The Continued Costs of Miller Park

Signing Shohei Otani

Chances are you’ve heard about Shohei Otani. Talent hounds have been braying his name for years, and with good reason. A quick introduction: Last year, he performed like Noah Syndergaard on the hill and Mike Trout with the stick. His résumé in the Japan Pacific League included a 1.86 ERA with 11.2 strikeouts against 2.9 walks […]

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Jorge Takes the Hill

The Brewers’ minor league affiliates are off and running, and early indications suggest that 2017 will be a special season up and down the rungs of the organizational ladder. Early coverage has rightly emphasized the glut of prospects clogging up the boxscores at Class-AAA Colorado Springs and Class-Advanced A Carolina. Meanwhile, right-handed starter Jorge López […]

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Walk, Whiff, Smash, Swipe!

In September of 2015, the Milwaukee Brewers hired David Stearns to give direction to what had recently been a rudderless franchise. The move was well received by industry analysts and casual fans alike. Stearns was a rising star in the Houston Astros front office, and that franchise had just emerged from years of futility in […]

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That Sinking Feeling

We’re here at last. Today, Milwaukee Brewers pitchers and catchers report to camp. Among the biggest roster battles set to unfold this spring is the skirmish for space in the starting rotation. Barring catastrophe, Zach Davies and Junior Guerra are our two locks. That leaves three spots open for Wily Peralta, Chase Anderson, Matt Garza, […]