Saturday, March 31, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 31

Outsiders share Brewers' optimism (
With a stronger, deeper, more experienced team, the Brewers expect to be playing into October this season.

— Spring training: Friday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Sheets glad to get going in opener (
It is nice to see this article. The first regular season game preview of the year. Ben Sheets is ready to go against Derek Lowe of the Dodgers on Monday.

Brewers Opening Day outlook (
A breakdown of the Brewers lineup for the coming season.

Notes: Brewers' double-vision in left (
Kevin Mench continues to complain about his situation in Milwaukee. It is very nice to have two guys like Mench and Geoff Jenkins, but this kind of attitude is getting old really fast.

Q&A; with manager Ned Yost (

— Notes: Hardy survives spring training (Journal-Sentinel)
J.J. Hardy made it through spring training and looked pretty good and solidified his spot in the number 2 whole of the lineup. Corey Hart ended the spring in a bit of a slide and led the team in stikeouts during spring trianing.

— Counsell comes back for more (Journal-Sentinel)
Craig Counsell is happy to be "home" with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Welcome to Generation M (
An interesting, amuzing story about the misery of being a Brewer fan.

Brewers: Suppan, Estrada recharge the battery (The Capital Times)

Brewers: Hart hopes for long stay in majors (with outfielders preview) (The Capital Times)

Brewers: Hardy's health central to team's success (with infielders preview) (The Capital Times)

Milwaukee Brewers 2007 Preaseason Predictions (

— HAPs: Milwaukee Brewers (
Another article previewing the Brewers coming season.

— Patrick Reusse: Koskie confronts injury, ignorance (
Postconcussion syndrome, the injury Corey Koskie is fighting, is generally misunderstood by the public. Koskie talks about his life with the syndrome.

10 ways to celebrate baseball (Wisconsin State Journal)

Pirates cut Kolb, keep Kelly, Wasdin (
Former Brewers closer Dan Kolb was reassigned to the Pirates minor league camp on Friday.


Friday, March 30, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 30

— Brewers use entire shot clock (Journal-Sentinel)
With opening day only three days away, Ned Yost has yet to lock down the final roster. There is one bullpen spot and one position player spot. It is nice to see competition this late in spring training.

Brewers bid farewell with Cactus victory (
Details on the Brewers final Cactus League game of this year.

— Ticket sales: Brewers ahead of last season's pace (Journal-Sentinel)

— Spring training report: Thursday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Notes: Brewers roster nearly finalized (
More notes on the final roster spots. The Brewers play a par of game against the Rangers in their home ball park today and tomorrow. The Angels have no souls.

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player news and performances.

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

Predicting the MLB season to come (Yahoo!)
Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun are listed as a couple darkhorse possibilites as league award winners.

Santos has a shot (
Former Brewers starter Victor Santos has not given up a run this spring and is hoping to fill the final bullpen spot for the Reds.

— Mike Vandermause column: Turnbow's biggest save could be his career. (Appleton Post Crescent)

— Midwest Airlines Announces 2007 Milwaukee Brewers Sponsorship Details (

— Season preview: A quick look at each team (MSNBC)

MSNBC has the same predictions for the Brewers as pretty much everyone else.


Thursday, March 29, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 29

Notes: Aquino adjusts slider (
Brewers reliever Greg Aquino has not given up a run since his March 14 outing against the White Sox.

Brewers overcome furious Giants rally (
Rickie Weeks went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double and two stolen bases in yesterday's game. More details on the spring training game against the Giants.

— Taking a turn for the worse (Journal-Sentinel)
Carlos Villanueva had, by far, his worst outing of the spring in yesterday's game, but it appears Villanueva will still be headed to the opening day roster.

— Viña's true to Brew Crew (Journal-Sentinel)
Former Brewer Fernando Viña believes the Brewers are a contender this year. The same cannot be said for Sports Illustrated which picked the Brewers to finish third in the central behind the Cardinals and Cubs.

— Learning center (Journal-Sentinel)
This is not the first article about Bill Hall's move to center and it most likely won't be the last.

— Spring training report: Wednesday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Brewers: Acquisition of Dessens fills void in middle relief (The Capital Times)

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

— Rottino will be odd man out (Journal Times)
The final position roster spot is between Vinny Rottino and Tony Gwynn. Gwynn has had the better spring but Rottino may be the better option because of his ability to play almost any position.

Rising start Braun to start season in Music City (The City Paper)
After not having any elite prospects on the team last season, the Nashville Sounds will again have a pair of star prospects in Ryan Braun and Yovani Gallardo.

— Ben Hendrickson's Dad Is an Internet Troll (AOL Sports)
You may see something about this in the near future here at

— 20 questions heading into the baseball season (The Phanatic Magazine)
#16 - Who are the Brewers? A NL Central contender!


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 28

Sheets named Opening Day starter (
Ned Yost announces starting rotation.

