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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel beat reporters Tom Haudricourt and Todd Rosiak join host JR Radcliffe to discuss the Milwaukee Brewers, Major League Baseball and life on the Brewers beat.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel beat reporters Tom Haudricourt and Todd Rosiak join host JR Radcliffe to discuss the Milwaukee Brewers, Major League Baseball and life on the Brewers beat.

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Milwaukee, WI

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel beat reporters Tom Haudricourt and Todd Rosiak join host JR Radcliffe to discuss the Milwaukee Brewers, Major League Baseball and life on the Brewers beat.

Language:

English

Contact:

414-224-2323


Episodes

11.10.2020: Brewers reliever Devin Williams wins NL Rookie of the Year

11/10/2020
Brewers reliever Devin Williams became the third Brewers player to win the Jackie Robinson NL Rookie of the Year Award, becoming the first pitcher to win without recording a win or save. Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss the fascinating circumstances of the vote, including Tom's own decision to rank someone else atop his ballot. Is Williams' huge season sustainable? Could this have happened in a normal-length season? Also, how it compares with Pat...

Duration:00:31:43

11.05.2020: New coaches and declined options, but what in the world will the Brewers do next?

11/5/2020
Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss Milwaukee's changes on the coaching staff, including changes for two longstanding staples Ed Sedar and Marcus Hanel. The club also declined a ton of options, including Ryan Braun's. What are the circumstances under which Braun returns to the Brewers? Once the 2021 season timeline takes shape, will the Brewers be signing ... anyone? What are Devin Williams' chances at Rookie of the Year? Plus a look back at the World...

Duration:00:36:05

10.06.2020: Where will the offense come from in 2021?

10/6/2020
Brewers beat reporters Todd Rosiak and Tom Haudricourt join host JR Radcliffe to analyze what comes next for the Milwaukee Brewers. Do we consider the 2020 playoff season a success? How are we feeling about Christian Yelich? How will this team add offense, especially if payroll is reduced? Have we seen the last of Josh Hader in a Brewers uniform? Could Devin Williams win Rookie of the Year? What do we make of the 2021 position battles at catcher and shortstop? Music intro:...

Duration:00:45:30

09.28.2020: Seriously, the Brewers are going to the playoffs

9/28/2020
Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt and host JR Radcliffe discuss the improbability of Milwaukee's playoff berth, then look ahead to the looming series with the Dodgers. How can the club overcome injuries to Corbin Burnes and Brett Anderson? Are we underestimating the greatness of Brandon Woodruff this year? Is there any chance Ryan Braun is back next year? Tom discusses David Stearns addressing his rocky offseason and tries to figure out how player evaluation will work heading into the...

Duration:00:34:14

9.21.2020: The Brewers still have a real shot, plus Ryan Braun's legacy and Burnes for Cy Young?

9/21/2020
The Milwaukee Brewers enter the final week of the 2020 regular season alive for a playoff spot. Journal Sentinel Brewers reporter Tom Haudricourt and host JR Radcliffe discuss the eccentricities of the chase, plus a very real Cy Young case for pitcher Corbin Burnes. Plus: Ryan Braun's complicated legacy, the surge of Dan Vogelbach, the absurdity of the Brewers bullpen and Jacob Nottingham's arrival. Music intro: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music.

Duration:00:37:36

09.15.2020: Why do we still love no-hitters so much, plus a conversation with Milwaukee native Jonathan Stiever of the White Sox

9/15/2020
Host JR Radcliffe and guest host Curt Hogg chat briefly about the star turn of Corbin Burnes but focus most of their attention on no-hitters. When so many traditional baseball concepts have lost their shine (pitcher wins, Triple Crown, batting titles), why are no-hitters still so special? Can they still be fun if they happen against the local team, like Alec Mills on Sunday against the Brewers? They discuss the randomness of this particular no-hitter, the value a combined no-hitter would...

Duration:00:49:12

09.08.2020: Can this team still make the playoffs?

9/8/2020
Brewers beat reporter Todd Rosiak joins host JR Radcliffe to ponder if there's anything to suggest this Brewers team can still make a run to the playoffs. They discuss the DFA of Justin Smoak and his replacement, a potential fan favorite in Dan Vogelbach. Corbin Burnes has emerged; what about the other starters? Could Devin Williams get some Rookie of the Year votes? What's the 2021 outlook for the shortstop battle between Orlando Arcia and Luis Urias? Jacob Nottingham gets his opportunity.

Duration:00:29:49

09.02.2020: Offensive slump rolls on, Phelps dealt, Pina injured

9/2/2020
Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt tries to diagnose what's ailing the Milwaukee Brewers offense as the calendar turns to September. He looks at the club's decision to trade David Phelps and hold onto top relief pitcher Josh Hader. How real is Devin Williams? What's the fallout from the Manny Pina injury? What's next for Corey Knebel and Ryan Braun? Download the mp3 file here, listen to the stream here or below, or subscribe to it through Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. Music intro:...

Duration:00:31:03

08.24.2020: Chatting with Brewers pitching prospect Ethan Small

8/24/2020
Brewers beat reporter Todd Rosiak joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss the suddenly skidding Brewers following a rough sweep over the weekend at the hands of the last-place Pirates. Is the Brock Holt DFA a harbinger of more moves to come? Is there any possible way to gauge what this team might do in the upcoming trade deadline? How would the squad have been built differently if Milwaukee knew it would only have 60 games to work with? Plus: Josh Hader being used as a traditional closer,...

