Milwaukee Brewers Wiretap

Brewers Sign Mike Moustakas To One-Year, $10M Deal

Feb 17, 2019 7:25 PM

Free-agent third baseman Mike Moustakas is headed back to the Milwaukee Brewers on a one-year, $10 million deal, a league source confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan on Sunday. There is a mutual option on a second year.

The Athletic was first to report the agreement.

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

Brett Lawrie Signs With Brewers

Feb 9, 2019 2:45 PM

Veteran infielder Brett Lawrie, who hasn't played professionally since he was released before the 2017 season, has signed with the Milwaukee Brewers, he announced on Instagram on Saturday.

Terms of the deal have not been made official.

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Ryan Braun Using Analytics To Change Swing

Jan 29, 2019 7:37 AM

Ryan Braun is trying to remain productive by using analytics to change his swing.

"Based on where my swing was at the beginning of the offseason, I've made some productive adjustments at least according to all of those (analytics)," Braun said.

"It'll be interesting to get back out onto the field and see how those things play out."

Braun ranked 20th among qualified Major Leaguers in average exit velocity last season, but it didn't translate to production for the Milwaukee Brewers. He's hoping the new approach will mean more home runs.

"If you want to take luck out of the equation, you hit more balls over the fence," Braun said. "If I'm able to do that, luck becomes less of a factor.

"We talked about it at length last year, that all the numbers suggested that based on my batted ball profile that I was unlucky. But also that I'm still hitting the ball hard and doing a lot of things well," he said.

Associated Press

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor

Brewers Promote David Stearns, Extend His Contract

Jan 24, 2019 7:41 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted David Stearns to president of baseball operations and extended his contract.

Stearns had been Milwaukee's general manager since October 2015. The Brewers won the NL Central with 96 wins last season.

The team also promoted Rick Schlesinger to president of business operations and extended his contract as well.

"David's approach to acquiring, developing and retaining talent has been instrumental in our success, both on the field and in the front office, and we believe it has created a strong foundation that will continue to pay dividends in future years. On the business side, Rick's commitment to elevate the Miller Park experience has led to one of the top fan environments in sports, and we see evidence of that in everything from attendance to growth in corporate partnerships. Together, David and Rick bring great vision to our leadership team. I congratulate both of them on their highly-deserved promotions," owner Mark Attanasio said in a statement.


Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor

Miller Park Will Have New Name In 2021

Jan 23, 2019 7:28 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers won't play at Miller Park after next year.

American Family Insurance will take over the naming rights to the stadium in 2021 under a 15-year agreement.

"This is a relationship with a very sophisticated Fortune 500 company that will widen our brand and it's a collaboration between two dynamic companies with a passion for sports in our community," Brewers CEO Rick Schlesinger said.

MillerCoors, which has a brewery located just a mile from the stadium, committed $41.2 million for the naming rights in March 1996, nine months before ground was broken.

Associated Press

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor

Mike Moustakas Drawing Interest From Brewers, Padres, Phillies

Jan 22, 2019 8:15 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies have interest in free agent Mike Moustakas.

He is considered Philadelphia's Plan B to Manny Machado.

Moustakas has also drawn interest from the Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Brewers, Yasmani Grandal Agree Upon One-Year, $18.25M Deal

Jan 10, 2019 8:00 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a one-year, $18.25 million deal with Yasmani Grandal, according to sources.

Grandal joins the Brewers after passing on longer-term options earlier in the offseason.

He turned down the $17.9 million qualifying offer from the Los Angeles Dodgers and could have pursued a four-year deal worth more than $50 million from the New York Mets.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Brewers, Giants Have Discussed Madison Bumgarner Trade

Jan 8, 2019 8:02 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants have had "substantive communication" about a potential Madison Bumgarner trade this offseason, according to a report.

While the seriousness of the talks is unconfirmed, the Brewers do have significant interest in a deal.

Bumgarner is only under team control for one more season at $12 million.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Mets Acquire Keon Broxton

Jan 5, 2019 11:34 PM

The Mets acquired outfielder Keon Broxton for reliever Bobby Wahl and two prospects, right-hander Adam Hill and infielder Felix Valerio, on Saturday.