Brewers struggle for relief in loss to A's (
Details on yesterday's spring training game against the Athletics.

Brewers acquire catcher Maxim St. Pierre from Kansas City (
The Brewers traded Ben Hendrickson to the Royals for minor league catcher Maxim St. Pierre.

Notes: Roster moves continue (
Catcher Mike Rivera and reliever Grant Balfour clear waivers. Final roster spot is between Vinny Rottino and Tony Gwynn Jr. Corey Koskie is sent home.

— Catcher Rivera clears waivers (Journal-Sentinel)
A similar story to the last.

— Deliverymen (Journal-Sentinel)
Ned Yost is putting out the most experienced starting pitching staff the Brewers have had for years.

— Spring training report: Tuesday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player news and performances.

Power Rankings: Boston's trio could elicit a Cy (
The Brewers make number 18 on this years preseason Power Rankings on SportsLine.

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 27

Brewers acquire Dessens for Clark (MilwaukeeBrewers)
Brewers thin outfield herd by sending Brady Clark to the Dodgers for relief pitcher Elmer Dessens.

Rottino blasts third homer of spring (
Details on yesterday's spring training game against the Diamondbacks.

— Notes: Yost continues to sit tight on team's bench (Journal-Sentinel)
Ned Yost is still unsure of who will be awarded the final roster spots.

— Spring training: Monday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

— Getting some relief (Journal-Sentinel)
More on yesterday's trade.

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player news and performances.

— Hardy hardly worried (
J.J. Hardy still experiences pain in his ankle but is not concerned.

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

Mishler tells the story of "Baseball in Beertown" (
Story talks about the book "Baseball in Beertown" which outlines the entire history of Milwaukee baseball.

— Prince's passion (
Prince Fielder is more confident and comfortable going into his second full season in the majors.


Monday, March 26, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 26

Intensity level increasing for Brewers (
A day after manager Ned Yost laid into his pitchers, the Brewers have their ugliest game of the year. Rickie Weeks got picked off at first, Billy Hall misjudged a line drive that resulted in an in-the-park homer, Tony Graffanino was ejected, and the team committed three errors.

Mench helps Brewers get by Royals (
Details on yesterday's spring training game against the Royals.

Notes: Brewers relievers deliver (
Brewers relievers combined for 3+ scoreless innings on Sunday. Lance Nix likely to start season on DL. Jeff Suppan is the first pitcher to throw 100 pitches this spring.

— Spring training report: Sunday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

— Nix likely headed for DL (Journal-Sentinel)
More details on Lance Nix injury situation and yesterday's sloppy game.

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

OMC at Spring Training: A rookie gets ready for his debut (
Interview with new Brewers TV broadcaster Brian Anderson.

— Yost excited as Brewers begin season with high expectations (Appleton Post Crescent)
Article includes and interview with Ned Yost.


Sunday, March 25, 2007

Brewers News Mar. 25

Notes: Yost unhappy with pitchers (
Manager Ned Yost laid into the pitching staff about the amount of walks they are issuing. Naturally Yost does not want to see his pitchers giving away games. Chris Capuano had his best spring outing in yesterday's game.

Capuano has encouraging start (
Details on yesterday's spring training game against the Padres.

Rogers staying focused on rehab path (
Aaron Rogers, the Brewers first round pick in the 2005 draft, has struggled thus far as a pro. Rogers was starting to show improvement, after struggling with machical changes, when he started having shoulder pain. After rehab did not help, Rogers underwent shoulder surgery and is hoping to begin light throwing in a few weeks.

— Team arms always lean on Castro (Journal-Sentinel)
Story on the best bullpen coach in the majors, Bill Castro.

— More gems from Uecker (Journal-Sentinel)
A special release of "Major League" called "Major League: Wild Thing Edition" is set to be released on April 10 and will include a tribute to the best broadcaster in baseball, Bob Uecker.

— Notes: Pitchers take a walk on the wild side (Journal-Sentinel)
Similar to the "Notes" story on

— Spring training: Saturday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player news and performances. Ben Sheets officially named opening day starter.

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

— Brewers GM has 'guarded' optimism (Appleton Post Crescent)
Q&A with Brewers GM Doug Melvin. After this story you'll want to check out our Melvin shirts in the Gear section!


Saturday, March 24, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 24

Sheets set up to start opener (
Ned Yost still has not officially named his openly day starter, but Ben Sheets is on schedule to do so.

Miller busts out in Brewers' loss (
Damian Miller, Johnny Estrada, Rickie Weeks, and Tony Graffanino all homer in Friday's spring training loss to the Rangers.

— His time to shine not up (Journal-Sentinel)
Looking back to late last season, Tony Graffanino coming back to the Brewers was unlikely, but as things turn out, Graffanino will most likely be the Brewers opening day starter at third and will share time with Craig Counsell.

