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roidrunner
05-03-2008, 05:38 PM
well Baseball america has a prospect hotsheet, and the brewers have #1 and #3. good to see we still have some talent in the minor leagues.

princefielder28
05-03-2008, 06:13 PM
Weeks with a lead-off HR!

GB12
05-03-2008, 07:31 PM
What's up with these multiple HRs in a row

GB12
05-03-2008, 07:45 PM
Why would Bush make a relief appearance? He's supposed to be the 5th man in the rotation now with Yovani out. Not to mention his problem is giving up the big inning early, not who we should have in right now.

princefielder28
05-03-2008, 08:05 PM
Why would Bush make a relief appearance? He's supposed to be the 5th man in the rotation now with Yovani out. Not to mention his problem is giving up the big inning early, not who we should have in right now.

was just being used for that inning since he was going to throw on the side anyways

EvilMonkey
05-04-2008, 01:47 AM
yeah, he started last sunday in the minors, needed to throw a bit and not have like a week off between starts. 1 inning probably compares to a regular bullpen session i guess.

roidrunner
05-04-2008, 12:16 PM
well we need a win today, so lets go brew crew

roidrunner
05-04-2008, 01:28 PM
well we are up 1-0 right now, sheets has been solid, so far :knocking on wood:

roidrunner
05-04-2008, 02:43 PM
cameron has 2 homers today, he is looking good at the plate

GB12
05-04-2008, 04:31 PM
God damn it Gagne. Screws over Sheets yet again. I have no confidence in this guy.

And here we go with another extra innings game. I wonder what the record for that is because we'll probably break it.

roidrunner
05-04-2008, 05:31 PM
im going to kill gagne. seriously. i want to get out the pitch fork and torches

JF4
05-04-2008, 06:03 PM
I have a question for Brewers fans.

How the hell is Gagne still the closer? Is there seriously no one better than him?

roidrunner
05-04-2008, 06:06 PM
its because we have like 10 million invested in him, and we dont want to have a 10 million dollar set up man. i personally think we should just get rid of the guy. i really want to run him out of town.

princefielder28
05-04-2008, 06:38 PM
I hate having to defend Gagne all the time, but today was really more bad luck for him. When you give a team like the Astros 4, or even 5, outs to work with you're going to get burned. The 2-2 pitch to Berkman was a strike and should've ended the game, but no it was called a ball and the rest is history. There was also the play at first that could have easily gone to the Brewers and that is giving the Astros FIVE outs to work with. With a lineup consisting of Pence, Lee, Berkman, Tejada it's tough to win if you're making mistakes or if nothing is going in your favor.

The sweep sucks and now the team has re-group as they continue on the road trip.

JF4
05-04-2008, 06:38 PM
its because we have like 10 million invested in him, and we dont want to have a 10 million dollar set up man. i personally think we should just get rid of the guy. i really want to run him out of town.

Gagne - steroids = Pile of crap.

GB12
05-04-2008, 06:40 PM
I hate having to defend Gagne all the time, but today was really more bad luck for him. When you give a team like the Astros 4, or even 5, outs to work with you're going to get burned. The 2-2 pitch to Berkman was a strike and should've ended the game, but no it was called a ball and the rest is history. There was also the play at first that could have easily gone to the Brewers and that is giving the Astros FIVE outs to work with. With a lineup consisting of Pence, Lee, Berkman, Tejada it's tough to win if you're making mistakes or if nothing is going in your favor.

The sweep sucks and now the team has re-group as they continue on the road trip.
I know he got some bad breaks, but he loaded up the bases and walked in the tying run. There is no excuse for that.

princefielder28
05-04-2008, 06:44 PM
I know he got some bad breaks, but he loaded up the bases and walked in the tying run. There is no excuse for that.

Agree. 3 walks is too much and right now I think his a bit flustered mentally because he has struggled with command and then when things don't go how they should then he builds it inside of him instead of forgetting about it

EvilMonkey
05-05-2008, 07:59 PM
watching the red sox-tigers game and just saw the bottom line show that Melvin said Gagne will remain the closer.....

too lazy to find a link and not really news anyway so whatever.

princefielder28
05-05-2008, 08:25 PM
watching the red sox-tigers game and just saw the bottom line show that Melvin said Gagne will remain the closer.....

too lazy to find a link and not really news anyway so whatever.

Not suprised...if they were to make a change I believe Torres would get the duty of closing games and if he can't get it done then we'd be screwed

princefielder28
05-05-2008, 08:53 PM
The Cubs lost today so even though the Crew didn't play there's a still a positive coming out of today

princefielder28
05-06-2008, 07:03 PM
The Crew is off to another rough start

princefielder28
05-06-2008, 08:03 PM
David Riske with a big outing today...got the Brewers out of a bases loaded jam with no outs

roidrunner
05-06-2008, 08:25 PM
yea i saw that, but i can not believe we are getting on hitted tonight

Boston
05-06-2008, 09:03 PM
Umm...yeah. That shouldn't happen with the team we have...ever. Fire Yost.

yodabear
05-06-2008, 09:14 PM
One of u guys need to go on a rant, its helpful.

roidrunner
05-06-2008, 10:47 PM
ok, so after thinking about this for a bit, i have decided on something, well actually a couple of things:

1. Gagne GET THE **** OUT OF THE BREW CITY. AND NEVER COME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!
2. have a stern talking with yost. explain to him, if this team does not win, its his *** out the door.
3. Get a new closer
4. we all need to drink more beer.

thank you

princefielder28
05-07-2008, 05:31 PM
I am hopeful for a big start from Dave Bush tonight, and we have to get him out of the game before the BIG inning. If he can give us six strong tonight and then hand it over to Torres/Shouse in the 7th, Mota in the 8th, and Gagne in the 9th then I think we can be successful tonight. Offense has to get going on a consistent basis too. Braun has started to look better and Prince has to drive the ball more. Another key factor will be the top two in the order getting on base and setting the table for the Big Hitters

EvilMonkey
05-07-2008, 08:03 PM
can ned ever take a starting pitcher out before he gives up a bunch of home runs???

it's starting to get really old, really quick...

princefielder28
05-07-2008, 09:05 PM
Well, another L tonight....this sucks so much

I expect Jeff Weaver to get the call up

yodabear
05-07-2008, 09:06 PM
Trenni Kiesnerick is very bangable, she needs to get some Cardinal fan loving.

PackerLegend
05-07-2008, 10:36 PM
The downward spiral of the Brew Crew happens again. I didn't get my hopes up to high for this season even when it looked like we could be something starting last year. We manage to find ways to lose games and have fallen below .500 again. **** Yost his *** needs to get the **** out of the mother ****ing building you ****ing piece of ****. Take stupid **** Gange with your dumb*** and ****ing jump off a cliff you stupid ****ing failure FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL.

yodabear
05-07-2008, 10:48 PM
Ned Yost may be done after tomorrow night, that would suck for the Cards.

PackerLegend
05-07-2008, 10:55 PM
Ned Yost may be done after tomorrow night, that would suck for the Cards.

ahhh I wouldn't be to worried Yoda im sure we will hire Mike Sherman next. Thats right Shermanator is taken up a career in baseball :D In the mean time I will be rooting for Yoda's team until we pull ours heads out of our ***. GO CARDS!!!!!!!!!!! Albert Pujols eats your babies!!!

yodabear
05-07-2008, 11:01 PM
ahhh I wouldn't be to worried Yoda im sure we will hire Mike Sherman next. Thats right Shermanator is taken up a career in baseball :D In the mean time I will be rooting for Yoda's team until we pull ours heads out of our ***. GO CARDS!!!!!!!!!!! Albert Pujols eats your babies!!!

We will go no where with Jason God damn Isringhausen at closer.

Boston
05-07-2008, 11:16 PM
We will go no where with Jason God damn Isringhausen at closer.

