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Brandon Belt would be an ideal fit for the Brewers, according to “rival executives”

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He is owed a good chunk of change over the next two seasons, however.

The Milwaukee Brewers will need to figure out what to do at first base for the 2020 season, and they are reportedly considering a number of different options. They’ve kept in contact with Eric Thames after somewhat surprisingly declining his club option for next season. The club has been linked to outfielders Kole Calhoun and Avisail Garcia, and if one of them is added, it...

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Report: Yankees reached out to Brewers to discuss Josh Hader trade

The New York Yankees have already made a big splash in the pitching market, but they may not be finished trying to add an arm. According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the Yankees reached out to the Milwaukee Brewers to discuss a potential trade for All-Star reliever Josh Hader.  Milwaukee, however, is not considered motivated to move their star reliever. Combined with Aroldis Chapman, Hader would give the Yankees a dynamite one-two punch of bullpen lefties. The asking price, however, is...

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Milwaukee Brewers purchase contract of Chris Lee from independent leagues

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He finished last summer in the American Association after getting cut loose by Baltimore.

The Milwaukee Brewers have added a handful of arms to the organization in the last week. Always one to explore every possible avenue of finding available talent, David Stearns signed one “regular” free agent, veteran left-hander Brett Anderson. He also gave a three-year MLB contract to Josh Lindblom after the right-hander spent most of the last five...

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Milwaukee Brewers interested in Avisail Garcia, per report

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He’s a relatively young outfielder who may still have some potential to unlock.

The Milwaukee Brewers need to fill vacancies at both third base and first base this offseason, and there are any number of ways that the club can go about doing so. One idea that is apparently under consideration is adding another outfielder to the roster, which would allow Ryan Braun to take a considerable amount of reps at the cold corner. Kole Calhoun has recently been...

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Milwaukee Brewers lose four players in Minor League phase of Rule 5 Draft

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Saying goodbye to some depth prospects.

Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings have officially come and gone for 2019, with Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft wrapping things up before the various beat writers, job seekers, and front office personnel headed back towards home. For the third straight year, the Milwaukee Brewers did not select any players in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft. The club didn’t...

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Brewers sign lefty Brett Anderson to one-year deal

The Brewers announced a one-year deal with lefty Brett Anderson. Financial terms aren’t yet known. Anderson, who his closing in on his 32nd birthday, becomes the latest addition to the Milwaukee pitching staff. The club recently agreed to terms with Josh Lindblom. This probably isn’t the high-impact rotation move some would like to see the Brewers make, but that has simply not been the way GM David Stearns has operated. Anderson did put in a strong effort in 2019, throwing 176 innings of...

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Brewers sign Brett Anderson to one-year deal

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David Stearns signs another bargain starting pitcher, bringing in the veteran left-hander on a low-risk deal

The Milwaukee Brewers’ starting rotation is starting to come into focus, as the team is announcing its second signing in three days.

Left-hander Brett Anderson will be joining the Brewers on a one-year deal, as officially announced by the team.

Free agent LHP Brett Anderson has officially been signed to a 1-year contract. Anderson...

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Milwaukee Brewers free agent targets: Kole Calhoun

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Changes in hitting approach hint at a diamond in the rough

Kole Calhoun became a free agent after the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim declined his $14 million option this past November following a 2019 season that saw him belt 33 home runs. With the recent signing of Anthony Redon, the Angels declining of his option was as much to do about freeing up money to go after a top tier free agent than anything else. Their loss might be another team’s gain if he is...

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Yankees, Mets, and Dodgers among teams pursuing Josh Hader trade, per report

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The Brewers are seeking a significant return and a deal is characterized as unlikely.

On December 1st, Ken Rosenthal wrote an article in the Athletic (subscription required) stating that the Milwaukee Brewers were making Josh Hader available for trade. Rosenthal suggested that Milwaukee’s reasoning is based on money: “In their never-ending quest for payroll efficiency, low-revenue teams often entertain ideas that, on the surface, appear to make little...

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Former big league pitcher Josh Lindblom reportedly agrees to deal with Brewers

The Brewers have reached an agreement with free-agent right-hander Josh Lindblom, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN, adding Lindblom will earn $9.125M over three years. The deal can max out at $18M with performance bonuses, according to Passan.  MLB Network’s Jon Heyman first reported the Brewers were working to sign Lindblom. MLBTR predicted he’d sign a two-year, $8M guarantee at the beginning of free agency. Brewers fans may know Lindblom best from his brief time with the division-rival...

