Milwaukee Brewers Weekly Check-In (3-28-11)

If you’re not one of those baseball nerds who follows every single thing going on in the Milwaukee Brewers Organization, don’t worry, because The Sports Bank’s Nick Grays has you covered with what happened in the past week and what’s going on in the future.

And if you are one of those nerds, feel free to join in on some good old analysis of America’s pastime in the Brew City.

This week we talk about Opening Day on March 31st and the Nyjer Morgan trade.

By: Nick Grays

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The Beauty of MLB Opening Week

By: Melissa S. Wollering

This year, Easter Weekend was all about the resurrection of two things: Jesus and Major League Baseball’s regular season. Much like the Catholic church, the 40 days and 40 nights of Lenten preparation give way to the holiest of days on the religious calendar. Meantime, 30 days and 30 nights of Cactus or Grapefruit League Spring Training give way to Opening Week, punctuated by an Easter Sunday New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox matchup. It’s as though Pontius Pilate and Jesus were taking the mound after more than 100 years of club rivalry. So proclaim, Hallelujah!  Or Play Ball! [Read more…]

Can the Milwaukee Brewers Wheel & Deal Corey Hart?

By: Melissa S. Wollering

Earlier this week, we told you Corey Hart’s starting position in right field was up in the air for Opening Day. Now we’ve learned the Brewers organization tried to off-load Hart on Washington and pick-up free agent Jermaine Dye, but couldn’t come up with an agreement that satisfied.

If Hart stays with Milwaukee, fans will have to be satisfied with a .127 batting average (Hart’s numbers in Spring Training) and Jim Edmonds will likely see more playing time. As we discussed earlier this week, the thorn in the organization’s side is that Hart won his arbitration session this season the Brewers are now paying the Spring Training slumper $4.8M. Doug Melvin probably wanted something for Hart, but if they had decided to release him before Opening Day, the Brewers would have only been responsible for one-quarter his salary. [Read more…]