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Weekend Recap: Guerra and Shaw

Milwaukee came into the weekend only 3.5 games behind the division leading Cubs, needing at least three wins to have a realistic shot at the division title. Instead, they dropped three of four, including two gut wrenching extra innings losses. The team’s playoff hopes are still alive thanks to the Rockies floundering this weekend against […]

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Brewers Minor League Awards

The minor league regular season wrapped up about a week and a half ago, ending the year for most of the prospects within the Milwaukee Brewers’ organization. As a whole the organization’s seven affiliates combined for a 372-381 record with each of the three highest level affiliates posting winning records – AAA Colorado Springs at 80-57, AA […]

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Do the Brewers Need a Star?

Starting with the position that the Brewers’ rebuild is over, let’s also posit that contending for a playoff spot, as Milwaukee is currently, isn’t the end game for the franchise. Consistently competing, year in and year out is the goal; not for a one-game or even five-game playoff series every year, but because making the […]

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Career Year: Curves, Cutters, Soft Contact, Pop-Ups

In a season chock full of feel-good stories, the Milwaukee Brewer’s most pleasing development may be the emergence of soon-to-be thirty-year-old Chase Anderson. After posting a 4.26 earned run average in 418 2/3 innings over his first three full seasons in the big leagues, the veteran right-hander ranks seventh in baseball among those with at […]

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Deconstructing the Pirates

With the Brewers embracing a systematic rebuild following the 2014 and 2015 collapse, it is worth scrutinizing other building cycles around the MLB. As the Brewers play in Pittsburgh, the Pirates are winding down their second disappointing season following their 2013-2015 contending run. Pittsburgh fully rebuilt their baseball operations, analytics, and player development system under […]

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Weekend Recap: Walker and Thames

The Brewers completed a successful “away” series this weekend against the Miami Marlins, winning two of three games held at Miller Park. The weekend was defined by the bats, as the team scored twenty four runs across the series, highlighted by two eight run innings. Overall, Milwaukee went 4-2 on the week, but lost ground […]

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Considering the Keystone

Heading into the 2017 season, few Brewers fans were worried about second base. Jonathan Villar had spent the previous summer making good on his potential, authoring a 4.7 WARP season along the way. Scooter Gennett and Yadiel Rivera provided a decent insurance policy: one could be relied on for some decent at bats, while the […]