Kyle Lobner


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.

At this point, the Brewers’ offseason news could be covered in depth on one side of an index card. more

Dec 11, 2017 9:45 AM Brewers On Deck Circle 1 Comments

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Across Major League Baseball the offseason is off to a bit of a slow start, at least partially because of one of the more unique and bizarre player situations in recent memory. more

Dec 4, 2017 9:21 AM Brewers On Deck Circle


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There’s an old adage saying you can never have too many catchers, but the Brewers appear poised to test that notion. more

Nov 27, 2017 9:54 AM Milwaukee Brewers


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Scott Boras has become an infamous MLB agent at least in part because he’s very good at finding a team willing to pay or exceed top dollar for his clients. In recent years, that process has included making a lot of calls to Mark Attanasio’s office. more

Nov 20, 2017 9:13 AM Brewers On Deck Circle


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Since it was established in 2014, the Brewers’ “Wall of Honor” outside Miller Park has been a busy place. more

Nov 13, 2017 9:55 AM Brewers On Deck Circle


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It's going to be a busy winter for the Brewers. more

Nov 6, 2017 10:20 AM Brewers On Deck Circle


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It’s likely that managers have always received too much of the credit or blame for the result of MLB seasons. more

Oct 30, 2017 11:21 AM Brewers On Deck Circle


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The infield corners are largely “set” for the Milwaukee Brewers for next year, but Travis Shaw and Eric Thames’ ability to repeat or build upon their 2017 success might be one of 2018’s most interesting storylines. more

Oct 23, 2017 9:59 AM Milwaukee Brewers


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Manny Pina is almost certainly the Brewers’ catcher of the present. The future, however, remains cloudier than one might expect. more

Oct 16, 2017 10:19 AM Brewers On Deck Circle


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While the Milwaukee Brewers have been eliminated from postseason contention for a couple of weeks, there are a number players with history in Milwaukee still competing. more

Oct 9, 2017 9:37 AM Brewers On Deck Circle

The fact that the Brewers were even in position to make a late-season push marks a significant change from where this team and organization were six months ago. more

Oct 2, 2017 10:05 AM Brewers On Deck Circle

Just nine of the 44 players that appeared in a game for the 2008 Brewers are still playing. By this time a year from now this list could be much shorter. more

Sep 25, 2017 9:28 AM Brewers On Deck Circle

We talk to Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Eric Sogard about the team's pennant race and his future with the organization. more

Sep 18, 2017 9:40 AM Brewers On Deck Circle

It’s true that if pitchers didn’t hit, they wouldn’t face this risk of injury. If baseball eliminated the DH and taught young pitchers to hit and run the bases, however, perhaps sending them to the plate wouldn’t be so risky. more

Sep 11, 2017 9:14 AM Brewers On Deck Circle

If the Milwaukee Brewers are going to reach the postseason this year, they have some work to do against their own division: NL Central opponents make up 22 of their final 25 games. more

Sep 5, 2017 9:40 AM Brewers On Deck Circle

While the Brewers have been pretty good against bad teams over the years, they’ve largely gotten their lunch money stolen from them by dominant ones. more

Aug 28, 2017 11:35 AM Brewers On Deck Circle

The suddenly streaky Milwaukee Brewers went 4-1 over the last week and, in so doing, passed a minor milestone on the path to contention. more

Aug 21, 2017 11:47 AM Brewers On Deck Circle


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The Brewers are just 2-6 in their last eight games, but that’s not Ryan Braun’s fault. more

Aug 14, 2017 9:52 AM Brewers On Deck Circle

Once again the Brewers and Twins face off with somewhat parallel seasons, but once again the Brewers are on slightly better footing. more

Aug 7, 2017 9:28 AM Brewers On Deck Circle


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MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline was moved back from June 15 to the end of July in 1986, so the current system has been in place for 31 years now. During that time the Brewers have taken the opportunity to sell off assets at the last minute ... more

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