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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 […]

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Hard Contact, Harder Luck: The Ballad of Kirk Nieuwenhuis

On Sunday, Kirk Nieuwenhuis was outrighted to Class-AAA by the Brewers to clear a roster spot for Brent Suter. This was hardly a stunning development. The pitching staff was stretched thin after a series of short starts,¬†and Nieuwenhuis had struggled to carve out a role in Milwaukee’s crowded outfield. And even when he did see […]