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Shrewdest Move of the Offseason

In the wake of the Lorenzo Cain signing and Christian Yelich trade, David Stearns made perhaps his shrewdest, albeit not the flashiest, move of the offseason. He signed age-35 right-handed reliever Matt Albers to a two-year, $5 million dollar contract. Albers is coming off the best season of his twelve-year career. He posted 1.2 WARP, […]

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Free Agency is the Answer

On January 22nd, the San Francisco Giants signed Austin Jackson to a two-year deal. Jackson has yet to turn thirty-one-years-old, and been worth 16.5 WARP over his nine-year career. He was worth 1.9 WARP over 318 plate appearances last season, yet he signed for just $6 million to be the Giants’ starting center fielder. The […]

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Brewers Get Their Specialist

In the current bullpen market, the Brewers’ latest deal looks like a bargain. The Colorado Rockies spent $106 million on Wade Davis, Jake McGee, and Bryan Shaw in order to create a bullpen, while soon-to-be forty-one-year-old Fernando Rodney signed for $4.5 million. The Milwaukee Brewers signed thirty-three-year-old Boone Logan to a one-year, $2.5 million dollar […]

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It’s a Bad Time to Sell Santana

On December 8th, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Milwaukee Brewers were shopping outfielder Domingo Santana. In a vacuum, it makes sense for the Brewers to seek to trade Santana. The twenty-five-year-old is coming off a breakthrough season in which he posted an .876 on-base-plus-slugging percentage with 30 home runs and 15 stolen […]

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A Big Splash is not the Answer

Fresh off a surprise 86-win season, David Stearns and company are licking their chops to make some moves and build off the team’s promising 2017 season. According to Kyle Lesniewski of Brew Crew Ball, the organization has money to spend. The Brewers payroll has been under 65 million dollars two years in a row. The […]

The Continued Costs of Miller Park

Potential Expansion Impacts on the Brewers

On Monday, Tracy Ringolsby of Baseball America reported that there was “a building consensus that baseball will soon be headed to a 32-team configuration,” with Portland and Montreal as the two most likely expansion team destinations. League expansion would trigger “major realignment and adjustments in schedule,” said Ringolsby. Expansion to thirty-two teams would almost surely […]

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2018 Potential Free Agent Targets

The 2017 regular season has come-to-a-close. The Milwaukee Brewers fell just short of a playoff spot, finishing 86-76, one game behind the Colorado Rockies for the second wild-card spot. The Brewers vastly outperformed their pre-season expectations. They competed with the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs for the National League Central title through mid-to-late September. […]