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What Happened to Jeremy Jeffress?

On July 31st, the Brewers traded right-handed pitching prospect Taylor Scott to the Texas Rangers for Jeremy Jeffress. Jeffress, a right-handed relief pitcher, is now on his third stint with the Brewers organization, spending time with the Royals, Blue Jays, and Rangers in between. Jeffress was a secondary, but still important, piece in the Jonathan Lucroy […]

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Update: Cashing Out OFP 2

Earlier this week, I examined the surplus added by Brewers GM David Stearns, which is undoubtedly one of the reasons the club is performing quite well. Stearns, in stark contrast to recently famous rebuilds in Chicago and his previous front office (Houston), is building competitive clubs at the MLB level by cashing in on short-term […]

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Grading Trades V: The Long View

One of the most interesting aspects of the Brewers rebuilding thus far is that nearly everyone involved in the Carlos Gomez-Mike Fiers trade took a step back in 2016, or raised some question marks about their profile. Mike Fiers and Josh Hader arguably had the best years of the bunch, and even Hader himself still […]

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PTBNL Ryan Cordell

On August 1st, the Milwaukee Brewers sent catcher Jonathan Lucroy and reliever Jeremy Jeffress to the Texas Rangers in exchange for prospects Lewis Brinson, Luis Ortiz, and a player to be named later. The two clubs negotiated almost right down to the 3 pm CST deadline and agreed to announce the PTBNL after the completion […]

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Reports: Trade Deadline Returns

The Brewers may not have been quite as active as some had expected prior to Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline, but Slingin’ David Stearns still managed to move arguably the club’s three most valuable assets. Left-handed reliever Will Smith was sent to the Giants for Catcher Andrew Susac and RHP Phil Bickford, while franchise catcher Jonathan […]