Gagne couldn't be Isringhausen's set-up man.

roidrunner
05-08-2008, 06:41 PM
yoda i will totally trade you Isringhausen for Gagne. Ill even throw in some rep to sweeten the deal.

princefielder28
05-08-2008, 08:34 PM
Brewers are getting it handed to them again tonight :(

Boston
05-08-2008, 09:02 PM
This is so ******* pathetic. I can't believe we are on the verge of losing six games in a row. I don't even care if this isn't Yost's fault, I'm getting tired of him. We've had a good team in place for two or three years now, and we haven't done ****. Let's fire our manager halfway through the year. That seemed to work twenty years ago...

PackerLegend
05-08-2008, 09:20 PM
Woot woot....thanks to Hall not stopping when he was suppose to its only 2-7. Ya this sucks and I think its time for a change, its not like things can get worse.

roidrunner
05-09-2008, 12:48 PM
the brewers are really starting to slide. I think this is a sign that the end is near for yost.

yodabear
05-09-2008, 01:53 PM
yoda i will totally trade you Isringhausen for Gagne. Ill even throw in some rep to sweeten the deal.

Deal, can we throw in Kyle Lohse and we get Derrick Turnbow? BTW, I got me a Bill Hall shirt today at a mall in Milwaukee when I was supposed to be studying for finals I need to do well on, but I got myself a Brewers shirt, I feel dirty.

EvilMonkey
05-09-2008, 02:59 PM
trying to cheer myself up by looking at minor league stats...

LaPorta is batting .331 with 10 HR and 36 RBIs in double A

Cameron is nice for a year but I think we could be seeing a future OF of Hart in center, Braun to right since he has a pretty good arm, and LaPorta in left. This is sad when I'm trying to look to the future to cheer myself up 6 weeks into the season....

princefielder28
05-09-2008, 03:08 PM
Matt LaPorta Update

In 26 games Matt is batting .319 with 9 homers and 30 runs batted in.

I think he'll end up playing right field when he comes up to the majors with Hart moving over to center. Braun could be an option for right too and have LaPorta play left because Ryan has shown a pretty strong arm and he wouldn't be a liability in that dpeartment in right.

trying to cheer myself up by looking at minor league stats...

LaPorta is batting .331 with 10 HR and 36 RBIs in double A

Cameron is nice for a year but I think we could be seeing a future OF of Hart in center, Braun to right since he has a pretty good arm, and LaPorta in left. This is sad when I'm trying to look to the future to cheer myself up 6 weeks into the season....

Funny cause I said the same thing a week ago

EvilMonkey
05-09-2008, 03:15 PM
Funny cause I said the same thing a week ago

lol, maybe that's why i thought of checking it. Been studying for finals and not paying attention to much on here. Well, i guess it's nice he's still raking a week later....

GB12
05-09-2008, 09:55 PM
Wow, how 'bout that ending.

Yost still has to go though.

yodabear
05-09-2008, 10:06 PM
Would u guys happen to know where the Cards are staying?

Boston
05-09-2008, 10:23 PM
Would u guys happen to know where the Cards are staying?

Let's all send flowers!

PackerLegend
05-09-2008, 10:23 PM
I dedicate my 1000th post to the greatest team in baseball. Ok maybe not, we suck but atleast we finally stop a losing skid. I also would like to dedicate my 1000th post to the get Ned Yost the **** out of Brew city foundation. CHEERS

O an Yoda your a dirty man with or without the Brewers shirt. :D

yodabear
05-09-2008, 10:26 PM
I dedicate my 1000th post to the greatest team in baseball. Ok maybe not, we suck but atleast we finally stop a losing skid. I also would like to dedicate my 1000th post to the get Ned Yost the **** out of Brew city foundation. CHEERS

O an Yoda your a dirty man with or without the Brewers shirt. :D

I just wanna give Izzy a great big bear hug, and kick him the crotch and promote our bullpen catcher to our closer.

BamaFalcon59
05-09-2008, 11:44 PM
trying to cheer myself up by looking at minor league stats...

LaPorta is batting .331 with 10 HR and 36 RBIs in double A

Cameron is nice for a year but I think we could be seeing a future OF of Hart in center, Braun to right since he has a pretty good arm, and LaPorta in left. This is sad when I'm trying to look to the future to cheer myself up 6 weeks into the season....

I live somewhat near the Huntsville Stars, the team he plays for. They are very good this year and have some good prospects. I need to catch a game sometime.

princefielder28
05-10-2008, 08:30 AM
I was out partying last night, but I just watched the game over again on MLB TV and that was so awesome

princefielder28
05-10-2008, 02:44 PM
Ben Sheets, with his strikeout of Albert Pujols, has become the Brewers all-time strikeout leader

princefielder28
05-10-2008, 05:20 PM
Prince just tied it up!

GB12
05-10-2008, 06:06 PM
I'm glad that Melvin stuck with the 1 year $10 million deal instead of the 2 year $16 million like Gagne wanted.

Boston
05-10-2008, 08:32 PM
Can we fire Ned Yost yet? We would probably win more games without a manager...

roidrunner
05-10-2008, 09:15 PM
i have been sharpening my pitch fork, and soaking the the torches, just give me the sign to start the protest.

princefielder28
05-10-2008, 09:42 PM
Eric Gagne's time has come and gone. It is time for him to go. Torres should be made the closer and Gagne should be traded or released. Tim Dillard can be called up.

As far as Ned Yost and his job security, he should not be at full fault. The reason for the Brewers struggles start with the offense, or lack their of. Jim Skaalen should be at fault if anyone because this offense just sucks.

GB12
05-10-2008, 10:31 PM
Eric Gagne's time has come and gone. It is time for him to go. Torres should be made the closer and Gagne should be traded or released. Tim Dillard can be called up.

As far as Ned Yost and his job security, he should not be at full fault. The reason for the Brewers struggles start with the offense, or lack their of. Jim Skaalen should be at fault if anyone because this offense just sucks.
I think Luis Pena should get a shot at the big leagues over Dillard.

yodabear
05-10-2008, 10:57 PM
I think the Brewers should hire me as manager.........

EvilMonkey
05-11-2008, 11:40 AM
I think the Brewers should hire me as manager.........

if it happens, I call 1B coach....

EvilMonkey
05-11-2008, 12:00 PM
Gagne finally officially out...
http://blogs.jsonline.com/brewers/archive/2008/05/11/gagne-out-as-closer.aspx

princefielder28
05-11-2008, 12:04 PM
Gagne finally officially out...
http://blogs.jsonline.com/brewers/archive/2008/05/11/gagne-out-as-closer.aspx

I don't know if "out" is the right term. I would say he's on a break and will get the job back when he shows he's ready. It's very similar to the Cards' situation with Isringhausen

princefielder28
05-11-2008, 12:08 PM
Tony Gwynn is getting the start in center today

EvilMonkey
05-11-2008, 12:09 PM
I don't know if "out" is the right term. I would say he's on a break and will get the job back when he shows he's ready. It's very similar to the Cards' situation with Isringhausen

well, not pitching and blowing games for a while is good enough for me. Hope someone steps up and assumes the closer role so he has no shot of getting it back.

bearsfan_51
05-11-2008, 02:24 PM
The Brewers should give the job to Torres, primarily because he's on my fantasy team.

yodabear
05-11-2008, 03:14 PM
if it happens, I call 1B coach....

I was actually planning on u being 3rd base coach. Prince Fielder28, the poster not the first basemen, the bench coach and manager when I get ejected for arguing or kicking my closer in the nuts if he blows the save. GB12 pitching coach, Boston hitting coach, and we'll keep Sedar on the staff for 1st base coach.

princefielder28
05-11-2008, 03:15 PM
I was actually planning on u being 3rd base coach. Prince Fielder28, the poster not the first basemen, the bench coach and manager when I get ejected for arguing or kicking my closer in the nuts if he blows the save. GB12 pitching coach, Boston hitting coach, and we'll keep Sedar on the staff for 1st base coach.

thanks yoda!

princefielder28
05-11-2008, 03:43 PM
The Brewers should give the job to Torres, primarily because he's on my fantasy team.

