Depth Beats Attrition

At what point does roster-building “theory” yield to the harsh facts of attrition that accumulate during a 162 game season? I ask this question because throughout the offseason, especially recently, Brewers fans appear upset with the depth that GM David Stearns has acquired for the 2018 season, and there are questions about whether this is […]


Tyler Webb’s Roster Fight

Barring injury, the  Milwaukee Brewers bullpen is already taking shape. Corey Knebel will be the closer; Josh Hader, the swingman; and Jacob Barnes, Matt Albers, Boone Logan, Oliver Drake, and Jeremy Jeffress will likely have roles. That makes seven. If the Brewers decide to go with eight relievers as reported, things get interesting. Related: Tyler […]


Milwaukee’s Intriguing Versatility

The Brewers roster may yet be complete — I certainly hope they have another move in them. Regardless of what David Stearns has left in the tank, the crew in camp is already plenty intriguing. The position players in particular are fascinating, as the Brewers are bringing in their most versatile group of glovemen in […]

Brewers Farm Update

Speculating on on Rookie Arms

The release of Baseball Prospectus PECOTA projections is exciting for many reasons, not the least of which is finding the player comparisons that helped inform the projection system. Since PECOTA (and its redesigns) is based in part on finding comparable players in order to assess “true ability” and design aging curves suitable to each prospect […]


Villar is the Answer at Second

The 2018 Brewers should hit. Barring a major Spring Training trade, they’re set to enter the season with the deepest lineup in recent Milwaukee history. The lone remaining area of uncertainty is at second base, where incumbents Jonathan Villar and Eric Sogard figure to squabble for playing time, each trying to prove that their respective […]

Brewers Farm Update

Recovering Arms

The Milwaukee Brewers loudly announced a change in organizational intent from ‘rebuilding’ to ‘competing’ this past offseason, and their once vaunted farm system understandably took a hit in the process. On the evening of January 25th, David Stearns and company sent three of their top six prospects from Baseball Prospectus’ top-10 list – #1 Lewis […]


Who’s on Second?

Spring Training is upon us. It seems the Brewers have moves to be made regarding their crowded outfield and solid-but-underwhelming starting rotation but the rest of the roster is presumably set. Earlier this offseason, second base was a primary concern for Brewers fans. Most assumed that GM David Stearns would bring back midseason acquisition Neil […]

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