Wednesday, April 27, 2011

VFBC Podcast Episode 10

Breakdown of The Show:

Intro/Ryan Braun Extension :00-15:52
Week Recap (Philles/Astros Series)16:55-31:48
Roster Moves That Happened and Are Coming 32:55-42:42
News and Notes/Preview (Reds/Astros Series) 43:56-51:27

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ryan Braun Now Officially A New Generations Robin Yount

When I heard the news today while sitting in my cubicle at work the first thing I thought of was that Ryan Braun will most likely finish his career with the Milwaukee Brewers. Which will make my hope of Braun becoming a new generations Robin Yount come true. It is so rare in this day and age of sports for an athlete to spend their entire career with one club. This 5 year extension for Braun through 2020 (mutual option for 2021) makes that very realistic. The deal seems pretty good for the club as well as Braun. Although there is a risk anytime you give any player a deal for this length of time and dollar amount, as GM Doug Melvin said in the press conference today, you only do this type of deal for special players. Like Robin Yount before him, Ryan Braun is indeed a special player. No doubt in my mind he is worthy of this type of investment. I just hope that one day like Yount, Braun's #8 is retired into the rafters at Miller Park and that we Brewers fans get to witness a 3,000 hit or a 500th HR.

We will break the deal down much more in depth on episode 10 of the podcast this coming Monday night. Available on the site here as well as iTunes on Tuesday.

Listener Poll Results

"Worst Brewers (semi) regular player in recent memory?"

Chad Moeller: 60%

Franklin Stubbs: 20%

Yuniesky Betancourt: 0%

Jesse Levis: 0%

Juan Bell: 20%

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

VFBC Podcast Episode 9

Breakdown of The Show:

Offensive Woes (Betancourt, Gomez, Kotsay & Almonte Dreadful) 00-19:29
Week Recap (Pirates/Nats Series) 20:46-34:12
Defensive Alignments/Crazy Shifts/They Work 35:26-42:16
Preview Week Ahead (Phillies/Astros Series) & News/Notes 43:30-52:11

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Breaking News! (Not Really) VFBC Podcast Now Available On iTunes

You asked for it and you shall get it. The View From Bernie's Chalet podcast with Jason, Alex and Brad is now available for download on iTunes. All 8 episodes and all future episodes will be there for you to download, sync to your iPod device of choice and listen to wherever you wish.

Just search the iTunes music store for "Brewers" or "View From Bernie's Chalet". Thanks again for listening, we really appreciate it.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Listener Poll Results

"Who would you rather see in CF, batting 2nd?"

Carlos Gomez: 14%

Nyjer Morgan: 85%

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

VFBC Podcast Episode 8

Breakdown of The Show:

Nyjer Morgan 00:00-15:24
Week Recap 16:14-39:13
Who do we send down 40:01-50:46
News/Notes 52:12-1:00:18

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

VFBC Podcast Episode 7

Breakdown of The Show:

Opening Day 00:00-17:35
Reds Series 18:23-39:18
Rickie Weeks Hot Start 40:16-49:44
Preview Braves & Cubs Series/News and Notes 50:40-1:01:26

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Listener Poll Results

"How do you feel about the Dickerson/Mitre trade?"

I like it: 37%

I don't like it: 12%

Too early to tell: 50%