Well your wish has been granted

princefielder28
05-11-2008, 03:57 PM
LaRussa just outmanaged Yost....hopefully it doesn't cost us

BREWERS WIN!

yodabear
05-11-2008, 04:02 PM
The new regime starts tomorrow: coaching staff ready?

yodabear
05-11-2008, 04:12 PM
Roidrunner will be Bernie Brewer.

EvilMonkey
05-11-2008, 04:24 PM
The new regime starts tomorrow: coaching staff ready?

i'm ready to go

roidrunner
05-11-2008, 05:48 PM
i get to bernie, sweet. so i still get a pitch fork and a torch.

roidrunner
05-11-2008, 05:51 PM
can you bring me back the keg they had at old county stadium, i just would not feel right being bernie with out the keg.

Boston
05-11-2008, 06:25 PM
I think Fielder should un-give up eating meat.

PackerLegend
05-11-2008, 07:59 PM
Ryan Braun needs to sport the pink bat every game. Mothers day or not that bat is magical. Plus it makes him look like a complete bad***. Yoda yired me as the bullpen coach by the way :D our staff kicks a**

princefielder28
05-12-2008, 06:36 PM
Albert Pujols is not in the lineup tonight for St. Louis

princefielder28
05-12-2008, 07:22 PM
Braun goes deep again tonight!

yodabear
05-12-2008, 07:25 PM
Albert Pujols is not in the lineup tonight for St. Louis

As new Brewers manager I manged to strike a deal with my mentor Tony.

princefielder28
05-12-2008, 07:46 PM
Ludwick was safe at 2nd, but the Brewers get the call. YAY!

princefielder28
05-12-2008, 08:04 PM
Big time error by Adam Kennedy

Pacific
05-12-2008, 08:06 PM
Big time error by Adam Kennedy

No kidding, lol. We need breaks like that.

princefielder28
05-12-2008, 08:32 PM
Braun 4 HRs in 2 games......holy cow!

Boston
05-12-2008, 09:19 PM
Yadier Molina with the temper tantrum. Those are always fun to watch.

yodabear
05-12-2008, 09:21 PM
Yadier Molina with the temper tantrum. Those are always fun to watch.

Temper Tantrums are the way to go.

PackerLegend
05-12-2008, 10:00 PM
Guys this isnt a sight we get to see alot a 2 win streak are we turning the corner?! Im not getting my hopes up high because in all likely hood they will get crushed again. Ryan Braun I love you. Yoda I love you:D...sorry it was the Cards that lost

princefielder28
05-13-2008, 07:27 PM
Yovani wants to be back by September and it is a possibility....WOW!

roidrunner
05-13-2008, 08:15 PM
as the new bernie brewer, all i have to say, is that Braun has been giving me a workout these last couple of days

roidrunner
05-13-2008, 08:23 PM
Bill Hall with a solo shot, ok now we are just down one more run, lets go brew crew!

EvilMonkey
05-13-2008, 08:41 PM
nice inning by the crew, nice to see braun and fielder step up and knock in some runs. Offense is continuing to do a lot of damage with 2 outs.

Boston
05-13-2008, 09:50 PM
Looks like this new coaching staff is doing pretty well.

princefielder28
05-13-2008, 09:51 PM
Gagne gets the job done....3 game winning streak

GB12
05-13-2008, 09:54 PM
I still don't want him closing games.

PackerLegend
05-13-2008, 10:00 PM
Looks like this new coaching staff is doing pretty well.

Of course the new coaching staff is ownage. 3 game win streak is wow..... hopefully something has finally clicked and we can be a good team like we should be. We don't need anymore huge losing streaks keep winning!

EvilMonkey
05-14-2008, 04:59 PM
Weeks with the day off tonight, different look to the order....

CF Mike Cameron
SS JJ Hardy
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
RF Corey Hart
3B Bill Hall
2B Craig Counsell
P Manny Parra
C Jason Kendall

princefielder28
05-14-2008, 05:01 PM
Order looks good....JJ really thrived in the 2 hole last year so we'll see if he has any production there tonight

princefielder28
05-14-2008, 08:08 PM
So far so good....Parra pitching well and he helped himself out at the dish

princefielder28
05-14-2008, 08:39 PM
Corey Hart is swinging a real good bat right now

ATLDirtyBirds
05-14-2008, 08:42 PM
I'll trade you Wille Randolph and Aaron Heilman for Yost and Gagne.

princefielder28
05-14-2008, 08:46 PM
I'll trade you Wille Randolph and Aaron Heilman for Yost and Gagne.

Hahaha!!!! don't think so

neko4
05-14-2008, 08:56 PM
why is this now the Yost and Gagne hate thread.
i dont keep up with baseball
and is prince fielder doing well, really the only brewer i care about, mostly because i know who he is thanks to PF28

Boston
05-14-2008, 08:59 PM
What a load of ******* ********. Two "balls" that should have gotten Parra out of the inning, and then two errors. This is ******* painful to watch.

princefielder28
05-14-2008, 09:01 PM
why is this now the Yost and Gagne hate thread.
i dont keep up with baseball
and is prince fielder doing well, really the only brewer i care about, mostly because i know who he is thanks to PF28

To answer your questions......

This title was given because of the Brewers recent skid and some of the blame falling upon those two individuals

Prince is doing okay at the plate and is driving in his fair share of runs but is not driving the ball like last year

Jay
05-14-2008, 09:01 PM
I feel so bad that you guys got stuck with Eric Gagme. I've been trying all week to get tickets for this weekends Brewers/Red Sox series to no avail. The Brewers are pretty much my favorite National League team. Sucks.

princefielder28
05-14-2008, 09:02 PM
What a load of ******* ********. Two "balls" that should have gotten Parra out of the inning, and then two errors. This is ******* painful to watch.

Braun's was not an error, but Prince's error really hurt

PackerLegend
05-14-2008, 09:02 PM
What a load of ******* ********. Two "balls" that should have gotten Parra out of the inning, and then two errors. This is ******* painful to watch.

Yes this ****ing sucks now this game is much closer. Come on Brewers dont **** up the win streak it could be 4!

princefielder28
05-14-2008, 09:04 PM
I feel so bad that you guys got stuck with Eric Gagme. I've been trying all week to get tickets for this weekends Brewers/Red Sox series to no avail. The Brewers are pretty much my favorite National League team. Sucks.

I don't feel sorry that we have Gagne; he's gonna get his confidence and start to pitch well....he still has good stuff but he's struggled with control and consistentcy, but I feel he'll be able to turn it around

PackerLegend
05-14-2008, 09:06 PM
Thank you A. Jones for signing a huge contract and sucking. Riske gets us out of a little jam thanks to Jones who kindly struck out for the 39th time.

GB12
05-14-2008, 09:13 PM
To answer your questions......

This title was given because of the Brewers recent skid and some of the blame falling upon those two individuals

Prince is doing okay at the plate and is driving in his fair share of runs but is not driving the ball like last year
Yost shouldn't have even had a job going into the year. I've been saying for a long time that we should have cut ties with him. He's one of the bottom 5 managers in the majors.

princefielder28
05-14-2008, 09:16 PM
Yost shouldn't have even had a job going into the year. I've been saying for a long time that we should have cut ties with him. He's one of the bottom 5 managers in the majors.

