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Milwaukee Brewers need more contact to improve the offense in 2021

Omar Narvaez was a strikeout machine in his first year with the Brewers | Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Too many Brewers with high strikeouts rates sabotaged the offense in 2020

The 2020 Milwaukee Brewers owned the highest strikeout percentage (K%) offensively in the NL, punching out in 26.6% of their plate appearances. That lack of contact was a major reason Milwaukee ranked 27th in runs scored in all of baseball at 4.12 runs per game.

While a high offensive K% doesn’t ensure a poor season...

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Kyle Lesniewski

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis. | Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

This is your chance to choose who the most exciting future Brewers are!

We are now well into the year 2021, thankfully. While the offseason has thus far been a slow one for the Milwaukee Brewers, fans of the franchise can at least be thankful that new top prospects lists have already started to be released for the upcoming season. That means that even after an unprecedented season without any affiliated minor league baseball having...

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David Gibson

Hall of Famer and former Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Don Sutton passes away at age 75

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Sutton was the final piece for Milwaukee in their magical 1982 march to the World Series

Our hearts here at BCB go out to the family of Hall of Fame pitcher and former Milwaukee Brewer, Don Sutton. Sutton passed away today at the age of 75.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fans of Hall of Famer Don Sutton, who passed away today. Sutton, a member of the #Brewers Wall of Honor, will always be remembered as a key contributor to the...

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Brice Turang and Garrett Mitchell of Milwaukee Brewers make Baseball America’s Top-100 Prospect list

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Turang ranked #88 while Mitchell was ranked #91

Over the past couple of seasons the Brewers’ farm system has ranked near the bottom of MLB according to virtually every prospect pundit out there. Maybe the tides are changing just a bit on that narrative as Baseball America announced that Brice Turang and Garrett Mitchell made their 2021 Top 100 Prospects list.

#Brewers Brice Turang and Garrett Mitchell both make the updated Top 100 for Baseball...

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Kyle Lesniewski

Milwaukee Brewers 2021 Payroll Projection: Update 2

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Still plenty of holes, and plenty of “flexibility,” but Spring Training is arriving in less than a month...

After two straight postseason appearances in 2018 and 2019, the Milwaukee Brewers slashed payroll last winter, with owner Mark Attanasio saying that the team had operated “in the red” after the end-of-season payroll had risen past $120 million in 2019. David Stearns and company executed a major roster retooling while cutting salaries down under...

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Kyle Lesniewski

Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #9

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This is your chance to choose who the most exciting future Brewers are!

We are now well into the year 2021, thankfully. While the offseason has thus far been a slow one for the Milwaukee Brewers, fans of the franchise can at least be thankful that new top prospects lists have already started to be released for the upcoming season. That means that even after an unprecedented season without any affiliated minor league baseball having been...

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Kyle Lesniewski

Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #8

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This is your chance to choose who the most exciting future Brewers are!

We are now well into the year 2021, thankfully. While the offseason has thus far been a slow one for the Milwaukee Brewers, fans of the franchise can at least be thankful that new top prospects lists have already started to be released for the upcoming season. That means that even after an unprecedented season without any affiliated minor league baseball having been played, it is...

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Cubs To Sign Shelby Miller

The Cubs have agreed to a deal with right-hander Shelby Miller, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports (via Twitter).  The non-guaranteed contract will pay Miller $875K if he makes Chicago’s big league roster, with another $600K available in bonus money.  The signing will be official when Miller passes a physical.

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Kyle Lesniewski

Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #7

Colin Walsh.

This is your chance to choose who the most exciting future Brewers are!

We are now well into the year 2021, thankfully. While the offseason has thus far been a slow one for the Milwaukee Brewers, fans of the franchise can at least be thankful that new top prospects lists have already started to be released for the upcoming season. That means that even after an unprecedented season without any affiliated minor league baseball having been played, it is time to take stock of the...

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Kyle Lesniewski

Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #6

Sal Bando.

This is your chance to choose who the most exciting future Brewers are!

We are now well into the year 2021, thankfully. While the offseason has thus far been a slow one for the Milwaukee Brewers, fans of the franchise can at least be thankful that new top prospects lists have already started to be released for the upcoming season. That means that even after an unprecedented season without any affiliated minor league baseball having been played, it is time to take stock of the farm...

