Author: Hlmaes

I am confident in saying that nobody can market meaningless games quite like Major League Baseball. Spring Training is one of the only times that you can see people lining up and waiting in front of their computers waiting for preseason tickets. In what other sport do fans from all across the country and world descend upon two different sites to take in  minor leaguers with numbers in the 90s, free agent experiments and – if I forgot to mention – games that DON’T COUNT. I recently went on a vacation to Phoenix, Arizona to take in a few Brewers…

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Brewers RHP Corbin Burnes was named the recipient of the 2021 National League Cy Young Award. He is Milwaukee’s first recipient of the honor since Pete Vuckovich won it in 1982. He is also the first Brewers player to win the award since the franchise switched leagues in 1998. Corbin Burnes is known now as a dominant front line starter, but he hasn’t always been that way. His tenure with the Brewers has been an up and down experience, with the lowest of lows in 2019 followed by the highest of highs as of late. Today, we will discuss his…

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On January 25th, 2018, a move was made that will live on in Milwaukee Brewers history forever. The Brewers traded four prospects to the Miami Marlins for former gold glove award winning center fielder Christian Yelich. The move is considered now to be one of the most pivotal trades in Brewers history. It is up there with the Sabathia trade in ’08 and the Rollie Fingers deal of 1980. In all, the Brewers sent OF Lewis Brinson, OF Monte Harrison, 2B Isan Diaz and RHP Jordan Yamamoto to the Marlins in exchange for Yelich. The price was steep, but the…

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This past September, the Ryan Braun era officially came to an end in Milwaukee as he announced his retirement. Braun was drafted fifth overall out of the University of Miami in 2005. Upon his arrival to the major leagues in 2007, he made an immediate impact on the Brewers organization. In 2007 he won Rookie of the Year and in 2011 National League MVP. Combined this with multiple trips to the postseason and famed moments, Ryan Braun quickly became a household name and a legend in Milwaukee Brewers’ folklore. With all of that success, many are wondering if the organization…

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Anyone who’s been a Brewers fan knows this in some way or another. Every year, the Brewers always seem to find a way to break our hearts. The late series collapse in the ’82 World Series, the countless division leads squandered, the fielding error in the 2019 wild card game, and now the bats going quiet in the 2021 NLDS. It almost feels like we, as Brewers fans, are cursed by the baseball gods. Now, I’m not going to say that it is fun to lose in awful ways every year, but I do believe there is some beauty in…

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2018 NL MVP Christian Yelich stands with 2019 NL MVP Cody Bellinger.

As the current MLB Most Valuable Player races for both leagues begin to heat up, I think that we should take a look back at one of the more controversial NL MVP races in recent history: that of 2019. It was during that year that the league’s MVP race pit the Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich against the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger. Yelich seemed to have the clear lead until a late-season injury derailed his award chances. The race was super intense, and it even led to an MLB TV commercial, “Yeli vs. Belli” where the two play a game…

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In a previous story, I talked about “The Many Major Collapses of the Milwaukee Brewers”. That story is linked Here. At the end of the article I asked the question “With a seven game lead, could the 2021 Brewers meet the same fate?”. Well, this may age badly, but I don’t think it’s as likely as you think. Of course, until you clinch, you can always collapse. The Reds could catch fire or the Cardinals could use that voodoo black magic they always seem to use to resurrect their seasons. But aside from that, I mean one thing specifically: We…

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The Brewers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 last night, in a thrilling pitching duel between the Brewers’ Corbin Burnes and the Giants’ Logan Webb, along with the teams’ respective bullpens. The game sat tied 1-1 after all nine frames, but it would eventually come to an end after ten innings on a Rowdy Tellez RBI single down the right field line to walk it off. With this victory, the Brewers have come within three games of the top spot of the National League, and kept their Division lead at seven. With all of that excitement, the accomplishment that has…

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The 2021 MLB Trade deadline has come and gone, and it appears that MLB rosters set in stone as the contenders head into a playoff hunt. How does the NL Central fare after the deadline, and why could it be the Brewers’ division to lose? Pittsburgh Pirates The Pirates weren’t expected to do much this deadline. After all, they are right in the middle of a massive rebuild, so nobody really expected any big additions. They did, however, get rid of All-Star second baseman Adam Frazier. Selected to his first All-Star Game this season, Frazier is a great pure hitter,…

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The “second half collapse” is one of the more painful realities in sports. Nothing hurts more than having your favorite team’s once high hopes melt away right in front of you. Even worse: as a fan, there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. You are forced to sit there and watch it unfold. Unfortunately for Brewers’ fans, the Brewers are no stranger to this reality. Many collapses have occurred in the team’s existence. Some led to the postseason, some led to close finishes, and one led to the implosion of the team’s core. Some of these collapses even…

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