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Simmons misses on Hall election by one vote Monday, 11 December 2017, 3:05 am

Though he remains one of the best-hitting catchers in baseball history, Ted Simmons, whose 21-year career included time with St. Louis, Milwaukee and Atlanta, was once again unable to garner enough support to earn a place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Jenifer Langosch

Today only! Take 30 percent off orders over $30 Sunday, 10 December 2017, 5:00 am

It's a special friends and family savings event at the Brewers Shop, where if you spend more than $30 you can take 30 percent off your order. Use the code BIGDEAL and save until 10:59 p.m. CT.

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Stearns carries 'open mind' as Meetings begin Sunday, 10 December 2017, 1:00 am

Should the Brewers remain on the rebuilding road or is it time to go for it? As baseball executives prepare for the official start of the Winter Meetings on Monday, Milwaukee GM David Stearns would not publicly commit to one path or the other.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

1980 Meetings crucial to Crew's '82 success Friday, 8 December 2017, 2:00 pm

Before the Brewers and Cardinals met in the 1982 World Series, they met at the '80 Winter Meetings.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

Crew has pitching in mind ahead of Meetings Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 11:00 pm

It's been a quiet offseason at Miller Park and around Major League Baseball, but that should change next week when the game gathers in Orlando for the annual Winter Meetings.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects for 2018 Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 4:08 pm

For the first time in three years, the top spot on MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Jonathan Mayo

Crew prospects glad to be on journey together Monday, 4 December 2017, 8:27 pm

Monte Harrison continued to climb up prospect lists with a strong showing in the Arizona Fall League, while Corey Ray searched for his professional footing. But while their seasons unfolded in opposite directions, the Brewers outfield prospects are on the path together.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

Jeffress reaches deal, avoids arbitration Saturday, 2 December 2017, 2:44 am

A day that began with the Brewers signing catcher Stephen Vogt to a one-year deal ended with reliever Jeremy Jeffress staying put, too. The Brewers did opt to non-tender Jared Hughes, but moved forward with their four other arbitration-eligible players: Corey Knebel, Jimmy Nelson, Hernan Perez and Jonathan Villar.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

Vogt, Brewers strike deal for 1-year contract Saturday, 2 December 2017, 1:46 am

Scratch "catcher" off the Brewers' offseason to-do list. Milwaukee signed Stephen Vogt to a one-year contract on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

Crew claims Baker off waivers; roster set at 40 Monday, 27 November 2017, 7:59 pm

The Brewers claimed oft-injured right-hander Dylan Baker off waivers from the Indians on Monday, pushing Milwaukee's 40-man roster to capacity.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

Crew signs former A's reliever Brady Monday, 27 November 2017, 5:11 pm

The Brewers' first offseason acquisition is 30-year-old former A's reliever Michael Brady, who has agreed to a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to big league Spring Training.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

Minor Leaguer Betancourt injured in shooting Sunday, 26 November 2017, 11:19 pm

Brewers general manager David Stearns confirmed reports that Minor League infielder Javier Betancourt suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound during an incident in Venezuela, and Stearns said MLB security was investigating the matter.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

Oft-overlooked Simmons has case for Hall Saturday, 25 November 2017, 3:42 pm

Ted Simmons is probably the most surprising player on this year's Modern Era Committee Hall of Fame ballot, but not because he lacks a worthy resume. There's a good argument for him, but he is the only player on the ballot who got almost no support from the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Joe Posnanski

Barnes on special flight to honor Vietnam vets Saturday, 25 November 2017, 5:09 am

Brewers reliever Jacob Barnes served as a guardian for one of those brothers, Grant Hagen, on a memorable Stars and Stripes Honor Flight from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C., on Nov. 4. Grant, Conn and Roger Hagen all served in Vietnam between 1964 and 1975, and together joined the list of more than 5,500 war veterans to make the trip from the Honor Flight's hub in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

Braun muses on future at food drive Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 5:11 pm

Perhaps Ryan Braun has an opinion about how bold Brewers general manager David Stearns and assistant GM Matt Arnold should be this offseason, in the wake of the team's better-than-expected performance in 2017. Should they drop $100 million on a free agent like Jake Arrieta? Or save those resources and let the young core continue to develop?

