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Roenicke Finishes 2nd in NL Manager of the Year Voting

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Kirk Gibson and Joe Maddon take home the honors in the NL, AL respectively.

Grantland Piece on Milwaukee

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A not-so-uplifting look at the 2011 NLCS Game 6 and life as a Brewers fan.

Brewers Top 20 Prospects

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Our look at the system. Really like Thornburg, wondering if Fiers will get a back-of-the-rotation shot at some point, like Logan Schafer's upside.

Brewers inquired on Sanchez

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At least, a Marlins beat reporter says so. I hadn't really thought of this, but with the fish determined to make a big splash (pun not intended, but a pleasant surprise) in the FA market, maybe Gaby can be had on the cheap. Assuming they acquire Fielder or Pujols, that is.

Kotsay to Padres!

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thank god. next up, someone signs Yuni and we can relax for a few minutes. with that said, good luck to him, i know he's a nice guy.

Padres Reach Agreement with Mark Kotsay

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I'm guessing a big audible sigh of relief was just exhaled.

BCB Book Club Update: Get Your Copies Of The Extra 2%

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The votes are in, and it seems like we've got enough interest to try this and see how it works. The first BCB Book Club book will be Jonah Keri's The Extra 2%. If you'd like to be a part of the discussion, your assignment for this week is to pick up a copy of the book and meet us back here next Tuesday.

Zelous Wheeler nominated for AFL award

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Wheeler is one of six players nominated for the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award. If he wins, I'm going to have a hard time not calling him Mr. Congeniality.

Melvin meets with agent of Furcal and A.Ramirez

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"According to a major league source, Kinzer [agent of Rafael Furcal and Aramis Ramirez] had a meeting with Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin on Monday afternoon. " -Bruce Levine ESPNChicago.com

Iron Man in Japan

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Cal Ripken Jr. chronicles his State Department trip to Japan