That's not right whatsoever....he's been through the hard times and has gotten this team to where they are competitive; they did collapse towards the end of last year, and some of that was Ned's fault, but not having your ace in the middle of a race hurts your chances. Ned deserves to be the manager, and if this team is not in the hunt come September then his job can be re-evaluated for 2009

EvilMonkey
05-14-2008, 09:30 PM
That's not right whatsoever....he's been through the hard times and has gotten this team to where they are competitive; they did collapse towards the end of last year, and some of that was Ned's fault, but not having your ace in the middle of a race hurts your chances. Ned deserves to be the manager, and if this team is not in the hunt come September then his job can be re-evaluated for 2009

if it was the first time one of his teams collapsed i'd be fine with it, but it was like 3 or 4 years ago or so when we were hovering around .500 the first half and then had the worst record in baseball in the 2nd half. It's a history of not performing towards the end of the year, not just last year. That being said, he should still be allowed to finish the year and everything, but it's not like last year was a wake-up call to how bad a manager he is, it's always been that way.

princefielder28
05-14-2008, 09:43 PM
Mota is gonna get the chance to close tonight with Gagne going 3 innings the past 2 nights

Boston
05-14-2008, 09:55 PM
Jesus ******* christ.

GB12
05-14-2008, 09:57 PM
If only games were just 8 innings

princefielder28
05-14-2008, 10:04 PM
If Riske had not gotten hurt I think Torres would've been give the chance to close

Boston
05-14-2008, 10:09 PM
God, these calls have been ******** tonight. We haven't gotten a damn thing, and it seems like everything's been called against us.

PackerLegend
05-14-2008, 10:10 PM
1 out away from blowing another game we should have won. Probably the beginning of another big losing streak.

princefielder28
05-14-2008, 10:13 PM
Tough one tonight....rolling through 8 and then another blown save

Big Ben goes tomorrow so hopefully we can avoid a losing streak and can go to Boston on a winning note

princefielder28
05-15-2008, 07:57 AM
http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080514&content_id=2700360&vkey=news_mil&fext=.jsp&c_id=mil

This is nice to see but what would we have to give up and who will be out there

princefielder28
05-15-2008, 08:46 AM
The Brewers have called a 'major' news conference for 10 am.......contract extensions for the youngsters?????

princefielder28
05-15-2008, 09:47 AM
Ryan Braun has signed a record seven year deal with the Crew!!!!

Deal ended up being 8 years, $45 million

Pacific
05-15-2008, 10:15 AM
Ryan Braun has signed a record seven year deal with the Crew!!!!

Deal ended up being 8 years, $45 million

I'm glad to see we got this done. I would guess Corey will be the next to sign, who knows when though.

roidrunner
05-15-2008, 10:17 AM
great news, lets get prince and corey signed next. lets keep these kids here for a long time

princefielder28
05-15-2008, 10:19 AM
I'm glad to see we got this done. I would guess Corey will be the next to sign, who knows when though.

Hart will probably be looking for a similar deal in terms of money per year, maybe a little less, but Fielder will probably be looking for a Hanley Ramirez type deal

Pacific
05-15-2008, 10:23 AM
Hart will probably be looking for a similar deal in terms of money per year, maybe a little less, but Fielder will probably be looking for a Hanley Ramirez type deal

Yeah, my honest first reaction to the Braun news was "Well, Fielder will be playing elsewhere in a few years". I would be shocked if we are able to re-sign him. I wonder if we should have left LaPorta at 1st.

princefielder28
05-15-2008, 12:46 PM
Yeah, my honest first reaction to the Braun news was "Well, Fielder will be playing elsewhere in a few years". I would be shocked if we are able to re-sign him. I wonder if we should have left LaPorta at 1st.

They are going to re-sign Fielder

Dream situation is to have Fielder, Braun, and Hart locked up with LaPorta rounding out the outfield and then Hall still has two or three years remaining after this year as well. Hardy at SS may be up in the air with Escobar in the minor and it'll be interesting to see what goes on with Weeks

princefielder28
05-15-2008, 12:47 PM
Ben Sheets is in the zone today

PackerLegend
05-15-2008, 01:57 PM
Ben Sheets is in the zone today

Spoke to soon he just gave up 6 runs. Baring a miracle we are well on our way to another losing skid..

EvilMonkey
05-15-2008, 02:15 PM
another great example of ned keeping a guy in way too long. I know you trust the guy and everything but you gotta take him out before he gives up 6.

princefielder28
05-15-2008, 03:52 PM
another great example of ned keeping a guy in way too long. I know you trust the guy and everything but you gotta take him out before he gives up 6.

Ben Sheets is the ace of your pitching staff; let's be somewhat logical here

GB12
05-15-2008, 05:19 PM
I didn't see the game, but just saw the highlights. Sheets should get a little more of a chance to get himself out of it, but after the first three runs he really should have been pulled.

EvilMonkey
05-15-2008, 11:08 PM
Ben Sheets is the ace of your pitching staff; let's be somewhat logical here

like GB12 said, I understand Ned's trusting a guy, but it's been his biggest weakness as a manager his entire time here, he trusts his starters way, way to much and leaves them in until we're in a hole way to deep to get out of. If it was a random run or so and some outs, then some more random runs, I'd be fine with it, but when a guy just gives up a ton of consecutive hits that lead into a bunch of runs, you CANT leave him in there until we're pretty much out of the game. After a couple consecutive hits and a few runs, you have to yank him and hope your bullpen can get out of it. I know Sheets is the ace and if it was the 4th or 5th inning, I'd be a little more understanding, but it's the freaking 7th inning, you have to be willing to get to your bullpen at that point.

PACKmanN
05-15-2008, 11:17 PM
would you guys think the Brewers would do this trade mat gamel, michael brantley, and, zach braddock for A.J. Burnett?

RockJock07
05-15-2008, 11:41 PM
I'm not a brewers fan, nor do I follow them on a consistant basis, but I do enjoy watching when i can and really like Ryan Braun. However, I would say that Yost is really in a bad spot right now. He has to leave the starters in as long as they are effective because of that bullpen. The bullpen can't catch a break, it seems like no matter who goes out there, something is gonna go bad.

Plus there is the offense that has been better of late but that hasn't helped the pitching either.

badgerbacker
05-15-2008, 11:54 PM
would you guys think the Brewers would do this trade mat gamel, michael brantley, and, zach braddock for A.J. Burnett?Ugh. What we don't need is another pitcher to get injured, let alone one with a monster contract such as his.

princefielder28
05-16-2008, 08:21 AM
would you guys think the Brewers would do this trade mat gamel, michael brantley, and, zach braddock for A.J. Burnett?

That would be an awful trade for the Crew. Since burnett has signed his big deal with the Jays he has struggled to stay healthy and he hasn't been lights out when healthy either.

PACKmanN
05-16-2008, 07:32 PM
That would be an awful trade for the Crew. Since burnett has signed his big deal with the Jays he has struggled to stay healthy and he hasn't been lights out when healthy either.

Well he has been this year. He hasn't been bad as the stats look, just doesn't seem to get runs to help him out.

princefielder28
05-17-2008, 04:08 PM
not looking too good so far today

umphrey
05-17-2008, 05:06 PM
back in the game now

PackerLegend
05-17-2008, 06:04 PM
Are we like 3-11 or 3-12 the last 15 games. Just when it looked like we were getting hotter and Braun had 4 hr's in 2 games we start another skid.

Boston
05-18-2008, 01:40 AM
I wonder how long it's going to take for Ned to finally get the axe.

princefielder28
05-18-2008, 09:14 AM
I wonder how long it's going to take for Ned to finally get the axe.

It's time to start putting some blame on the players....4 errors in last night's game

GB12
05-18-2008, 11:29 AM
It's time to start putting some blame on the players....4 errors in last night's game
We're in last place in the NL Central.

We have the players and talent to contend for the division and that's what was expected at the begining of the year. When you can't get any production out of your players and are in last place in the division the manager has to go.

Geo
05-18-2008, 01:29 PM
Braun mode activated.

