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Keep Them All!

The Brewers ended the slow burn of the 2017-2018 offseason by shooting off fireworks for an hour this evening, first by trading a phenomenal haul for Christian Yelich and then for signing Lorenzo Cain to the largest free agency deal in franchise history. Both moves immediately spark the club’s outfield, as Cain improves on center […]

The Continued Costs of Miller Park

Signing Free Agents

Over the weekend, the slow offseason was punctured by a rumor that the Brewers submitted an offer to Yu Darvish. Various rumors around Brewersland suggest that the offer was serious, although as always these anonymous rumors require at least a grain of salt. Signing a player like Darvish immediately accomplishes several goals for the Brewers: […]

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How Milwaukee Can Benefit from Large Market Suckers

The offseason has been slow across Major League Baseball, and it has been no different in Milwaukee. Other than the two-year, $15.5 million splash they made to sign free agent starter Jhoulys Chacin, Milwaukee has made only two other MLB acquisitions: Yovani Gallardo in a homecoming pity-signing to potentially play a swingman role, and LHP […]

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What is a Playoff Team?

There are a confluence of debates and industry trends that can drive offseason discussion and analysis of this Milwaukee Brewers club. First, there is some debate as to whether the Brewers were “for real” in 2017, or whether they overplayed their “true” talent level on their roster. A corollary to this point is to argue […]

Brewers Farm Update

Taylor Jungmann’s Legacy

On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Brewers finally completed and announced the signing of Boone Logan that had been first reported some three weeks prior. Logan received a one-year MLB deal with an option for 2019 to serve as a LOOGY in Milwaukee’s bullpen. The 40 man roster was full, though, which meant an accompanying move was […]

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Brewers Get Their Specialist

In the current bullpen market, the Brewers’ latest deal looks like a bargain. The Colorado Rockies spent $106 million on Wade Davis, Jake McGee, and Bryan Shaw in order to create a bullpen, while soon-to-be forty-one-year-old Fernando Rodney signed for $4.5 million. The Milwaukee Brewers signed thirty-three-year-old Boone Logan to a one-year, $2.5 million dollar […]

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Did The Brewers Find a Jhoul In The Rough?

December of 2017 was not a fun month to be a fan of the Milwaukee Brewers, on the surface. Shohei Ohtani considered Milwaukee for approxiomately 1.25 seconds before deciding against the Midwest. The Cardinals got significantly better, adding Marcell Ozuna to their outfield for next to nothing (although watching them stumble over their own feet […]

Minors Picture

Role Risk and Roster Building

Earlier this week, I looked at the future roster outlook for the Brewers, given the perceived roster crunch due to the 2018-2019 Rule 5 draft. Common wisdom says that the Brewers will need to trade away players in order to mitigate the effects of that roster crunch. However, I showed that the club does not […]

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Do the Brewers Need to Trade?

The Brewers front office has assembled an almost methodically slow offseason thus far, with the biggest move of acquiring righty Jhoulys Chacin a sign that the club is seemingly ready to test this audacious gang of chumps for yet another season of improbable winning baseball. Naturally, the lack of “impact” signature moves has heightened debate […]