BREWERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Brewers want Arcia to learn watching Andrus

"Comping players is really dangerous," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said right off the top. But here's one he was willing to discuss anyway: Orlando Arcia and Elvis Andrus.
Via Brewers.com
2 hours ago

Brewers promote Johnson to amateur scouting director

The Brewers have promoted Tod Johnson, who worked for Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard before his career in baseball, to amateur scouting director in a move that further cements the club's commitment to analytics.
Via Brewers.com
11 hours ago

Clarifying the Brewers’ Defensive Struggles

As the season winds down, broadcasters begin to look back on the season that was and provide contextualizing statistics that purport to tell the story of the year. One common note that has appeared on various broadcasts throughout the year is that the Brewers have the league’s worst defense—but that simply is not true. It is true that they lead the league in errors, but at this...
Via BP Milwaukee
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nelson determined to improve after tough '16

With the Brewers' team bus idling outside, there was not enough time, Jimmy Nelson said, to dissect everything that went wrong in what was supposed to be his step-forward season. Here's the gist: Nelson wasn't happy.
Via Brewers.com
21 hours ago

Hip injury ends Taylor Jungmann’s Brewers season

Former first-round pick Taylor Jungmann did not do much to endear himself to the Brewers at the major league level this season. But the team was giving him a chance to pitch as a starter in September. That stint will end prematurely. A hip injury will bring Jungmann’s second big-league season to a halt, Craig […] The post Hip injury ends Taylor Jungmann’s Brewers season appeared...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

ESPN Power Rankings Week 25: Grasping on to the No. 21 spot

Another week, another week at the No. 21 spot in ESPN’s Power Rankings. The Brewers just couldn’t muster enough of a performance to boost into that top-2o position they’ve been battling for all year. However, some key notes: Zach Davies continued to show development on the track to 2017. You couldn’t really ask for much more out of Davies — he wasn’t a top notch prospect...
Via Disciples of Uecker
1 day ago

Villar's homers propel Brewers past Rangers in series opener

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jonathan Villar had two home runs and a career-high five RBIs and Matt Garza beat his former team as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Texas Rangers 8-3 on Monday night.The loss dropped American League West-champion Texas one-half game behind the Boston Red Sox in the race for the league's best record. The Cleveland Indians pulled within one-half game of the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Peralta strikes out five in loss to Reds

MILWAUKEE -- Brandon Finnegan pitched five scoreless innings in his final start of the season, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. Finnegan (10-11) scattered three hits and struck out four, needing only 54 pitches to get through five innings. Raisel Iglesias pitched the ninth for his fourth save in five chances. Finnegan, obtained in...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing Junior Guerra’s Rookie Campaign

The Brewers announced this past week that Junior Guerra’s season is over, thankfully not due to a aggravation of the injury that forced him to miss nearly a month, but simply due to the 31-year-old reaching an innings limit. The #2016BrewersAce finishes his first season as a major league starter with a stellar 2.81 ERA and a 9-3 record backed up by an even 100 strikeouts over 121...
Via BP Milwaukee
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein wears disguise, watches game from bleachers

The day after the Chicago Cubs clinched the NL Central, several members of the front office watched Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers from the bleachers at Wrigley Field, including President Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer. Donning a fake mustache and ball cap, Epstein tried to disguise his identity but was unsuccessful as multiple people recognized the 42-year-old...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Domingo Santana Needs to Elevate

In a year where a stunning amount of Brewers have surpassed anyone’s expectations — Jonathan Villar, Junior Guerra, Zach Davies, Tyler Thornburg, even Hernan Perez to an extent — some of the players the team was counting on have fallen short. Obviously, these players outnumber the surprises; if they didn’t, the Brewers wouldn’t find themselves in fourth place. But of the...
Via BP Milwaukee
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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