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Kyle Lobner

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Kyle Lobner covers the Milwaukee Brewers in the Shepherd Express’ weekly On Deck Circle column. He has written about the Brewers and Minor League Baseball since 2008.

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Cole Hamels, for his part, may be able to add some stability and credibility to the back of the Brewers’ rotation. more

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Freddy Peralta wasn’t even supposed to be in the majors on Sunday, but he made the most of the opportunity. more

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The Brewers and their NL Central counterparts got a favor from the schedule makers this season: Baseball’s interleague play rotation matched up the Central divisions on a year when only Cleveland appears positioned to contend on the AL side. more

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Draft sacrifices aside, however, the 2003 hot streak injected some life into an otherwise negligible Brewers season and proved that even bad teams can be fun sometimes. more

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Braun’s recent home runs moved March/April 2018 off of this list, but here are some of the worst prior months of his career and a look at how he rebounded. more

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On April 15, 1987, Juan Nieves pitched the only no-hitter in Brewers franchise history. If that feels like a long time ago, it’s because it was. more

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Braun needs five more runs batted in to become the 285th player in MLB history, the ninth active player and just the second Brewer with 1,000 in their careers. more

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Monday’s home opener against the Cardinals is their first of ten consecutive games against St. Louis and Chicago, the division’s other likely contenders for 2018 playoff berths. more

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The last time the Brewers were among the five best spring training teams was 2011, when they went on to win 96 regular season games and the National League Central. more

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If players are indeed less likely to pursue free agency after seeing what happened to some of their peers this winter, then the Brewers are one team that could see an opportunity to work on long-term extensions for some of their young contributors. more

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Among the first group of eleven cuts that the Brewers made late last week were some of the organization’s top prospects. Here’s a quick look at what we learned about them this spring. more

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As the Brewers continue to work with Braun on a possible move to first base there hasn’t been a lot of discussion about what that means for Thames, who does not have a clear opportunity to remain in the lineup if his defensive position is occupied. more

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He’s still a long way away from winning a major league job with the Brewers, but Ji-Man Choi did not miss any opportunities this weekend to demonstrate some of the things he’s capable of. more

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Cactus League games begin this week for the Brewers and if you want to catch them all, your schedule is pretty simple. more

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As the Milwaukee Brewers report to spring training this week they’ve selected a possible big change: Moving Ryan Braun, at least part of the time, to first base. more

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For the players who have yet to accumulate enough service time to qualify for arbitration, there’s really not much room for negotiation. more

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A sudden turn in the Brewers’ offseason brought a new level of excitement to Brewers On Deck over the weekend as a jam-packed crowd gathered at the Wisconsin Center to meet, among others, returning hero Lorenzo Cain. more

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The bottom teams in the NL Central should serve as a reminder that things could be much worse in Milwaukee. more

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Steamer, one of baseball’s most oft-used and respected projection models, predicts Anderson will have a 4.90 ERA in 2018, over two runs worse than his mark from a year ago. more

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Each year at the start of spring training teams talk a big game about strategic changes they’re considering making for the season ahead. more

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