The Continued Costs of Miller Park

Should the Brewers Move Downtown?

Last week, the Arizona Diamondbacks received permission to look for a new stadium site and then relocate as soon as 2022, even though their original deal required them to stay in Chase Field until 2027.  Bob Nightengale then reported that the team is expected to abandon its current home in downtown Phoenix and instead move […]

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Run, Pitcher, Run: A Dave Bush Story

A baseball season is long, and weird things happen as a result of teams trying to pace themselves through 162 games.  The 25-man limit forces managers to get creative, and in-game roster contortions create amusing situations where players are put in positions they are not comfortable with.  Everyone has their favorite; there is an entire […]

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Stealing the Spring

Spring training occurs every year.  And every year, as we reach the end of spring, people wonder whether we can take anything away from the statistics; every year, the answer should be no.  The results don’t matter, so pitchers spend different starts working on one pitch or another.  Hitters face these pitchers, and they are […]

The Continued Costs of Miller Park

A Modest Free Agency Proposal

The biggest story of the offseason has been free agency’s glacial pace.  Jack Moore wrote about how this looks like collusion over at the Baseball Prospectus main site, but an innocent explanation exists as well: teams are being smart consumers and trying to avoid overpaying players who are about to enter their decline phase.  If it […]

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Jonathan Villar and High-Risk Gambles

It should come as no surprise for me to say that the Brewers are not favorites to win their own division.  PECOTA’s projections have been released today, and the Brewers are projected to be an 83-win team, or six wins worse than the Cubs.  Their 83-win projection puts them in the same range as the […]

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What Will Happen with Keon Broxton?

Two weeks ago, I wrote about how the slow free agent market will cut into the Brewers’ ability to make trades to address their second base hole if they don’t re-sign Neil Walker.  In those two weeks, basically nothing has happened.  There have been rumors that the Brewers were close to a substantive trade, but […]

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What if the Brewers Don’t Sign Neil Walker?

This offseason has been infamously slow, and the Brewers have made only minor adjustments to their big league roster thus far.  A flurry of moves are undoubtedly still to come, as Yu Darvish, Jake Arrieta, and J.D. Martinez still remain unsigned. But with spring training about five weeks away, the chance that the Brewers have […]