Milwaukee Brewers: In the News (April 17)

Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IApril 17, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 15:  An exterior view of Citi Field before the New York Mets played the San Diego Padres on April 15, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Thursday’s Game: Off day
Record: 3-6, T-Fifth Place

Brewers News

—Brewers bench coach and former Mets manager, Willie Randolph, is looking forward to his return to New York. Willie got a raw deal…the rawest deal I’ve ever heard. Hopefully the MKE Beers can exact some revenge for him with a weekend series sweep.

—The Brewers MLB&id=5610&dst=roto|widget|Fantasy%20Sports%20News&__source=roto|widget|Fantasy%20Sports%20News">recalled Rob “R.J.” Swindle from Triple-A Nashville to replace David Riske, who was placed on the DL with elbow tightness. I can’t wait to see that Canadian lefty side-armer tossing that 56 mph curve. Magic.

Miller Park Drunk <3’s Mike Cameron. I’m quite fond of him too.

Al’s Ramblings seems to like Todd Coffey. I’m quite fond of him too.

Brew Crew Ball has some off-day astrology for Corey Hart.

—Sportsbubbler’s Dan Walsh spoke with Tom Haudricourt about stuff and things…and junk.

—Brewers GM DOUG (not Dough as indicated in the headline) Melvin paid a visit to the T-Rats.

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Brewerfan has a link to an interview with Brewers scouting director Bruce Seid.

Minor Leagues

—The Timber Rattlers’ quality pitching staff is a sign of things to come in Milwaukee.

—Those same Rattlers placed Erik Komatsu and Garrett Sherrill on the DL and recalled Corey Kemp and Dan Meadows.

Rider Prophet considers Nashville Sounds to be the worst team name in sports history. Off the top of my head I’d go with the Oklahoma City Thunder (thunder being a sound and all), but then again, there’s no proof of the NBA actually being a sport. Tough one.

—Sounds pitcher Nick Green is struggling with the death of Nick Adenhart, whom he roomed with while they both were in the Angels’ minor league system. He will honor him during his start tonight.

Mark Rogers pitched in a game for the first time since August 2006. The former No. 5 overall draft pick has endured two surgeries and numerous setbacks en route to returning to the mound. Best of luck to Mark…at least I assume it’s Mark (the article makes no first reference).

NL Central

—The Reds got IF Drew Sutton from Houston to complete the Jeff Keppinger trade.

—Looking for a Cubs-related gag gift for that special Brewer fan in your life? If you’re dropping skrill on Cubs-related swag, it may as well benefit charity. This wine company sells Derrek Lee’s Caberlee. It’s hard to find a good Caberlee these days, if you ask me.

“Aromas of warm blackberry cobbler with currant, black plum, fresh earth, herb, cedar, and a hint of anise. Flavors of black cherry, blackberry, plum, mocha, spice and mineral with ripe, firm tannin on the finish.”

—The Cubs failed “their first test” of the season, losing to St. Louis 7-4. If you like tired former Illinois governor jokes, this is the column for you.

Milton Bradley was ejected after striking out in his only at-bat. (Insert your own sarcastic comment).

Jack Wilson’s ugliness haunts me.

This severed goat head haunts me nearly as much.

Other News

Ichiro Suzuki now has the most hits of any Japanese player.

—A Florida high school student threw his third straight no-hitter. At this pace, he’ll bottom out in low-A in no time.

Photoshop Fridays. Robin Yount and Negro League legend Cum Posey make appearances.


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