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DOUG MELVIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

A look back at Brewers' trades in July under Melvin

If the history of Doug Melvin's tenure as general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers leaves any indication, the odds of a trade happening before Thursday's non-waiver deadline are high. Melvin has made a July trade in nine of his 11 seasons with the Brewers, including seven of the last eight years. Some have been minor and a couple have been minor, but Melvin usually does something...
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Bolstering the Brewers’ Bullpen

Baseball fans can discount nearly anything they hear at the trade deadline. Therefore, Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin’s suggestion that he might bolster his bullpen comes with enough grains of salt to fill the Dead Sea. Perhaps Melvin’s comments were merely an elaborate smokescreen designed to conceal his true intentions. Yet despite the unreliability of such statements, an upgrade...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nothing ordinary about Brewers' international signing Lara

MILWAUKEE -- Balls fly into the second deck at Miller Park regularly during batting practice, as numerous big-league hitters have put on impressive displays over the years. But a 16-year-old? Gilbert Lara isn't ordinary for his age. The Milwaukee Brewers have invested $3.1 million in the Dominican shortstop, by far the richest international signing in franchise history. It didn...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Saturday: All is quiet on the trade front for Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- With five days left before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31, all is quiet on the trade front for the Milwaukee Brewers, according to general manager Doug Melvin. Melvin says he recently called a couple of teams but most of the baseball world is focused on the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y., this weekend. "I've been pretty aggressive...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Melvin won't make trade just to make trade

MILWAUKEE -- There aren't many general managers around baseball planning to spill their trade deadline plans to the media, for a variety of reasons.  If a general manager or manager comes out and goes into depth about where their team needs to improve and a deal doesn't end up getting done to address that area, clubhouse morale becomes a concern. Then there's the obvious...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers off-season rumors

The Milwaukee Brewers are in need of some changes this off-season.  So far this off-season the Brewers haven’t been making any big moves unlike other clubs around the league. With most of the bigger free agents off the market, there isn’t a huge amount of talent left.  The General Manager of the Brewers, Doug Melvin, has a track record of pulling off deals out of thin air....
Via isportsweb.com
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers' Melvin fine after scorpion sting

The next time Doug Melvin has a bug in his house, he might think twice before trying to get rid of it with his hands. According to MLB.com, the Milwaukee Brewers general manager was having dinner with his wife at their Arizona condo on Wednesday when a bug crawled across the floor. Melvin attempted to get rid of the bug with tissue, but little did he know it was one of Arizona&...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss
LOVE AT FIRST STING

Brewers GM stung by scorpion

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin was stung on his finger by a scorpion on Wednesday night at his Phoenix-area condo, resulting in a trip to the hospital.

Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

The Waiting is the Hardest Part (But GM Doug Melvin Should)

There hasn’t been much going on with the Milwaukee Brewers thus far in terms of free agency or trades, but as annoying as it can be for fans to deal with day after day of no big news, GM Doug Melvin has a lot on his plate.  Arguably the most stressful, significant and busy time for a general manager, the offseason is likely a game of ‘hurry up and wait’ for most MLB front...
Via Brewers Bar
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Melvin elected to Canadian Baseball HOF

MILWAUKEE Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin has been elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Melvin was born in raised in Chatham, Ontario, the same hometown of hall of fame pitcher Fergeson Jenkins. Growing up, Melvin idolized Jenkins, who won 284-226 games in his 19-year career. "That's who inspired me to play baseball," Melvin said Tuesday on...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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