BREWERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Brewers avoid arbitration with Gennett, Nieuwenhuis

The Brewers avoided arbitration with second baseman Scooter Gennett and outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis with one-year deals, tendered contracts to five other arbitration-eligible players and cut loose first baseman Chris Carter on Friday.
Via Brewers.com
10 hours ago

Chris Carter Officially Becomes Free Agent

After recently being designated for assignment, Brewers first baseman Chris Carter was officially non-tendered by the team today, the organization announced. He’ll officially enter the free-agent market. Milwaukee had sought to work out a trade for the slugger, but obviously was unable to do so. With many other bat-first power hitters available, even Carter’s 41 home runs did...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
10 hours ago

Nieuwenhuis, Brewers agree to 1-year deal

The Brewers avoided arbitration with outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis on Friday with a one-year contract that reportedly pays $900,000 in the Major Leagues.
Via Brewers.com
17 hours ago

Rule 5 Brewers

The most exciting time of the offseason – Major League Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings – will take place next week just outside of the nation’s capitol in National Harbor, Maryland. Amidst all the trade rumors and free agent signings, one of the notable events that happens every year at the Winter Meetings is the Rule 5 Draft, which this year will occur bright and early...
Via BP Milwaukee
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Research & Development Senior Analyst & Intern

To be clear, there are two job postings here. Position: Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Research & Development Intern Location: MilwaukeeDescription: The Milwaukee Brewers are currently seeking an Intern in the Baseball Research and Development Department. The Intern will work with the Baseball R&D, Baseball Systems departments and the entire Baseball Operations Department to...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dealing Braun increasingly makes sense for Brewers

The notion of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was once unthinkable. Now, it seems much closer to completely plausible. Yes as both the Brewers' organizational direction and the market have changed, the concept of trading Braun has progressed all the way from "Why?" to "Why not?"
Via Brewers.com
1 day ago

BP Job Postings: Brewers Job Opening and Internship by Rob McQuown

The Milwaukee Brewers are hiring a Senior Analyst – Baseball Research and Development and also have an internship available.
Via Baseball Prospectus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arbitration Decisions: Martin Maldonado

Wow!! Just days after I laid out on this website why the Brewers should and most likely would tender 2016 National League home run (and strikeout) king Chris Carter, David Stearns shouted a big “screw you, idiot,” at me, as it was reported on Monday that Carter would not be tendered a contract. The puzzling move, and the question of who would play first base for Milwaukee in...
Via Disciples of Uecker
2 days ago

A change in power: Brewers sign Thames, designate Carter for assignment

MILWAUKEE -- Free agent Eric Thames agreed Tuesday to a $16 million, three-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, who cut first baseman Chris Carter after a 41-homer season that tied for the National League lead.A 30-year-old first baseman and outfielder who spent the last three seasons with the NC Dinos in South Korea, Thames gets $4 million next season, $5 million in 2018 and...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gambling on Adam Walker

A week ago, the Milwaukee Brewers claimed prospect Adam Brett Walker off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. Walker was born in Milwaukee and graduated from Milwaukee Lutheran High School, so that automatically makes for an interesting plot line as only nine players born in the state have ever suited up for the Milwaukee Nine. While it would certainly be exciting to see a local product...
Via BP Milwaukee
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Miller Park latest MLB ballpark to ban smokeless tobacco

Mille Park is going to be smokeless tobacco free. The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reports city council members in Milwaukee “overwhelmingly” voted to ban smokeless tobacco products at Miller Park. So, no dip, chew, or tinned tobacco products will be allowed in the venue, and all sporting arenas throughout the city. For those who plan on violating the ban, prepare to...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Walker Will Look Familiar to Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Brewers claimed outfielder Adam Brett Walker off waivers today from Minnesota. Walker, who just turned 25, was originally selected in the third round of the 2012 draft out of Jacksonville University. Here’s a distillation of roughly all his virtues as a ballplayer: As a professional, Walker has recorded 124 home runs in 2,449 plate appearances — including 27 homers...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Possible Trade Candidates Not Named Ryan Braun

The biggest story of the Brewers’ offseason is whether Ryan Braun will be traded. That topic has already been covered extensively (here by Julien Assouline), and I’m sure it will be addressed from various other perspectives throughout the offseason. However, the Brewers also have other players on their roster who might have some value in trades and the organization could deem...
Via BP Milwaukee
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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