— Sheets reunited with curveball (Journal-Sentinel)
It is always a good sign each spring when Ben Sheets gets his curveball going, which is exactly what happened during Friday's minor league game in which Sheets pitched 6 2/3 innings.

Notes: Gross gets good news (
Brewers GM Doug Melvin stated that Gabe Gross will be on the opening day roster. Should not be a big surprise to anyone. The last couple of bullpen spots remain open at this point.

— Spring training: Friday at a glance (JournalSentinel)

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player news and performances.

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

— Commentary: Brewers committed to righting the ship (Wausau Daily Herald)


Friday, March 23, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 23

Notes: Hardy embraces second spot (
Ned Yost says he hasn't settled on a batting order yet, but it appears J.J. Hardy will be in the 2-hole. "And I like the fact that you have a job to do there, whether that means hitting a grounder to the right side to move Rickie to third or bunting him to second. That way, Prince and Billy can drive him in."-Hardy. You have got to love that attitude.

Brewers, Rockies halted by hail storm (
Some details on yesterday's spring training game against the Rockies that was cut short by a storm.

— Spring training: Thursday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

— Notes: Weeks ad-libs lead role (Journal-Sentinel)
Rickie Weeks is being encouraged to be more aggressive than a typical leadoff hitter. Gabe Gross sees his first spring action on the defensive side.

Miller Park to offer many new attractions (
Fans will see some new attractions at Miller Park this season. RBF will need to sell a lot more shirts before we can rent out the Club for a Club Suite.

— Rick Braun chat transcript (Journal-Sentinel)
Reporter Rick Braun answers fans questions from spring training.

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

Brewers hoping to bounce back in 2007 (
Another story about the upcoming Brewers season. Nice breakdown of pitching, catching, outfield, etc.


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Brewers News Mar. 22

— Hardy, Weeks working on two-part harmony (Journal-Sentinel)
Rickie Weeks and J.J. Hardy have spent a great deal of time this spring working on becoming comfortable with each other in the infield.

Vargas, Brewers come up short in loss (
Details on yesterday's spring training game against the Padres.

— Notes: Team itching to start regular season (Journal-Sentinel)
The team is getting more and more anxious for the start of the regular season. Position players and pitchers will continue to go deeper into spring training games. Jim Gantner joined the team yesterday and will help out with drills for the next week.

Brewers need Weeks to set the table (
The Brewers need Rickie Weeks to be a patient leadoff hitter and get himself on base for the hitters behind him. With a healthy season, Weeks should score 100 runs and steal 30 bases.

Which underdog will bark loudest? (
This story lists the Brewers as one of five likely sleeper teams in the majors.

Notes: Catcher Closser clears waivers (
J.D. Closser clears waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Nashville. Brian Shouse to work for second day in a row. Fransisco Cordero gave up his first runs of the spring yesterday.

— Spring training: Wednesday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

— Unusual Central casting (Journal-Sentinel)
Story mentions Baseball America's staff picking the Brewers to win the division.

He's Maddux lite to Brewers (Chicago Tribune)
Writer compairs Jeff Suppan to Greg Maddux when it comes to leadership.

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

OMC at Spring Training: Brewers' Hall is the center of attention (
Another story on Bill Hall. No complaints here!

Baseball matchup for the future? (Kennebec Journal)
Story makes mention of Brewers 2004 first round pick Mark Rogers.

— Sounds' future on the line (
The Nashville Sounds have been attempting to finalize a deal for a new ballpark in downtown Nashville but are having difficulties moving the project along. The Brewers have stated they may consider a new affiliate if the new facility doesn't get built.

— NL Beat > Positional Races Heat Up (CreativeSports)
Again, story says key to Brewers is Ben Sheets' performance.

Cirillo to make cameos at short (
Looks as though former Brewer Jeff Cirillo is going to see some time a shortstop with the Twins. I think I speak for most Brewer fans when I say I can't wait until Jeff Cirillo is in a Brewer uniform again. Whether it be as a player or (more likely) as a coach, it is going to happen.

— Brewers announce ticket specials (Appleton Post Crescent)
For the third season, the Brewers will honor US military with Stars and Stripes Sundays in which they will be offered two free terrace level seats.


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 21

— Role reversal (Journal-Sentinel)
Story on Damian Miller and dealing with being a backup catcher after many years as a starter.

Brewers spring into fitness in odd ways (
Different players use different means in staying in shape over the offseason.

— A jack of all trades (Journal-Sentinel)
Vinny Rottino is making a push for one of the final roster spots. Ueck's stalker makes an appearance at spring training. What a nut-case.

— Dusty surveys NL Central (Journal-Sentinel)
Dusty Baker's take on the NL Central. He says Brewers can compete for the division title.

Uecker's stalker escorted out of Brewers' spring game (
More details on Ueck's stalker. I mean, can you really blame the lady at first, but when is enough enough?