He can even take Beckett deep.

Boston
05-18-2008, 01:49 PM
Fielder seems to make really bad errors.

princefielder28
05-18-2008, 02:11 PM
We're in last place in the NL Central.

We have the players and talent to contend for the division and that's what was expected at the begining of the year. When you can't get any production out of your players and are in last place in the division the manager has to go.

If anybody loses their job, Mike Maddux should be the first one removed. The pitching staff has not gotten any better and the youngsters don't seem to be developing like they should

princefielder28
05-18-2008, 02:36 PM
Braun and Fielder go back-to-back....down 8-6

GB12
05-18-2008, 03:25 PM
If anybody loses their job, Mike Maddux should be the first one removed. The pitching staff has not gotten any better and the youngsters don't seem to be developing like they should
The whole coaching staff needs to be overhauled starting with Yost.

roidrunner
05-18-2008, 06:24 PM
dude, Braun has gone nuts this last week, we should keep having him sign contracts cause he goes nuts after he signs them

Pacific
05-19-2008, 12:23 PM
dude, Braun has gone nuts this last week, we should keep having him sign contracts cause he goes nuts after he signs them

Maybe we should re-sign Yost to a long term extension then and see what happens with him.....:D

At first I thought we could ride it out with Yost but I'm starting to jump to the other side. This team needs a change in the worst way. Are we thinking Ted Simmons?

PackerLegend
05-19-2008, 12:34 PM
Ned Yost has been shown the door according to brewers.com, reports came in early today that after the Brewers recent struggles it was time. Fans ask why not let him finish out the season but the Crew felt strongly that this was the right move at the right time. Wait wait new reports are now coming across Ned Yost has indeed been shown the door but its to his new bigger office, he has not been fired. We are sorry for the confusion....Reporter off camera "F*** are you F***ing joking me a new F***ing office **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** " :D

Boston
05-19-2008, 03:30 PM
In a few moments of brutal honesty in the dead-quiet visitors' clubhouse at Fenway Park, Brewers slugger Ryan Braun said he noticed an air about the Red Sox this weekend that he and his teammates sometimes lack.

"A team like that, they come out every day and expect to win. You can just sense it," Braun said on Sunday after the Sox finished a three-game, 25-hour Interleague sweep with an 11-7 win over the reeling Brewers, who have dropped five straight and each of their past nine road games.

"I feel like we're there at times, but we need to come with that same approach every day, no matter who we're playing against, no matter who's throwing against us," Braun said. "Part of that comes with success, beating good teams and beating good pitchers, but we're too talented to approach the game any other way."

I'm glad somebody had the balls to say it. Yost really, really needs to go.

princefielder28
05-19-2008, 05:04 PM
Ned Yost has been shown the door according to brewers.com, reports came in early today that after the Brewers recent struggles it was time. Fans ask why not let him finish out the season but the Crew felt strongly that this was the right move at the right time. Wait wait new reports are now coming across Ned Yost has indeed been shown the door but its to his new bigger office, he has not been fired. We are sorry for the confusion....Reporter off camera "F*** are you F***ing joking me a new F***ing office **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** " :D

brewers.com has reported nothing

PackerLegend
05-19-2008, 05:11 PM
brewers.com has reported nothing

LOL sorry PF28 I made that entire thing up myself... haha I was orginally going to say that Ned Yost was fired according to brewers.com or something like that and then say JK. I thought that was a little cruel so I changed the story a little and I thought you guys would know that wasnt actually real. Sorry about the confusion lol.

princefielder28
05-19-2008, 05:12 PM
LOL sorry PF28 I made that entire thing up myself... haha I was orginally going to say that Ned Yost was fired according to brewers.com or something like that and then say JK. I thought that was a little cruel so I changed the story a little and I thought you guys would know that wasnt actually real. Sorry about the confusion lol.

i knew the end was made up but i wasn't sure about the beginning...i guess i should have picked up the joke

Geo
05-19-2008, 05:50 PM
Yeah, I read that post, and halfway through I was like "Yost is finally fired?", wish I heard something about this ... and then I read the rest of it. You got me. :p

GB12
05-20-2008, 04:48 PM
Ned's idea of making changes: switching Bush and Suppan around in the roatation.

roidrunner
05-20-2008, 06:25 PM
this brewer season has become rather frustrating to me, im so frustrated i feel like a ****** trying to hump a door knob

princefielder28
05-20-2008, 06:56 PM
Ned's idea of making changes: switching Bush and Suppan around in the roatation.

Suppan against the Nationals is a better matchup for him than the Pirates would be and that's likewise with Bush; his numbers are better against the pirates than Nats

princefielder28
05-20-2008, 08:06 PM
Manny Parra has put together a big outing tonight!

princefielder28
05-20-2008, 08:43 PM
Hopefully this game is a preview of what's to come down the road

umphrey
05-20-2008, 09:10 PM
except for Gagne

edit: They said he is in pain. Never like to see a guy get hurt but...

Boston
05-20-2008, 09:38 PM
except for Gagne

edit: They said he is in pain. Never like to see a guy get hurt but...

Guess what Gagne, Wisconsin is in pain. We've had to deal with you for a month or so now. Get over it.

GB12
05-20-2008, 11:01 PM
Seth McClung will be moved from the bullpen to the rotation.

princefielder28
05-21-2008, 07:36 AM
Seth McClung will be moved from the bullpen to the rotation.

yeah i heard that before the game last night and i am not a big fan of the move

Pacific
05-21-2008, 08:49 AM
yeah i heard that before the game last night and i am not a big fan of the move

Why not? Carlos hasn't been very successful at getting wins this season and he did fantastic last year in the pen. McClung has been pitching pretty well and I think this will be a good change and he can give us a jump start. He already has had some starting experience in Tampa.

princefielder28
05-21-2008, 09:27 AM
Why not? Carlos hasn't been very successful at getting wins this season and he did fantastic last year in the pen. McClung has been pitching pretty well and I think this will be a good change and he can give us a jump start. He already has had some starting experience in Tampa.

McClung relies alot on his velocity and when you shift from a relief role to starter then you must manage your arm and take some velocity off of your pitches so you can go 4 or 5 innings like Ned is expecting, and that will leave him more hittable as the game goes on. He has also struggled quite a bit as a starter in the past.

princefielder28
05-21-2008, 11:06 PM
2 wins in a row now, series win in Pittsburgh, and tomorrow they go for the sweep

Boston
05-22-2008, 03:19 AM
It seems, from looking at the stats, that Weeks has been able to pick his game up as of late.

princefielder28
05-22-2008, 07:38 PM
Typical Dave Bush start going on right now....rolling early then there's the big inning

roidrunner
05-22-2008, 07:40 PM
wow bush is getting hammered

Pacific
05-22-2008, 08:58 PM
At least our offense seems to be coming around. 10+ hits in all three games this series. Hopefully it's not just Pirate pitching.

GB12
05-22-2008, 10:30 PM
At least our offense seems to be coming around. 10+ hits in all three games this series. Hopefully it's not just Pirate pitching.
The ones we faced are actually decent.

GB12
05-23-2008, 03:36 PM
Dillard will be called up from AAA. No word on what's happening to clear a spot yet, but it's probably Gagne going on the DL.

GB12
05-23-2008, 10:27 PM
We are reportedly interested in signing Julian Tavarez.

Just what we need, another burned out reliever with an ERA over 6. :rolleyes:

princefielder28
05-25-2008, 07:58 AM
Russell Branyan was called up; Tony Gwynn sent down

EvilMonkey
05-25-2008, 12:34 PM
very impressed by mcclung. Not convinced he can keep in the rotation, but if he can come in and go 5-6 innings and not walk anyone, he could be a decent #5 starter who wont be amazing, but decent and better than what we had in there.

