Thursday, January 25, 2018

Brewers Agree To Terms With Lorenzo Cain

In a stunning turn, the Brewers have agreed to a deal with free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter). It’s a five-year, $80MM deal, according to’s Jerry Crasnick (Twitter link), which includes no-trade protection and “significant award bonuses.”
Having passed his physical, per Crasnick (via Twitter), Cain will join Christian Yelich in a stunningly re-made Milwaukee outfield — opening up new avenues for trades of existing players that could shake the market. The signing also breaks open a moribund free agent signing period, with a premium player scoring a big contract for the first time in weeks.
Entering the day, the Brewers featured Ryan Braun and Domingo Santana in the corners, with a trio of young options — Keon Broxton, Lewis Brinson, and Brett Phillips — up the middle. Now, Brinson is out, Cain and Yelich are in, and the remaining players (excepting, perhaps, Braun) appear to be possible trade chips.
Milwaukee had a clear need to improve its rotation when the winter started, particularly given uncertainty surrounding righty Jimmy Nelson. The organization has decided first to improve the outfield, though that could all be part of a plan to move other assets for starting pitching. Santana and Phillips could both be hotly pursued assets, with a variety of teams — the Athletics, Braves, and Rays all make some degree of sense on paper — potentially representing suitors with some pitching on offer.
As much as the signing could mean for the trade market, it’s a welcome sign for players anxiously watching a slow-motion free agent period. In MLBTR’s top 50 free agent ranking, we predicted that Cain would secure $70MM over four years, so this represents a strong contract for the excellent but soon-to-be 32-year-old outfielder.
Milwaukee Brewers make a trade with Miami,

MLB Hot Stove: Marlins trade Christian Yelich to Brewers for four prospects

Monday, January 22, 2018

By Adam McCalvy,  I think we need to change our thinking about the outfield under manager Craig Counsell, who has been pushing the idea of a "position player group" over our traditional notion of starters and backups.I see a scenario in which Ryan Braun, Domingo Santana, Keon Broxton, Phillips and Hernan Perez all get significant at-bats as outfielders. Santana is looking like a player who has to be out there nearly every day, but as Braun's plate appearances come down year to year and players like Broxton, Brinson and Phillips develop, Counsell might have enough playing time to go around.

Statcast: Santana's 476-ft. HR
Statcast: Santana's 476-ft. HR
Jul. 26th, 2017

It's certainly possible that one of those players is traded before the season begins, but to me this is an area in which we have to adjust our old notion of three "starting" outfielders.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Milwaukee Brewers Spring Startup Game 1

Hello Brewers fans and baseball fans all over, it's great to get back to baseball again. I am and I'm sure you are ready for baseball once again after this long winter which doesn't seem to want to give it up here in Wisconsin, 7outside, -10 Windchill. Ouch!

The brew crew are playing their first Spring tune up game as of this writing. I think Brewers fans are in for an exciting season with some new and old faces back in 2014. The second base battle will will be interesting to follow, Scooter Gennett played outstanding in the field and showed some Great hitting, spraying the ball around, finishing the season at .324 average in 69 games for us after Rickie Weeks season ending Hamstring tear. The talk over the winter was second base looked like Gennett's job to lose in 2014. What do you think? 

I have to say I think Ryan Braun's move to Right Field is a good move, I also hope the fans can support Ryan and help us get Back to the Top once again! Go Brewers!

I have to go and listen to the Crew,  The Score is 3-2 Brew Crew top 3rd. Braun has Homered! and Juan Francisco Homered! Till next time, Follow me on Twitter @BrewersnPackers

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Packers Take DE Nick Perry USC in 2012 NFL Draft First Round

 The Green Bay Packers with the 28th pick selected Defensive End Nick Perry out of USC in the 2012 NFL Draft first round. Perry will be expected to compliment Clay Matthews, and strengthen the pass rush, which was a weak spot last season. The speculation was the Packers Ted Thompson would try to trade up. The signing of Jeff Saturday at center is at best a one year band aid. Packers needs are at C, DE, OLB, and Safety after releasing Nick Collins this week. Thompson is known to take the best player available; I expect him to stick to his previous draft strategy, because the Packers have urgent holes to fill at key positions. Stay tuned at ESPN for further round coverage.

You can read more on the 2012 NFL Draft here. 
Until next time, Go Brewers n Packers. 

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