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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel beat reporters Tom Haudricourt and Todd Rosiak join host Matt Velazquez to discuss the Milwaukee Brewers, Major League Baseball and life on the Brewers beat. New episodes will be posted at the beginning of every homestand.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel beat reporters Tom Haudricourt and Todd Rosiak join host Matt Velazquez to discuss the Milwaukee Brewers, Major League Baseball and life on the Brewers beat. New episodes will be posted at the beginning of every homestand.
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Milwaukee, WI

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel beat reporters Tom Haudricourt and Todd Rosiak join host Matt Velazquez to discuss the Milwaukee Brewers, Major League Baseball and life on the Brewers beat. New episodes will be posted at the beginning of every homestand.

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English

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414-224-2323


Episodes

01.10.2019: Brewers sign Yasmani Grandal in free-agent splash

1/10/2019
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The Brewers reeled in a big fish on Wednesday, signing former Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal to a one-year free-agent deal. Journal Sentinel Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt stops by to talk all about it, from the surprising length of the contract and what it means for the other catchers on the roster to what makes Grandal such a special option for the Brewers. He was pretty bad in the NLCS, after all. Tom also touches on the forthcoming arbitration cases and where Jimmy Nelson fits...

Duration:00:27:13

01.08.2019: Do the Brewers have interest in Madison Bumgarner?

1/8/2019
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Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt checks in to discuss a number of recent moves by the Brewers, including trades that sent Keon Broxton to the Mets and Domingo Santana to the Mariners. What does Tom make of the reported interest that the Brewers have in San Francisco ace lefty Madison Bumgarner? Do the Brewers still have another move left to make? Is the infield settled? How does the Brewers brain trust view the "depleted" farm system? Music intro:...

Duration:00:29:14

12.07.2018: Winter Meetings begin Monday; will the Brewers be seeking a second baseman?

12/7/2018
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In this Winter Meetings edition of the Brewers podcast, Journal Sentinel beat reporter Tom Haudricourt gives a sense of where the Brewers stand heading into what typically marks a significant time in the MLB offseason in terms of player movement. Will the Brewers be standing pat or perhaps seeking to fill a void at second base now that Jonathan Schoop has been non-tendered? What does that decision say about the club's feelings on top prospect Keston Hiura? Could Milwaukee be investigating a...

Duration:00:28:54

11.16.2018: Christian Yelich is the MVP and Craig Counsell is runner-up for manager of the year

11/16/2018
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Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss the Baseball Writers Association of America votes for manager of the year and MVP, where Craig Counsell finished second and Christian Yelich won, as expected. They look back at Yelich's September for the ages, the determining factors to his win and that Jan. 25 evening when the team acquired him in the first place. Where did Counsell make the most difference this season, and would Counsell even be in the manager's chair...

Duration:00:42:22

11.05.2018: Some early stat projections for 2019, plus a chat about the 1957 Braves with Bob Buege and 1982 Brewers with Jim Gantner

11/5/2018
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Journal Sentinel writer Curt Hogg offers some early projections for the 2019 Brewers season and breaks down some key takeaways. Should we expect regression from Christian Yelich? Where can the Brewers best upgrade? Is Jesus Aguilar's power for real? Which player might surprise you as one who projects very well in 2019? Then, host JR Radcliffe chats with Bob Buege (32:00), president of the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association and an author of books about the team. He discusses what the...

Duration:01:04:12

10.29.2018: Who's coming back, who's moving on? Plus: a chat with Rich Donnelly

10/29/2018
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Brewers beat reporter Todd Rosiak joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss which players who should be back in 2019, and which players will be moving on. Among those discussed: Mike Moustakas, Jonathan Schoop, Erik Kratz, Chase Anderson, Xavier Cedeno, Dan Jennings, Matt Albers, Stephen Vogt and Eric Thames. Also, what are Craig Counsell's chances for Manager of the Year? Todd had a vote! Speaking of Craig Counsell, JR is joined by former Brewers third base coach Rich Donnelly, who is the subject...