GB12
05-25-2008, 02:46 PM
Nice job coming back to tie it up

princefielder28
05-25-2008, 03:52 PM
walks are the worst frickin thing that a relief pitcher can yield and mota showed that today

GB12
05-25-2008, 08:34 PM
So if we don't get our **** together by the allstar break do you think we trade Ben Sheets?

I'd hate to see him go as I love watching him pitch and he's the longest tenured Brewer since Jenkins left, but realistically it's probably the right move. He will be over 30 and is in the last year of his contract. It's doubtful that we'd get a reasonable deal done since we have all these young players to take care of first. He is having a very good year and should get a nice return. The way I see it is he probably won't be in Milwaukee next season so why not get something decent back instead of just draft picks.

Pacific
05-25-2008, 08:44 PM
So if we don't get our **** together by the allstar break do you think we trade Ben Sheets?

I'd hate to see him go as I love watching him pitch and he's the longest tenured Brewer since Jenkins left, but realistically it's probably the right move. He will be over 30 and is in the last year of his contract. It's doubtful that we'd get a reasonable deal done since we have all these young players to take care of first. He is having a very good year and should get a nice return. The way I see it is he probably won't be in Milwaukee next season so why not get something decent back instead of just draft picks.

As much as I'd like to keep him, I think you're right, we'd have to trade Ben in that situation. I'd imagine that we'd be looking for pitching in a deal, and if we're in sell mode at the deadline, we would be looking ahead to 2009 so we'd probably have to go with a near MLB ready prospect or two. My baseball knowledge pretty much ends at the major league level. Is there any potential trading partners out there?

princefielder28
05-26-2008, 08:06 AM
As much as I'd like to keep him, I think you're right, we'd have to trade Ben in that situation. I'd imagine that we'd be looking for pitching in a deal, and if we're in sell mode at the deadline, we would be looking ahead to 2009 so we'd probably have to go with a near MLB ready prospect or two. My baseball knowledge pretty much ends at the major league level. Is there any potential trading partners out there?

Melvin has already stated that they will let Ben test the free agent market and yes it would make sense to try and move him in a deal. As far as trading him you have to look at teams that will be in contention and looking to add that final piece to get to the playoffs.

Tampa Bay : They look like they'll stay competitive for the year, but I don't see them moving any of their young pitchers in a deal for an ace like Sheets

Boston : They just need to be healthy, but it would not suprise me if they look to add a big time pitcher next to Beckett and Diasuke. Possible prospects include Justin Masterson, David Pauley, Daniel Bard, and Caleb Clay

New York Yankees : They've said that they want to hold onto their young pitching and developing them, but you never know with the Bronx Bombers. They aren't moving Hughes or Joba. Prospects include Ian Kennedy, Darrell Rasner, Jairo Heredia, and Zachary McAllister

Chicago White Sox : They are leading the AL Central and may need to add a more consistent arm to the rotation, but they no longer have the pieces in the minors to get a deal done for an ace like Sheets

Los Angeles Angels : Escobar doesn't look like he'll be much of an influence on this season and after Lackey and Garland there are alot of young arms. Possible prospects include Joe Saunders, Nick Adenhart, Trevor Bell, and Trevor Reckling

Oakland A's : They don't overspend and they don't move prospects for short term highs. Ben Sheets will not be heading to either side of the Bay.

Florida Marlins : They are not willing to spend more money or send the prospects to get a short term fix much like Oakland. They'll look for cheaper veteran options if they continue to lead the East.

Atlanta Braves : They have Hudson and Glavine and then many youngsters in the rotation, similar situation to the Angels. Potential prospects Thomas Hanson, James Parr, Steve Evarts, Jeffrey Locke, and Chad Rodgers

Philadelphia Phillies : They have the bats to win now, but the pitching staff may be holding they back and Sheets may be their missing piece. I see them being big time players for Sheets. Potential prospects include Kyle Kendrick, Carlos Carrasco, Edgar Garcia, Kyle Drabek, and Julian Sampson

Ahhh we won't trade him within the division

Los Angeles Dodgers : The Dodgers have Penny, Lowe, Billingsley, and Kershaw, but then there remians some question marks. Sheets could be an option for them, but I don't think they are willing to give up the young pitching that the Brewers would be looking for. Andre Ethier would have to be a part of the deal with young, developmental pitchers to go along with it.

I believe the phillies and Angels would be the two teams would have the need and the pieces to get a deal done for a pitcher as high quality as Ben Sheets. Boston could be a darkhorse.

princefielder28
05-26-2008, 02:53 PM
What looked like an obvious triple off the top of the wall by Dmitri Young was reversed by the umps and made a home run....wow!

princefielder28
05-26-2008, 04:14 PM
I forgot to post this, but the Brewers signed Julian Tavarez

GB12
05-26-2008, 04:20 PM
I forgot to post this, but the Brewers signed Julian Tavarez
I posted that we were interested, didn't see it was final though.

Anyway I hate this move. Not only can Tavarez not pitch well, but he's also an asshole.

yodabear
05-26-2008, 04:43 PM
I posted that we were interested, didn't see it was final though.

Anyway I hate this move. Not only can Tavarez not pitch well, but he's also an asshole.

He is a basket case, so he'll do something to injure himself, so u'll be fine.

Geo
05-26-2008, 05:04 PM
Isn't that the guy who broke his hand punching a wall, when he was with the Cards?

Boston
05-26-2008, 08:43 PM
Wow. That was some amazing relief pitching tonight. No earned runs(Young doesn't get credit for that "home run."), 9 K's, 1 hit, and no walks in 5 IP. I really like having Villanueva back in the bullpen, at least for now until he starts pitching like he should.

yodabear
05-26-2008, 09:12 PM
Isn't that the guy who broke his hand punching a wall, when he was with the Cards?

Yep, he did/

princefielder28
05-27-2008, 06:31 PM
Zach Jackson was moved back down to make room for Tavarez

princefielder28
05-27-2008, 09:47 PM
Big win for the Crew tonight! Dave Bush pitched well and the team did a good job of getting hits again tonight

umphrey
05-28-2008, 03:07 AM
Went to the game today, it was an awesome finish. Worked out because I was paying attention the first couple innings, doing other stuff for awhile and came back around the 7th so I saw all the action and missed the boring parts.

princefielder28
05-28-2008, 02:12 PM
I want to give props to ned Yost and his attitude towards Bill Hall. Ned put aside the fact that Bill makes millions of dollars for this team and sat him down and replaced him with a journeyman major leaguer in Russell Branyan. He appears to be re-motivating Bill Hall, and in a time when there's much criticism towards Ned, I believe this needs to be recognized as a damn good move.

Pacific
05-28-2008, 09:30 PM
Yet another 1-run game tonight. Great win, 3 in a row now. I think it's pretty clear right now that if Rickie is getting on base, we'll win. It's that simple. Let's get some more runs Dodgers!!!

Boston
05-28-2008, 09:31 PM
It's funny how good pitching can win games. This seems like it could be a turning point for the rest of the year. We've been pretty fired up the last two games.

GB12
05-28-2008, 09:45 PM
Great game by Suppan. Glad that we were able to score that inning to get him the win.

Also glad that Gagne was unavailable to pitch because he would have blown it in the 9th.

princefielder28
05-28-2008, 11:36 PM
Going for the sweep and it rests on the shoulders of Seth McClung....bullpen be ready!

princefielder28
05-29-2008, 02:25 PM
BOOOOOOO!!!! Seth McClung

Jay
05-29-2008, 10:23 PM
Tavarez is actually a pretty good teammate. He was pretty much Manny's best friend in Boston. The one thing you will notice about him is that he is very animated on the mound, pointing whenever the ball is in play to where it needs to go. Also, if a ball is hit back to the mound, he's not too crazy about throwing it to first base so sometimes he will roll it.

