Brewers News & Notes
- The Brewers had only one option to consider this offseason, and that was on first baseman Adam Lind. Yesterday, Travis discussed the option and what the Brewers could do if they pick it up. (The Brewers did officially exercise the option later in the day.)
- The Brewers also only had one departing free agent, and that was starting pitcher Kyle Lohse. Derek looked back on Lohse's career with the Brewers as his time in Milwaukee came to an end.
- With the end of the baseball season occurring on Sunday, a period of several months without baseball lies ahead. Derek began a discussion yesterday, asking how everyone copes with the offseason.
- Over on Disciples of Uecker, Nicholas Zettel took a look at potential strategies for the Brewers to take on the catcher position in 2016, as well as the infield positions.
- When talking about relief pitchers, the small sample size dangers are almost always in play. One player that is true of is Will Smith, and Ryan Romano of BP Milwaukee explains why his stats misrepresent his true ability in 2015.
- How will picking up Adam Lind's option affect the rest of the team in 2016? Seth Victor of BP Milwaukee looks at the consequences the Brewers will face after they chose to exercise Lind's option.
- The next two all-fan giveaways for 2016 were announced yesterday. The third giveaway on June 12 will feature a barking ballpark pup bobblehead, and the fourth on June 26 will feature a Greg Vaughn retro bobblehead.
- Over in the FanPosts, jorgejuliomachado looks at 40 man roster additions, specifically on players for Rule 5 draft protection. Also, mikef510 has a list of moves he would make if he was the GM.
Minor League Update
- In the minor league season awards, Biloxi shortstop Orlando Arcia won the breakout player of the year award after his amazing season for the Shuckers.
- The Colorado Springs Sky Sox website looks back at the 2015 season and ahead to what's coming up in 2016.
- Kyle Lobner made his debut on the Timber Rattlers website with a look at the instructional league that many Brewers prospects participate in every year.
- The Blue Jays exercised options on three players: outfielder Jose Bautista, RHP R.A. Dickey, and 1B/DH Edwin Encarnacion.
- Starting pitcher Zack Greinke of the Dodgers has officially opted out of his deal and is now a free agent.
- The Mets and manager Terry Collins have agreed to a new two-year contract.
- The Padres exercised their option on RHP Joaquin Benoit and declined an option on infielder Clint Barmes.
- The Phillies declined their 2016 option on starting pitcher Cliff Lee.
- The Red Sox exercised their 2016 option on starting pitcher Clay Buchholz.
- The Royals declined mutual options on Alex Rios and Jeremy Guthrie.
- The Tigers declined their 2016 option on relief pitcher Joe Nathan.