Brewers Farm Update

Organizational No-No!

The Milwaukee Brewers have been playing major league baseball as a franchise for nearly 50 years now, but the organization can claim only one no-hitter thrown at the big league level. If you have ever watched at least one TV broadcast featuring color commentator Bill Schroeder, you know that said event occurred all the way […]

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Jonathan Schoop is a Bad Fit

The Brewers recently acquired second baseman Jonathan Schoop from the Baltimore Orioles while surrendering incumbent second baseman Jonathan Villar, and prospects Luis Ortiz and Jean Carmona. On paper this doesn’t look too bad as Villar had worn out his welcome, and Ortiz is a fine prospect, but Schoop is, on paper, a quality major leaguer. […]

Brewers Farm Update

Which Roster Crunch?

The Brewers have made a series of moves lately, both in terms of standard (non-waiver) trade deadline impact deals and post-deadline deals, involving players that would be exposed to the 2019 Rule 5 draft (info here). These players include LHP Kodi Medeiros, a probable MLB reliever; RHP Luis Ortiz, a potential mid-rotation starter with more […]

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Finding Balance between Hoarding Prospects and Overpaying

A few days before the trade deadline, the Brewers traded Brett Phillips and Jorge Lopez to Kansas City for Mike Moustakas.  Moustakas is under contract through the end of this season, and then there is a mutual option at $15 million for next year.  Phillips and Lopez have each spent time in both Triple-A and […]

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Grading the System 3

The splash happened: For two-and-a-half years, Brewers fans and analysts wondered aloud what it might take for GM David Stearns to trade an impact prospect at the trade deadline. The debate softened somewhat during the 2017-2018 offseason, as Stearns certainly proved himself capable of parting with (several) impact prospects. This transaction was always explained away, […]

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