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Brewers to Dale Sveum: "Thanks, but no thanks."

Published Oct. 17, 2008

The Brewers announced a trio of moves tonight. They gave general manager Doug Melvin a three-year contract extension that will keep him in Milwaukee through 2012, removed Dale Sveum from consideration for the manager's job and dismissed hitting coach Jim Skaalen. Melvin continues his search for a manager and experience could be a key factor in the decision.

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Saturday Scorecard: Separating truth from fiction

Published Sept. 20, 2008

The standings and schedule may indicate that the Brewers still have a chance for a playoff berth. The reality is that they've blown it by losing a boatload of games in September. Jeff Suppan's hideous outing Friday night in Cincinnati may have been the final straw.

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Roster decisions looming as spring camp nears end

Published March 24, 2008

With a week remaining before the start of the regular season, many players in the Brewers' clubhouse at Maryvale Baseball Park are anxious to play games that count. Other players are just anxious about pending cuts.

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Saturday Scorecard: A parliament of liars and fools

Published Feb. 16, 2008

One of the best things about sports is that most games provide a tangible outcome. There are winners and losers. That wasn't the case when Roger Clemens and his trainer visited Washington D.C.

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Estrada catching on with Brewers

Published May 6, 2007

Gearing up for a potential playoff run, Brewers GM Doug Melvin wanted to find more offense from the catcher's spot. In Johnny Estrada, he found that bat as well as a top-notch defensive catcher.

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Brewers, Melvin still hunting for bargains

Published Dec. 17, 2006

The saying in baseball holds that some of the best deals are the ones that teams don't make. The Brewers have a little money to spend on free agents this winter, but they haven't found any takers yet and may be better off exploring trades.

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Are the Brewers rebuilding or retreating?

Published Aug. 20, 2006

Watching the '06 Brewers has been frustrating at times, but it has also been interesting. The question now is whether fans be satisfied with some progress, or disappointed that more isn't being made.

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Reason #219 that I'm not the Brewers GM

Published July 28, 2006

To my untrained eye, the Brewers trade with Texas today seems like the worst Milwaukee deal since Gorman Thomas was sent to Cleveland for Rick Manning and Rick Waits. Of course, I realize that I have no idea what I'm talking about.