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Christian Yelich Newsbeat

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Brewers’ Christian Yelich has become an absolute monster at Miller Park

Freaky. One home run from the record of most home runs in March/April. Nine more days are left in the month.

How easy? After hitting two more home runs Saturday night in the Brewers’ 5-0 victory at Miller Park, these are Yelich’s numbers in 13 home games: .435 batting average, 13 home runs, 29 runs batted in, 19 runs scored, 1.326 slugging percentage, 1.868 OPS.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 21, 2019 at 09:37 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, christian yelich

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Cardinals keep pitching to Christian Yelich, and he keeps making them pay for it

A quirk of Yelich’s season so far…all his homers have been hit at home.

Yelich’s splits.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 17, 2019 at 09:02 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, cardinals, christian yelich

Christian Yelich hits three home runs after extra batting practice

Dude is 2018 NL MVP and in top ten in a lot of good categories and he’s not cool with the results

Master of the Horse Posted: April 17, 2019 at 07:00 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: christian yelich, milwaukee, milwaukee brewers, mvp

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Yelich eyes history in Brewers’ series finale vs. Cards

Christian Yelich will try to match a major league record when the Milwaukee Brewers host the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon to wrap up a four-game series.

Yelich, the reigning National League Most Valuable Player, has homered in each of his first three games of the season. That represents a franchise record and is one shy of the all-time mark, shared by five players.

A home run in the series finale would give Yelich a piece of the record along with Willie Mays (San Francisco Giants, 1971), Mark McGwire (Cardinals, 1998), Nelson Cruz (Texas Rangers, 2011), Chris Davis (Baltimore Orioles, 2013) and Trevor Story (Colorado Rockies, 2016). Yelich is coming off a career-best season with 36 homers and 110 RBIs.

An interesting demonstration of the effects of the three true outcomes, albeit a subtle one.

 

QLE Posted: March 31, 2019 at 04:58 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, christian yelich, home runs

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Derek Jeter on trading Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich: ‘We’re fixing something that wasn’t working’

Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter has turned the team over quite a bit since taking over. When Jeter’s group first assumed control, the Marlins were blessed with talented youngsters like Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna. A few months later, those players were gone.

Why did Jeter feel it was necessary to make those moves? Because that core wasn’t winning.

Jeter sat down with Harold Reynolds of MLB Network to discuss those initial moves. Jeter tells Reynolds the team was struggling with those players, and that the ownership group was “fixing something that wasn’t working.”

One gets the feeling he spoke with Harold Reynolds because no one else would let him get away with that bulljive and bunkum….

 


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Yelich, Brewers look for another playoff season

Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers think the best way to duplicate their success from last season is to forget it happened altogether.

Milwaukee won the NL Central last year for the first time since 2011 and made it all the way to the NL Championship Series before losing to the more experienced Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games. Yelich earned his first NL MVP award after nearly winning the Triple Crown, and Josh Hader and Jesus Aguilar each had a breakout performance.

Barreling toward a season with considerable expectations, Yelich and Co. have little interest in revisiting the past.

A sentiment I suspect the Cubs fans here will agree with, albeit for very different reasons….

 

QLE Posted: March 20, 2019 at 07:42 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, christian yelich

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Baker Mayfield visits Christian Yelich at Brewers camp and calls baseball his first love

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is closing his momentous week by visiting Milwaukee Brewers spring training camp in Arizona to meet up with his best bud, Christian Yelich.

Mayfield is friends with the Brewers outfielder and reigning MVP, and had plenty of quips to reporters about his intentions with the team, though his pure love of America’s Pastime wasn’t one of them.

The two stars became friends in early 2018 while training at the same facility in California, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. That winter Yelich was traded to the Brewers by the Miami Marlins, so the Heisman Trophy winner out of the University of Oklahoma ordered custom gear.

Show of hands- how many of you would have assumed that “Baker Mayfield” is a commodity brokerage or white-shoe law firm at first glance?

 

 

QLE Posted: March 16, 2019 at 08:24 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, christian yelich

Monday, February 18, 2019

Yelich, Brewers focus on clean slate after near-miss in 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Yelich has already had conversations with some of his Milwaukee Brewers teammates about their biggest message this spring after coming up one win short of the World Series.

“What you did last year means nothing basically. Whether it was good or bad for you as an individual or as a team, it means absolutely nothing. It doesn’t matter,” Yelich said. “We all start with a clean slate. It’s all what are you going to do in 2019 to help the Brewers win.”

Even for the young slugging outfielder who was the NL MVP after nearly winning the Triple Crown (.326, 36 homers, 110 RBIs) in his first season with the Brewers.

 

QLE Posted: February 18, 2019 at 07:25 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, christian yelich

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Christian Yelich fires back at former Marlins executive over free agency comments

Is it really that sporting to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent?

QLE Posted: February 12, 2019 at 05:08 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: christian yelich, david samson

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

How Christian Yelich helped California heal during the fires | SI.com

Helping fire victims is a cause that’s near and dear to my heart. Despite the focus on negativity and divisiveness in the news every day, people can be very generous. I witness regular people stepping up to help their neighbors all the time. It’s nice to see major league players do the same.

As the fires burned, Yelich got on a group text with Braun and Moustakas. They weren’t sure how much damage there might ultimately be, but they knew that they wanted to do something. “When we knew that, structurally, our houses were O.K., the conversation immediately turned to, ‘How can we help?’” says Braun. “We recognized pretty quickly the magnitude and scope of how significant the damage was going to be.”

Says Yelich, “We’re in a position to do it. It’s our community, and we felt a responsibility to help and give back.” With Rams quarterback Jared Goff they began a campaign called California Strong. With an auction and a celebrity softball game they have already raised more than $1 million, and the quartet’s hope is to keep the charity work going, even as mainstream focus on the destruction begins to fade. “It gets so much publicity, then there’s something else and it gets forgotten,” Yelich says. “People’s lives still have to go on.”

Jim Furtado Posted: February 05, 2019 at 07:49 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: christian yelich

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

NY Times: Christian Yelich on Life as an M.V.P. and Why He Never Guesses at the Plate

[Q:] Given the oversaturation of statistics and measurements in baseball, what do you look at to evaluate your own performance?

[A: ]I feel like probably the biggest one is O.P.S. It’s the biggest stat that people take value from in the game, from the people who evaluate it and the people who play it. Just because it’s slugging and on base — two of the things that make up a productive baseball player. We’ve gotten away from batting average a little bit. I still think batting average is important; other people will tell you it’s not anymore in the game, but you don’t want to make outs, basically. You still have to get on base and be productive. Somehow getting on base and getting a hit are really not that big of a deal. It’s still really hard to get a hit in the big leagues, whether it’s a single or homer. There’s still something that can be said for that. You’ve seen that, where the game has gotten away from it, where it’s become acceptable to hit .220 or .230 and hit 30 homers.

bobm Posted: January 29, 2019 at 08:28 PM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: christian yelich, mvp

 

 

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