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Do Brewers Bats Need to Improve?

In terms of run production, the Brewers offense surged in the second half of the season. While the trade acquisition of Jonathan Schoop did not boost the offense as expected, GM David Stearns hit on Mike Moustakas and Curtis Granderson, which induced benefits at second base with Travis Shaw (who posted a .223 average / […]

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Fun With Trade Value

Much of the focus for the Brewers offseason is potential free agency targets, given the excitement of the opening of the “hot stove” and the chance to dream about improving the roster with nothing more than cash and pricing risk: there are several fantastic free agency options that Milwaukee can sign without surrendering a draft […]

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Tender Expectations

The Brewers are entering uncharted territory as a franchise, and also as an Expanded Wild Card Era playoff team: Milwaukee will attempt to be the third 96+ win team to improve during their season following 96 wins and deep playoff run. Thus far, most analysis of the Brewers, and therefore most discussion of fan expectations, […]

The Continued Costs of Miller Park

Spending Expectations

The Brewers enter the 2019 season in relatively uncharted territory. Their three year progression in operating revenue, estimated by Forbes (prior to interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization), totaled approximately $150 million entering the season and exhibited fantastic growth prior to a 200,000 person spike in attendance and a deep playoff run. Given spending on the Carolina […]

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Free Agency Analysis: LHP SP

For the 2018-2019 offseason, the Brewers could send the roster in several different directions to defend their National League Central title and attempt to return to the League Championship Series. The direct challenge to any potential “win-now” move is that the Brewers could justifiably spend much of 2019 developing many of their high-floor (and some […]

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The Rotation Was Good

Entering the 2018-2019 offseason, there remains a contentious debate among many Brewers fans about the need for the Brewers to improve starting pitching. Who can blame these fans? They just spent three weeks watching national analysts bludgeon the Brewers roster construction, bemoaning at nearly every chance that an ace would be preferable to whatever the […]

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Roster without Regularity

Throughout the MLB playoffs, coverage of our Beloved Brewers completely missed the point of the club’s roster construction. While national analysts consistently stated that the club could not sustain the type of pitching strategies demonstrated in the playoffs for an entire season, in fact the club was designed to withstand precisely that type of strategy. […]

The Continued Costs of Miller Park

Approaching Ryu

Dodgers southpaw Hyun-jin Ryu is an understated front of the rotation pitcher. It’s easy to focus on the injuries endured by the South Korea native and Korean Baseball Organization veteran, and state that as the lefty’s primary narrative. Simply stated, Ryu has been consistently good throughout his MLB career. Sure, you’ve got to punt 2016 […]

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A Quick Note on LCS Aces

Based on Average Runs Prevented, the following pitchers are among the Top 20 percent of all starters in the 2018 MLB. This is a brief table demonstrating their overall League Championship Series performances to date: LCS “Aces” (Top 20% MLB SP) Average Runs Prevented LCS IP LCS RA RA9 Chris Sale – BOS 45 4.0 […]