Brewers News and Analysis
- With spring training approaching, Adam McCalvy continued his series previewing the upcoming season by looking at the newcomers to the Brewers.
- While the injury to Jonathan Lucroy isn't bad at this point, having it develop into anything that takes longer to heal or lingers through the season could hurt the team's chances to compete. Mike Bauman of MLB.com believes that, as the new leader for the Brewers, Lucroy needs to heal fast.
- The Brewers made a small move yesterday that mostly went unnoticed. Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors notes that the Brewers have sighed RHP Josh Roenicke to a minor-league deal, but it does not appear that he got a spring training invite. Josh Roenicke is the nephew of Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.
- Brewers right-handed pitchers have shown an unusual trend over the past few years: horizontal release points that are on average closer to the middle of the pitching rubber. Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs looks at this trend, asking why the Brewers had such extreme release points and what it means overall.
- Over on Reviewing the Brew, Pete Schwichtenberg believes that Corey Knebel could be the Brewers closer for 2016 and beyond. He also thinks that Victor Roache will have a breakout year.
- Miller Park Prospects continued their rankings roundtable with part three, discussing the strongest & weakest positions in the organization, as well as where it stands overall.
- The Brewer Nation continued their Brewers By the (Jersey) Numbers series with a profile of #53 Brandon Kintzler.
- The Astros signed RHP Roberto Hernandez to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training.
- The Giants avoided arbitration with third baseman Casey McGehee and signed him to a one-year, $4.8 million contract.
- The Reds avoided arbitration with closer Aroldis Champan and signed him to a one-year, $8.05 million contract.
- The Royals avoided arbitration with reliever Kelvin Herrerra and signed him to a two-year, $4.15 million contract. They also avoided arbitration with closer Greg Holland and signed him to a one-year deal.