Duration:00:54:18

10.22.2018: It all ends in Game 7 heartbreak for Brewers

10/22/2018
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Journal Sentinel beat reporter Tom Haudricourt joins host JR Radcliffe to look back at the end of the 2018 season, a Game 7 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS. What elements stood in Milwaukee's path to the World Series, and which players truly rose to the occasion? It's not a full-fledged look at the offseason yet, but what are the most intriguing storylines ahead for this ballclub? Music intro: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music. Sound effect: WALLA Ballpark Cheer William...

Duration:00:25:23

10.18.2018: It all comes down to this in Game 6 (and 7?), plus a chat with Lane Grindle

10/18/2018
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The Milwaukee Brewers return home needing back-to-back wins to reach the World Series after falling behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the series, 3-2\. The series resumes Friday, with the hope of extending it to Saturday. Brewers beat reporter Todd Rosiak joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss Milwaukee's unusual maneuver to start Wade Miley and use him for one batter Wednesday, as well as the dirty play by LA's Manny Machado on Tuesday (or was that Wednesday morning?). What's the mood like with...

Duration:00:41:01

10.14.2018: Brewers split at Miller Park; should Brewers be worried or relieved? Plus: a chat with Travis Shaw

10/14/2018
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The Brewers experienced some highs and lows at Miller Park in the first two games of the National League Championship Series. Brewers beat reporters Tom Haudricourt and Lori Nickel join host JR Radcliffe to discuss the series, tied 1-1 and heading to LA. What to make of reliever Jeremy Jeffress; is he struggling or unlucky? What's the outlook now that the team's 12-game winning streak has been snapped, and how about the performances of Wade Miley and Brandon Woodruff? Then, JR is joined by...

Duration:00:36:45

10.12.2018: Brewers going with Gio Gonzalez in Game 1 of NLCS

10/12/2018
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The Brewers announced their starter for Friday's Game 1 of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and it's yet another surprise. Brewers beat reporters Tom Haudricourt and Todd Rosiak discuss Craig Counsell's decision to line up Gio Gonzalez, Wade Miley and Jhoulys Chacin for the first three games of the series, and is Chacin really available in relief? Also, current general manager David Stearns and former general manager Doug Melvin are both mentioned as GM candidates elsewhere. Music...

Duration:00:19:03

10.11.2018: Ryan Braun on the Dodgers challenge ahead and a chat with top prospect Keston Hiura

10/11/2018
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The Brewers are preparing for Friday's NLCS opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. During Wednesday's workout, Ryan Braun -- the only holdover from the last Brewers team to make the NLCS -- spoke with reporters about the Dodgers challenge ahead. Then, host JR Radcliffe is joined by Brewers top prospect Keston Hiura, who is off to a white-hot start in the Arizona Fall League. Music intro: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music. Sound effect: WALLA Ballpark Cheer William Tell Overture...

Duration:00:33:42

10.08.2018: The Brewers dominate the NLDS. How far does this thing go?

10/8/2018
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Brewers beat reporters Tom Haudricourt and Todd Rosiak join host JR Radcliffe to discuss the white-hot Milwaukee Brewers, now winners of 11 straight games and on their way to the NLCS. The guys discuss the masterful use of the bullpen, the efforts of Mike Moustakas and Erik Kratz, the steps the Brewers took to make it happen and the mystery of Colorado never using Kyle Freeland. Music intro: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music. Sound effect: WALLA Ballpark Cheer William Tell Overture...

Duration:00:35:36

10.02.2018: We've got to talk about that tiebreaker victory, plus top moments of 2018

10/2/2018
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It's an emergency podcast! Host JR Radcliffe is joined by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel colleague Curt Hogg to discuss the end of the 2018 regular-season, a 3-1 victory for the Brewers over the Cubs that granted Milwaukee the National League Central Division title. JR and Curt review the big moments, then take a look at how the postseason roster might shake out for the National League Division Series beginning Thursday. Some tough calls await. Then, JR and Curt hold a "draft" for the most...

