The Continued Costs of Miller Park

Weekend Recap: LCS

Unfortunately, the Brewers season ended on Saturday night. While many national media outlets breathlessly reported on Milwaukee’s pitcher usage and its sustainability throughout the playoffs, it was the bats that failed the team in the National League Championship Series. The Brewers won every game in which they scored at least four runs, but they couldn’t […]

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Roster without Regularity

Throughout the MLB playoffs, coverage of our Beloved Brewers completely missed the point of the club’s roster construction. While national analysts consistently stated that the club could not sustain the type of pitching strategies demonstrated in the playoffs for an entire season, in fact the club was designed to withstand precisely that type of strategy. […]

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Series Preview: The Guts

The Brewers released their Game Notes for Game Four tonight, in Los Angeles, meaning that there is relative certainty regarding the next two games of the series. Both games will be southpaw match-ups, with Waiver Trade acquisition Gio Gonzalez facing off against former Independent Leaguer and Curveball Artist Rich Hill before corresponding aces work on […]

The Continued Costs of Miller Park

Weekend Recap: Milwaukee LCS

After two games, the Brewers are tied 1-1 with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS. The blown lead in Game 2 will not sit well with the team if they fail to advance to the World Series, but the Brewers are not in a terrible position as the series heads to Los Angeles. Everything […]

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Curtis Granderson and the All-Time Rent-A-Brewers

When Curtis Granderson pulled on his uniform before a steamy game at Nationals Park on September 1, he immediately became one of the more talented players to ever wear Brewers blue. On its face, that may sound a bit extreme. Hank Aaron wore Brewers blue, after all, as did Robin Yount and Paul Molitor. But […]

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NLCS: Will the Better Team Win?

It’s easy to discount the Milwaukee Brewers entering the National League Championship Series. The Los Angeles Dodgers opened the 2018 season with a payroll of more than $187 million, according to Cot’s Contracts, more than double Milwaukee’s figure. In fact, that number alone would comprise approximately 70 percent of the Brewers’ total revenue. Those contracts feature […]

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Is the Playoff ‘Pen Sustainable?

On Sunday, with the Division Series on the line, Craig Counsell turned once again to Jeremy Jeffress in the ninth inning, this time with a six-run lead. While Jeffress has been a lights-out closer throughout September and dominant all season long, it would have been his fourth inning pitched in as many days, after throwing […]

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Rebuild Rebuilding

When the Brewers embarked on their rebuilding campaign, first under President Doug Melvin during 2015 and then under GM David Stearns, the common fan and analyst rebuilding model was the scorched-earth, tear-it-to-the-ground, “tank” rebuild. This rebuilding model was ostensibly perfected by the Houston Astros and also practiced by the Chicago Cubs, where the assumption is […]