Brewers News & Notes
- Craig Counsell continues to build his coaching staff for 2015, as he has added Pat Murphy as his bench coach for next season. Murphy had been the interim manager for the Padres this year, and had been rumored to be a target for the Brewers before he took the interim manager position.
- How far are the Brewers willing to go in their rebuild? According to a report that came out yesterday, the Brewers have told teams that they are willing to listen to offers on anyone currently on the roster. While saying this is one thing, it remains to be seen exactly how aggressive GM David Stearns will be this offseason.
- The last of the Brewers top ten list was profiled yesterday as Mike Fiers rounded out the top ten. Honorable mention profiles will start coming out today.
- Adam Lind gave his career a needed boost with an excellent 2015, but how much of that was legitimate? Ryan Romano of BP Milwaukee asks how lucky Lind was in 2015, and what that means for next season.
Minor League Update
- Travis continued to look back at the seasons for the BCB top prospect list with a look at the season of infielder Luis Sardinas.
- Brett Phillips is playing well in the Arizona Fall League after a nough transition following his trade to the Brewers. Mike Rosenbaum of MLB.com writes about the last few months for Phillips as he transitioned from the Astros system to the Brewers system.
- Over in the FanPosts, Infield Fly Rule looks at the third week of the season for Brewers in the Arizona Fall League.
- 'Chris Mehring of TimberRattlers.com looks at former Timber Rattlers who made their MLB debut in 2015.
- The Rattler Radio blog has a list of former Timber Rattlers taking part in the fall and winter leagues around the world.
Game 1: Mets @ Royals - 7:00 pm, FOX
Matt Harvey vs. Edinson Volquez
Series Tied 0-0
- The Marlins traded RHP Trevor Williams to the Pirates for RHP Richard Mitchell.
- The Twins have announced that Torii Hunter will retire. Hunter has been in the majors for 19 seasons, and decided to step away rather than take one more season for a farewell tour.
- As the World Series is set to start today, Nicholas Zettel of Disciples of Uecker analyzes the first pitch tendencies for both the Royals and Mets.
- Prior to the start of the World Series, Rob Manfred held a press conference to discuss several matters around baseball, including the lack of minority managers currently in the majors. Meanwhile, Mike Bates of MLB Daily Dish has his own take on the situation, noting that teams are preferring to hire intelligent, stat-driven managers, as well as internal candidates that they have worked with for years, giving an advantage to those who have enough support to work for smaller amounts of pay in the early years.