Brewers Release Scott Schoeneweis

The Brewers released lefty reliever Scott Schoeneweis, reports Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.  Schoeneweis had signed a minor league deal on February 9th, with hopes of complementing Mitch Stetter as the team's second bullpen lefty.  Schoeneweis was upset by the release, and doesn't feel he should have to prove himself again because his wife died last year from a drug overdose.  He sounded off further to's Adam McCalvy.

Schoeneweis, 36, handled lefties well for the Mets back in '08.  He joins free agent southpaw relievers Ron Mahay, Glendon Rusch, and Ron Villone.

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  1. Infield Fly 5 years ago

    Schoeneweis, 36, handled lefties well for the Mets back in ’08.

    Yeah, but whenever Jerry decided to leave him in to face righties I passed out rather than face the inevitable….

    • East Coast Bias 5 years ago

      hahaha I remember those days. That’s the year that everybody from the pen imploded for the Mets if I’m correct. Aaron Heilman and Scott Schoeneweis stick out more to me for some reason…

      • SRT 5 years ago

        Your memory is correct. Met fans would groan loudly when Heilman would take the mound and only slightly less loudly when Shoe did. ’08 and the Met BP was a year to forget.
        With that, no matter what his frame of mind now, I wish him luck. Life dealt him a tough blow. In the article he implies he’s got his head back on his shoulders and can now devote 100% to his craft. Father time though and the fact that middle relievers are a dime a dozen might work against him…..

  2. alxn 5 years ago

    Nice to see he was humbled by the experience…

  3. roidrager 5 years ago

    Schoeneweis has always been a little punk. He was always my least favorite Angel, even more so when he whined about the fans just before a strike was averted in ’02. He’s always been mediocre at best with the attitude of a superstar. Good riddance.

  4. vtadave 5 years ago

    It’s funny, my 8 year-old son throws left-handed and he was practicing pitchinig this week at Little League practice. I tried explaining to him that simply throwing left-handed had its advantages, and the first name I thought of was Scott Schoenweis.

    11 years
    93 ERA+
    $20.2 million in career earnings

    Scott – take your money, count your blessings, and disappear.

  5. strikethree 5 years ago

    Wow, the wife card. Haven’t heard that for a while now…

  6. jdub220 5 years ago

    I feel bad for him about his wife, but he acts like a baby. Baseball is a business, and if you perform badly, you’re shown the door. He needs to retire anyways and be with his kids.

  7. crazynatsfan 5 years ago

    i said it before and all say it again i want this guy in a nats uni

  8. Ricky Bones 5 years ago

    Schoeneweis, 36, had a wife who couldn’t resist the nose candy & O.D.’d in a dirty hotel bathroom.

  9. Steve_in_MA 5 years ago

    I don’t think it serves any purpose to badmouth his dead wife. Nevertheless, the “they cut me because my wife died” argument is pathetic. His wife was just as dead when they signed him to a contract. Obviously, Scott can’t handle the valid criticism of his quickly eroding pitching skills and has to use pitiful excuses to prop up his delusion that he’s an MLB superstar. Interestingly, had he gone out quietly and graciously, he would have probably been given an opportunity to pitch for another MLB squad. Now, I doubt anyone wants to touch him with a 10 ft. pole.

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