Brewers send hot-hitting Braun to minors to work on defense (The Capital Times)
Another, more detailed, story on Ryan Braun being sent back to the minors.

Playing time no idle chatter (
Story reports the Brewers have an interest in
the White Sox's Rob Mackowiak and reportably may offer Brady Clark in a trade.

Brewers: Five things to know (

— Brewers' bullpen may be strength — if Turnbow bounces back (Green Bay Press Gazette)
Similar to other articles we've read. A lot of people believe the bullpen will be a weakness for the Brewers. If the relievers can pull together for a good year, watch out.

— Baseball not just about haves and have-nots (Fox Sports)
Small market teams, like Milwaukee, are starting to sign bigger names, perform better, and make more playoff runs.


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 20

Notes: Braun, Sarfate to Minors camp (
Ryan Braun, Yovani Gallardo, and Dennis Sarfate were amoung the players sent to the minors on Monday.

Gallardo struggles in first spring start (
Details on yesterday's spring training game against the Cubs.

Retooled Brewers expect big things (
With any overall deeper team, Ned Yost says this is the best team he has had since he's been with the Brewers. This is the year they not only have a winning season but also contend.

Mailbag: Iribarren closing in on job? (
Reporter Adam McCalvy answers fans questions.

— Active duty (Journal-Sentinel)
Story on Dave Bush's family, athleticism, and baseball history.

— Spring training report: Monday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

— Notes: Braun sent to minors (Journal-Sentinel)
Simlar to the "Notes" story from

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player news and performances.

Young Brew Crew thinking two-strike swing, playoffs (
This author believes that two-strike approach at the plate key for Brewers this season.

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)


Monday, March 19, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 19

— The pitcher of health (Journal-Sentinel)
Ben Sheets is feeling completely healthy for the first spring training since 2002. Geoff Jenkins stays hot.

Brewers fall to visiting Mariners (
Details on yesterday's spring training game against the Mariners.

Notes: Hendrickson clears waivers (
Ben Hendrickson was optioned outright to Triple-A Nashville but is hoping to be part of a new team by the time he reports to minor league camp.

Minors report: Anderson's high hopes (

— Spring training report: Sunday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player news and performances.

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)


Sunday, March 18, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 18

— Rotation has positive spin (Journal-Sentinel)
The Brewers are feeling very good about their starting rotation after a past week of solid outings (with the exception of Chris Capuano's game on Wednesday).

Brewers score big early to defeat A's (
Details on yesterday's spring training victory over the Athletics.

Vargas taking nothing for granted (
The number five spot in the Brewers starting rotation is Claudio Vargas' job to lose. Vargas looks to be well on his way to locking that job up.

Notes: Two-strike approach working (
New Brewers hitting coach Jim Skaalen is preaching a two strike approach to Brewers hitters, and it seems to be working. Brian Shouse: submarine man? Damian Miller plays.

— Spring training report: Saturday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

— Kuhn was foe, then friend (Journal-Sentinel)
Story on the late, former MLB commissioner, Bowie Kuhn's history with Milwaukee baseball.

— Ballpark sewage discharge fixed (Journal-Sentinel)
No more worries.

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player news and performances.

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

Career swing (Yahoo!)
A good story about the career path of Bill Hall.


Saturday, March 17, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 17

Notes: Miller could return Saturday (
Damian Miller could see game action as early as today after being out with a strained calf since Feb. 27.

— Numbers game threatens catchers (Journal-Sentinel)
Backup catchers Mike Rivera and J. D. Closser are both having good springs but could very likely find themselves on another team in the near future.

Brewers see Vargas' value in victory (
Details on yesterday's spring training game against the Angels.

Brewers' message to Sarfate: Relax (
Dennis Sarfate came into Brewers camp as the front runner for the final bullpen spot but has not performed well thus far.

— Spring training report: Friday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!) Interviews Brent Brewer (

— Chinese team to face Cactus foes (The Arizona Republic)
The Chinese national baseball team has five games scheduled before the end of Cactus League play including a game against Brewers minor leaguers.

Who'da Thunk It (
Ah, anyone! This is just too good. Kerry Wood has another arm injury and will miss more spring training time, and Mark Prior has to pitch in minor league games.


Friday, March 16, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 16

Notes: Thatcher earns unexpected call (
Brewers minor leaguer Joe Thatcher got a pleasant surprise when he was called up to big league camp on Thursday. Jeff Suppan throws 5 no-hit innings as Brewer pitchers throw a combined 2-hit game. Ryan Braun hits another homer but also commits another throwing error.

Brewers' Suppan has best spring outing (
Details on yesterday's spring training win over the Angels.

MLB celebrates new official cap (

— Reliever get a chance (Journal-Sentinel)
Another story on Joe Thatcher.

— Spring training report: Thursday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on Brewer players performances and news.

The Unnatural (
Neil Janowitz's story about his time spent in Milwaukee Brewers spring training camp.

