- Part 11

Disciples of Uecker

We'd like to go to the Playoffs, that would be cool.

Posts by Jaymes Langrehr

McClendon recalled to take Thornburg’s spot in pen

The Brewers optioned Tyler Thornburg back down to Triple-A Nashville following Sunday’s game, but did not immediately announce his replacement on the 25-man roster. Monday, the Brewers announced that it will be Mike McClendon making his return to Milwaukee. McClendon was one of only a… [More]

Stan Kyles takes the fall for Brewers bullpen

Apparently the latest bullpen meltdown — nine runs allowed in the final five frames on Sunday — was the final straw for Brewers management. Bullpen coach Stan Kyles was fired Monday in what amounts to a symbolic measure. Essentially, they’re not able to fire the… [More]

Match made in heaven: Kottaras headed to Oakland for RP De Los Santos

When George Kottaras was designated for assignment Thursday, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin stressed he was going to try to trade Kottaras to a team that could use him in the big leagues. Apparently, it didn’t take long to find a taker, as Saturday news… [More]

Brewers trade Zack Greinke to Angels

Over the past month or two, there were a lot of worries about what kind of return the Brewers would be able to get by trading Zack Greinke. Once Doug Melvin announced Greinke was on the market, though, supply and demand simply took over. Playing… [More]

Brewers DFA Kottaras, option Bianchi; Lucroy, Henderson up

The Brewers’ 25-man roster is going to look a lot different by this time next week. Already, the changes are coming. The Brewers announced Thursday afternoon that George Kottaras is being designated for assignment to make room for the returning Jonathan Lucroy, and infielder Jeff… [More]

Brewers gain extra 2013 draft pick in lottery

The Brewers will be getting an extra pick in the 2013 draft, and it has nothing to do with free-agent-to-be Zack Greinke. It’s no secret that small-market organizations like the Brewers need to build through the draft. When the new Collective Bargaining Agreement was announced,… [More]

Brewers ax Axford as closer

Apparently, Ron Roenicke has seen enough. Following John Axford’s sixth blown save of the season, the Brewers manager is pulling Axford from the closer role. If there’s a save situation Tuesday night, Francisco Rodriguez will be taking the mound in the 9th. Roenicke’s comments on… [More]

Brewers scratch Zack Greinke for next two series

July is already a month full of wild, baseless speculation. When something like this gets tweeted during most people’s lunch hours, things can get a little crazy: Now starting Wednesday vs. StL for the #Brewers will be Tyler Thornburg. Ron will address later. Greinke had… [More]

Thornburg returns to majors as a reliever — for now

The post-All-Star Game moves keep coming, and more young blood will be joining the Brewers when the team reconvenes on Thursday. A day after Jeff Bianchi was called up to fill a bench spot, the Brewers announced Tyler Thornburg is back in the majors as… [More]

Jeff Bianchi called up to replace Taylor Green

On Sunday, the Brewers sent Taylor Green down to Nashville to get consistent playing time. Tuesday, they confirmed the addition of another young infielder to take his place on the roster. Jeff Bianchi, who was claimed off waivers from the Chicago Cubs (who claimed him… [More]