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Series Preview: Brewers at Cubs

After an action-packed sweep of the San Francisco Giants at Miller Park, the Brewers head to Lakeview to continue the Cubs’ extended series of scheduled games. In one sense, it feels as though Milwaukee’s season boils down to the next three games against the Cubs. As of this writing on Sunday evening, the Brewers hold […]

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Was Chase Anderson Good Last Year?

We are now multiple decades into the sabermetric “revolution,” and it is still unclear how to determine how good a pitcher is.  There are metrics that have come into and then gone out of vogue, but there isn’t a consistent approach to these measurements the way there has been for offensive statistics.  The earliest and […]

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Brewers at Cubs: What is a Playoffs Rotation?

One of the frequent concerns Brewers fans state about their beloved Milwaukee club is that the roster lacks a “Playoffs Rotation.” This was a common complaint throughout the off season, and it was only amplified during a trade deadline that passed with the Pirates landing Rays ace Chris Archer while GM David Stearns spat on […]

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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 […]

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Chase Anderson: FIP-Beater?

Chase Anderson’s 2018 season has been quite different from his 2017.  His strikeout rate has dropped, his walk rate has risen, his ground ball rate has dropped, and his home run rate has risen.  None of those trends are indicators of success, so it is no surprise that his ERA is almost two runs higher […]

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Using Deserved Run Average

Baseball Prospectus officially released the new Deserved Run Average (DRA) this week, fresh with a new set of improvements, as always. The main site will have more information coming soon to highlight some of the specific methodological tweaks that were made for the latest DRA. In the meantime, the data are here to play with […]