Milwaukee Brewers Wiretap

Chris Carter May Be Considering Offers In Japan

Feb 1, 2017 10:34 AM

Coming off the best season of his Major League career, Chris Carter might be forced to continue his baseball career in Japan, according to a report.

"I think at some point we have to make it a serious consideration," Dave Stewart, the former Major League ace-turned-agent told FOX Sports. "It's getting late there, too. Those teams are filling their spaces, too."

Carter considered offers from Japan last offseason as well. He tied Nolan Arenado for the National League lead in home runs this past season with 41.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Joba Chamberlain To Sign Minors Deal With Brewers

Jan 23, 2017 4:48 PM

Joba Chamberlain will sign a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers that will pay him $1.375 million if he makes the major league roster.

The reliever can make additional money based on incentives.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Neftali Feliz Signs One-Year Deal With Brewers

Jan 19, 2017 4:04 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Neftali Feliz to a one-year contract.

Feliz is expected to close games for the Brewers in 2017.

"We are excited to add a pitcher with Neftalί's stuff to the back end of our bullpen," David Stearns said. "Neftalί has a long pedigree of getting high-leverage outs, and we believe he has the capability to help anchor our young relief corps."

Feliz will make $5.35 million and can earn an addition $1.5 million in incentives, according to reports.


Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Could Phillies Bolster Offense By Trading For Ryan Braun?

Jan 3, 2017 6:51 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies have a surplus of starting pitching and some needs on offense.

Ryan Lawrence opines that, along with the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers, the Milwaukee Brewers could be a trade partner for the Phillies if Ryan Braun is at the center of a deal.

Braun, 33, is owed $80 million over the next five seasons, but Philadelphia has some payroll flexibility.

Ryan Lawrence/Philly Voice

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Ryan Braun: I Don't Know If I'll Be With Brewers Next Year

Nov 28, 2016 7:57 AM

Ryan Braun isn't sure if he'll be with the Milwaukee Brewers when spring training begins.

"Not knowing 100 percent where [I'll] be playing is hard. It definitely complicates things," Braun said. "Obviously, things come up. It's a part of the business. It's a part of the profession. If something were to happen, we'd figure it out when we get there."

Braun has a limited no-trade provision but would have the ability to block any swap starting in late May, when he becomes a 10-year veteran who has spent his past five seasons with his current team.

"I get asked about it regularly," David Stearns said of a possible trade. "I know that's a big story this offseason, but I'm very happy that Ryan is a member of the Milwaukee Brewers. I expect him to be a member of the Milwaukee Brewers going forward. I'm happy that he's here at the event today."


Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Brewers Extend Craig Counsell Through 2020 Season

Nov 11, 2016 5:54 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have extended Craig Counsell's contract through the 2020 season.

The new deal adds three years onto the manager's contract.

"Craig has been a Brewer in the truest sense and is as much a Brewer in here as anyone," David Stearns said. "Craig understands the passion of this fan base."

Counsell just finished his first full season as skipper, going 73-89 -- a five-win improvement from 2015.

Associated Press

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor

Jonathan Lucroy Doesn't Regret Vetoing Trade To Indians

Oct 25, 2016 7:17 AM

Jonathan Lucroy says he has no regrets a few months after nixing a trade to the Cleveland Indians, who will host the World Series this week.

The Milwaukee Brewers were on the verge of dealing Lucroy to the Indians on Aug. 1, but he blocked the deal using his no-trade clause. He was then dealt to the Texas Rangers.

"I'm good, man,'' Lucroy told Jerry Crasnick. "There's too much drama with all that. I'm not worried about it at all. It's over with and in the past.''

Lucroy has a $5.25 million club option for 2017.

He said the decision to reject the trade to Cleveland was "an economic decision. Period."

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Brewers Will Bring Back Entire Coaching Staff

Oct 4, 2016 4:46 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have decided to retain their entire coaching staff for the 2017 season.

David Stearns made the announcement Tuesday, when the general manager and Craig Counsell held an end-of-season news conference.

Counsell has nine assistants on his staff, including hitting coach Darnell Coles, pitching coach Derek Johnson and bench coach Pat Murphy.

