I Just Want Some Extra Time With Your Pitch

Plenty has been made of the apparent bump in Milwaukee’s plate discipline already this season. A couple of Steves discussed it this week: Mr. Altstadt at Disciples of Uecker talked about it at length yesterday and Mr. Jewell at Reviewing the Brew talked about it on Tuesday. The change is stark, but the question remains: […]

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Rolling Out the Barrel: Brewers Keon Youth in Rebuild Effort

Welcome back to your favorite* Friday reading, Brewers fans! After a week off while I was on-site in Maryvale for Brew Crew Ball, I’m back with the penultimate offseason edition of my column. It hardly seems true that real, actual games that matter are just 10 short days away, especially after that nasty snow storm […]


Rolling Out the Barrel: Pain and Sadness in Milwaukee

Panic and heartache has settled over the Brewers fan base, spreading and expanding among the crowd like the smoke from a fissure in the earth from which the demons of the abyss are sure to shortly emerge. After a blistering 4-0 start in the Cactus League that ignited the hopes of a suffering people, Milwaukee has […]

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Rolling Out the Barrel: The Truth is Out There

Milwaukee’s Spring Training slate kicked off this week, with the team securing an expected win over UW-Milwaukee in their scrimmage on Wednesday. The Brew Crew then dispatched the Cubs and Giants in a pair of split-squad games on Thursday, opening their Cactus League schedule with a perfect 2-0 record. It should be pointed out that […]


Rolling Out the Barrel: The Fruit Salad of a Brewer’s Life

The pitchers and catchers reported last Friday, but the real work starts today, as the Brewers hold their first full-squad workout in Maryvale. With the first Spring Training games just a couple of days away, the long offseason is really starting to feel like it’s coming to a close. No more projections, no more predictions, […]


Rolling Out the Barrel: The Pitching and Catching Report

Pitchers and catchers have officially reported to Maryvale! This mostly means nothing. Actual Spring Training games are still a couple weeks away, and all today is really going to bring us is some grainy beat writer photos of Jimmy Nelson running around in the Maryvale outfield — which, if we’re being honest, we desperately need. […]

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Rolling Out the Barrel: Valentine, You’re a Hit!

Good morning, Brewers fans! Welcome to the very last edition of Rolling Out the Barrel for this offseason. By the time we reconvene next week, Milwaukee’s pitchers and catchers will have reported to Maryvale Baseball Park and I will consider the 2016 baseball season to have officially begun. While we’ll still be getting little more […]