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

— Helms best bet to start at 3rd (
Looks as though former Brewer Wes Helms is going to be the Phillies starter at 3rd base.

Miller Park bathroom plan in place (The Capital Times)
There has to be a story on human waste on the news page.


Thursday, March 15, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 15

Notes: Brewers feel Gross' impact (
Gabe Gross returned yesterday after missing most of the spring due to injury. Ryan Braun makes his first appearance in the field in a couple weeks after missing some time defensively with a sore elbow.

Early trouble for Capuano dooms Crew (
Details on yesterday's spring training game against the White Sox.

Capuano shrugs off rough start (
Chris Capuano gave up 7 earned runs in yesterday's game. It's too early to be worried, but you still don't like to see that.

— Nopes: Gross gets involved (Journal-Sentinel)
More on Gabe Gross' return and Chris Capuano's bad day.

— Johnnies on the spot (Journal-Sentinel)
...and they aren't talking about the Riv Dawg. I told you port-o-potties are the way to go.

— Spring training: Wednesday in review (Journal-Sentinel)

— Sheets tries to regain artistry (

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

Brewers' rookie Braun gets back in the swing (
More in-depth story on Ryan Braun playing this week after an elbow injury. Francisco Cordero feels "good."

Numbers crunch may force Brewers' Gwynn back to minors (North County Times)
With the number of outfielders in Brewers' camp, it is doubtful Tony Gwynn Jr. will be headed to Milwaukee when camp ends. I think everyone agrees that his best place is Nashville to begin the season. He needs to play every day.


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 14

Sheets bringing it all together (
Ben Sheets is beginning to feel comfortable with all his pitches. "I'm getting there," Sheets said. Good to hear. Sheets usually doesn't pitch very well in spring training. I think it's going to be a big year for him.

Sheets dominates five frames in loss (
Details on yesterday's spring training game against the Mariners.

Changeup has Villanueva on fast track (
Carlos Villanueva has confidence in his changeup, which Johnny Estrada says is a major league pitch at this point. It won't be long until he is completely ready to make the jump to the majors.

Notes: Hart impressive this spring (
Corey Hart is doing everything to solidify himself as the opening day starting right fielder.

— Bullpen a little messy (Journal-Sentinel)
Nothing is sure about the bullpen except Derrick Turnbow, Francisco Cordero, and Brian Shouse. No one else seems to want the other spots, including Matt Wise and Jose Capellan who are both having poor springs.

— Spring training report: Tuesday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

— Miller Park toilets flush into river, lake (Journal-Sentinel)
Use the port-a-potties this year unless you really dislike the Menomonee River and Lake Michigan.

— Miller Park sales tax revenue jumps (Journal-Sentinel)

— Suppan seeks to stabilize Brewers staff (Fox Sports)

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 13

Notes: Bush regaining command (
Dave Bush has been slow in gaining command of his fastball this spring. Francisco Cordero has yet to be scored upon. Johnny Estrada stays hot going 3-4 in Monday's game.

Villanueva successful in start (
Details on yesterday's spring training game against the Rangers.

Mailbag: Will Villanueva start? (
Reporter Adam McCalvy answers fans' questions.

— Behind in the count (Journal-Sentinel)
Gabe Gross has been out with a hamstring injury since the first week of camp. With many outfielders performing well this spring, Gross will only have a short amount of time to make a statement.

— Spring training report: Monday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Short blurbs on player performances and news.

— Six players beaned in Catus game (
Scary moment when Yovani Gallardo hit former Brewers prospect Nelson Cruz in the head with a pitch.

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

— Turnbow hopes to bounce back (Appleton Post Crescent)


Monday, March 12, 2007

Brewers News - March 12

— Chasing a dream: Perez risked death en route to Brewers (Journal-Sentinel)
Yohannis Perez, defected from Cuba, making strides in spring training camp.

— Spring training report: Sunday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

— Turnbow passes significant test (Journal-Sentinel)
Yost pleased with Turnbow's save on Saturday, Vargas works around errors, Layne Nix having a good spring.

— Short to center: Hall still a man in the middle (USA Today)
Nice to see national press on the Brewers. Hall says, "
We have a lot of good things going. We're preparing to jump up and down at the end of the year."

Notes: Vargas making play for rotation (
Vargas pitching well, Rottino working on catching, Irabarren impressing, Braun takes a pinch-hit at-bat and more.

Minors report: Brewers camp high tech (
Computer test helps improve baseball vision, Manny Parra making strides, more.

Irabarren's second jack not enough (
Brewers fall to Cubs in exhibition game.

— interviews Brent Brewer (
Great Milwaukee shortstop prospect name talks baseball with the guys over at Brewerfan.

— Cubs 6, Brewers 3 (Sportsline)
Game info that mostly focuses on the Cubs. Prior will pitch again and try to improve on his 18.9 ERA. Here's to hoping we see more of the same...

