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Brew Crew Ball News Roundup - January 27, 2022

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Bob Uecker celebrated his birthday yesterday.

It was a quiet day in baseball yesterday, with no new news around the CBA negotiations or for the Brewers coming out. However, it was a milestone for one member of the Brewers organization. Bob Uecker, the long-time Brewers announcer, celebrated his 88th birthday. Let’s take a look at some reactions from around Twitter.

Happy 88th birthday to Mr. Baseball, @Brewers legend, the of all s, Bob...

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Brew Crew Ball News Roundup - January 26, 2022

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Negotiations continue for a new CBA. Meanwhile, a former Brewer falls off the Hall of Fame ballot.

Here’s a quick roundup of the news from yesterday.

The league and MLBPA met for the second straight day yesterday as negotiations for a new CBA continue. Jesse Rogers and Jeff Passan of ESPN report that the league offered a bonus pool for pre-arbitration players and a bump of the minimum salary for first-year players to $615,000. The players want higher...

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Cubs, reliever Eric Yardley agree to minors deal

Yardley, 31, is a submariner with a massive ground-ball rate. He had some success in fairly brief stints with the Padres and Brewers in 2019-20 before being roughed up with Milwaukee this past season.

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Announcement: A new commenting system is coming to Brew Crew Ball

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Coming Thursday, comments will look different.

Hey everyone. I’m Tanya, and I oversee all of our baseball communities for SB Nation.

This Thursday will be a big day for our community: we’re moving our comments to a new platform, developed especially for SB Nation. All of our MLB communities will be moving to the new platform, and I’m excited about the change.

Some of you may already be familiar with this new platform as it rolled out to our NFL...

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Brew Crew Ball News Roundup - January 25, 2022

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The two sides met yesterday on the lockout, and there was positive and negative news.

On Monday, MLB owners and the MLBPA met face-to-face for the first time in a few months for negotiations on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The results were a bit mixed. Jeff Passan of ESPN.com details some of the negotiations from Monday. The MLBPA did drop a few of their demands, dropping the demands for earlier free agency and reducing the amount of revenue sharing...

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Brew Crew Ball News Roundup - January 24, 2022

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The lockout approaching two months, but still little progress made.

As the MLB lockout approaches the two month mark, there isn’t much to update from when it began. The two sides have barely met, though they did meet on January 13 online. The start of spring training is scheduled to be in a few weeks, but it’s looking less and less likely that will start on time. However, there is still time. ESPN reports that a face-to-face...

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Brewers hiring former Phillies GM Matt Klentak as special assistant?

From 2008 to 2011, the now-41-year-old served as MLB's Director of Baseball Operations.

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FanGraphs release ZiPS Projections for 2022 Brewers

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Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff, and Luis Urias lead the projections.

The collective bargaining discussions continue between the MLBPA and MLB owners, but preparations continue for the 2022 season regardless of it. As the season gets closer, projections are coming out for the upcoming season. One projection is the ZiPS projection, which yearly gets posted by FanGraphs. They released their projections for the Milwaukee Brewers, giving us a look into...

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Brewers promote Jim Henderson to bullpen coach and Matt Erickson to infield and assistant hitting coach

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Both have been working in the minor leagues in recent seasons.

Last week, the Brewers took a hit to their coaching staff when Steve Karsay stepped down from the coaching staff, wanting to spend more time with his family. That left a hole in their team to fill before the upcoming season. The Brewers decided to fill that spot internally, as well as promote another coach from within their organization. They promoted...

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Digging deeper into Omar Narvaez’s second half

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The All-Star catcher’s second-half stats are misleading and ought not to be a major cause for concern moving forward.

If you were to look at Omar Narvaez’s splits for the 2021 season, the disparity between his first half and second half numbers would likely be the first thing to catch your attention.

Narvaez was excellent in the first half of the season, reaching base at a .396 clip while adding eight home runs. His 133 wRC+ was second among...

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Brewers bullpen coach Steve Karsay to step down

In Karsay’s three seasons with the Brewers, Milwaukee relievers have led all bullpens in strikeout rate (27.9%) and ranked second in SIERA (3.78).

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Brewers bullpen coach Steve Karsay steps away from coaching staff, per report

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Steve Karsay has served as bullpen coach for the past three seasons.

Follow the 2021 season, the Milwaukee Brewers were expecting to retain all of their coaches except for their hitting coaches. The team already hired Ozzie Timmons and Connor Dawson to be co-hitting coaches to replace the spots held by Andy Haines and Jacob Cruz. However, it looks like they may have another spot to fill. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that bullpen coach Steve Karsay is...

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Hoby Milner could emerge as a valuable member of the Brewers bullpen in 2022

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Intriguing adjustments made over the past couple of seasons make the lefty reliever worth keeping an eye on.

If you forgot that Hoby Milner is still on the Brewers 40-man roster, you are forgiven. After all, it’s pretty easy to forget about a soon-to-be 31-year-old reliever who regularly rode the shuttle between Triple-A and the big leagues and pitched primarily in a mop-up role. In 21 2?3 innings with the Brewers, he put up just a 5.40 ERA.

Milner is...

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Milwaukee Brewers sign Tyler White to a minor-league contract with invitation to Spring Training

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The Brewers add a first baseman on a minor league deal.

While the major league remains in lockout, the minor league season preparations continue. Their schedule is set to continue as planned since they are not a part of the lockout. This also remains an opportunity for the Brewers to add some players on minor league deals as they usually do, and take a look at them as possible additions to the major league team. One of those players is Tyler White, who...

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Brew Crew Ball is looking for a new site manager

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Interested in writing about Milwaukee baseball? Here is your opportunity!

Brew Crew Ball is looking for a site manager to take over leading and overseeing content on the site. If you are a Brewers fan and enjoying writing and talking all things Brewers this could be the perfect paid opportunity for you!

What does the role entail?

This person is in change of managing a content calendar, assigning stories to bloggers, maintaining a...

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Milwaukee Brewers reliever Devin Williams talks about his season ending injury

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Devin Williams missed the postseason after breaking his hand, and The Athletic gets more information on the injury.

After the Milwaukee Brewers clinched the NL Central near the end of September, there was a lot of celebration over the Brewers taking the division title again for the second time in four years. Unfortunately, that celebrating was tempered pretty quickly, when news came out a few days later that reliever Devin Williams broke his hand...

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Brewers RHP Devin Williams discusses wall punch, season-ending injury

Williams had surgery on his pitching hand, which he had broken when punching a wall.

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Brewers' rotation depth could open trade possibilities for front office

The Brewers’ star rotation trio of Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff and Freddy Peralta has drawn plenty of well-deserved attention. 

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Free-agent faceoff: Catcher pile

In terms of free agents, there are only five remaining catchers who played more than 35 games in 2021.

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Don’t expect the Milwaukee Brewers to extend Corbin Burnes

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Not only is Burnes talented enough to gamble on himself, but committing more money to a player they already control may not be in Milwaukee’s best interests.

Brewers President of Baseball Operations David Stearns has often described his strategy for the club as a three-fold approach: acquire, develop, and retain talent.

Under Stearns, the organization has excelled on the acquisition and development fronts. Since 2017, they have finished above .500 in...

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