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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 […]

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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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It’s a Bad Time to Sell Santana

On December 8th, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Milwaukee Brewers were shopping outfielder Domingo Santana. In a vacuum, it makes sense for the Brewers to seek to trade Santana. The twenty-five-year-old is coming off a breakthrough season in which he posted an .876 on-base-plus-slugging percentage with 30 home runs and 15 stolen […]

The Continued Costs of Miller Park

A Short Defense of Ohtani to the NL

Look, I’m fully on the Shohei Ohtani bandwagon. I’ve purchased my seat, fastened my seatbelt, and already asked the wagon attendant about the food and beverage service because I’m going to be here a while. Chances are, you’re intrigued too, as a 23 year-old pitcher signed for almost the league minimum who, according to ZiPS, projects […]

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Domingo Santana’s Changed Approach

As regular readers of this website are undoubtedly aware at this point, Statcast gives us a wealth of information that we did not previously have access to.  We are now able to do more in-depth research than was previously possible, and the results are—at the very least—interesting.  I think the jury is still out about […]

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Free Agency III: Jeremy Hellickson

Jeremy Hellickson might be the perfect pitcher to define the 2018 free agency class. There’s a lack of true impact arms outside of Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta, both right-handed pitchers that are almost certain to receive massive contracts. Along with Arrieta and Darvish, the injured Michael Pineda also provides a potential upside play for […]

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Strategic Failure

The narrative of the 2017-2018 offseason for the Milwaukee Brewers will be one of success; to the vast majority of observers, the Brewers had an unexpected successful season, winning 86 games with a low-payroll, prospect developing, minor league veteran, emerging star team. That no one expected the Brewers to reach the playoffs will be used […]

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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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Grading the System 2

Where are the Brewers? As a franchise, the 2017 trade deadline marks contradictory crossroads leading in several directions. First and foremost, the club has contended for the NL Central all season long, and even the recent tailspin does not have the club terribly far from the division favorite Chicago Cubs. Thirteen of sixteen post-All Star […]