Looking at his name, I would certainly think it’s pronounced more like “fears,” but it’s actually pronounced “fires.”  Infinitely cooler, and certainly appropriate for his immensely successful rookie campaign.

With a Brewers starting rotation dealing with an early season-ending injury to Chris Narveson, then Marco Estrada pulling his quad rounding first, Michael Fiers, the Brewers 2011 minor league pitcher of the year, finally got his call up after an inconsistent stint to start his 2012 campaign in AAA. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

First Stanton, now Joey Votto.  I got two good knees.  Take my knees.  Please!  I take my knees everywhere and they always find their way home.  I will attempt to put into words how distraught I was over losing Votto, but Autocorrect tried to change put into pout, so even it knows this isn’t going to be easy.   Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Vicente Padilla had this to say recently to Telemundo about Mark Teixeira, “He should play a women’s sport.  When he hits a home run, he can take off his jersey and slide on his knees around the bases… Then, while he’s on his knees, well, let’s just say in my home country, we’d make him a bucket… And, if he wants to cry about me pitching him inside, he can cry into a sanitary napkin.   Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Phils decided they wanted to get younger for Friday’s game so they’re bringing up this guy from the minors.  They say he’s got good power, but he’s been playing first base on a foot stool.  At least they could’ve got Ryan Howard one of those giant Rawlings glove bean bags.   Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Paul Goldschmidt homered yesterday for the 2nd time in two games and third in his last four games.  He’s also hitting around .400 in the last week.  Goldschmidt may have had some Growing Pains, but don’t call him Tracey.  Neil Young and I have been searchin’ for a heart of Goldschmidt, and finally AuShizz is translating from German into actual stats.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Milwaukee Brewers 2011 Minor League Review
Overall farm ranking via Baseball America (2011)
2011 (30) | 2010 (14) | 2009 (10) | 2008 (21) | 2007 (5) | 2006 (5) | 2005 (3) | 2004 (1)

Record of Major and Minor League Teams
MLB: [94-65] NL Central (record as of 9/25/11
AAA: [71-73] Pacific Coast League – Nashville
AA: [64-73] Southern League – Huntsville
A+: [62-76] Florida League – Brevard County
A: [67-72] Midwest League – Wisconson
R: [30-46] Pioneer League – Helena
R: [17-39] Arizona League

The Run Down
Prior to the 2011 season start, the Brewers made several trades that depleted their farm system of top talent. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?