Brewers News and Analysis
- How should fans react to the signing of a player like Francisco Rodriguez? Fred Hofstetter asks that question of what to do when being a fan of the team conflicts with an unlikeable player.
- In our BCB Community Prospect Rankings, you voted for Monte Harrison in the #4 spot and Luis Sardinas in the #5 spot. There is still time to vote for #6, which is currently a close vote between Gilbert Lara and Devin Williams.
- Jordan continued his BCB Community Over/Unders series with a look at Jean Segura.
- On Sunday, Scooter Gennett found a stray daschund on the street, and brought him to a shelter in the area.
- Derek noted that Orlando Arcia was named one of the best shortstop prospects in all of baseball by MiLB.com.
Brewers News from Camp
- Rain cancelled the Brewers workout yesterday, two days before the Brewers first exhibition game against UW-Milwaukee. Mike Fiers is expected to start that game.
- Gerardo Parra will be the Brewers fourth outfielder this year, which is an odd role for a Gold Glove finalist. However, Parra isn't bothered by being the first outfielder off of the bench.
- In his recovery from shoulder surgery, Jim Henderson faced live batters for the first time on Sunday. It's a significant step in his recovery.
- Hunter Morris has a lot at stake this spring as he fights to get back onto the 40-man roster and onto the first base depth chart.
- If you don't like aggressive base running, you probably won't be much happier this season. While the Brewers do plan to cut back on it a bit, Ron Roenicke intends to still be as aggressive as possible on the bases.
- Brewers.com will begin hosting a Brewers podcast starting this week, hosted by new Brewers broadcaster Jeff Levering. Adam McCalvy has details on the new podcast.
- In their spring training positional preview series, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel takes a look at Jean Segura and Khris Davis.
- Will Ryan Braun's inner-half potency return? Alec Dopp breaks down the numbers behind Ryan Braun to see if he can recover.
- David Schoenfield of ESPN SweetSpot notes that the Brewers had one of the better leadoff hitters in the league last year, and looks ahead to what to expect from NL leadoff hitters in 2015.
- Over on The First Out At Third blog, Justin Schultz sees the Rodriguez signing as a mistake.
- Pete Schwichtenberg of Reviewing the Brew notes that former Brewers first round pick Mark Rogers is getting another chance with the Rangers. He also thinks that Scooter Gennett will silence his doubters this season, and Jimmy Nelson will have a breakout year.
- The Brewer Nation continued their Brewers by the (Jersey) Numbers series with #38 Wily Peralta and #35 Dontrelle Willis.
- The Blue Jays signed Dayan Viciedo to a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training.
- The Nationals signed former Brewers outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.
- The Rockies officially added reliever John Axford to their bullpen, placing him on the 40-man roster. He will be guaranteed a one-year, $2.6 million contract.
- With restrictions to Cuba being lifted, MLB is considering the possibility of playing some spring training games in Cuba.
- In unusual injuries, former Brewer Corey Hart sliced his foot while stepping into a hot tub, requiring three stiches. Also, Chris Sale fractured his foot while getting out of his truck, and Ronald Belisario fractured his shoulder while getting out of a swimming pool.
- The Phillies lost to the University of Tampa on Sunday. It may not seem like much, but it is the first spring training game of the year, meaning baseball games are officially back.