The Continued Costs of Miller Park

Approaching Ryu

Dodgers southpaw Hyun-jin Ryu is an understated front of the rotation pitcher. It’s easy to focus on the injuries endured by the South Korea native and Korean Baseball Organization veteran, and state that as the lefty’s primary narrative. Simply stated, Ryu has been consistently good throughout his MLB career. Sure, you’ve got to punt 2016 […]

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A Quick Note on LCS Aces

Based on Average Runs Prevented, the following pitchers are among the Top 20 percent of all starters in the 2018 MLB. This is a brief table demonstrating their overall League Championship Series performances to date: LCS “Aces” (Top 20% MLB SP) Average Runs Prevented LCS IP LCS RA RA9 Chris Sale – BOS 45 4.0 […]

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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’┬átotal revenue. Those contracts feature […]

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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 […]