Brewers Farm Update

Your Terrible, Very Bad Contenders

Say it with me: the Brewers are a good baseball team. Come on, just do it; you’re on your commute, having a cup of coffee, booting your work computer, so say it. These Brewers are a good team. In fact, the Brewers are a very good baseball team. The club has stomached a lethargic offense […]

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Winning…But For Rebuilding

The Brewers’ four-game weekend series against Atlanta’s ballclub highlights an uncanny and exciting aspect of the 2018 season: Atlanta and Phillies are fighting for the National League East divisional lead, Arizona is holding off the Dodgers thus far, and our beloved upstarts are holding off the Defending World Series Champions, too. Undoubtedly, the series evokes […]

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BPMilwaukee Freelance Writer

While it feels as though the Brewers are in the midst of a tough stretch with their pitching staff, the Brewers hurlers closed June with a better than average performance once again. The performance simply was not as great as previous months’ production: the Milwaukee arms prevented approximately 14 runs in June based on the […]

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Are the Brewers a Playoff Team?

The Brewers are officially finished with half of their games, providing fans and analysts with a nice theoretical signpost to assess the club. So far so good for the first place Brewers, who are maintaining a tenuous lead over the Pythagorean (Run Differential, Runs Scored / Runs Allowed expected record) superior Cubs in the National […]

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21: The Trap

In a much-publicized scheduling crunch, the Brewers are headed on a trek in which 21 games will be played in the 20 days leading to the All Star Break. Any baseball fan will look at their favorite team’s schedule for such an occasion and grimace. That the stretch’s extra contest comes at the cost of […]

Brewers Farm Update

Building a Minor League System

Minor league baseball players deserve higher pay. That is the first structural fact that must be recognized in discussing the organizational aspects of player development. Minor league players are professional baseball players who participate in the process of producing a $10.5 (and growing) billion industry. Stepping outside of the distributive justice of this question, there […]

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Jeremy Jeffress, Fireman

Brewers right-handed reliever Jeremy Jeffress has been the unsung hero of the bullpen while lefty Josh Hader gets (justifiable) national hype for his incredible strike out performance and prospect comparisons (some prospect sources are now writing about “Josh Hader-type roles”). But Jeffress…Brewers fans know Jeffress as the situationally flexible groundball mechanic who typically gets the […]

Brewers Farm Update

Grading Keston Hiura

Brewers second base / left field / designated hitter prospect Keston Hiura rocketed to the top of the farm system upon the completion of the Christian Yelich trade, and his 2018 minor league campaign has expanded the pure hitter’s fan favorite status. With previous hype favorite Corbin Burnes finding a tough Triple-A pitching atmosphere realigning […]

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Recycle the Rebuild: The Great Non-Move

Last year, I criticized Brewers GM David Stearns for his lack of midseason moves to address a starting pitching rotation that became greatly diminished down the stretch. The criticism was a part of a general frustration that the club had not done enough to reach the playoffs. After executing a very swift rebuilding effort (that […]

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Aces Don’t Exist: Third Time Charmers

The Brewers are gaining a reputation for becoming a bullpen squad, part of the MLB bullpen revolution, and rightfully so. Over the offseason, the Brewers lost out on all the major free agency starting pitchers, and never consummated a trade for one of the (presumably, oft-rumored) available aces, instead remaining satisfied with marginal moves involving […]