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

Harrison named to Pipeline's All-AFL Team Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 7:04 pm

Here is a lineup of prospects who impressed the most in this year's Fall League as MLBPipeline.com's All-AFL Team:

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Mike Rosenbaum

Young prospects join Brewers' 40-man roster Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 1:17 am

The Brewers added four of MLBPipeline.com's top 20 Milwaukee prospects to the 40-man roster ahead of Monday's deadline to protect eligible players from next month's Rule 5 Draft. They are infielder Mauricio Dubon, pitchers Freddy Peralta and Marcos Diplan and catcher Jacob Nottingham.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

Harrison among AFL's breakout prospects Monday, 20 November 2017, 9:04 pm

Every year there are players who might not be at the top of prospect lists, but who use the Fall League as a bit of a coming out party. These are players who can be considered breakout prospects, with the usual caveat about small sample sizes.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Jonathan Mayo

Hoffman leads Hall candidates with Crew ties Monday, 20 November 2017, 5:05 pm

After narrowly missing the cut last year, Trevor Hoffman is getting another crack at Cooperstown.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in Sunday, 19 November 2017, 6:15 pm

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.

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Hello spring: Schedules are out Saturday, 18 November 2017, 6:14 pm

The Brewers' 33-game exhibition slate begins with split-squad action (including a home game against the rival Cubs) and ends with a pair of games in Houston against the World Series-champion Astros. Renovations to Maryvale Baseball Park will begin right after a March 22 game against the Royals.

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Crew gets Competitive Balance pick in '18 Draft Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:26 pm

The Competitive Balance rounds for the 2018 Draft -- at the ends of the first and second rounds -- have been set. Eight teams will pick in Competitive Balance Round A, while six will make selections in Competitive Balance Round B.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Jonathan Mayo

Phoenix passes plan to keep Crew in Maryvale Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 11:30 pm

The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday approved a major renovation of Maryvale Baseball Park that will keep the Brewers in their Spring Training home for another 25 years.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

Crew names Groopman director of int'l scouting Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 11:51 pm

The Brewers have a new director of international scouting, and not surprisingly, he comes from the world of analytics. Mike Groopman, whose hire was first reported by the Kansas City Star, is a former Baseball Prospectus contributor who had worked in the Royals' front office for the past decade, most recently as director of baseball operations.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

Counsell finishes 4th in Manager of Year race Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 10:56 pm

Despite leading the Brewers' surprise postseason push, Craig Counsell fell just short of being one of three finalists for the Baseball Writers' Association of America's National League Manager of the Year Award.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

Stearns casting 'a wide net' entering offseason Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 12:56 am

Following their surprisingly competitive season, is it realistic to think the Brewers might already be poised to spend big on starting pitching?

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy and Mark Feinsand

Davies falls short in bid for first Gold Glove Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 2:36 am

Brewers pitcher Zach Davies, hoping to win just the third Gold Glove winner in franchise history since 1982, fell short Wednesday, as Zack Greinke of the D-backs picked up his fourth consecutive National League Gold Glove Award for pitchers.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

Simmons on Hall of Fame's Modern Era ballot Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 2:01 pm

Nine former big league players and one executive comprise the 10-name Modern Baseball Era ballot to be reviewed and voted upon Dec. 10 at the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced on Monday.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Barry M. Bloom

Crew has openings to fill as free agency begins Monday, 6 November 2017, 9:00 pm

With the World Series five days in the rear-view mirror, free agents can now sign with any club beginning at 4 p.m. CT. The Brewers spent October preparing for this moment, meeting in the offices above Miller Park to brainstorm a strategy to bolster a team that remained in postseason contention until the penultimate game of the 2017 regular season.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

Fall Stars wrap: How top prospects performed Sunday, 5 November 2017, 5:30 am

Here's a look at how top prospects performed in the 2017 Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game on Saturday night at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, a 4-2 win for the East Fall Stars:

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Austin Laymance and Manny Randhawa

3 key offseason questions facing Brewers Thursday, 2 November 2017, 6:40 pm

With the World Series in the books, baseball is looking ahead to 2018. For Brewers general manager David Stearns, it could be another busy winter.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

Brewers outright Torres, Berry to Triple-A Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 11:30 pm

The Brewers outrighted reliever Carlos Torres and outfielder Quintin Berry to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday, freeing two 40-man roster spots and likely ending Torres' two-year tenure in the club's bullpen.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

Houser completes healthy AFL stint Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 7:08 pm

After finishing his assignment in the Arizona Fall League, right-hander Adrian Houser is back to legitimate prospect status for the Brewers.

Source: MIL Homepage News MIL Homepage News | Adam McCalvy

Brewers' Top 30 Prospects list Saturday, 18 February 2017, 1:30 am

Who do the Brewers have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Milwaukee's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

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