Broxton, who is out of options, played parts of three seasons for the Brewers and hit 20 home runs as a free-swinging regular in 2017, but he mostly distinguished himself with his defense. He made one of the Brewers' most athletic plays last season, leaping at the center-field wall to take away a home run from the Twins' Brian Dozier in a one-run victory on July 4 at Miller Park, and was often inserted for defensive purposes late in the season as the Brewers chased the National League Central title.

Tags: New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

M's Acquire Domingo Santana From Brewers

Dec 22, 2018 1:19 AM

The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Domingo Santana from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in exchange for outfielder Ben Gamel and minor-league pitcher Noah Zavalos.

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Indians Still Discussing Corey Kluber Trade
The Dodgers, Brewers, Phillies and Reds have shown interest in Corey Kluber.

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Brewers Allow Jonathan Schoop To Enter Free Agency
The Brewers have failed to offer a 2019 contract to former All-Star second baseman Jonathan Schoop.

Nathan Eovaldi Drawing Plenty Of Interest
It is being reported that the Brewers, Phillies, Braves, Angels, White Sox, Blue Jays, Giants, Padres, and Red Sox are interested in free-agent pitcher Nathan Eovaldi.

Christian Yelich Runs Away With NL MVP Award
Christian Yelich topped Nolan Arenado and Javier Baez to take home National League MVP honors on Thursday night.

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Edwin Diaz, Josh Hader Honored As Top Relievers
Edwin Diaz is a traditional closer, while Josh Hader represents the new school of relievers.

Bradford Doolittle/ESPN

Hank Aaron Award Goes To Christian Yelich, J.D. Martinez
Christian Yelich hit .326 with 36 home runs and 110 RBIs, whole J.D. Martinez hit .330 with 43 home runs and 130 RBIs, leading the majors in RBIs and total bases.

Dodgers Power Their Way Back To World Series
The Dodgers beat the Brewers by the score of 5-1 on Saturday night to capture another NL pennant.

Walker Buehler To Face Jhoulys Chacin In Game 7
Walker Buehler will start Game 7 for the Dodgers, opposing Jhoulys Chacin for the Brewers.

Brewers Beat Dodgers To Force Game 7
The Brewers defeated the Dodgers by the score of 7-2 on Friday night to even the NLCS at three games apiece.

Red Sox To Pitch Chris Sale In Game 1
Red Sox manager said on Friday that David Price will "probably" start Game 2 of the World Series.

Dodgers Take 3-2 Series Lead Behind Kershaw
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was dominant in leading Los Angeles to a 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday afternoon.

MLB Fines Manny Machado For Base Running Incident
Manny Machado was fined. but not suspended, for the way he ran through first base on Tuesday night.

Brewers Pull Wade Miley After Five Pitches
Most of the Dodgers' starting lineup for Game 5 is composed of right-handed hitters.

Brewers Replace Gio Gonzalez With Zach Davies
If the Brewers make the World Series, Gio Gonzalez cannot be on their team roster.

Gio Gonzalez Suffers High Ankle Strain
Brewers pitcher Gio Gonzalez was forced to leave the game early on Tuesday night because of a high ankle strain.

Brewers Call Out Manny Machado As 'Dirty Player'
Manny Machado clipped the back leg of Jesus Aguliar while running out a groundout Tuesday night.

Cody Bellinger's 13th Inning Single Gives LA The Win
The Dodgers beat the Brewers by the score of 2-1 on Tuesday night that tied the NLCS at two games apiece.

Dodgers' Fans Boo Grandal, Barnes To Start In Game 4
Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts has announced that Austin Barnes will start for the struggling Yasmani Grandal in Game 4 of the NLCS.

Brewers Blank Dodgers, Take 2-1 Series Lead
Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer to help lead the Brewers to a 4-0 win over the Dodgers on Monday night in Los Angeles.

Dodgers To Start Yasmani Grandal Behind The Plate
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has announced that Yasmani Grandal will catch on Monday.