Brewers Farm Update

Brett Phillips’ Contact Issues are Officially Worrisome

In July of 2015, the Milwaukee Brewers traded away Carlos Gomez, and the centerpiece of the return package was centerfield prospect Brett Phillips. Later, that fall, I profiled Phillips as the newest impact prospect in the team’s rising farm system. In the context of evaluating Phillips, I took a long look at the evolution of […]

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Havana Nights In Milwaukee?

Having the top farm system in all of baseball means it’s too early to celebrate–but that doesn’t mean the Brewers shouldn’t splurge this winter. If the Milwaukee Brewers 2016 season–and the offseason that preceded it–had a unifying theme, that was without a doubt asset collection. Before you feast you must gather, and the David Stearns […]

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Seven Free Brews

Is it better to be lucky, or good? History has, time and again, proven this to be a trick question. The truth is, if you want to succeed in anything, you need to be both lucky and good. Building a championship baseball team is no exception. The 1994 Montreal Expos and 2001 Seattle Mariners might […]

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Meeting the Deadline

If Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is to be believed, the Brewers could be the biggest sellers of the 2016 Trade Deadline. Teams are already beating a path to One Brewers’ Way, as Rosenthal reported earlier this month, and the list of players who could possibly find their way out of Milwaukee is long and […]

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Freeing Wily

Approximately three months into the season it’s become quite clear: the 2016 Brewers are a different animal than last year’s team. For one thing, the second Wild Card spot is a distant–but not unrealistic–dream. The farm system, which lay barren for years, is flourishing with young impact talent. But perhaps the most notable change in […]

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Junior Guerra Just Might Be For Real

To engineer a successful Major League franchise takes talent, there is no doubt about that. But like any avenue of life, you don’t reach the top unless you mix that talent with a generous heaping of good fortune. Sometimes, you take a chance, and that chance pays off far beyond what you could have ever […]