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Could The Answer In Center Field Actually Be Two?

The 2018 Brewers will come into Spring Training with far fewer question marks in the lineup than they have in recent years, but center field remains an area of uncertainty. Keon Broxton has been good for 2.4 WARP in 707 plate appearances of action over the past two seasons, but his high strikeout rate makes […]

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Offseason 1: Securing Roles

Yesterday, the Brewers signed two contracts that will keep key players from 2017 with the organization. GM David Stearns signed RHP Chase Anderson to a guaranteed two-year contract, which also includes escalators and club options that could extent to a four-year deal north of $30 million. This deal gambles on the distance between the gains […]

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On the World Series and Experiences of Fandom

On the World Series and the Experiences of Fandom Baseball fandom is a personal experience.  People become fans for many different reasons, and their interest waxes and wanes over the course of their life for different reasons as well.  For some people, fandom is driven by an intense loyalty to their city.  Others are motivated […]

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Roster Surplus and Depth Questions

The 2018 Milwaukee Brewers are in quite a strange position, representing the bundle of contradictions that defined their uncanny 2017 campaign. On the one hand, the organization dropped a “rebuilding” narrative in 2015, meaning that industry writers, analysts, and fans alike did not expect the club to compete, let alone contend, for several years; on […]

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 […]