Brewers News & Notes
- Yesterday, Kyle Lesniewski was able to attend the Brewers Town Hall meeting that was held at Miller Park. He live-tweeted some of the things talked about during the conference, and put together a round up of those tweets this morning. The video of the entire meeting is also available on Brewers.com.
- How well can you name the Miller Park Era catchers? That's what Kyle Lobner challenges you to do in this week's Thursday Thinker, looking back at the catchers in the last 15 years who made at least 74 appearances in a season.
Minor League Update
- Travis continued his look at the BCB Top Prospects with #2 Tyrone Taylor, whose rough 2015 (Along with the improving farm system) will probably take him out of the next top 10 when it's put together.
- The Rattler Radio blog continued their review of former Timber Rattlers with a look at the players who played in the lower levels of minor league baseball.
This Weekend's Games
Royals @ Mets
Game 3: Yordano Ventura vs. Noah Syndergaard - 7:00 pm, FOX
Game 4: Chris Young vs. Steven Matz - 7:00 pm, FOX
Game 5: Edinson Volquez vs. TBD - 7:00 pm, FOX
Royals Lead Series 2-0
- The Marlins fired GM Dan Jennings. Jennings had moved to the manager position for most of 2015 before heading back to the front office at the end of the season.
- The Padres hired Diamondbacks third base coach Andy Green to be their new manager.
- Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux has decided to leave the team after seven seasons.
- The Rockies have declined first baseman Justin Morneau's option for 2016.
- The Tigers hired Braves minor league pitching coordinator Rich Dubee as their new pitching coach.
- Tigers LHP Daniel Norris underwent surgery on his thyroid to remove a cancerous growth, and has announced this he is cancer free following the surgery.
- The Gold Glove finalists were announced yesterday morning. Not surprisingly, no Brewers are among the finalists at any position in the National League.