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Caring About the Garza Tweet

A few weeks ago, Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza made headlines with a tweet. In a response to actress Jessica Chastain lamenting the fact that birth control was no longer covered by health insurance, Garza both advocated abstinence and criticized an entire generation. It's called abstinence, a word that has been forgotten amongst this generation… […]

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Improving Front Office Diversity

When David Stearns was first hired, BPMilwaukee’s Jack Moore wrote a column about the lack of diversity in MLB front offices. This remains a problem today, as front office openings continue to be filled by Ivy-educated white men. Just this offseason, Arizona replaced Dave Stewart with Mike Hazen, who is a Princeton graduate. The solution isn’t […]

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Jimmy Nelson’s Future

As the Brewers entered 2016, their rotation looked flush with young pitching talent. During 2015, Wily Peralta, Taylor Jungmann, and Jimmy Nelson all made at least 20 starts and were in their age-26 season or younger. Each had experienced some level of big league success: Peralta was coming off a disappointing 2015 season but had […]

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The MLB CBA Outlook

Last week, MLB and the MLBPA resolved their dispute and finalized a new CBA. A lot of analysis has already been done on its overall effects, so I will not rehash that here. Instead, I recommend you go read Craig Goldstein’s piece at BP’s home site. The main takeaway, at least from my perspective, is […]