Thursday, December 10, 2009

Milwaukee Brewers 2010 Roster News

The Milwaukee Brewers are keeping busy in their winter meetings and looking for new recruits to pump up our pitching every day. There have been some new signings and possible trades recently. The largest yet is the three-year, $27 million deal with Randy Wolf. Wolf has an impressive resume, pitching for both the Phillies and the Dodgers and playing for the National All-Star Team in 2003. Randy Wolf will surely help sell the Milwaukee Brewers tickets.

A deal that is still on the table is with a past player, Claudio Vargas. The Brewers are looking to sign this now free-agent on to a one year deal. Vargas has been a great asset to the team thus far, previously a starting pitcher in 2007. He posted a 1.78 ERA in his brief 28 appearances at the end of the summer after being acquired from the Dodgers in July.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Brewer's Ryan Braun wins Silver Slugger for Second Straight Year

For the second year in a row, the Milwaukee Brewer’s outfielder Ryan Braun won a Silver Slugger award making him the first Brewer since Paul Molitor to win consecutively. Braun, Molitor, and Cecil Cooper are the only player’s in Brewer’s history to win this award. Each year, the Silver Slugger Award is given each year to the best offensive player in each position as picked by the league’s managers and coaches. The award will be given in a ceremony in 2010 by a rep from Louisville Slugger. The actual Silver Slugger trophy is 3 feet tall and features the names of the winner and the other winners in his respective league

Braun had an impressive 2008 season with 203 hits, a .320 batting average, 32 home runs and 114 RBIS. These stats made Braun only the 8thplayer in league history with at least 100 runs, 100 RBIs, 200 hits, 30 homers, 20 stolen bases and a .300 average all in the same season.