The Brewers continue to show why they are one of the coolest teams in the league. They previously created the “Sandlot” parody and now gave their take on the movie “Mean Girls.”
This is just another example of the great team chemistry the Brewers possess. They all get along with each-other and enjoy having fun together.
The video starred manager Craig Counsell, newcomer Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Brent Suter, Josh Hader and Jeremy Jeffress.
The start of the MLB season is almost here. The Milwaukee Brewers made some roster moves with only about a week to go before opening day.
Right-hander Adrian Houser and catcher Jacob Nottingham were optioned to minor-league camp. Also, right-handers Miguel Sanchez and Burch Smith and infielder Jake Hager were reassigned to minor-league camp.
Houser is expected to make an impact on the major league roster this season. He had a solid spring training going 1-0 with a 2.16 earned run average in seven appearances (8 1/3 innings) with seven strikeouts in Cactus League play.
Manager Craig Counsell indicated that Houser will bounce back and forth between the minors and majors this season. Houser is a versatile pitcher who could see time as a starter and reliever.
I think if you look at seasons like Brent Suter, like Brandon Woodruff, that’s likely to be what Adrian’s season is going to look like.
Nottingham is unlikely to see significant time in the major leagues this season with the addition of Yasmani Grandal. That could be a blessing in disguise for the 23-year old catcher as he should get a full season as the starter in Triple-A. This could give him a big boost coming into the 2020 season.
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The Milwaukee Brewers’ bullpen was one of the best in Major League Baseball last season. Jeremy Jeffress was a huge reason why.
Opening Day may not be in the cards for Jeffress this season. He left his first spring outing after only three pitches on Wednesday, March 6th when manager Craig Counsell noticed his fastball velocity was way below his standards.
Jeffress has spent the last several days focusing on strengthening his shoulder. He will begin playing catch on Monday.
The Brewers and Jeffress don’t expect this to be a long-term problem. “I don’t care if it’s April 10. I don’t care. I’ve got to be right,” Jeffress said. Milwaukee will need him this season if they want to make another deep postseason run.
Milwaukee Brewers’ pitcher Jimmy Nelson hasn’t pitched in a game since injuring his right shoulder Sept. 8, 2017 in a game against the Chicago Cubs. He is now on track to return to the mound.
Manager Craig Counsell said on Friday that Nelson will throw an inning on Monday against the Chicago White Sox.
Nelson made an appearance in a simulated game on Thursday. Counsell thinks everything is going well.
We changed the conversation yesterday to pitch execution (from health, etc.). I think that is a real sign that we’re going in the right direction. Now, it’s pitch, learn from it, build up, be sore like you’re supposed to be sore, those kinds of things.
If Nelson can get back to be the pitcher he was in 2017 (12-6, 3.49 ERA) the Brewers will be in really good shape going forward.
It was all about the bullpen for the Milwaukee Brewers during last season’s run. They had so many arms step up in big moments. This season, they added to that stacked pen with hopes of repeating their 2018 success.
One of those new names however will likely miss the 2019 season. Hard-throwing righty Bobby Wahl managed to tear the ACL in his right knee while throwing a pitch Friday against the Mariners.
It’s a rare occurrence for a pitcher to tear his ACL while throwing a pitch. Wahl’s injury is one of the rarest in MLB history. According to GM David Stearns, Wahl is only the third pitcher in MLB’s central injury database to tear the ACL in his push-off knee.
The Brewers added Wahl in early January from the Mets in exchange for OF Keon Broxton. MLB.com currently ranks him as Milwaukee’s 26th best prospect.
Stearns did not give a possible return date, but a torn ACL will likely keep Wahl out for the entire season. If rehab goes well, he could be on the Brewers’ radar as a September call-up.
The Milwaukee Brewers officially announced Brett Lawrie’s minor-league deal on Sunday. Lawrie announced his return to the organization on Instagram about two weeks ago. The minor league deal included a team option for a second year.
According to David Stearns, Lawrie won’t participate in spring training. He simply isn’t in baseball shape after being out of Major League Baseball since 2017.
Brett’s undergone a really comprehensive performance evaluation. The plan right now is that he will spend the next six weeks here really not doing baseball activities but putting his body in the best position to succeed going forward.
It’s a long period, but we’ve got time. There’s no rush here. This is a player who hasn’t played in the major leagues for two years, and he recognizes that there’s a significant amount of work to be done before he can get back on the field, and then progress to baseball activities.
It may take a while for Lawrie to return to action, but he seems committed to making this comeback work at the age of 29. In 588 games in the majors, he is a career .261 hitter with a .315 on-base percentage, .734 OPS, 71 home runs and 253 home runs.
It’s a low-risk, high-reward move for the Brewers.
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The Moose is back. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Milwaukee Brewers have signed free-agent Mike Moustakas to a one-year deal. There is a mutual option on a second year. Moustakas hit .251/.315/.459 (108 OPS+) with 28 home runs overall for the Royals and Brewers in 2018.
The Brewers acquired Moustakas from the Royals at last year’s trade deadline in exchange for OF Brett Phillips and RHP Jorge López. The move forced manager Craig Counsell to move Travis Shaw to second base.
Counsell wants to see this Spring Training if Moustakas can play second base.
Another thing to remember is that the Brewers will now not need to rush their top prospect, Keston Hiura, to the big leagues. The deal gives GM David Stearns flexibility for another season while Hiura continues his development.
Milwaukee came within one game of the World Series last season. The goal is to get there this season and Moustakas can help them do it.