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Brewers decline option on Eric Sogard, officially declining all team options for 2021

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In one day, the Brewers cut more than $18 million in salary

The Brewers have officially announced they will not be picking up the options of any of the players that had them for next season.

Declining their half of the $15 million mutual option with Ryan Braun was already announced earlier in the day, and their turning down the options for Jedd Gyorko and Ben Gamel was previously reported by other outlets.

The team confirmed those decisions, along with the fact...

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2020 Milwaukee Brewers season in review: Mediocrity personified still leads to a playoff berth

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Awful offensive production, but elite pitching performances characterized the 2020 Brewers

2019-2020 Offseason - Replacing Huge Holes with Players with Uncertainty

Coming into the 2020 season, the Milwaukee Brewers had a number of very important players that were likely to be around. There was hope that the Brewers’ front office would sign one, maybe even two, of the players that were set to depart. Alas it was not to be, and Milwaukee turned...

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Milwaukee Brewers decline contract option on Jedd Gyorko, per report

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The $4.5 million club option would have brought the Brewers’ best offensive player from 2020 back on the cheap

The Milwaukee Brewers have opted to decline Jedd Gyorko’s 2020 option, according to Robert Murray. The team signed the corner infielder to a $1,000,000 deal in 2020, with the $4.5 million option. By declining, the Brewers owe Gyorko a $1,000,000 buyout.

Brewers declined Jedd Gyorko’s $4.5 million club option, source said.

— Robert Murray...

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Report: Brewers decline option on Ben Gamel, still retain his rights

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The Brewers’ backup outfielder won’t be getting his option picked up, and may soon be rejected twice

After officially declining Ryan Braun’s $15 million option as expected earlier this morning, the Brewers are also giving us some of the first indications that they’ll be looking to cut costs wherever possible this offseason with another decision on a player with an option for 2021.

According to Jon Heyman, outfielder Ben Gamel, who avoided...

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Brewers decline option on Ben Gamel

Gamel hit a serviceable but hardly spectacular .237/.315/.404 with three home runs over 127 plate appearances in 2020. That’s in line with his production over the course of his career.

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Milwaukee Brewers decline Ryan Braun’s option, slugger heads to free agency

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It’s the first time Ryan Braun’s had to test the free agent market in his career

The Milwaukee Brewers have declined outfielder Ryan Braun’s $15 million option for the 2021 season, making the career-long Brewers and former MVP a free agent for the first time.

Associated Press reporting what we knew would happen with $15 million mutual option for 2021 on Ryan Braun's contract, with #Brewers declining their end. There is a $4 million...

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Ryan Braun becomes free agent after Brewers decline option

Longtime Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is now a free agent, according to the MLBPA. That suggests the Brewers have turned down their half of a $15M mutual option for 2021 in favor of a $4M buyout.

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Milwaukee Brewers Option Decisions: Jedd Gyorko

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Do the Brewers keep one of the few solid bats they had this year, or do they head to the discount Gyork store?

Now that the World Series is over, the Brewers have less than a week to make decisions on the team options they hold on players for next season. This week we’ll take a look at those options and give you a poll on whether those options should be accepted or declined.

Jedd Gyorko

2021 Team Option: $4.5 million
Buyout: $1 million

Of all the...

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2020 Most Valuable Brewer #7: Josh Hader

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The reigning Reliever of the Year’s numbers take a dip in a shortened season.

At the start of the 2020 season, I don’t think many of us would believe that Josh Hader would finish seventh in Most Valuable Brewer voting, behind two relievers and neither Christian Yelich nor Keston Hiura finished ahead of him. Well, here we are, headed into the 2020-2021 offseason and Josh Hader might not be the Brewers’ best reliever anymore.

While Hader was still mostly...

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Poll: Was the 2020 season a success for the Milwaukee Brewers?

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It was already going to be a bizarre 2020, then COVID happen and it got weirder. Despite the strange, was the Brewers’ season a success?

