This Weekend's Results
Links from BCB
- The countdown to Opening Day is at 21 days. Today's post focuses on #21 Jeremy Jeffress. There are also posts from the weekend on #22 Matt Garza and the only #23 that will ever exist for many people: Rickie Weeks.
- Last week, Randy Wolf officially announced his retirement from baseball. Kyle took the opportunity to look back at Wolf's career, specifically at his time with the Brewers.
- Following up a post from last week discussing the hitters that always succeeded against the Brewers, Travis looked at pitchers that had a lot of success against the Brewers.
- It's a quick edition of the BCB Mailbag this week, with only two questions being asked.
- In a post that really should have started a new "Crimes Against the Universe" section, Travis re-imagined Disney princesses as Brewers in a post that will give you nightmares for a while.
- Want to face off against two of the site writers in fantasy baseball? Travis has the details on a "beat the writers" league that will be taking place this season.
Other Brewers News and Notes
- Scooter Gennett has struggled more in recent seasons, and ground balls may be the reason why. Shawn Brody of Beyond the Box Score writes that Gennett's decline at the place as coincided with a sharp rise in ground balls hit.
- Chase Anderson may be struggling in camp a little, but one thing he doesn't have to worry about is winning a job. Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com reports that Counsell is already set on Anderson being in the Brewers rotation.
- While Ryan Braun hasn't made a spring training appearance yet, everything appears to be on schedule for him. Barry M. Bloom reports that Braun is on track to get into a spring training game this week, and should be ready for Opening Day.
- Colin Walsh is one of the players fighting for a roster spot, and his on-base ability may help him win one. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes that Walsh's ability to get on base is helping him stand out in camp.
- A player that does have a roster spot secured is Chris Carter, though he is still working to get better. Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Carter has been working on his defense in spring training.
- There had been some questions about whether or not Jacob Nottingham would remain at catcher in the Brewers system, but for now, his position is not changing. Adam McCalvy of Brewers.com reports that the Brewers are planning to keep Nottingham at catcher as he advances through the Brewers system.
- While Rymer Liriano isn't a true center fielder, his ability gives him the chance to play there. Nicholas Zettel of Disciples of Uecker has a quick look at Liriano and how he could fit in at center field.
- With minor league games beginning this week, The Shuck Dynasty blog looked at the potential candidates for Biloxi's starting rotation in 2016.
- Over on Miller Park Prosects, Chris Collins takes a look at the current depth of right-handed pitchers that the Brewers have in their system.
- Every team generally has at least one player that can handle haircuts, allowing players to get their hair trimmed without much trouble. In spring training, that player is Hiram Burgos. Caitlin Moyer of Cait Covers the Bases wrote about Burgos and his experience with cutting hair.
- It can be a long season, and players have to find ways to pass the time sometimes. In spring training, chess has become the game of choice, and Caitlin Moyer looked at how the players are using chess to bond.
- Infielder Willie Bloomquist has announced his retirement after 14 major league seasons.
- The Athletics claimed RHP Andrew Triggs off of waivers from the Orioles. Also, RHP Jarrod Parker has broken the medial epicondyle in his right elbow and is out indefinitely.
- The Blue Jays signed LHP Randy Choate to a minor league contract.
- The Braves released RHP Kyle Kendrick and Chris Volstad.
- Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will miss one to two weeks with a mild knee strain.
- The Pirates signed third baseman David Freese to a one-year, $3 million contract. They also designated LHP Jesse Biddle for assignment.
- Rangers outfielder Prince Fielder has been diagnosed with sleep apnea and is receiving treatment for the condition.
Wily Peralta starts for the Brewers today as they face the Dodgers this afternoon. First pitch is at 3:05 pm. The game will be available on the Brewers Radio Network.