The Brewers need bullpen help to compete in 2015.
It's the same story that we hear every offseason: The team needs help in the bullpen. It's generally a universal truth around baseball, there's very few teams that are completely secure in the performance of their bullpen. The Brewers are no exception to this, and considering how the Royals bullpen is performing, it makes the need more apparent. Yesterday, Noah looked at the bullpen situation entering 2015 and what the Brewers should do this offseason. Finding bullpen help is never easy, and proven help usually costs the most. However, the Brewers have managed to get something out of nothing in the past, so you have to think that there are options out there.
- Wily Peralta came in at #3 in our MVBrewers series. Kyle has a profile on the Brewers starting pitcher.
- You still have time to vote for the #4 spot for MVBrewers. Kyle Lohse currently leads the voting with Mike Fiers in second place.
- Jonathan Judge of Disciples of Uecker looks at the Brewers on-base percentage problems and how they fan fix that in 2015.
- Michael Trzinski of Reviewing the Brew has an interview with former minor-league player Rob Dewolf, who was part of the Brewers minor-league system for five years.
- Want to know the outcome of the World Series games? Well, Kyle Heckathorn is currently in Australia, and since he is living in the future, is willing to share the results of World Series games.
NL Central Update
- MLB Trade Rumors reports that the Pirates have signed minor league pitcher Josh Stinson to a minor-league deal with an invitation to Spring Training.
- World Series Game 2
Royals 7, Giants 2
Series Tied 1-1
News & Notes
- Interest in the World Series is down this year. Wendy Thurm of FanGraphs notes that ticket prices for postseason games are trending downward in cities that are in the postseason on a regular basis. Meanwhile, the TV ratings for Game 1 of the World Series are out, and Mike Oz of Big League Stew notes that the early numbers suggest it was the lowest in history.
- After rumors started swirling about Tim Lincecum's disappearance from World Series introductions, Bruce Bochy put them to rest by reporting that Lincecum was in the trainer's room vomiting during the introductions. Lincecum finally made it into a postseason game last night, but left after 1 2/3 innings due to tightness in his lower back.
- Prior to Game 2 yesterday, MLB commissioner-to-be Rob Manfred announced the award winners for the best reliever in each league. Craig Kimbrel won the Trevor Hoffman award (for best reliever in the NL), and Greg Holland won the Mariano Rivera award (for best reliever in the AL).
- Pablo Sandoval extended his streak of reaching base in postseason games to 25, but Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com notes that Sandoval would rather have the win.
- Lorenzo Cain got hit by a pitch in his first ever appearance in the World Series. Plunk Everyone notes that he is the 16th player to accomplish this feat, and the first since Jeff Bagwell in 2005.