The Milwaukee Brewers made their third-straight playoff appearance in 2020. Surely, the season must be a success, right? Well, it’s hard to say.

The Brewers snuck in as the eight seed in MLB’s first ever 16-team playoff. They were then immediately eliminated by the soon-to-be champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The team also...

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Milwaukee Brewers Option Decisions: Eric Sogard

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Nerd Power’s return to Milwaukee was lacking the “power”

Now that the World Series is over, the Brewers have less than a week to make decisions on the team options they hold on players for next season. This week we’ll take a look at those options and give you a poll on whether those options should be accepted or declined.

Eric Sogard

2021 Team Option: $4.5 million
Buyout: $500,000

When the Brewers brought back Eric Sogard last winter on a...

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Milwaukee Brewers headed for minor league free agency

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Which farmhands might be looking for new jobs in 2020?

We have already covered the one Major League player who can leave the Milwaukee Brewers via free agency during the upcoming offseason, as well as four others who could be departing depending on what decisions are made regarding their contract options. But there is one final, less discussed tier of free agency on the minor league side of the game. There are several avenues for a player to qualify as a...

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Christian Yelich had great reaction to Kevin Cash’s terrible move

The Rays have a process they trust when it comes to handling their pitchers, but that process does not seem to include factoring in what to do when your pitcher is cruising.

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World Series Game 6 Open Thread

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The Dodgers can claim a championship, or the Rays can force Game 7

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Blake Snell vs. Tony Gonsolin
Game 6 (Dodgers Lead 3-2)
Globe Life Field in Arlington - 7 PM (FOX)

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2020 Most Valuable Brewer #6: Brent Suter

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The Raptor showed versatility in the bullpen and in the rotation, proving to be the perfect unorthodox weapon in an unorthodox year

Raise your hand if you ever expected Brent Suter to strike out more than a batter per inning over the course of a season.

You’re lying if you have your hand up, and also may look a little silly responding to a blog post that way, but that actually happened this year.

Suter took an incredible return from Tommy John surgery...

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Milwaukee’s Tailgate Brewers Podcast: Cool Hair Only Gets You So Far

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This week we play yay or nay on the players the Brewers need to make option decisions on after the World Series

The World Series may be coming to an end as soon as tonight, and that means the clock will soon be ticking on the first set of decisions David Stearns will have to make.

Complicating those matters — commissioner Rob Manfred being non-commital on a few key roster-building factors, like whether or not there will be a DH in the National League...

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2020 Most Valuable Brewer #5: Jedd Gyorko

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Gyorko was one of the few pleasant surprises for Milwaukee’s offense in 2020

The votes are in, and you chose Jedd Gyorko as the #5 MVB for Milwaukee in 2020. It would be hard to believe that anyone would have thought Gyorko as one of the five most valuable Brewers coming into the 2020, but with a wRC+ of 118 and the solidifying influence on first base in the final half of the season, he is certainly deserving.

As was the case with many of David Stearns’...

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Milwaukee Brewers with contract options for 2021

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There are four players on this list, including one big notable name.

The Milwaukee Brewers have just one true free agent who is set to hit the open market after the conclusion of the World Series, as we explored late last week. But there may be a few other players on the team who will join Brett Anderson in searching for a new deal this offseason. David Stearns and company have four contract options to deal with for 2020, and some decisions will...

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World Series Game 5 Open Thread

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The series is tied at 2-2. Who will take the critical 3-2 win?

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Clayton Kershaw vs. Tyler Glasnow
Game 5 (Series Tied 2-2)
Globe Life Field in Arlington - 7 PM (FOX)

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World Series Game 4 Open Thread

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A critical game 4 is here, where the Dodgers can get to the brink of a championship or the Rays shorten it to a three-game series.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Julio Urias vs. Ryan Yarborough
Game 4 (Dodgers Lead 2-1)
Globe Life Field in Arlington - 7 PM (FOX)

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