Duration:00:51:38

09.30.2018: Brewers tie for National League Central title; what comes next?

9/30/2018
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Journal Sentinel beat reporters Tom Haudricourt and Todd Rosiak are both on hand to discuss an amazing finish to the 2018 season, during which the Brewers won their final seven games to tie for the NL Central title. As they prepare for the tiebreaking "Game 163" in Chicago (and the wild-card game or NLDS to follow), the two writers and host JR Radcliffe look at what to expect going forward. How will Craig Counsell handle the pitching staff? What do we make of Chase Anderson? And what will...

Duration:00:52:26

09.24.2018: Huge series in St. Louis awaits, plus Tim Dillard and Curtis Granderson

9/23/2018
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With one week to go in the regular season, the Milwaukee Brewers are looking to solidify their playoff standing. Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss the team's surprising decision to skip Chase Anderson in the series, the consistent success of Gio Gonzalez, Lorenzo Cain's injury scare and a reborn Corey Knebel. Also, it's going to come down to Javier Baez and Christian Yelich -- how much does positional versatility matter to MVP voters? Then, JR is joined...

Duration:01:01:51

09.17.2018: Playoff roster considerations, two MVP-worthy outfielders and Brandon Woodruff

9/17/2018
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Journal Sentinel beat reporter Todd Rosiak joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss the Brewers' 3-3 week, the considerations awaiting them as they zero in on a playoff berth, including thoughts on Jhoulys Chacin, Curtis Granderson and Junior Guerra. Then, JR and Curt Hogg look at which Brewer -- Lorenzo Cain or Christian Yelich -- deserves the MVP spotlight, and who makes the list of top-five most valuable Brewers this season? Finally, JR is joined by Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff, discussing...

Duration:00:53:26

09.10.2018: Playoff fever, the Cubs rivalry and a chat with Wade Miley

9/10/2018
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel beat reporter Tom Haudricourt joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss a white-hot week for the Brewers, with five wins in six games putting them 2 1/2 games ahead in the wild card race -- and breathing down the Cubs' necks. A Sunday dispute turns into a magic moment. Corey Knebel, Gio Gonzalez and Jonathan Schoop have found themselves. What's up with the fan reaction to a Christian Yelich off day, and yeah, let's talk about the Cubs "rivalry." Then, JR chats with...

Duration:00:44:48

09.03.2018: New faces, Yelich's huge week and yep, we're discussing the bullpen. Plus: Keon Broxton

9/3/2018
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Brewers beat reporter Todd Rosiak joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss a crazy week for the Milwaukee Brewers, including a number of roster moves and a handful of thrilling outcomes. Most notably was a Wednesday win in extra innings, 13-12, that featured Christian Yelich hitting for the cycle -- and that was just part of Yelich's crazy week. Where does he stand in the MVP conversation? Also, what does Todd make of Craig Counsell's comments about the usage of Josh Hader, who wasn't brought into...

Duration:00:41:41

SPECIAL EPISODE: Wisconsin Badgers Podcast

8/30/2018
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In this special crossover episode, we present the debut of the Wisconsin Badgers Journal Sentinel podcast. The Wisconsin Badgers head into 2018 with some lofty goals and expectations. Journal Sentinel beat reporter Jeff Potrykus joins host JR Radcliffe to talk about what makes this team special, which players it can't live without, how the off-field problems facing the receiving corps will impact the on-field approach, and does Western Kentucky provide any risk of a monster upset on Friday?...

Duration:00:28:43

08.27.2018: A chat with Mike Moustakas and 3 questions about the Brewers rotation

8/27/2018
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt discusses three starting rotation questions: what's the long-term prognosis for Chase Anderson, is Freddy Peralta locked into the rotation going forward, and what comes next after the Matt Harvey waiver claim went for naught? Also, quick discussion of Jonathan Schoop, Scooter Gennett and Corey Knebel, plus are there any surprises on the horizon for September call-ups? Host JR Radcliffe also chats with third baseman Mike...

Duration:00:44:48