Brewers Sign Brooks Conrad

The Brewers have signed Brooks Conrad to a minor league contract, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). The Paragon Sports International client will compete for a utility job in Spring Training.

Conrad, 32 next week, was non-tendered by the Braves last month, though they had interest in re-signing him to a minor league deal. He hit .223/.325/.388 with four homers in 122 plate appearances in 2011 while playing first, second, and third bases. The switch-hitter is one season removed from a .250/.324/.487 effort in 2010, and his career numbers are significantly better against left-handed pitchers.


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71 Comments on "Brewers Sign Brooks Conrad"


Blue387
3 years 7 months ago

The Brewers need help on their defense. Brooks Conrad is probably not the solution.

diesel2410
3 years 7 months ago

Johnny Damon

3 years 7 months ago

Brewers need help on their defense???

Blue387
3 years 7 months ago

Did you watch the playoffs?

The Brewers committed nine errors in the six games of the NLCS.

3 years 7 months ago

no more Betancourt should help that… though Ramirez will be a problem at 3rd… should move him to first.

rundmc1981
3 years 7 months ago

Conrad just needs a shot in the arm.

3 years 7 months ago

brewers really needed a backup 1B… if the plan is to use Cesar Izturis as the primary backup for the left side of the infield, Conrad could conceivably be used for the right side.  Both, however, are signed to Minor League deals, so these may just be moves for depth.

craigkimbrelfan
3 years 7 months ago

Whoa…this is going to be a weird home opener.

3 years 7 months ago

The Braves are playing the Nashville Sounds in their home opener?

bravesdude
3 years 7 months ago

Why ? Do we play the Brewers for our home opener ?

gmenfan
3 years 7 months ago

It’s Brooks Conrad that we’re talking about here ! Its not like the Cardinals are playing the Angels to start the season. Of course, that was be a weird opener for a plethora of reasons.

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

Brooks Litchfield Conrad. If that doesn’t sound like the biggest rich boy name of all time, then I don’t know what does.

3 years 7 months ago

William Henry Gates

tdot32
3 years 7 months ago

anyone named blair

Shaqfumanchu
3 years 7 months ago

DeJuan Blair?

philliesfan136
3 years 7 months ago

Not bad for a depth move.

philliesfan136
3 years 7 months ago

Can’t think of a “rich kid” first name, but Buxaplenty is the best last name.

toddcoffeytime
3 years 7 months ago

Blair Buxaplenty III, reporting in

Ian_Smell
3 years 7 months ago

Remy?

philliesfan136
3 years 7 months ago

Was gonna say that but didn’t

gmenfan
3 years 7 months ago

Preston, perhaps ?

toddcoffeytime
3 years 7 months ago

Cornelius?

NL_East_Rivalry
3 years 7 months ago

Maxamillion

Chioakcisco
3 years 7 months ago

Was that just a Fairly Oddparents reference? Wow…

Matt Talbert
3 years 7 months ago

Brooks Conrad lands contract?  Either the Brewers GM is drunk or this can only be the work of……FAIRY …. GOD … PARENTS!!!!

brstreet9
3 years 7 months ago

Carlton Banks Buxaplenty

Jeff
3 years 7 months ago

Hope he does well, just not in the opening series.

JohnKruksWaistline
3 years 7 months ago

In my heart, he’ll always have the most hilarious errors.

sf55forlife
3 years 7 months ago

The savior!!!

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

Our Lord. Our Savior. Brooks Conrad.

Lastings
3 years 7 months ago

I at least hope the Giants gave him a ring for his postseason performance…

55saveslives
3 years 7 months ago

MVP! MVP!!

rundmc1981
3 years 7 months ago

I hope we can see him again in the playoffs.

bravesdude
3 years 7 months ago

Ugh . It was just time to move on I guess .

bravesdude
3 years 7 months ago

Our most significant moves this year are going to be players going to different teams instead of bringing someone new in .

coreybishop
3 years 7 months ago

Sometimes, the best moves are the ones you don’t make.

bravesdude
3 years 7 months ago

And I would agree with that , no doubt . Just seems like it has been a boring offseason to this point so far .

rundmc1981
3 years 7 months ago

Considering these moves involve Sherrill, Lowe, Conrad, Alex Gonzalez, maybe Moylan, and Linebrink, I see nothing wrong with that. I hate cliches but I’ll say: addition by subtraction. Alex Gonzalez is the only one on there I’d speak up for and I know we can do better than him at the plate.

austinhb
3 years 7 months ago

Only Problem was Sherril was a lot better than people give him credit for

AKbraves
3 years 7 months ago

Peter Moylan?  He’s a stud.  One of the better relievers around the past few years, just out of shape and injury prone. He’s also a hilarious clubhouse presence.  You wouldn’t speak up for him?

3 years 7 months ago

We have dropped quite a bit of dead weight at least. No more Lowe, Mclouth, or Kawakami!! Sucks that they were all such a waste of money but I’m sure happy they are all gone.

3 years 7 months ago

We have dropped quite a bit of dead weight at least. No more Lowe, Mclouth, or Kawakami!! Sucks that they were all such a waste of money but I’m sure happy they are all gone.

3 years 7 months ago

We have dropped quite a bit of dead weight at least. No more Lowe, Mclouth, or Kawakami!! Sucks that they were all such a waste of money but I’m sure happy they are all gone.

Alldaybaseball
3 years 7 months ago

Brooksie is one of my favorites. Tries all the time and is a clubhouse favorite.

rainyperez
3 years 7 months ago

Except in the playoffs

gmenfan
3 years 7 months ago

The Giants REALLY love Conrad.

bravesdude
3 years 7 months ago

Just because a man tries really har doesn’t mean he won’t make mistakes .

rundmc1981
3 years 7 months ago

This is going on my next motivational poster.

3 years 7 months ago

prince fielder: replaced

coreybishop
3 years 7 months ago

K-Rod for Trumbo. That would be interesting!

Corey
3 years 7 months ago

Other then some offense, I dont see much in this. Conrad is DECENT at defense unless he’s at second in the playoffs. Plus the Nashville Sounds have SUCKED recently so he wont be in the playoffs unless the Brewers make it.

Corey
3 years 7 months ago

They should send Lincecum to the Brewers for Conrad with how much they love him. Gotta love sarcasm.

mgsports
3 years 7 months ago

K-Rod isn’t worth him and can Conrad play 1B other then 3B and 2nd.

HHHDMS
3 years 7 months ago

No relation to Conrad Brooks..we love you Conrad oh yes we do..
Anyway when I see E4 E5 or E6 for the Brew Crew Ill be curious to see if its Conrad 

joeybw
3 years 7 months ago

I don’t want Conrad at all but it’s just amusing at this point how many times this has already happened. We were close to signing him and the Brewers jumped in. Are we on ebay? Do we keep getting sniped or is it just me?

Kevin
3 years 7 months ago

Brooks Conrad is good for the brewers offense but not for defense