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Milwaukee Brewers Rotation Needs Corbin Burnes

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 16: Corbin Burnes #39 of the Milwaukee Brewers delivers a pitch in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Four of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) For the second straight offseason in Milwaukee, one big complaint from fans is that they have not added a bonafide ace to their rotation. Though options have been floated around like Dallas Keuchel and Madison Bumgarner, the Brewers have stayed with what they have. With upwards of eight arms...

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Oakland A’s Prospect AJ Puk Gearing up for 2019 Return

MESA, AZ – MARCH 3: A.J. Puk #30 of the Oakland Athletics pitches during the game against the San Diego Padres at Hohokam Stadium on March 3, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** A.J. Puk The Oakland A’s shocked the baseball world last year. Few expected much out of the team throughout the year. But instead of finishing in the bottom of the American League West, they competed for the division crown. Even into the final weeks they battled the New York Yankees for the top Wild Card spot. All this...

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New York Yankees CC Sabathia Retiring After 2019

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 09: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees in action against the Boston Red Sox in Game Four of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on October 9, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 4-3. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) For the past decade, CC Sabathia has been a anchor in the New York Yankees starting rotation. Today, Brian Hoch, of MLB.com has reported that this upcoming 19th will be his last as he is retiring after 2019....

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Zack Brown: Next Young Arm for Milwaukee Brewers

MILWAUKEE, WI – SEPTEMBER 12: Milwaukee Brewers logo during the second game of the final home series between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 12, 2017, at Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI. (Photo by Lawrence Iles/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Being a Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Year has often led to success. In 2015, Jorge Lopez won the award and later saw time in Major League Baseball. He was followed by Brandon Woodruff in (2016) and Corbin Burnes (2017). Both Woodruff and Burnes had big impacts with Milwaukee in 2018. Last year’s minor...

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Report: San Francisco Giants Sign Gerardo Parra to Minor League Deal

MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 05: Gerardo Parra #8 of the Colorado Rockies hits a single in the ninth inning of Game Two of the National League Division Series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on October 5, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants are in desperate need of outfield depth. While they have young, talented players on the roster to step in, adding veteran leadership is something that is greatly needed. They simply could not break camp with what they had. Jon Heyman is reporting that the Giants have signed Gerardo...

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Healthy Kris Bryant Key to Chicago Cubs Success

CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 02: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs at bat during the National League Wild Card game against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field on October 2, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Rockies defeated the Cubs 2-1 in 13 innings. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Last year was a tough season for the Chicago Cubs. After holding on to the National League Central lead for much of the year and with a five-game lead on September 2, they lost control on the final day. Instead of holding the best record in the NL, the offense...

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Colorado Rockies Must Lock up Nolan Arenado Long Term

DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 07: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies throws out Travis Shaw #21 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth inning of Game Three of the National League Division Series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Coors Field on October 7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) The Colorado Rockies have never won the National League West, but after back-to-back postseason runs, there is plenty of optimism in the Rocky Mountains. Recently, MLB.com is reporting the Rockies are getting closer to signing superstar third baseman Nolan Arenado to a long-term contract extension. By...

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Milwaukee Brewers Sign Brett Lawrie

SEATTLE, WA – JULY 19: Second baseman Brett Lawrie #15 of the Chicago White Sox fields a grounder against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 19, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Looking to for infield depth until Keston Hiura is ready, the Milwaukee Brewers will be welcoming a familiar face back to Milwaukee. Veteran infielder Brett Lawrie announced on Instagram that he has signed a minor-league deal with the club: Short Stay in Milwaukee At a time, Lawrie was the future in Milwaukee. Drafted with the 16th pick of the 2008 draft,...

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Adding the DH Would Benefit the Milwaukee Brewers

MILWAUKEE, WI – APRIL 24: Eric Thames #7 and Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrate after Thames hit a home run in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park on April 24, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) For years there has been talk of the designated hitter being adopted by the National League. While some still remain against it, it is only a matter of time until it happens. The increase of pitchers getting injured batting, the lengthening of careers for aging veterans, and the increase in runs are just...

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Why the San Francisco Giants are a Perfect Fit for Bryce Harper

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 26: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals runs the bases against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park on September 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants are in the midst of a rebuild. After winning three championships in five years, they have fallen to the middle of the pack in the National League West.  With players getting older, bats struggling and injuries hampering the team, competing for a division is a long-shot at best this in 2019. Even with recent struggles and development, there is a strong...

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A Look at the Giants Next Pitching Star Dereck Rodriguez

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 29: Dereck Rodriguez #57 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the top of the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on September 29, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) Over the past decade, the San Francisco Giants have been filled with pitching talent. Names like Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Jonathan Sanchez and Madison Bumgarner have all flourished after moving through the system. Last year the team saw another talented arm shine after his promotion. In a year that was riddled with struggle and injury, Dereck...

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The Return of Brewers Starter Jimmy Nelson

MILWAUKEE, WI – SEPTEMBER 01: Jimmy Nelson #52 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Miller Park on September 01, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images) In 2017, Jimmy Nelson was the Milwaukee Brewers ace. The prospect that had dominated in the minor leagues had fully arrived.  But, he wasn’t just and ace, he was also one of the best pitchers in the National League.  Pitching at the top of the rotation for Milwaukee, his dominance helped take the Brewers from a rebuilding team to contenders.  Though not expected...

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Brewers Shortstop Orlando Arcia Has Breakout Potential in 2019

MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Orlando Arcia #3 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a single against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) For years, Orlando Arcia prospect status in Milwaukee continued to grow. While he continued to climb the ladder in Milwaukee, expectations grew as well. They hit the high point prior to the 2016. That year, MLB.com ranked him as the 6th rated prospect all of baseball. Strong Rookie Season  In 2017,...

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A Look at Brewers Big Bullpen Addition: Bobby Wahl

MIAMI, FL – AUGUST 11: Bobby Wahl #61 of the New York Mets in action against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 11, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) When all is said and done, the Jason Rogers trade will be one of the better moves the Milwaukee Brewers have made.  In the deal Brewers acquired minor leaguers, Keon Broxton and Trey Supak for Rogers. Since the trade, Rogers has appeared in only 23 games for the Pirates and is no longer in the league. On the other hand, Supak has become one of...

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Byron Buxton Key to Minnesota Twins Success

MINNEAPOLIS, MN- MAY 23: Byron Buxton #25 of the Minnesota Twins runs against the Detroit Tigers on May 23, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-1. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) With the addition of players like Jonathan Schoop and Nelson Cruz, and talented bats like Tyler Austin and Eddie Rosario, the Minnesota Twins roster has plenty of punch. Playing in the weakest division in baseball, they definitely have the talent on the roster to compete. The key for 2019 will come in center field. If Byron Buxton can be a star...

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Oakland A’s Underrated Star Outfielder Khris Davis

ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 29: Khris Davis #2 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two-run homerun during the first inning of the MLB game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) When power hitters are talked about in the MLB, big names like J.D. Martinez, Giancarlo Stanton, Bryce Harper and Aaron Judge are often come up first. All of those names however, pale in comparison to one hitter who resides in Oakland. While he doesn’t get the fanfare of others, the Oakland A’s Khris Davis...

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