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Milwaukee Brewers agree to 1-year contracts with Josh Hader and Brandon Woodruff, avoiding arbitration

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The Brewers two arbitration eligible cases are settled before figures are exchanged today.

Today is the deadline for players and teams to submit arbitration figures for the 2021 season. As usual, the day features a flurry of activity as teams come to agreements with their players to avoid arbitration. Those that don’t sign will exchange figures and prepare for an arbitration hearing. However, the Brewers will not have any arbitration...

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David Gibson

Milwaukee Brewers to sign several prospects on the opening of the international signing period

Milwaukee gets things started by signing Jackson Chourio for $1.9 million.

Today is the opening of the international signing period for Major League Baseball. Normally this would occur in the summer on July 2nd, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic pushed this signing period back several months. Milwaukee started things off by signing the top prospect they’ve been linked to — Jackson Chourio.

Source: #Brewers agree to $1.9 million deal with shortstop Jackson Chourio, #18 on...

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Kyle Lesniewski

Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #5

Ray Durham.

This is your chance to choose who the most exciting future Brewers are!

We are now well into the year 2021, thankfully. While the offseason has thus far been a slow one for the Milwaukee Brewers, fans of the franchise can at least be thankful that new top prospects lists have already started to be released for the upcoming season. That means that even after an unprecedented season without any affiliated minor league baseball having been played, it is time to take stock of the farm...

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Kyle Lesniewski

Milwaukee Brewers sign pitching prospect Zach Mort

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The right-hander was recently a high-round pick of the Cubs.

Much of the offseason for the Milwaukee Brewers has seen a focus on adding depth pieces at the minor league level. Earlier today, the team announced that they had added a new hurler down on the lower end of the farm system, rolling the dice on former Cubs’ draftee Zach Mort.

Player moves:

RHP Zachary Mort has been signed to a minor league contract.

RHP Daniel Acosta has been released.

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Village of West Milwaukee will not rename Miller Park Way despite stadium name change

The road will be broken into two segments: Brewers Boulevard and Miller Park Way.

Last year, when the Brewers announced Miller Park would be renamed to American Family Field, one change that also needed to be considered is for the road outside the ballpark. Originally named Miller Park Way when the stadium was built, the road name doesn’t make as much sense now that the stadium is no longer named Miller Park. The city of Milwaukee has addressed this, choosing to change the name to Brewers...

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Former first-round pick Cory Spangenberg signs with NPB’s Seibu Lions

The 29-year-old Spangenberg was the No. 10 overall draft pick by the Padres back in 2011 and spent parts of five seasons with the Friars.

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Kyle Lesniewski

Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #4

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This is your chance to choose who the most exciting future Brewers are!

We are now well into the year 2021, thankfully. While the offseason has thus far been a slow one for the Milwaukee Brewers, fans of the franchise can at least be thankful that new top prospects lists have already started to be released for the upcoming season. That means that even after an unprecedented season without any affiliated minor league baseball having been played, it is time to...

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David Gibson

Milwaukee Brewers bring back Jace Peterson on minor league contract

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Strong OBP and defensive versatility were the ingredients Peterson brought to the Brewers in 2020

The Milwaukee Brewers continue to add to the Nashville Sounds and enhance their options with versatile call-up options with the re-signing of Jace Peterson. Peterson’s new contract is a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League camp.

The Brewers are bringing back utility man Jace Peterson on a Minor League deal with an invitation to big league...

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Brewers, veteran utility man Jace Peterson agree to minors deal

Peterson, 30, spent the 2020 season with the Brewers organization as well, appearing in 26 games and tallying 61 plate appearances.

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Kyle Lesniewski

Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #3

Yorvit Torrealba. | Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images

This is your chance to choose who the most exciting future Brewers are!

We are now well into the year 2021, thankfully. While the offseason has thus far been a slow one for the Milwaukee Brewers, fans of the franchise can at least be thankful that new top prospects lists have already started to be released for the upcoming season. That means that even after an unprecedented season without any affiliated minor league baseball having been...

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