In ESPN The Magazine's annual ranking of 122 pro sports teams, the Milwaukee Brewers held steady, which is a win after a 49-spot fall last year.
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Salary arbitration projections: Brewers
All estimates via Matt Swartz and MLB Trade Rumors' projection model:
- Chris Carter - $8.1 million
- Martin Maldonado - $1.6 million
- Carlos Torres - $2 million
- Wily Peralta - $4.4 million
- Kirk Nieuwenhuis - $1.6 million
- Scooter Gennett - $3 million
- Tyler Thornburg - $2.2 million
- Chase Anderson - $3.1 million MLBTradeRumors.com
Nottingham goes deep in AFL action
Brewers catching prospect Jacob Nottingham accounted for all of the Salt River Rafters' scoring on Monday with a solo home run in a 3-1 loss to the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League. Box score
Can Jacob Nottingham stick at catcher?
Nottingham, now with his third organization in the Brewers, has a strong arm behind the plate. But there are questions about his receiving ability, Keith Law writes. Law: More AFL scouting notes (Insider)
Brewers could strike gold with Diaz
Isan Diaz, acquired in the Jean Segura trade, looks like a budding superstar, Keith Law writes. He has a great approach at the plate and surprising strength, but where he will play is a question mark. Law: Scouting the AFL (Insider)
Former Milwaukee Brewers manger Ron Roenicke is reportedly among candidates interested in becoming the Colorado Rockies' next manager.
Top Brewers prospect Corey Ray reportedly underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee suffered during an instructional league game on Wednesday.
Phillips shows patience in AFL opener
Brett Phillips didn't get a hit in three at-bats but walked and scored twice for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday. Fellow Brewers prospect Jacob Nottingham went 1-for-5 with an RBI. Box score
Hank Aaron Award finalists: NL Central
The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to a player recognized as the most outstanding offensive performer in his league. Fans can vote for their selections on MLB.com or on Twitter. Here are the nominees for each NL Central team:
- Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant
- Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto
- Milwaukee Brewers: Ryan Braun
- Pittsburgh Pirates: Gregory Polanco
- St. Louis Cardinals: Stephen Piscotty
As the Milwaukee Brewers reshape their on-the-field roster, the home ballpark will undergo the single largest improvement since it opened in 2001, team executives said Wednesday.
Tony asks for Greg's approval to air promos on ESPN Madison that openly root against the Chicago Cubs in the MLB playoffs.
Milwaukee GM David Stearns says he anticipates Chris Carter starting at first base for the Brewers next season.
The Milwaukee Brewers say that their entire coaching staff will return for the 2017 season, giving the rebuilding franchise stability in the clubhouse.
Brewers' longest homers of 2016
All distances calculated by ESPN's Home Run Tracker:
- Chris Carter - 456 feet (8/19)
- Ryan Braun - 448 feet (9/16)
- Hernan Perez - 448 feet (7/28)
- Ryan Braun - 444 feet (8/14)
- Keon Broxton - 443 feet (8/5)
Brewers finish in bottom 10 of rankings
Despite their poor record, the Brewers had a successful season: They beefed up their farm system, and several of their young players received meaningful development time in the majors. That should pay off moving forward. Week 26 Power Rankings
Sunday's longest home runs
Several players ended the 2016 regular season with a bang, led by Willson Contreras' 425-foot homer. A couple of atypical power sources also cracked the list, including Andrew Susac and Cheslor Cuthbert.
What's next for the Brewers?
With Milwaukee missing the postseason yet again, Jim Bowden lays out three objectives for the team this offseason. Among the priorities is adding to the young core of talent and perhaps trading Ryan Braun to do so. To-do lists for eliminated teams (Insider)
Chris Carter makes quick impact on NL
Carter is the third player in the live ball era to lead the NL in home runs (either outright or tied) in his first season in the league, the Elias Sports Bureau reports. Carter hit 41 homers for the Brewers.
Andrew Susac hit his first homer of the season, a two-run drive in the 10th inning that lifted the Milwaukee Brewers over the Colorado Rockies 6-4 in Sunday's season finale.
Lineup: Brewers (72-89) at Rockies (75-86)
- 1. Jonathan Villar, 3B (S)
- 2. Scooter Gennett, 2B (L)
- 3. Chris Carter, 1B (R)
- 4. Domingo Santana, RF (R)
- 5. Hernan Perez, CF (R)
- 6. Orlando Arcia, SS (R)
- 7. Andrew Susac, C (R)
- 8. Jake Elmore, LF (R)
- 9. Tyler Cravy, RHP
Chris Carter hit a tiebreaking home run with two outs in the top of the 10th inning, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
What's the story of the 2016 Brewers?
The Brewers' offense had lots of strikeouts this year. But if you look past all the K's, this is a team putting some pieces in place. Jayson Stark reflects on the defining themes, numbers and memories of Milwaukee's regular season. Beyond the Ivy
Nolan Arenado hit his NL-leading 41st homer, Chad Bettis pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Friday night.
Cast your vote on who you think the Milwaukee Brewers' MVP has been this season.
MJS Brewers beat writer Tom Haudricourt hands out awards for the Brewers' MVP, best pitcher and unsung hero in 2016.