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Austerity and Collusion

The Milwaukee Brewers rebuilding and analytics campaign fits perfectly with a new narrative of revenue reorganization within the MLB. Mirroring a broader era of austerity in the United States of America, MLB owners are redistributing revenue upwards, to the detriment of both MLB and minor league payrolls, as well as draft and international spending bonuses. […]

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Mauricio Dubon: Letting the Game Come

On December 6, 2016, the Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox struck a deal that sent then-Brewers reliever Tyler Thornburg to the Red Sox for third baseman Travis Shaw and minor leaguers Josh Pennington, Mauricio Dubon, and a PTBNL or cash. Shaw was the headliner in the package the Brewers received, but Dubon was arguably […]

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101 Trends

Yesterday, Baseball Prospectus published the 2017 Top 101 prospects, which was a list that substantiated fan sentiment that Milwaukee has effectively rebuilt the farm system. Notably, the laudable Brewers prospects evenly represent regimes, with President Doug Melvin claiming three of the Brewers’ Top 101, and current GM David Stearns claiming four. Taken in concert with […]

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That Sinking Feeling

We’re here at last. Today, Milwaukee Brewers pitchers and catchers report to camp. Among the biggest roster battles set to unfold this spring is the skirmish for space in the starting rotation. Barring catastrophe, Zach Davies and Junior Guerra are our two locks. That leaves three spots open for Wily Peralta, Chase Anderson, Matt Garza, […]

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Prospective 2018

The 2017 Brewers pose an extremely interesting problem for those analysts that enjoy looking forward on the calendar: At least two of Milwaukee’s 2017 BaseballProspectus Top 10 could reasonably lose rookie status during extended MLB stints in 2017 (a la Orlando Arcia in 2016). At least six of the Brewers 2017 BaseballProspectus Top 10 could reasonably make the […]

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PECOTA Trends in the NL Central

It’s been a long winter in Wisconsin, and one that our other professional sports teams have only filled with heartbreak (Packers endure drubbing by Falcons in NFC Championship; Bucks’ former #2 overall pick Jabari Parker tears left ACL for the second time in 3 years). But we have finally made it to February, and even […]

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