Links from BCB
- The countdown to Opening Day is at 25 days. Today's post focuses on #25 Michael Reed. You can also check out yesterday's post on #26 Taylor Jungmann.
- Around baseball, there are players who seem to exist for only one purpose: To make the lives of the Brewers players and fans miserable. Travis takes a look at who these players are and what they have done against the Brewers.
- Cody Ponce has been a bigger name in the Brewers system since he was drafted last year. Kyle was lucky enough to get a scouting report from Chris Kusiolek, and wrote up in the in-depth report yesterday.
- As part of a partnership with BreakingT, Derek introduced a new shirt yesterday: the "Believe in Hank" t-shirt. He has more details on the shirt, including how to get one.
- Over in the FanPosts, icelandreliant looks at the best minor league promotions planned for this season.
Other Brewers News and Notes
- Jorge Lopez's son, Mikael, has been receiving treatment for an autoimmune disorder and is now healthy enough to leave the hospital. Adam McCalvy of Brewers.com caught up with Lopez on his son's health and how the family is working through it.
- Two players hoping to work together with the Brewers this year are Domingo Santana and Rymer Liriano. Adam McCalvy has a profile of the two players, who grew up together in the Dominican Republic and now hope to make the Brewers together.
- Michael Blazek's first outing in spring didn't go well, but his second was a big improvement. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel spoke with Blazek after yesterday's outing.
- Fans won't have to worry about hearing a different voice in the booth for several more years. Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Brian Anderson has signed an extension to stay with the team.
- Meanwhile, new radio broadcaster Lane Grindle made his debut on Tuesday's webcast. Adam McCalvy spoke with Grindle about his experience so far with the Brewers.
- Adam McCalvy reports that Jeremy Jeffress has recovered from his hamstring strain and is working to get back on schedule. Also, Scooter Gennett's MRI on his shoulder revealed no structural damage.
- Henry Druschel of Beyond the Box Score came up with his own index of measuring team sadness, and judged the Brewers as the fourth saddest team of 2015.
- For a fantasy take on the Brewers pitching staff, Blake Murphy of FanGraphs has a preview of the Brewers pitchers.
- Looking to get to several Brewers games in April? On Tuesday, the Brewers announced a new ticket called Brewers Ballpark Pass, which will get you into every game in April (with the exception of Opening Day) for $49.
- With Caitlin Moyer set to do some social media work in Monday's game, she had some unexpected help. On Cait Covers the Bases, she wrote about Brett Phillips and how he helped out during Monday's game by handing out some t-shirts.
- Is the gluten-free diet good for athletes? Chad Brickhouse of The Brewers Bar looks at the recent gluten-free trend and if athletes can benefit from it.
- Philllies outfielder Aaron Altherr will miss four to six months after undergoing surgery for his wrist.
- Red Sox pitcher Michael Kopech will miss an undetermined amount of time after fracturing his hand in a fight with his roommate.
The Brewers return to Maryvale today for three in a row, starting with the Giants this afternoon. Jimmy Nelson makes his second start of the spring today. First pitch is at 2:05 pm, and it's available on a wide variety of media (Fox Sports Wisconsin, MLB.TV, and the Brewers Radio Network).