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The Real Start of Spring 

Ticket Availability: A very limited number of tickets were released today from tickets that were previously on hold. They are available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis through Brewers.com.

Parking Lots Opening Time: Gates to the parking lots will also open at 10:10 a.m. CT.

Gate Opening Time: The Miller Park gates will open at 11:10 a.m. CT.

First Pitch: Members of the Wisconsin Badgers football team, including head coach Paul Chryst, will participate in the ceremonial first pitch. The Badgers football program set a school record with 13 wins this past season, capped by an Orange Bowl victory.

Via Going to Brewers’ home opener Monday? Here’s what you need to know – OnMilwaukee.

Astros

The Brewers thought they had a trade Wednesday night sending Gomez to New York but the Mets called off the deal over concerns about Gomez’s hip.

The Astros apparently had no such concerns. FOX Sports says the four prospects the Brewers are getting back are outfielder Brett Phillips, OF Domingo Santana, left-hander Josh Hader and right-hander Adrian Houser.

Via Carlos Gomez, Mike Fiers traded to Houston @ JS Brewers Blog

Brewers on the Market

“To the surprise of no one who has been paying attention since April 6, the Brewers are sellers on this year’s major-league trade market. That’s what happens when you fall out of the playoff race soon after the first pitch of the season is thrown. There have been various reports about players the Brewers are…

He’d like to stay

“I’d be disappointed if I get traded. Because I signed two years-plus just to be here,” said Rodriguez, who signed a two-year deal worth $13 million in spring training that includes a club option for 2017. “If I didn’t believe this ballclub would be better and compete in the future, I would have gone someplace…

Recovering

“Uecker, 81, was sent to Froedtert to be checked out further and Barnes said the decision was made to keep him overnight “out of an abundance of caution.” It was not known if Uecker would be in the booth for the Brewers’ game Tuesday night against Kansas City at Miller Park.” Via Bob Uecker suffers…

Quick

The day after making an impressive seven-inning start in his major-league debut, Tyler Cravy has been optioned back to Class AAA Colorado Springs by the Milwaukee Brewers. Via Tyler Cravy optioned back to Colorado Springs; OF Shane Peterson recalled @ JS Brewers Blog. 

Plentiful areas for improvement 

You don’t find yourself in the Brewers’ current predicament as the team with the worst record in the major leagues (16-34) without significant breakdowns in every facet of the game. They are last in the majors in hitting (.227 batting average) and on-base percentage (.283); 29th among the 30 teams in pitching (4.67 earned run…

Lucroy

We’ll see what they want me to do. They don’t want me to burn out the first day. Since I’ve been catching for a while (in the bullpen), I think the at-bats are more important than getting nine innings behind the plate. Via Jonathan Lucroy going to Brevard for rehab assignment @ JS Brewers Blog.

Brewers….Win

Cubs fall to Brewers 3-2 on Maldonado's single in 11th http://t.co/bX6NoB60KF — Wis. State Journal (@WiStateJournal) May 11, 2015

Players’ Manager

“If there’s anybody that is Milwaukee Brewers baseball, aside from probably Bob Uecker, it’s him. He grew up here, lives here, played here for a long time and had a ton of success as a player. Was widely respected. Probably the best leader that I ever played with. So I don’t think they could have…

Melvin lives to deal poorly another day

While Ron Roenicke will never be confused for Tony LaRussa or Bruce Bochy when it comes to in-game management, I thought he was doing about the best he could with a roster that features little big-time, big league talent.  And the blame for that has to be put squarely on team President and General Manager…

Counsell

“Craig has many years of Major League playing experience, and his three-plus years of learning all aspects of baseball operations helps prepare him for this managerial position,” said general manager Doug Melvin. “There will be challenges, but Craig has never shied away from leadership responsibilities on the field as a player or in his most…

Done

The @Brewers have fired manager Ron Roenicke. @Todd_Rosiak has the story. http://t.co/4Ai2yUilg8 pic.twitter.com/3VB0jhBykv — Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) May 4, 2015

Not Right Now

Now, less than three weeks into the season the Brewers sport the worst record in the major leagues at 2-12 and virtually nothing is going right. The offense, aside from a breakout game in Tuesday’s 16-10 loss to the Reds, has been just as bad as it was down the stretch in 2014. Via Mark…

Win

#Brewers shut out Pirates for first victory of season. http://t.co/GOqk8PhWiC — Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) April 12, 2015

Nowhere to go but up

10-0. #Brewers: Rockies blitz Milwaukee 10-0 on Opening Day http://t.co/mZAonnvRga pic.twitter.com/WVaZFGGMUU — Wis. State Journal (@WiStateJournal) April 7, 2015

Too much trouble

Brewers farm director Reid Nichols said Delmonico was released because the organization had lost contact with him. “We couldn’t contact him,” said Nichols. “He wouldn’t return calls. We couldn’t find him. “With all the maintenance, we didn’t feel like he was a major-league prospect. So, the work wasn’t worth it. It was too much to…

AL West

#Brewers: Seattle finalizes 1-year contract with Rickie Weeks http://t.co/bldjlJOPsi pic.twitter.com/jJLbyKezGb — madison.com (@madisondotcom) February 14, 2015

2.28.15

The Milwaukee Brewers have set Saturday, Feb. 28 as the date for this year’s Arctic Tailgate party, which marks the beginning of individual ticket sales at Miller Park. Individual game tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. that day. This is the ninth year that the Arctic Tailgate will mark the start of individual…

Pitchman

“Scott always aggressively represents all of his players,” Attanasio said Sunday during the Brewers On Deck fan festival at the Wisconsin Center. “Within one hour of announcing the trade of Yovani Gallardo, he was calling to represent a number of his players with us.” Via Mark Attanasio, Scott Boras have discussed K-Rod @ JS Brewers…