Hear Me At 2:30 Today On The Score 1570 (Appleton)


I'll be stopping by The Home Stretch with Justin Hull at 2:30 today to talk free agency and more.

Cory Provus under consideration for job with Twins


Their lead broadcaster job is open, and he's one of (and probably the most qualified of) three known candidates. h/t @Haudricourt

Ryan Braun a Finalist for NL Left Field Gold Glove


Breaking: Gold Glove awards are just as bad as ever, except now even before the winners are announced

Milwaukee BBWAA Hands Out Brewer Awards, Ryan Braun Unanimous Choice For Team MVP


Braun swept the eight MVP ballots, with Prince Fielder second and John Axford third. Axford received the #1 spot on seven of eight ballots in the voting for Most Valuable Pitcher, finishing eight points ahead of Yovani Gallardo. Jonathan Lucroy beat out Mark Kotsay for the team's Unsung Hero Award. Nyjer Morgan was first on seven of the eight ballots for Top Newcomer, beating out Zack Greinke. LaTroy Hawkins won the closest vote, beating out Casey McGehee and John Axford to be named the Brewers' "Good Guy."

Bodog lists Brewers as 11th most likely team to win 2012 World Series


They're at 22:1, one spot ahead of the Cubs and Reds (both 25:1). Here are the ten teams ahead of them: 1. Phillies 4:1 2. Yankees 13:2 3. Red Sox 8:1 4. Rangers 12:1 5t. Tigers 14:1 5t: Cardinals 14:1 7. Giants 16:1 8t Rays 18:1 8t Braves 18:1 10. Diamondbacks 20:1 Elsewhere in the NL Central, the Astros are the longest of long shots at 100:1, and the Pirates are 26th at 60:1.

La Russa retiring as Cardinals manager


At least one good thing came from them winning the WS.

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa retires


I can honestly say I didn't see this coming. This decision seems like it happened too quickly. I wouldn't be surprised if he changes his mind and comes back in the next month or so.

A View of Miller Park (Part II)


Some more pics I took of Miller Park on 10/22. It is amazing how much more massive the stadium is when you are the only one in there, instead of being packed in with 40000+ other fans. Part I Part II

Brewers decline options on K-Rod, Betancourt


Brewers decline $6M option on Betancourt, $17.5M option on Rodriguez.

Eight Brewers Among 148 To File For Free Agency


Yuniesky Betancourt, Craig Counsell, Prince Fielder, Jerry Hairston Jr., LaTroy Hawkins, Mark Kotsay, Francisco Rodriguez and Takashi Saito all have their paperwork in. For the most part, this isn't a surprise. It would have been bigger news if any of the Brewers' potential free agents had chosen not to file for some reason. The only name on the list that caught my eye is Yuni: The Brewers still have a club option to bring him back for 2012. The fact that he filed for free agency could imply he knows something we don't. Or it could mean he's just covering his bases in case the Brewers decline the option. (h/t MLBTR)