Associated Press

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers

Dodgers, Brewers Swap Involving Braun-Puig 'Was Never Close'

Sep 16, 2016 8:41 AM

Recent reports have suggested that the Los Angeles Dodgers nearly sent Yasiel Puig as part of a package to the Milwaukee Brewers for Ryan Braun.

A source told Jon Heyman that "there was a lot of dialogue but [a swap] was never close."

Regardless, it seems as though the two clubs could revisit talks this winter.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Brewers, Dodgers Could Revisit Ryan Braun Trade In Offseason

Sep 12, 2016 6:59 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers had interest in Ryan Braun when the Milwaukee Brewers claimed Yasiel Puig on waivers.

Given that interest, a source close to the Dodgers believes such a trade package will be revisited this offseason.

There are four years and $76 million remaining on Braun's contract, which the Dodgers can afford.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Trade Rumor

Brewers Claimed Yasiel Puig, Discussed Ryan Braun Deal With Dodgers
The Dodgers also pursued Ryan Braun before the non-waiver deadline.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Orlando Arcia To Make ML Debut With Brewers
Orlando Arcia will start at shortstop, pushing Jonathan Villar to third base.

Associated Press

Rangers To Acquire Jonathan Lucroy From Brewers
A reliever and prospects Lewis Brinson and Luis Ortiz will head to Milwaukee.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Brewers Sending Will Smith To Giants
The Brewers will receive Minor League pitcher Phil Bickford and catcher Andrew Susac.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Jonathan Lucroy Vetoes Trade To Cleveland
The Indians were one of eight teams on Jonathan Lucroy's no-trade list.

Report: Mets Have Made Offer For Jonathan Lucroy
The Mets have reportedly made a three-player offer for the Brewers catcher.

Astros Aren't In Play For Jonathan Lucroy
Houston's interest in Lucroy was previously overstated, according to a source.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Brewers Fielding More Serious Offers For Jonathan Lucroy
The Brewers have been fielding more serious offers for Lucroy recently and they are "building toward a trade" before Monday's deadline.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Sandy Alderson: Mets Aren't Discussing Jonathan Lucroy Trade
The Mets are not in talks to acquire Jonathan Lucroy from the Brewers, according to Sandy Alderson.


Mets Pursuing Jonathan Lucroy, Offering Travis d'Arnaud
There are "several" teams in the running for Jonathan Lucroy, according to sources.

Andrew Simon/MLB

Joe Nathan Joins Cubs, Gets Win On Sunday
Joe Nathan pitched a scoreless sixth inning on Sunday, allowing a hit and a walk, and striking out three Brewers in the Cub's comeback win.

Indians In Talks To Acquire Jonathan Lucroy
The Indians lost catcher Yan Gomes to a shoulder injury last Sunday.

Brewers Trade Aaron Hill To Red Sox For Two Prospects
The Brewers acquire infielder Wendell Rijo and pitcher Aaron Wilkerson from the Red Sox.

Brewers Aren't 'Actively Out Shopping' Ryan Braun, Jonathan Lucroy
The Brewers are open to offers for the two players as the season progresses, but Mark Attanasio said it still is too early for serious discussions involving Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Giants, Brewers Engaged In 'Preliminary Talks' On Ryan Braun Trade
The Giants have engaged in "preliminary talks" with the Brewers on a trade for Ryan Braun, according to a USA Today report.

Cash Kruth/MLB

Matt Garza Will Make Season Debut This Week
Matt Garza has been sidelined with a right lat strain, but will make his first start against the Giants on Tuesday in San Francisco.

Brewers Unlikely To Trade Jonathan Villar
The Brewers appear to have found a gem in Jonathan Villar, who they acquired from the Astros, and he has established himself as a starting shortstop.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results
The Phillies used the first overall pick on California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak.

RealGM Staff Report

Brewers Trade Jed Bradley To Braves
The Brewers have traded Jed Bradley to the Braves for a player to be named later or cash.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Francisco Rodriguez Joins Rare Club With 400th Save
Francisco Rodriguez joined an elite group Tuesday night when he recorded the 400th save of his Major League career, becoming only the sixth pitcher to accomplish such a feat.

Katie Strang/ESPN