Duration:00:46:19

08.18.2020: With an offense struggling mightily, how is this team .500?

8/18/2020
The Milwaukee Brewers won three straight games against the Chicago Cubs over the weekend to claw back to .500, and that's before anything has started to click on offense. Journal Sentinel reporter Todd Rosiak joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss it. Are there any signs of bats coming around? What factors are compelling Craig Counsell to take a more traditional usage approach with Josh Hader? And good word, that bullpen in general is crazy good! How about Luis Urias? Will Manny Pina start...

Duration:00:35:22

08.11.2020: Behind the curtain at the alternate training site in Appleton

8/11/2020
Brewers beat reporter Todd Rosiak joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss the Brewers' anemic offense, the return to form of Christian Yelich, the arrival of Luis Urias and the promise of pitchers Adrian Houser and Corbin Burnes. JR is then joined by Chris Mehring, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers media relations director and radio announcer, to get a sense of what life is like at the Appleton alternate training site. Is Perkins really the best thing going in Appleton? Music intro:...

Duration:00:38:02

08.04.2020: Lorenzo Cain out, COVID wreaks havoc and bullpen usage

8/4/2020
Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt and host JR Radcliffe discuss a disruptive weekend in which the series with the Cardinals was canceled, center fielder Lorenzo Cain opted out for the year, Ryan Braun was injured and bench coach Pat Murphy suffered a heart attack. Plus, some studying of the bullpen usage after a loss to the White Sox, an anemic offense and Brandon Woodruff dominating.

Duration:00:42:28

07.27.2020: Three games in and a mixed bag of results, plus looming doom on the horizon?

7/27/2020
The Milwaukee Brewers mostly scuffled to kick off the year in Chicago, but the real news was a fleet of positive COVID-19 tests for the Miami Marlins. Todd Rosiak discusses his reaction to the news and covering road baseball in an empty park, plus a slow start for Yelich and Hiura, notable pitching performances from Burnes, Peralta and Lauer, Ryan Braun's health and Lorenzo Cain's baserunning wizardry.

Duration:00:34:03

07.21.2020: One last preview of what promises to be the weirdest season ever

7/22/2020
The Milwaukee Brewers are on the cusp of the Major League Baseball season, in a form unlike anything we've seen before. Brewers beat reporters Tom Haudricourt and Todd Rosiak discuss the club's changing pitching landscape, with major promise from Corbin Burnes. What's the latest on Ryan Braun? What 30-man roster decisions remain? What have been the impressions of Orlando Arcia, who stands to gain playing time as Luis Urias bounces back from a positive test for COVID-19. And finally, what...

Duration:00:18:19

07.10.2020: Brewers begin intra-squad games in silent Miller Park

7/10/2020
Tom Haudricourt checks in with some early reports from Brewers workouts and intra-squad games inside empty Miller Park, with Brandon Woodruff looking ready to roll and the team facing a fairly healthy prognosis. What does he make of some camps around baseball interrupted by testing snafus or players like Brock Holt who feel they can't opt out to keep their careers afloat? What jumps out regarding the 2020 schedule ... or the suddenly released 2021 schedule? Plus: snakebitten Luis Urias, a...

Duration:00:39:39

06.29.2020: Seven Brewers questions to ponder as 'Spring Training 2.0' approaches

6/29/2020
What will spring training actually look like, and what are some of the Brewers-specific story lines to follow now that we're close to the start of baseball? Brewers beat writer Tom Haudricourt joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss seven such topics. Will Craig Counsell treat the 60-game season as one big expanded September? Will all the players injured in camp be ready to go? Who's in the rotation (and will the rotation expand)? How do some of the new rules serve Milwaukee? Could the Brewers be...

Duration:00:54:13

06.24.2020: We have baseball! And it's going to look very different

6/24/2020
Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt and host JR Radcliffe discuss the news of baseball on the horizon; at least, as much as the virus will allow. They look back at the tense negotiations between the two sides and the attributes of a resolution, the many changes to game play and how those new wrinkles might impact Milwaukee.

Duration:00:41:53

06.15.2020: Garrett Mitchell, baseball's stalemate and new Brewers book 'Turning 50'

6/15/2020
Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss his new Brewers book, 'Turning 50,' taking a look back on the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee Brewers baseball. Plus, a look at first-round draft choice Garrett Mitchell and looking at the stalemate between baseball owners and the players association.

Duration:00:36:21

06.11.2020: Ken Sanders revisits the birth of the Milwaukee Brewers

6/11/2020
Former Brewers reliever Ken Sanders, a standout on the first Brewers teams of 1970 and 1971, looks back at the birth of the franchise. He and host JR Radcliffe talk what the early days were like, Tommy Harper, Sanders' crazy numbers, his ability to stay healthy despite massive workload, the origin of his "Bulldog" nickname and ... the time he listed and sold the Field of Dreams (yes, that one, in Iowa) as a realtor. Music intro: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music.

Duration:00:34:26

05.29.2020: How worried should we be about the baseball labor issues?

5/29/2020
Could labor trouble keep the baseball season from happening at all in 2020, even if it's deemed safe to play? Brewers beat reporter Todd Rosiak joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss where the concern level should be. Other topics: The club's release of numerous minor leaguers, the potential new wrinkles that would come with empty stadiums and what damage would be wrought if a season doesn't happen at all. Music intro: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music.

Duration:00:27:13