Yes, bowling style.

roidrunner
05-29-2008, 10:41 PM
i am having a wait and see point of view with Tavarez, i think he could be rather good, but i know he can also implode.

My question is when do we call up Weaver?

GB12
05-29-2008, 10:58 PM
My question is when do we call up Weaver?
Never. He has a 6.69 ERA in AAA.

GB12
05-29-2008, 11:25 PM
I want to give props to ned Yost and his attitude towards Bill Hall. Ned put aside the fact that Bill makes millions of dollars for this team and sat him down and replaced him with a journeyman major leaguer in Russell Branyan. He appears to be re-motivating Bill Hall, and in a time when there's much criticism towards Ned, I believe this needs to be recognized as a damn good move.

I don't know, the timing was kind of odd. He was starting to improve his average when Ned benched him. In his past 10 games his hitting .333 which has raised his season average 32 points. It's not something I have a big problem with as Billy wasn't playing up to the level he's capable of, although I don't know if we're any better with 3TO in there. He's still crushing lefties so at least we know we'll get good production from him in a platoon, I just hope he gets back to full time quickly.

The thing I will have a problem with is if the same treatment doesn't happen to Mike Cameron. I have been very unipressed with Cameron and would rather see Kapler out there. Kapler is one of our best hitters at this current moment. I don't understand what Mike Cameron's doing to get playing time over him. If you're going to bench Hall Cameron has to follow.

That's one of the things I can't stand about Ned. He chooses favorites that he falls in love with and will stick with them even when they don't deserve it. Cameron seems to be one of them. Gabe Gross was another. No matter how badly Gross was hitting he always used to be Yost's go to pinch hitter.

princefielder28
05-30-2008, 09:21 AM
I don't know, the timing was kind of odd. He was starting to improve his average when Ned benched him. In his past 10 games his hitting .333 which has raised his season average 32 points. It's not something I have a big problem with as Billy wasn't playing up to the level he's capable of, although I don't know if we're any better with 3TO in there. He's still crushing lefties so at least we know we'll get good production from him in a platoon, I just hope he gets back to full time quickly.

The thing I will have a problem with is if the same treatment doesn't happen to Mike Cameron. I have been very unipressed with Cameron and would rather see Kapler out there. Kapler is one of our best hitters at this current moment. I don't understand what Mike Cameron's doing to get playing time over him. If you're going to bench Hall Cameron has to follow.

That's one of the things I can't stand about Ned. He chooses favorites that he falls in love with and will stick with them even when they don't deserve it. Cameron seems to be one of them. Gabe Gross was another. No matter how badly Gross was hitting he always used to be Yost's go to pinch hitter.

Cameron time is coming and I agree that Gabe Kapler needs to see some playing time in this Houston series. The reason Cameron continued to start this Braves series was because he ended the road trip hitting .355(11-31) and also came through with a double and game winning RBI on Tuesday. Looking at Wednesday and Thrusday where he struck out 5 times, it is time for him to ride the pine

princefielder28
05-30-2008, 09:24 AM
i am having a wait and see point of view with Tavarez, i think he could be rather good, but i know he can also implode.

My question is when do we call up Weaver?

If the Brewers dip into their AAA staff I see them giving Sam Narron a chance. He's pitching really well this year between AA and AAA and he would give the Crew another lefty in the rotation. The other option may be Tim Dillard who has proven himself effective out of the pen and has a long line of success starting in the minors. Jeff Weaver is not an option

GB12
05-30-2008, 03:19 PM
I think Dillard's long time value will be in the bullpen so I'd rather us not mess with moving him.

princefielder28
05-30-2008, 05:57 PM
I think Dillard's long time value will be in the bullpen so I'd rather us not mess with moving him.

I'll have to disagree with you there...I think there's a chance that he will be a starter in the rotation next year....Sheets will be gone and Villanueva will be in the pen for good now....Gallardo, Parra, Suppan, Dillard, and a free agent innings eater are the five that I see rounding out the rotation for next season unless there's a trade made with Sheets then that fifth starter will be the young pitcher who they get in return.

princefielder28
05-30-2008, 06:04 PM
Mike Cameron is in tonight's lineup....can't say I am too happy about it but he does have a lifetime .333(4-12) average against Backe so this is some past success

princefielder28
05-30-2008, 07:21 PM
Cameron and Braun go back-to-back

roidrunner
05-30-2008, 08:48 PM
looks like cameron has made his playing time tonight worth it, way to go braun and cameron. Where the hell is Prince, i have not heard him go long in a while

princefielder28
05-30-2008, 08:51 PM
looks like cameron has made his playing time tonight worth it, way to go braun and cameron. Where the hell is Prince, i have not heard him go long in a while

he's answered your call

roidrunner
05-30-2008, 08:52 PM
i called him out. i should start doing that everynight

Boston
05-30-2008, 08:53 PM
Prince looks pissed all the time now.

roidrunner
05-30-2008, 08:54 PM
eating no meat will do that to a guy

Boston
05-30-2008, 09:07 PM
Did Ned just take a pitcher out before the big inning? Wow. He's finally understanding this game...

Im_a_Romosexual
05-30-2008, 09:29 PM
Do any of you know why Fielder is wearing earplugs?

Boston
05-30-2008, 09:30 PM
Do any of you know why Fielder is wearing earplugs?

He's sick, and wants to keep the noise out.

Im_a_Romosexual
05-30-2008, 09:32 PM
ok thanks.

princefielder28
05-31-2008, 08:14 PM
Sheets is pitching real well and Fielder and Brayan have gone yard....can't ask for much more now except a win

princefielder28
05-31-2008, 08:46 PM
Dave Bush goes tomorrow as the Crew try for their fifth win of the homestand. The rotation has been great in all four wins of the homestand so far, and hopefully Bush can build on his last outing where the only runs he yielded were two solo homers.

GB12
05-31-2008, 11:36 PM
I was busy so I didn't see the game tonight. Looks very good from the boxscore. I saw Ben went 8 2/3 what happened that caused him to be taken out before finishing the game?

Boston
06-01-2008, 12:23 AM
I was busy so I didn't see the game tonight. Looks very good from the boxscore. I saw Ben went 8 2/3 what happened that caused him to be taken out before finishing the game?

He walked Berkman at around 120 pitches.

GB12
06-01-2008, 11:39 AM
Joe Dillon will be playing second today.


And leading off...

princefielder28
06-01-2008, 03:31 PM
Nice ass kicking of the Astros today....going to be over .500 for the first time in quite some time

princefielder28
06-02-2008, 07:09 PM
Prospect Update

Mat Gamel : .383 AVG, 13 HR, 48 RBI

Matt LaPorta : .284 AVG, 14 HR, 48 RBI

Michael Brantley : .332 AVG, 1 HR, 23 RBI, 16 SB, .402 OBP

Kampman for President
06-02-2008, 07:36 PM
Prospect Update

Mat Gamel : .383 AVG, 13 HR, 48 RBI

Matt LaPorta : .284 AVG, 14 HR, 48 RBI

Michael Brantley : .332 AVG, 1 HR, 23 RBI, 16 SB, .402 OBP

Also noteworthy is that Gamel's defense has started to improve. LaPorta kind of dipped lately but you can't expect him to constantly hit.

GB12
06-02-2008, 09:26 PM
Finally Prince is starting to heat up.

Pacific
06-02-2008, 09:26 PM
Prince Fielder is a Beast!

Brewers lead 4-3.

Boston
06-02-2008, 09:53 PM
Also noteworthy is that Gamel's defense has started to improve. LaPorta kind of dipped lately but you can't expect him to constantly hit.

That's the only thing he could do with his defense the way it was.

Thank god for Torres! If that was Gagne, we would have been ******. I love you Solomon Torres.

GB12
06-02-2008, 10:04 PM
I hope so bad that Torres stays the closer when Gagne gets back but knowing Ned that's probably not going to happen.

