Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Brewers and Hardy avoid Arbitration; Pitchers and Catchers Report to Arizona

It came down to the wire, but Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin and the Milwaukee Brewers kept their arbitrationless record perfect and signed JJ Hardy to a one year $2.65 million contract. Kudos to the Brew. Now everyone comes to camp signed and focused on winning the division instead of their unsigned contract.

As I've stated in previous posts, I love the looks of this team and feel great about the moves the Crew has made.

I know the Crew got a little bit of uneasy news regarding Yovani Gallardo's slight knee tear, but it looks like things should be rolling for the youngster by the opener. Hopefully the doc can do his magic when Yovani gets scoped. Let's just hope things go as predicted and that they're no surprises concerning Gallardo nor any other player.

The time has come for pitchers and catchers to start working out the kinks and get things started for the Brew. I'm sure the "Doorman" can't wait to get to spring training and leave this freezer we've been living in for the last four months. Spring training starts in two weeks, my friends. Get out to Maryvale with your Brewers tickets in hand and have a couple of brews with the "Doorman". He's much more laid back during spring training!!

Go Crew! What Say You?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Opening Day Around the Corner For the Milwaukee Brewers

As the Pitchers and Catchers for the '08 Milwaukee Brewers report to Spring Training in Arizona in three days, Opening Day looms closer Crew fans! I don't know about you folks, but I'm getting restless and starting to get the FEVER!!

I can't wait to see what the Brew looks like come early April. All I know is that I plan on being at Miller Park on 4/4 to see the Crew battle the San Francisco Giants.

What Say You Brewer Faithful?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

One Year Deal For Bush

The Brewers avoided arbitration again and inked Dave Bush to a one year deal. I like it. I think as a Brewers pitcher Bush has done a real nice job for the Brew. Sure, his ERA was over five last year.... But he led the team in quality starts and strikouts. Bush gives the Brewers versatility because he can spot start, log innings in the pen and has a terrific work ethic.

Bush keeps himself in great shape. Who knows? Maybe his durability and great training regimate will inspire Ben Sheets to work harder at his conditioning. One can only dream.

Good move, Crew! Now the Brew has another reliable arm at its disposal and gives it more options and flexibility in its ability to possibly make a trade.

I can't wait for the season to begin, folks.

What say You?

Monday, February 4, 2008

Hey Cirillo

Jeff Cirillo was unsuccessful in his attempt to procure a non-roster invitation to spring training with the Brew Crew this year. Does this mean the end of the road with the Milwaukee Brewers for the 38 year young Cirillo? Crap, I hope not. Say it ain't so!