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Milwaukee Brewers free agent targets: Josh Donaldson

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The 2015 AL MVP would add significant production to the Brewers’ lineup

The 2019-2020 offseason has proven to be fast paced and lucrative for free agents. That has been especially the case for several Brewers who all enhanced their worth in a Milwaukee uniform. Unfortunately that also means that the teams has some glaring holes. If we just look at the positional player group, the loss of Yasmani Grandal and Mike Moustakas to free agency as well as the...

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Milwaukee Brewers potential Rule 5 Draft targets

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It’s been awhile since they’ve made a pick, but several open spots and the upcoming 26-man roster could mean this is the year.

Baseball’s annual Rule 5 Draft is scheduled to take place on Thursday morning during the Winter Meetings in San Diego, California. This is the third winter under the new Rule 5 Draft rules in the most recent CBA; remember, the Double-A phase of the minor league portion of the draft has been...

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Milwaukee Brewers to sign Josh Lindblom as he returns from Korea

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He was a big league journeyman who remade himself overseas.

Starting pitching depth is a glaring need for the Milwaukee Brewers this winter. David Stearns recognizes that, saying recently that his club will need to add “multiple arms” to their roster before the start of Spring Training. The club is apparently filling one of those vacancies with right-hander Josh Lindblom, who spent the last three seasons pitching in Korea:

Brewers are working to try...

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Brewers interested in outfielder Kole Calhoun, per report

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Long time Angels right fielder might be a good fit in Milwaukee

With the exception of Omar Narvaez and Christian Yelich, the Milwaukee Brewers are devoid of left handed power in their lineup. With Miller Park being especially friendly to left handed bats, David Stearns seems to be looking to rectify that.

Interest in free agent OF Kole Calhoun is solidifying, with the #BlueJays, #Reds, #Brewers and #Marlins all showing interest, sources say. He’s...

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Brewers avoid arbitration with Corey Knebel

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The former All-Star closer is still recovering from Tommy John surgery, but won’t have to worry about going to an arbitration hearing

The Brewers are avoiding what was potentially one of their most tricky arbitration cases, foregoing a hearing with Corey Knebel and getting the former All-Star to agree to a one-year deal.

Adam McCalvy broke the news this afternoon, which the club confirmed a short while ago.

A source says the Brewers have reached a...

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Christian Yelich, Josh Hader named to inaugural All-MLB team

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Yasmani Grandal earned second-team honors, too.

More than six millions votes were cast, and earlier today the inaugural “All-MLB” first and second teams were officially released. Two current members of the Milwaukee Brewers and one recently-departed stalwart were named among the honorees, and none of them are exactly surprising:

The 2019 All-MLB First & Second Teams!

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Corey Knebel, Brewers avoid arbitration

The Brewers have avoided arbitration with right-hander reliever Corey Knebel, whom they’ve signed to a one-year contract, Milwaukee announced. Knebel had been projected to earn $5.125 million in 2020, his penultimate year of arbitration eligibility. The 2019 campaign was a lost season for Knebel, who underwent Tommy John surgery in late March. At last check, however, Knebel was recovering well from the procedure. The return of a healthy Knebel should be a boon for the Brewers. The...

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Brewers mentioned as possible destination for Yankees’ J.A. Happ

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The veteran left-hander may be on the trading block as New York closes in on a deal for Gerrit Cole

With Stephen Strasburg returning to the Washington Nationals on a record-breaking deal, the belief at this week’s Winter Meetings is that Gerrit Cole will soon find a home as well.

That’s largely believed to be with the New York Yankees, who were at least expected to make a formal offer to Cole this week. But in order to add Cole, the...

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Milwaukee Brewers are interested in Didi Gregorius, per report

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Gregorius is reportedly willing to sign a one-year deal.

The Milwaukee Brewers are in on shortstop Didi Gregorius according to Robert Murray.

#Brewers remain interested in Didi Gregorious, sources said.

— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) December 10, 2019

Gregorius is the top shortstop out on the market; however, he’s attempting to repair his value after a rough season. The former Yankee missed a majority of 2019 after undergoing Tommy John Surgery. He...

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Milwaukee Brewers to be featured three times on Sunday Night Baseball in first six weeks

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The Brewers will face the Cubs, Mets, and Cardinals

Earlier this offseason, it was reported the the Brewers would be included in ESPN’s opening weekend of baseball with a home game against the Cubs. Today, ESPN released more of its schedule for the upcoming season. In the schedule, the Brewers will be featured two more times, making it a total of three appearances in the first six weeks.

After facing the Cubs at home on March 29, the second game on the...

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