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Heavy Hitting Brewers

Can anything slow down the Brewers offense? Over the past couple of weeks, they’ve dealt with absences from the Eric Thames, Ryan Braun and Travis Shaw — the entire heart of the order — and yet they’ve continued to produce. Even with Sunday’s loss to the Cubs, the Brewers are 10-2 over the past 12 […]

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An Ode to Chumps

In my household, a “chump” comes as highly regarded as any baseball player not named Jose Altuve, Khris Davis, Geoff Jenkins, or Scott Podsednik. I owe this concept to one of my closest friends and baseball watchers, when we cut our teeth with a wrecking crew tasked with watching the likes of Seth McClung, Craig […]

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The Call-Up: Paolo Espino

The Situation: The Milwaukee Brewers find themselves in unfamiliar territory early on this season: in first place in the National League Central at 24-18. The Brew Crew’s hot start has been thanks in large part to an offense that ranks second in the league with 221 runs scored. The pitching staff looked rather suspect early […]

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The Brewers’ Weakness Thus Far

With full seasons from Orlando Arcia at shortstop and Keon Broxton in centerfield, the Milwaukee Brewers team defense, which ranked 22nd in defensive efficiency in 2016, was supposed to be improved. The opposite has been true. The Brewers are currently ranked as the worst fielding team in baseball according to the Baseball Prospectus defensive efficiency […]