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Fun With Trade Value

Much of the focus for the Brewers offseason is potential free agency targets, given the excitement of the opening of the “hot stove” and the chance to dream about improving the roster with nothing more than cash and pricing risk: there are several fantastic free agency options that Milwaukee can sign without surrendering a draft […]

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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 […]

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Recycle the Rebuild: The Great Non-Move

Last year, I criticized Brewers GM David Stearns for his lack of midseason moves to address a starting pitching rotation that became greatly diminished down the stretch. The criticism was a part of a general frustration that the club had not done enough to reach the playoffs. After executing a very swift rebuilding effort (that […]

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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 […]

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What if the Brewers Don’t Sign Neil Walker?

This offseason has been infamously slow, and the Brewers have made only minor adjustments to their big league roster thus far.  A flurry of moves are undoubtedly still to come, as Yu Darvish, Jake Arrieta, and J.D. Martinez still remain unsigned. But with spring training about five weeks away, the chance that the Brewers have […]

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How the Brewers Beat the Cubs

For all the noise about the Cubs’ issues throughout the 2017 season, and there were real issues, the club finished with an offense approximately 73 runs better than Wrigley Field / 2017 National League. While this is quite a decline from the monstrous +103 RS the Cubs posted during their storybook 2016 campaign, there is […]

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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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Roster Surplus and Depth Questions

The 2018 Milwaukee Brewers are in quite a strange position, representing the bundle of contradictions that defined their uncanny 2017 campaign. On the one hand, the organization dropped a “rebuilding” narrative in 2015, meaning that industry writers, analysts, and fans alike did not expect the club to compete, let alone contend, for several years; on […]

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Nick Franklin or Scooter Gennett?

On March 28th, the Milwaukee Brewers made a slightly-shocking move by designating fan-favorite Scooter Gennett for assignment. He was promptly claimed by the Reds and made his way to Cincinnati. Most assumed the Brewers were done making moves. However, Wednesday morning the team claimed utility player Nick Franklin off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays, […]