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If you never use Hader, did he really happen?

I think we need to have a discussion of exactly what exactly we are saving Hader and Jeffress for at this point. What the Brewers should be saving them for is “right now.” There are 39 games to go, the Brewers have plenty of off days upcoming, and in 13 days rosters expand, allowing the […]

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Jonathan Schoop is a Bad Fit

The Brewers recently acquired second baseman Jonathan Schoop from the Baltimore Orioles while surrendering incumbent second baseman Jonathan Villar, and prospects Luis Ortiz and Jean Carmona. On paper this doesn’t look too bad as Villar had worn out his welcome, and Ortiz is a fine prospect, but Schoop is, on paper, a quality major leaguer. […]

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The Brewers Can’t Afford To Be Dumb

In the first half of the season Craig Counsell acted intelligently, especially about the use of is pitchers. This was important because the back half of the Brewer lineup was simply terrible, and to win games, they had to lock down the opponent. This is basically what happened as the Brewers surged to lead the […]

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BPMilwaukee Exclusive: Robot Ump Experiment

Baseball Prospectus is, in general, at the forefront of ball-tracking systems, and Wayne Boyle, Sean O’Rourke, Jeff Long, and Harry Pavlidis have spent countless hours researching and writing about the the technology, and flaws inherent in all current ball-tracking systems. Earlier this year they wrote an outstanding piece about the various issues that baseball would […]

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How to turn one Josh Hader into two and a half Chris Sales

With Corey Knebel sidelined, many are clamoring for the excellent Josh Hader to take over the all-important “closer” role. The Brewers have mostly resisted so far, and don’t really seem interested in moving their fireman out of his current role, which is a good thing because in his current role, he’s essentially changing the way […]

The Continued Costs of Miller Park

Miller Park Opening Day Challenge

Another glorious season of Brewers’ baseball is upon us, and to celebrate this most cherished of days, we have a true Baseball Prospectus Milwaukee original. I’ve put together a little game for your reading pleasure, perfect to kill a few minutes waiting for first pitch, or if you happen to be in the line to […]