The Continued Costs of Miller Park

Potential Expansion Impacts on the Brewers

On Monday, Tracy Ringolsby of Baseball America reported that there was “a building consensus that baseball will soon be headed to a 32-team configuration,” with Portland and Montreal as the two most likely expansion team destinations. League expansion would trigger “major realignment and adjustments in schedule,” said Ringolsby. Expansion to thirty-two teams would almost surely […]

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2013 Prospect Class: Impact

The 2013 Baseball Prospectus Organizational Top 10 prospects had quite an impact on the 2017 season. This impact includes the Milwaukee Brewers, who saw major trade Tyler Thornburg, roster-drop Scooter Gennett, and final rotational season for Wily Peralta define their in-house 2013 class. Jonathan Villar, Domingo Santana, Lewis Brinson, and Josh Hader made varying organizational […]

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Refining WARP and OFP Pricing

Throughout the Brewers rebuilding effort, a difficult question occupied my mind: how does one assess a successful rebuild while it is occurring? There is obviously plenty of room for post hoc analysis, and perhaps room to create expectations about a rebuild (for example, one could say, “the Brewers rebuild is successful if they win 450 […]

Brewers Farm Update

Better Know A Rafter: Quintin Torres-Costa

Game action in the 2017 Arizona Fall League starts this afternoon, offering baseball fans the nation over a welcome respite from those boring, Brewer-less playoffs. Milwaukee’s sending a good crop this year, headlined by a quartet of young hitters. It will be fascinating to see what Corey Ray, Monte Harrison, Jake Gatewood, and Lucas Erceg […]

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Fluctuation Race

The 2017 Cubs had a good rotation, as far as typical, standard rotations go. The club entered the season with their four most productive starters locked in, and many pundits praised their depth moves to fill out the back of the rotation. When a team can prevent more than 100 runs on the front end, […]

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The Brewers Fan’s Definitive Playoffs Rooting Guide II

Maybe none of yesterday’s American League teams appealed to you all that much. Maybe you’ve decided “screw it, I’m already having a short-term fling with a strange team, why not double my pleasure and pick one from each league?” Maybe you’re just still unable to cope with the late-season elimination and you’re desperately reading this […]

Brewers Farm Update

Adrian Houser Returns

With the benefit of hindsight, there is little doubt which organization came out ahead in the 2015 blockbuster trade that was worked out between the Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros. Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers went to Houston to help aid their playoff run, and the Astros did indeed make the postseason that year. Gomez […]

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The Brewers Fan’s Definitive Playoffs Rooting Guide

Growing up as a Milwaukee Brewers fan in the ’90s and early ’00s, but obsessing over baseball like I do, was not a great combination. Those Milwaukee teams were essentially done by August, or even earlier, and played out the season with ramshackle lineups and makeshift starting rotations cobbled together out of has-beens, never-weres, and […]