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Chasing 1988

I’ve dreaded writing this post for some time, the ultimate jinx post for the phenomenal 2018 Milwaukee Brewers pitching staff. In fact, they surrendered eight runs today while I researched this feature. Yet, as the games played total strolls over 100, it is worth broaching the topic of the place of the 2018 Brewers pitching […]

Brewers Farm Update

Soria Prospects: Medeiros and Perez

The summer trading season is in full swing in Major League Baseball, with several moves, both major and minor, consummated around the league over the past few days. The Milwaukee Brewers fired their first salvo over the bow yesterday, landing right-handed reliever Joakim Soria in a swap with the Chicago White Sox. In exchange for […]

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Runs Prevented: Guerra vs Hellickson

It’s one of those beautiful gifts bestowed by the length of the baseball season, an absolute honor handed down from the mundane days of July, a happy accident from depth-oriented roster construction. Most of the baseball season is biding time, and while that can result in blissful anomalies such as Eric Kratz and Hernan Perez […]

Brewers Farm Update

Relief Riser: Miguel Sanchez

If you take a look at raw stats for Brewers pitching prospects this season, one name stands tall above the rest. After Saturday, forty innings, he’s struck out 55 batters for a pace of 12.4 per nine innings. That’s almost four times his walk rate (3.2 free BB/9). His worst DRA- at any stop this season […]

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The Brewers Can’t Afford To Be Dumb

In the first half of the season Craig Counsell acted intelligently, especially about the use of is pitchers. This was important because the back half of the Brewer lineup was simply terrible, and to win games, they had to lock down the opponent. This is basically what happened as the Brewers surged to lead the […]

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Jaws of July

This is it: the Brewers begin their true contending stretch, opening the unofficial second half with huge series against large market Dodgers and Nationals. In the minds of many Brewers fans, this will be an immediate proving ground for the aspirations and realities of contending, as the Brewers will have to right ship from their […]