MARYVALE AZ - FEBRUARY 24: John Axford #59 of the Milwaukee Brewers poses for a portrait during Spring Training Media Day on February 24 2011 at Maryvale Stadium in Maryvale Arizona. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Here's the latest in news and notes from the Brew Crew:
Brewers to Continue Talks with Greinke, Axford | Brew Beat
The Brewers’ contract negotiations with starter Zack Greinke and closer John Axford won’t end with the start of regular season, top two officials said before Friday’s season opener.
Melvin, Roenicke to May Sign Extensions Soon | Twitter @Haudricourt
To hear Brewers owner Mark Attanasio, sounds like GM Doug Melvin and manager Ron Roenicke will have extensions soon.
Braun All Smiles Before Opener | Brew Beat
Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun had a big smile on his face before Friday’s season opener, eager to put a tumultuous winter behind him and to see if his team is as good as he believes it is.
Just because the Milwaukee Brewers decided the Prince Fielder Sweepstakes were too rich for their blood last winter doesn't mean they are cutting corners with their payroll in 2012. Quite the contrary.
I had a chance earlier in the week to exchange some questions with Kyle Lobner of Brew Crew Ball, and I managed—with considerable strain—to avoid asking five questions about how cool Norichika Aoki is.