Brewers news blurbs from Rotoworld (

— Brewers spring training photos (

— For many Milwaukee visitors, a visit to Vegas can be an exercise in excess (
Writer interviewed Mike Maddux for part of story. Maddux grew up in Las Vegas.

— Eveland makes his pitch to join D-Backs' rotation (East Valley Tribune)
Former Brewer Dana Eveland, part of the Estrada/Davis trade, having a pretty good camp for Arizona.

— Youth is served (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Post)
Preview of Brewers middle-infield.

— Berkman expects more balanced team (The Shreveport Times)
Astros star says "...the (Milwaukee) Brewers, in my opinion, could have the best rotation in the league."


Sunday, March 11, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 11

Notes: Turnbow works out of trouble (
Derrick Turnbow gets out of a jam in yesterday's game to record the save. Teams don't seem interested in Geoff Jenkins or Kevin Mench, but it's still early.

Brewers come from behind, top D-backs (
Details on yesterday's spring training game against the Diamondbacks.

— Notes: Braun ready to go (Journal-Sentinel)
Ryan Braun has been cleared to play after sitting out for a week with elbow soreness.

— Spring training: Saturday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Short blurbs on player performances and news.

— Burnitz retires at 37 with 315 career home runs (
Former Brewers star Jeromy Burnitz calls it quits after 14 years.

— Brewers' Koskie looks to educate others after potential career-ending concussion (Fox Sports)

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

Brewers could surprise (The Times)

Gamble on Hamilton might pay off for Reds (
Story hits on Geoff Jenkins new approach at the plate.


Saturday, March 10, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 10

Notes: Cordero's debut fast, smooth (
Brewer closer Fransisco Cordero pitches 1-2-3 inning in spring debut. Chris Capuano threw 3 scoreless innings. Ryan Braun and Tony Graffanino are getting closer to returning to action.

Corredor's walk-off single lifts Brewers (
Details on yesterday's spring training game against the Royals.

Hendrickson hopes to make roster, stay (
Ben Hendrickson is out of minor league options. He's either on the team or has to clear waivers to go down to Nashville. I have a feeling his tenure as a Brewer is short lived.

— Notes: Cordero looks sharp (Journal-Sentinel)
Similar notes as the other story. Ned Yost is unsure how his batting order will pan out. It sure is nice to have options as opposed to 4 years ago when, as noted in this story, John Vander Wal hit in the 5 spot.

— Spring training: Friday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
A former Brewer is sentenced to 7 years in prison. Other short blurbs on player performances and news.

— New era dawning for Brew Crew? (Fox Sports)
Story looking into the likelihood of the Brewers having a winning season and making it to the playoffs. Key points outlined for the upcoming season.

— Looking at baseball's top position battles (Fox Sports)
Brewers third baseman battle is number 8 on the list.

Brewers: Capuano tosses scoreless outing (The Capital Times)

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

Brewers prospect Gallardo showing moxie, maturity (Yahoo!)
How can you not be incredibly excited about Yovani Gallardo?

— Counsell at home with Brewers (

— Ballclub seeks Hispanic link with sausage mascot (The Arizona Republic)
Story about adding Chorizo as #5.

— How the racing sausages came to be (The Arizona Republic)
The Arizona Republic is the place to go for racing sausages news.

— Marlins' Sanchez has had long odyssey (
Story on former Brewer Alex Sanchez.


Friday, March 09, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 9

— Notes: Yost sees Bill of goods (Journal-Sentinel)
Ned Yost believes Bill Hall has barely scratched the surface of his talents and will one day compete for NL MVP. Johnny Estrada on fire. Ben Sheets' arm feels like it did before injury.

Brewers go deep four times in loss (
Details on yesterday's spring training game against the Giants.

Notes: Great stuff, bad command (
Pitch command is Yost's biggest worry at this point.

— Notes: Holmes linked to probe (Journal-Sentinel)
Former Brewer Darren Holmes is added to list of players linked to steroids. Former Brewer player John Vukovich passes away.

— Spring training: Thursday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player performances and news.

Turnbow, Brewers bullpen hope to bounce back in '07 (Sporting News)
Turnbow says he is already at midseason form. Ah, not last season's mid season form I hope.

Healthy Sheets key to Brewers' season (Yahoo!)

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

— John Vukovich, tough Phil with soft side (
A more detailed story on the late John Vukovich.

Thursday's Sports Transactions (
Brewers make some minor moves Thursday.

Prince Fielder hits homer in spring training debut, Giants beat Brewers (
Determined Prince gets back to game action with a tator on Thursday.

— Spring Training Preview: NL Central (
This story says what most have been saying: Brewers should have the best starting staff in the division, but winning depends on health.


Thursday, March 08, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 8

Bush surprised by baseball journey (
Once a catcher in high school and closer in college, Dave Bush has had an interesting history in baseball.

