Brewers News & Notes
- What did you ask Santa for this year? Derek asks for your wish list, and has a reminder that not all shiny-looking presents turn out to be enjoyable.
- For those of you who are regulars on Brew Crew Ball, Yar Nivek has an updated list of all the new and existing memes/inside jokes for the site in the FanPosts.
- Also in the FanPosts, MrLeam tells a story about the Brewers that has a twist.
- If you're looking for something more related to the actual team, chris33 has a list of moves that he would make to start 2016.
- Chris Cwik of Big League Stew has a Christmas wish list for every team, and his item for the Brewers: a year's supply of cheese curds to get through the upcoming rough year.
- Looking for a holiday to celebrate at this time of year based on the Brewers? Sam Levin of Banknotes Industries proposes the holiday of Braunukkah, where Ryan Braun gives gifts for eight straight days.
Minor League Update
- It was a footnote that almost got overlooked, but roguejim notes in the FanShots that Tim Dillard has signed with the Brewers again for 2016.
- Over the weekend, Al Jazeera Television reported that several MLB players (along with other athletes) received banned PEDs in an undercover documentary. Several players named in the report have already denied the allegations, and the source for the report has also recanted it. Over in the FanPosts, Ted Simmons Speed Camp gives his opinion on the report.
- If you've been looking for an option to stream games for a single team, MLB may have one for you soon. Nathaniel Grow of FanGraphs reports that, in the antitrust case against MLB broadcasting practices, a court document states that MLB will offer single-team, out-of-market streams on MLB.TV starting next season. Note that this is only for out-of-market teams, so it won't apply for those of you trying to stream Brewers games in-market.
- The Dodgers signed former Brewers utility player Elian Herrera to a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training.
- The Marlins claimed LHP Tim Berry off waivers from the Orioles.
- The Nationals signed second baseman Daniel Murphy to a three-year, $37.5 million deal.
- The Rays signed utility player John Jaso to a two-year, $8 million contract.
- We end today with some sad news from the holiday weekend. Former major league outfielder Dave Henderson died at the age of 57, former Atlanta Braves coach Bobby Dews died at the age of 76, and noted St. Louis sports columnist Joe Strauss died at the age of 54.