Brewers GM on Prince Fielder: “We’ve Had to Move On”

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Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in a little more than a month and Prince Fielder still has not signed a free agent deal with any MLB team.  Some Milwaukee Brewers‘ fans are hoping that as long as teams drop out of the Fielder sweepstakes and he remains on the open market, there is a glimmer of hope that he might return to Milwaukee even if it is just for a one-year deal.  However, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said Monday night that Fielder will not be a Brewer next season and that the team is still awaiting word on Ryan Braun‘s suspension.

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Brewers Chase Hitting Sensation Norichika Aoki, Could Mean Ryan Braun Will Sit 50 Games

 

 

 

 

 

 

In what has become a bizarre beginning to the Milwaukee Brewers’ off-season, the notion continues with a $2.5 million bid to win the rights to Japanese Outfielder Norichika Aoki.

Aoki is one of the best hitters in Japan and has posted a .336 career batting average during his first seven seasons.

If the Brewers can strike a deal in the next 30 days, he will join a crowded outfield consisting of Ryan Braun, Corey Hart and Nyjer Morgan. With a deal like this, you can’t happened but wonder whether Braun really will miss 50 games or if a trade involving Hart or Morgan is in the works. [Read more…]

Should BBWAA Rescind Ryan Braun’s MVP Award?

Normally Saturday nights are placid when it comes to off-field news in the sports world, but the regularly scheduled calm was interrupted in a big way when ESPN, among several other outlets, reported that Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun had tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. The slugger is coming off a season that saw him hit 33 HR’s and drive in 111 RBI en route to an NL MVP Award, as well as leading Milwaukee to their first division title since 1982. The positive test, if upheld, would mean that Braun would be suspended for the first 50 games of the 2012 season.

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Multiple Outlets Report Positive PED Test for Ryan Braun

After a Winter Meetings marked by big time free agent signings, things took a turn back toward baseball’s not so distant past on Saturday evening. According to reports by multiple outlets, including ESPN.com’s Outside the Lines, Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun, the 2011 NL MVP, has tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. If the initial test is upheld, the slugger will be suspended for the first 50 games of the regular season under MLB’s steroid policy.

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Chicago Cubs Manager Dale Sveum: More Detailed Biography

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Dale Sveum was named the manager of the Chicago Cubs for the 2012 season. This is after he has been a coach in the majors for most of the last decade. Sveum has two World Series rings, one in 1998 with the Yankees and one in 2004 with the Red Sox.

(Editor’s note: Guest post from David Malamut, But if you’ve already figured out I didn’t write this because you know I DON’T CARE about baseball)

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Chicago Cubs New Manager: Dale “Sick Facial Hair” Sveum

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During his MLB playing career, Dale Sveum was known for his “Sick Facal Hair.”As a young man he sort of resembled what would happen if Matthew McConaughey and  Jeff Foxworthy had a child.

Sveum also had the distinction of playing for five different managers who would eventually win a league Manager of the Year Award. They were Tony La Russa (’83, ’88, ’92, ’02), under whom Sveum played in Oakland, Joe Torre (’96, ’98), in New York, Lou Piniella (’95, ’01, ’08), in Seattle, Jim Leyland (’90, ’92, ’06) in Pittsburgh, and Gene Lamont (’93) with the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pittsburgh.

For those of you drinking Cubbie Kool-Aid, I’ll go ahead and post what you’re already thinking “maybe he learned a lot about leadership through osmosis from these guys, and we’ll see that as he leads the Chicago Cubs.”

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2011 NLCS Milwaukee Brewers Heading into Beast Mode

The 2011 MLB season has been a memorable one for the Milwaukee Brewers, from Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun‘s clutch hitting to Yovani Gallardo and Zach Greinke dealing on the mound, from John Axford‘s lockdown relief work to T-Plush‘s goofy antics.

(especially this one Friday night to celebrate the NLDS victory)

The NL Central championship season was been “a beast.”

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Brewers Bats Explode in NLCS Game One Win


 

 

 

 

 

The Suds Series II started out with a bang as the Milwaukee Brewers took out the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 to jump to a 1-0 game lead in the 2011 NLCS.

Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder continued their reign as the MLB’s best one-two-punch while combining for six of the Brewers’ nine total runs.

Starting pitcher Zack Greinke didn’t have his best stuff, but still picked up the win. Greinke has yet to lose a game at Miller Park and has moved to 12-0 at home in 2011.

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Brewers Nyjer Morgan Drops F-Bomb TWICE Celebrating 2011 NLDS Win (Video)

Hey, Milwaukee Brewers Centerfielder Nyjer Morgan, you just drove in the decisive run in the extra innings of a NLDS elimination game. What are you going to do next?

Say the naughtiest of all words twice on live cable television.

Fresh off their 3-2 10th inning win over the Arizona Diamonbacks, Morgan celebrated by saying the phrase that pays (hint: it’s in the theme song to Team America: World Police, “America ___ ____) to TBS’ Sam Ryan.

“He’s enjoying the moment guys.” Was Ryan’s response. Watch it after the jump

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Milwaukee Brewers Reach First NLCS Since 1982! Defeat Arizona in Extra Innings

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The last time the Milwaukee Brewers reached the National League Championship Series was 1982. They sported the logo you see above. It was the glory days of Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Jim Gantner, back when the Brew Crew was in the American League. Unfortunately, they lost to their current division rival, the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, as Catcher Darrell Porter became a hated enemy of epic proportions for all baseball fans in beer town.

But tonight they outlasted Arizona, as Nyjer Morgan drove in Carlos Gomez with the game winning run in the bottom of the tenth.

In NLDS game 5, Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo, who owned game one with a masterful winning performance out-dueled his Arizona Diamondbacks counterpart Ian Kennedy in this one. Kennedy, who was a ridiculous 21-4, 2.88 ERA on the season, threw 6 innings and gave up 2 runs, they were earned, 5 K, 2BB.

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Packers, Badgers Undefeated, Brewers Dominating NLDS, Cheeseheads on Fire!

Last year, sports fans in America’s Dairyland probably thought things were as good as they could possibly get. But 2011 is looking a whole ‘nother level can be reached. You have the #5 Badgers at 5-0, the reigning Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers as one of the NFL’s two undefeated teams (the Detroit Lions are the other), and the Milwaukee Brewers about to eliminate the Arizona Diamondbacks in their NLDS series.

Sure, the Bucks are still a train wreck, but the NBA is on lockout, so we won’t really see that.

Yes, there’s something in the water right now; and the state is half-bordered by great lakes.

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Yovani Gallardo’s Brilliant Performance Leads Brewers to 4-1 Win in Game 1

The fans at Miller Park were electric and provided the home-field advantage everyone thought they would, but it was a near-perfect performance from Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo who helped the Brew Crew grab a 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in game one of the NLDS.

Gallardo pitched eight innings and struck out nine while giving up only four hits and the one run. On the offensive side, it was Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder (who else would it be?) who combined for five of the Brewers’ eight hits on the day.

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