By the way this is the only MLB team thread over 100 pages, twice the size of the next largest where the Mets have 51.

Kampman for President
06-02-2008, 10:12 PM
I hope so bad that Torres stays the closer when Gagne gets back but knowing Ned that's probably not going to happen.

I wish Melvin had the balls to just cut him outright. The Blue Jays did it with Shea Hillenbrand and Frank Thomas who were both highly paid players. Even if healthy Gagne wasn't worth $10 million.

Nice to see Prince heating up though. Braun needs to be a little more selective. Hall needs to become a little more sharper defensively. He's not a great defender but a few years ago when he filled in at SS he was making some spectacular players. Hopefully he's just shaking some rust off.

GB12
06-02-2008, 10:22 PM
I wish Melvin had the balls to just cut him outright. The Blue Jays did it with Shea Hillenbrand and Frank Thomas who were both highly paid players. Even if healthy Gagne wasn't worth $10 million.

Nice to see Prince heating up though. Braun needs to be a little more selective. Hall needs to become a little more sharper defensively. He's not a great defender but a few years ago when he filled in at SS he was making some spectacular players. Hopefully he's just shaking some rust off.

He's hitting nearly .300.

As for Gagne there is nothing to gain from cutting him. Although, he is pretty much useless to us. Like Turnbow Gagne has gotten to the point where I don't trust him in any situation. No way do I want him closing games and he can't be a set up man, we've seen how that experiment worked out in Boston already. That was a wasted $10 million I'm just glad that's all we did instead of the 2 year $16 million that he wanted. I'd like to think we could get something in a trade for him. I'd do 20 bats for Gagne.

Kampman for President
06-02-2008, 10:31 PM
He's hitting nearly .300.

As for Gagne there is nothing to gain from cutting him. Although, he is pretty much useless to us. Like Turnbow Gagne has gotten to the point where I don't trust him in any situation. No way do I want him closing games and he can't be a set up man, we've seen how that experiment worked out in Boston already. That was a wasted $10 million I'm just glad that's all we did instead of the 2 year $16 million that he wanted. I'd like to think we could get something in a trade for him. I'd do 20 bats for Gagne.

I know he is, but he still swings at bad pitches. If he can become a little more selective and start drawing walks he could become an elite player. Right now he's just very good. :grin:

Nothing to gain? He flat out cannot get it done. He's taking a roster spot for nothing. At least Turnbow is $7 million cheaper. We aren't going to get anything for Gagne, period. Bring up someone deserving of playing and that can actually contribute without having to come in with a 4+ run lead...

Boston
06-02-2008, 10:35 PM
He's hitting nearly .300.

As for Gagne there is nothing to gain from cutting him. Although, he is pretty much useless to us. Like Turnbow Gagne has gotten to the point where I don't trust him in any situation. No way do I want him closing games and he can't be a set up man, we've seen how that experiment worked out in Boston already. That was a wasted $10 million I'm just glad that's all we did instead of the 2 year $16 million that he wanted. I'd like to think we could get something in a trade for him. I'd do 20 bats for Gagne.

Braun's OBP is .328 at the moment, which is pretty bad. That home run that he hit yesterday shows both his biggest strength, and his biggest weakness. The ball was low, and out of the zone, yet he hit it into the bullpen anyway. Right now, it seems as if his mentality is to go up to the plate, and put the bat on the ball. When you have as much power, and plate coverage as he does, that works. But once he begins taking walks, and forcing pitchers to throw him strikes, he's going to be that much better.

Kampman for President
06-02-2008, 10:42 PM
Bill Hall's agent say it might be best to trade his client...

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=757529

GB12
06-02-2008, 10:50 PM
Braun's OBP is .328 at the moment, which is pretty bad. That home run that he hit yesterday shows both his biggest strength, and his biggest weakness. The ball was low, and out of the zone, yet he hit it into the bullpen anyway. Right now, it seems as if his mentality is to go up to the plate, and put the bat on the ball. When you have as much power, and plate coverage as he does, that works. But once he begins taking walks, and forcing pitchers to throw him strikes, he's going to be that much better.
I know what you mean, but he's putting up a very good average (.315 career) to go a long with great power numbers I'm not going to worry much about him swinging at bad pitch. And you know what, he is good enough of a hitter to get hits off of bad pitches. Once he gets more experience those are things that should improve, but for now I'll gladly take his current production.

GB12
06-02-2008, 11:03 PM
Bill Hall's agent say it might be best to trade his client...

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=757529
I feel bad for Billy especially since we screwed him over with having him play 3 different positions in 3 years. I'm against trading him though. Branyan is not an everyday player and we wouldn't get much for Hall at the time. His struggles against right handers is strange, but he's putting up good power numbers and is killing lefties. A platoon is really the best option at the time. Branyan can't hit lefties, Hall can't hit righties, but in a platoon we could get some great production at the plate from these two. Only problem is that there's a 30% strikeout rate between them.

princefielder28
06-03-2008, 09:54 AM
I feel bad for Billy especially since we screwed him over with having him play 3 different positions in 3 years. I'm against trading him though. Branyan is not an everyday player and we wouldn't get much for Hall at the time. His struggles against right handers is strange, but he's putting up good power numbers and is killing lefties. A platoon is really the best option at the time. Branyan can't hit lefties, Hall can't hit righties, but in a platoon we could get some great production at the plate from these two. Only problem is that there's a 30% strikeout rate between them.

With our need for pitching help and Hall's lack of production, for the second year now, added in with his displeasure and potential distraction I think it would be wise to move him. I think a possible destination could be San Diego with Greg Maddux coming to Milwaukee.

princefielder28
06-03-2008, 09:58 AM
Randy Johnson will move into 2nd place on the all-time K list after tonight's start against the Brewers. He could be adding another win to his career total and get himself one step closer to 300 wins. Seth McClung goes tonight for the Crew and if he can't put together a halfway decent start then he has to head back to the bullpen and someone else needs to be given a chance.

umphrey
06-03-2008, 08:22 PM
Batting against Randy Johnson sucks

princefielder28
06-03-2008, 08:34 PM
Batting against Randy Johnson sucks

Seth McClung begs to differ

Im_a_Romosexual
06-03-2008, 08:38 PM
Wow Braun is SICK NASTY!

Boston
06-03-2008, 09:23 PM
My god. This team is ******* bad ass when they're rolling. I'm just at a loss for words.

princefielder28
06-03-2008, 09:27 PM
My god. This team is ******* bad ass when they're rolling. I'm just at a loss for words.

This is one of the few times this year that the team got a head and then went for the kill....good to see

Boston
06-03-2008, 09:42 PM
Now if only Ned would replace Cameron with Kapler.

Pacific
06-03-2008, 09:47 PM
I'm extremely happy to see McClung bounce back after his last start. Hopefully he can put it together and pitch like this consistently (and hit like that for that matter :))

Boston
06-03-2008, 09:49 PM
Do we even want Gagne back at this point? There's not really one pitcher in our bullpen that's struggling, and Gagne blows. I hope we just cut our losses and send him packing.

Kampman for President
06-03-2008, 09:59 PM
Do we even want Gagne back at this point? There's not really one pitcher in our bullpen that's struggling, and Gagne blows. I hope we just cut our losses and send him packing.

Hahaha echo! I'm with you 100%

GB12
06-03-2008, 10:08 PM
If Ned puts Gagne back in the closer roll there are not words to describe how pissed off I will be. I hope he just stays on the DL the rest of the year.

roidrunner
06-03-2008, 10:42 PM
here is something i found on ESPN about the brewers and the draft, it is a nice article.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/draft2008/news/story?id=3406616

Geo
06-04-2008, 12:01 AM
I remember

http://images.wikia.com/openserving/sports/images/9/98/Prince-fielder.jpg