who figure to play integral roles with the team going forward, even if our beloved local nine ultimately fell one game short of the postseason.

As a staff, we are all thankful for the community that we have that...

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Ryan Braun has 'great hope' for Brewers after surprising 2017 season

The Brewers' 13-game improvement and barely missing the 2017 postseason has the six-time All-Star eager to see what's coming.

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What We Learned: Rumors continue to build

The Brewers are letting the rumors build as we wait for their first big move of free agency. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

Brewers News and Notes Links from BCB

Free Agency Notes

Milwaukee Brewers Free Agent Targets: Miles Mikolas
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Report: Milwaukee Brewers interested in Jake Arrieta, other free agent pitchers
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Milwaukee Brewers Extension Candidates: Zach Davies

A Case For Swarzak
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eddiemathews’ Offseason...

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Barnes on special flight to honor Vietnam vets

Brewers reliever Jacob Barnes served as a guardian for one of those brothers, Grant Hagen, on a memorable Stars and Stripes Honor Flight from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C., on Nov. 4. Grant, Conn and Roger Hagen all served in Vietnam between 1964 and 1975, and together joined the list of more than 5,500 war veterans to make the trip from the Honor Flight's hub in Southeastern Wisconsin.

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Braun muses on future at Thanksgiving food drive

Perhaps Ryan Braun has an opinion about how bold Brewers general manager David Stearns and assistant GM Matt Arnold should be this offseason, in the wake of the team's better-than-expected performance in 2017. Should they drop $100 million on a free agent like Jake Arrieta? Or save those resources and let the young core continue to develop?

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Against the Austerity Ideology

2017 may go down as the year of triumph of the austerity ideology in sports. Not only did the Astros break through and shockingly satisfy Sports Illustrated’s once-ridiculed (by yours truly among others) prophecy to win the World Series a mere half-decade after entering one of the boldest tanking projects in sports history; Basketball’s Philadelphia 76ers have also entered the second phase of their infamous Process. After their own half-decade of historic losing, the 76ers seem primed...

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Milwaukee Brewers Trade Targets: Christian Yelich

The Marlins’ underappreciated outfielder fits many of Milwaukee’s needs.

Sometimes players are simply not appreciated for the consistent, valuable skills they bring to a club. One such player, the Miami Marlins’ Christian Yelich, would represent the type of guy that fans of the Milwaukee Brewers never knew they needed or wanted.

While most will focus on the Brewers’ quest for acquiring starting pitching - and deservedly so - GM David Stearns’ goal has always been to continue adding...

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eddiemathews’ Offseason Plan

I’ve remembered I’m old...let’s win one for old 41!

eddiemathews’ Offseason Plan Arbitration-eligible (with projected salaries from MLBTR):

Write "tender" or "non-tender" after each of the following names. You can also trade a player before or after tendering a contract.

Jared Hughes - $2.2 mil tendered Jeremy Jeffress - $2.6 mil tendered Stephen Vogt - $3.9 mil non-tendered Jonathan Villar - $3.0 mil tendered Jimmy Nelson - $4.7 mil tendered Hernan Perez - $2.2 mil...

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Jaymes L

Four former Milwaukee Brewers appear on 2018 Hall of Fame ballot

Trevor Hoffman looks likely to be enshrined this year, but he isn’t the only former player with Brewers ties on the ballot

The BBWAA announced its 2018 Hall of Fame ballot on Monday, and while there aren't any players you would think of primarily as Brewers are on this year's list, there are a handful of players that had stops in Milwaukee along the way.

At the top of the list is Trevor Hoffman, who finished his career with two years as a Brewer, including an All-Star year in 2009 and...

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Milwaukee Brewers Extension Candidates: Zach Davies

Last year, we looked at what a potential extension for Zach Davies could look like. How has his position changed in that time?

Last year, I looked at the case for extending Zach Davies just after his first “full” season in the majors (which the exception of a few weeks to start the year and a week and a half in July). An extension didn’t happen then, and Davies played out the season on a rookie-level contract. Now, Davies has another year of service under his belt and more results to...

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Checking In on the Lind Trade

On December 9, 2015, the Milwaukee Brewers traded their starting first baseman for a trio of teenaged pitchers. Adam Lind, the first baseman in question, had just batted .277 for the Brewers with 20 home runs, a high walk rate, and a TAv of .294. Defensive deficiencies prevented him from being more than an average player (1.9 WARP in 2015), but he was coming off his third consecutive season with a TAv north of .290, struck out at a palatable clip, and had a knack for swatting long home runs....

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Brad Ford

Two top international prospects linked to the Milwaukee Brewers

A potential first baseman with good power potential and a toolsy outfielder.

Baseball America is tracking the 2018 International Free Agents. That group recently played in the Major League Baseball Dominican national showcase. During the event, two top prospects the Milwaukee Brewers are connected to were evaluated by BA.

The first prospect is Erys Bautista, a 6’0” 240 lb (yeah, that’s right) outfielder. BA is quick to compare Bautista to Dom Smith from the Mets, which is a great end...

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Young prospects join Brewers' 40-man roster

The Brewers added four of MLBPipeline.com's top 20 Milwaukee prospects to the 40-man roster ahead of Monday's deadline to protect eligible players from next month's Rule 5 Draft. They are infielder Mauricio Dubon, pitchers Freddy Peralta and Marcos Diplan and catcher Jacob Nottingham.

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Kyle Lesniewski

Milwaukee Brewers add four top prospects to 40 man roster

Dubon, Nottingham, Peralta, and Diplan are protected from the Rule 5 Draft.

This evening was the deadline for MLB clubs to set their 40 man rosters and protect eligible prospects from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft. The Milwaukee Brewers announced that they have added four prominent minor leaguers to their roster:

SS Mauricio Dubon, C Jacob Nottingham, RHP Marcos Diplan and RHP Freddy Peralta have been added to the 40-man roster, which now stands at 39.

— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) November...

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Brewers' Harrison among AFL's breakout prospects

Every year there are players who might not be at the top of prospect lists, but who use the Fall League as a bit of a coming out party. These are players who can be considered breakout prospects, with the usual caveat about small sample sizes.

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MLB free agent rumors: Brewers interested in market's top starting pitchers

The Brewers narrowly missed out on the postseason this year, after surprising in the NL Central division.

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2017 Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospect Review: #1 Lewis Brinson

Will Lewis crack the roster in 2018 - and get significant playing time?

Lewis Brinson did everything he could to justify his top ranking in our prospect list in the 2017 season.

At least while he was playing for the AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox. His brief forays into major league ball weren’t quite as successful...although there were certainly glimpses of the talents that scouts have seen, and with his projected gradings (projected 60 - or plus - value on the 20-80 scale).

And before the...

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Toby Harrmann

2016-2022 Milwaukee Brewers Rule 5 Draft Classes

40-Man Decisions of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

We are mere hours away from finding out which minor leaguers the Brewers are going to protect on their 40-man roster this winter. I’ll leave that in-depth player by player analysis and a full explanation of the rules to Kyle, but I do want to present an overview of the Rule 5 landscape the Brewers are dealing with over the coming years.

At the same time that the Brewers are making their choices about who and who not to protect for the...

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