Notes: Fielder ready to return to lineup (
Not what you want to be reading about Prince, but he says he is playing today for sure. Other injury notes. Parking rates at Miller Park increase. Rickie Weeks riding streak into season.

— Spring training: Wednesday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

— Notes: Jenkins kicks old habit (Journal-Sentinel)
Geoff Jenkins leg kick is now less pronounced after making off season adjustments.

— Eat, drink & be wary (Journal-Sentinel)
Concession prices, parking rates increase at Miller Park this season.

— Documentary to feature Harvey's Wallbangers (Journal-Sentinel)

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player performances and news.

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

— Determined Jenkins Proves Worth Again To Brewers (
Another story on Jenkins' off season changes at the plate.

The center of attention (
Story about Bill Hall's move to center field and the learning experience he is having this spring.

Longtime coach, manager Vukovich in grave condition (Daily Herald)
Former Phillies coach, and one-time Brewer, John Vukovich is in grave condition after surgery complications.

Funchess, Sheets among those to be inducted into ULM Hall of Fame (
2007 ULM Sports Hall of Fame induction class includes Ben Sheets. I always knew he'd be a hall of famer.

— Hardy's back - in Tucson and on field (Tucson Citizen)


Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 7

— Filling in the cracks (Journal-Sentinel)
Vinny Rottino is the Brewers work horse early in spring training.

Estrada stays hot in Brewers' loss (
Details on yesterday's spring training game against the Cubs.

Notes: Cordero to pitch Friday (
Closer Francisco Cordero threw a simulated game yesterday and is ready to see his first spring training action in Friday's game against the Royals. Claudio Vargas looked better in yesterday's game. Brewers On Deck scheduled for April 1 at Miller Park.

Sveum teaching game's finer points (
Bench coach Dale Sveum is drilling fundumentals into the young Brewers infield.

— Spring training: Tuesday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player performances. David Bell linked to Applied Pharmacy.

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

— Brewers announce On Deck plans (Journal-Sentinel)
Details on the annual Brewers On Deck.


Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 6

Notes: Jones, Parra move past injuries (
Once top pitching prospects for the Brewers, Manny Parra and Mike Jones look to move past injuries suffered in recent years. Jeff Suppan looks good in first spring outing. Geoff Jenkins stays hot.

Jenkins lifts Brewers over White Sox (
Details on yesterday's spring training game against the White Sox.

Mailbag: Hot corner serves as hot topic (
Reporter, Adam McCalvy, answers fans questions.

— Suppan superb in debut (Journal-Sentinel)
Suppan works an inning more than expected in his first spring training appearance. Francisco Cordero is closer to first spring traing action. Ryan Braun resting sore elbow, insists nothing to worry about.

— Prospects have healthy outlook (Journal-Sentinel)
Another story on Brewers prospects Parra and Jones

— Spring training report: Monday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

Brewers: Turnbow off to strong start (The Capital Times)

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

— Suppan Leads Brewers To Victory Over White Sox (
Another story on yesterday's win can't hurt.

— Defector Perez resumes MLB dream (
Story on Brewers prospect Yohannis Perez and his journey to the US to play baseball.


Monday, March 05, 2007

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Brewers News - Mar. 5

— Early signs good for Turnbow (Jounal-Sentinel)
Derrick Turnbow is looking good early in spring training after a busy off season. How great would it be to have a Matt Wise, Turnbow, Francisco Cordero 1-2-3 punch late in games?

Capuano struggles in spring debut (
Details on yesterday's spring training game against the Angels.

Notes: Wise puts surgery behind him (
Matt Wise is feeling good after minor off season surgery. More similar info on Chris Capuano and Derrick Turnbow.

Minors report: Fitness key for Spurling (
Chris Spurling, acquired off waivers from the Tigers last September, is looking to bounce back. Additional info on Brewers minor leaguers in camp.

Outfield platoon a big issue at camp (

Brewers quick hits (
Pitching is the Brewers strength and key to winning. Keeping injuries at bay also key.

— Coaches sticking with the big club (Journal-Sentinel)
New Brewers first base coach, Ed Sedar, and hitting coach, Jim Skaalen, are excited to be big league coaches after getting the promotion from the minors.

— Spring training report: Sunday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

— Good feelings brewing (Journal-Sentinel)
Spring training is giving many of us an early good feeling about this year's club.

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player's performances from yesterday's games.

Do-it-all Hall shifts into revamped Brewers outfield (

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)


Sunday, March 04, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 4

— Sheets has spring in his step (Journal-Sentinel)
Good to hear that Sheets is in high spirits this spring. He is feeling healthy and that is exciting news for Brewers fans.

Estrada drives in three in Brewers' loss (
Details on Friday's spring training game against the Giants.

Notes: Uneventful start suits Sheets well (

— Brewers must have defensive attitude (Journal-Sentinel)
Journal-Sentinel reporter, Michael Hunt, says defense is key for this year's Brewers.

