Assessing Roster Moves II: Trending Sideways

It was difficult to discern a roster building plan during the Brewers’ two week stretch of Rule 5 roster protection and waiver-and-designate, but that sense has disappeared completely this week. First, GM David Stearns effectively closed his waiver spree by signing Korean Baseball Organization superstar Eric Thames, adding a well-priced value play to the MLB […]


Assessing Roster Moves I: To Protect and Tender

Marginal theory is central to economic valuation because it provides tools for analyzing the cost and benefit of one additional unit added (or subtracted) from a current situation. In one economic game, the competitive market, marginal theory can be used to help find an equilibrium between supply and demand; in another economic game, such as […]

Game 123 Recap: Brewers 7, Mariners 6

Against an inexperienced starter and a couple of solid bullpen arms, the Brewers offense couldn’t accomplish much. Against one of the worst relievers in baseball, the hitters finally broke through. Losing streak: OVER! Record: STILL BAD! Best Play: Matt Garza struggled, Ariel Miranda did pretty well, yada yada yada, Tom Wilhelmsen came on in the ninth. The score […]