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The Brewers Fan’s Definitive Playoffs Rooting Guide II

Maybe none of yesterday’s American League teams appealed to you all that much. Maybe you’ve decided “screw it, I’m already having a short-term fling with a strange team, why not double my pleasure and pick one from each league?” Maybe you’re just still unable to cope with the late-season elimination and you’re desperately reading this […]

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The Brewers Fan’s Definitive Playoffs Rooting Guide

Growing up as a Milwaukee Brewers fan in the ’90s and early ’00s, but obsessing over baseball like I do, was not a great combination. Those Milwaukee teams were essentially done by August, or even earlier, and played out the season with ramshackle lineups and makeshift starting rotations cobbled together out of has-beens, never-weres, and […]

Brewers Farm Update

Nathan For You

#Brewers pitching prospect Nathan Kirby, out two years with pair of elbow surgeries, is pitching in squad games in instructional ball. — Tom (@Haudricourt) September 26, 2017 His BP profile page might not reflect it yet, as it still sits vacant dating back to 2015, but one of the Brewers’ most intriguing mothballed minor-leaguers is […]

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Eric Sogard: Oasis or Mirage?

Quickly, without Googling: through this past weekend’s action, among Major League players with at least 50 plate appearances, who tops the leaderboard for wRC+? Mike Trout? A good guess, if a predictable one, but he’s in second place. Eric Thames? You’re really, really close. As in, same team, same first name, close. I’m talking about […]

Brewers Farm Update

To Friends He’s Known As Corbin, But to You It’s Mr. Burnes

“I am not necessarily a results-oriented guy.” – Corbin Burnes, February ’17 The 2017 Carolina Mudcats roster is loaded with talent and potential. And despite his self-confessed ambivalence to results, starting pitcher Corbin Burnes has been one of the most impressive producers of the first two months for the Mudcats. Burnes, as you might expect […]