Milwaukee Brewers player news (
Quick blurbs on player's performances from yesterday's games.

— Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

Braun's time as prospect growing short (
Ryan Braun is making his case for making the opening day roster early in spring training.

— D-backs know what to expect from Davis (
Story on former Brewers' started Doug Davis. I must admit, I already miss his sweet facial hair.

— Interviews Steve Chapman (
Interview with Brewers prospect Steve Chapman.


Saturday, March 03, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 3

- Notes: Jenkins laying into lefties (
Jenkins is looking strong, even against lefties, early in spring training. It's early, but as I've been saying, I have a good feeling about Jenks this year. Brewers come to terms with five.

- Braun stays hot in split-squad win (
Details of yesterday's split-squad spring training game against the Giants.

- Bush solid as Brewers fall to A's (
Details of yesterday's split-squad spring training game against the Athletics.

- Gwynn Jr. keeps level head into '07 (
Tony Gwynn Jr. says all the right things about Billy Hall's move to center and, what will most likely be, Gwynn's second year in a row starting in AAA. I love this guy. Only a matter of time before he's up.

- Villanueva awaits opportunity (Journal-Sentinel)
With the off season signing of Suppan, Carlos Villanueva was also forced to continue waiting in the wings. Feeling good about Villanueva and Yovani Gallardo "backing up" the Brewers starting rotation.

- Milwaukee Brewers Player News (
Quick blurbs on player's performances from yesterday's games.

- Sheets' new pitch could change Brewers' fortunes (
Sheets is healthy and his new changeup is looking good. Watch out!

- Brewers' Hardy, Weeks refreshed for '07 after injury rehab (Fox Sports)
Story on the injury woes suffered by the Brewers infield last season.

- Dennis Semrau: Brewers rookie Braun must learn to be patient (The Capital Times)

- Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

- Double vision: Bonds, Giants drop ball in loss to Brewers (Merced Sun-Star)
I had to put one story up about Bonds dropping a fly ball and looking stupid against Yovani Gallardo.


Friday, March 02, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 2

- Prospect looking good (Journal-Sentinel)
Brewers win their first spring training game 14-8. Ryan Braun contributes with 7 RBI. I can't wait until his defense is ready for the bigs.

- Braun a blast from the future (Journal-Sentinel)
More on future Brewers third baseman.

- Notes: A dash of soreness for duo (
Fielder didn't play yesterday. Another mild injury resulting from the 60-yard dash. Injury updates.

- Braun slams Brewers to comeback romp (
Breakdown of the performances from both teams in yesterday's game.

- Fielder scratched from lineup (
More info on Prince's minor injury.

- Spring Training: Thursday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

- The Drill: Q&A; with Brewers pitcher Chris Capuano
Short interview with Capuano about the MLB Player Trust, a charitable organization that Capuano closely works with.

- Officials brush aside rumor of Brewers move (TC Palm)
Apparently there were online rumors of the Brewers moving camp to Vero Beach in 2009. First I've heard of this.

- Braun may enjoy a big future with the Brewers (Mercury News)
There are a lot of stories on Braun's game yesterday, but this one is a little more about Braun's background.

- Brewin' up a winner (Beloit Daily News)
This pre-season NL Central prediction has the Brewers on top.

- Brewers reach (M) million mark in tickets sold (WBAY-TV)


Thursday, March 01, 2007

Brewers News - Mar. 1

- Reserve bank a key asset (Journal-Sentinel)
Platoon of Craig Counsell and Tony Graffanino at third base looks likely, at least early in the season. Ryan Braun needs some more time in the minors, and I have a feeling Corey Koskie won't be back anytime soon.

- Listen live to Brewers' spring opener (
Spring training games start today for the Crew. Claudio Vargas will start today's game against the Athletics.

- Notes: Hall's outfit adds humor to camp (
Details on the Brewers 60-yard dash results. Injury update.

- Melvin, Ash work to rebuild Brewers (
Some insight on Doug Melvin and Gord Ash. You got to love these guys!

- Brewers spoiled for a fight (Journal-Sentinel)
Yet another story on the comments made by Jenkins and Mench and the situation in left field.

- Notes: Gross suffers hamstring strain (Journal-Sentinel)

- Spring Training: Wednesday at a glance (Journal-Sentinel)

- Molitor, Gibson among 50 nominees for college baseball hall (Sporting News)
Former Brewer Paul Molitor on the ballot for National College Baseball Hall of Fame.

Dennis Semrau: As usual, the Brewers are walking wounded (The Capital Times)
Story about Brewers injuries this spring training.

- Brewers spring training photos (Yahoo!)

- Counsell happy to be home again (
Craig Counsell is back playing with his home team and living in Whitefish Bay, where he graduated high school in 1988.

- Rangers Cruz hopes time is now (
You don't want to hope this guy doesn't live up to the expectations we had for him here, but it sure will sting if he does.