Capt Science

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Brewers 22nd most valuable franchise

Forbes published its annual team values, with the Brewers coming in at 22nd ($376 million). This is up 7% from last year (and up roughly 88% from the reported $200 million Mark paid in 2004). The Yankees were tops with $1,700 million and the Mets (which sold a decade after the Pilots for the same amount) were 5th with $747 million.

Brewers avoid arbitration with Fielder, Parra

The Prince gets $15.5 million, while Manny gets $1.2 to be Manny.

Son of Clung is Rangers' plan B

Texas signed Seth McClung with the intent to look at him as a starter in spring. It's a split contract, so apparently that means he could make a different amount if he doesn't make the MLB team. No word yet on the plans of the Pinellas Park girls' basketball team.

Leslie Nielsen dies

Yeah, not 100% Brewers-related, but had a lot of ties to Milwaukee and there was at least one episode of "Police Squad" with the Brewers mentioned...

It's a girl!

Casey and his wife Sarah had a daughter, Cooper Reece. Not sure if the name reflects their love of Cecil Cooper, peanut butter cups, both, or neither.

Brewers value climbs roughly 1% in 2010

Forbes published its annual estimated franchise values and the Brewers climbed from $347 million in 2009 to $351 million in 2010. It estimates revenue and operating income to be down slightly from the prior year.

Josie's vacation now a little further away (Catalanotto signs with Mets)

Catalanotto signs minor league deal with Mets (h/t MLBTR). Feel free to come around and talk it over. Here's hoping Edmonds has some fun walk-up music.

Two Brewers among 20 best hitting prospects

John Sickels published his 50/50 list (top hitting and pitching prospects). Escobar was ranked at #16, but Lawrie finished at #14! I didn't think he'd be that high. The link above is to order the book, so you can see the full list.

Brewers have 5 of the "best" in A-ball

On August 19, Baseball America (link in title may require subscription) posted the results of its survey of class A managers. A few of the Brewers' farmhands were among those recognized as having good tools/ skills: Midwest league Cody Scarpetta (Best Breaking Pitch) Jose Duran (Best Defensive 3B) Florida State League Eric Farris (Best Baserunner, Best Defensive 2B) Amaury Rivas (Best Changeup) Martin Maldanado (Best Defensive Catcher) Before you get too excited about the Brewers having a number of good catchers in the minors, Maldanado is hitting .199/ .284/ .258.

Escobar: "Most exciting player"

On August 12, Baseball America posted the results of its "best tools" survey of league managers. Notable Brewer wins in the AAA PCL: Hernan Iribarren (best defensive 2B), Alcides Escobar (best defensive SS, best infield arm, most exciting player). I didn't see any of the Brewers' AA prospects on the winner's list. Also, the link above may require a subscription.

Braun: 32nd greatest player in TSN poll

Click on the above link to see the results of The Sporting News' latest attempt to stay relevant: "Top 50 MLB players". The list was created by a panel of 13 Hall of Famers, 13 Cy Young Award winners, 12 league MVPs, and other assorted baseball "personalities". The only Brewer on the list is Braun, at #32. Sabathia was #29.

Brewers value up to $347M (24th in MLB)

Forbes yesterday posted its latest franchise value estimates, which estimates the Brewers are $347 million, up from the $331 KL posted in his October Frosty Mug. Not bad, considering the economy. They also posted a number of other random rankings, including "Baseball's Best Relief Pitchers For The Buck". Sorry, no Swindle or Coffey.

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