Maldonado’s Future with the Brewers

Martin Maldonado made his debut in Milwaukee in 2011 and has been the Brewers’ backup catcher since broke into the big leagues. He hasn’t started more than 66 games in a season; however, since Jonathan Lucroy blossomed into one of the game’s best catchers during his tenure, it’s understandable that Maldonado has had a difficult time earning playing […]


Speculating About The Lead-Off Position

In recent years, the Brewers have been famous for their exquisitely-calligraphied lineup cards, courtesy of Jerry Narron. In 2015, the most frequently-seen names at the top of it were Jean Segura and Carlos Gomez—neither of whom are still with the team. Gerardo Parra led off the fourth-most often, and he is also no longer with […]

Lucroy Segura

Lucroy’s Trade Market Will Simmer A Bit Longer

Spring training has now officially begun (yay!), and Jonathan Lucroy remains a member of the Milwaukee Brewers. Despite his public comments this offseason about not wanting to be a part of a rebuilding situation, the Brewers’ starting catcher remains a key part of this rebuilding organization. The question therefore remains: How long will that be the […]

Garza Lohse

Who Does Free Agent Compensation Help?

Ever since free agency reared its head in 1975, baseball’s owners (particularly the cheap ones) have demanded compensation for their departing talent. The 1981 strike was, in part, driven by player resistance to a system of free-agent compensation in which the owners would “receive a player of similar value,” which would effectively kill the free-agent […]


Baseball’s Revenue Sharing Fails in Theory and in Practice

The logic behind revenue-sharing programs is easy to follow. In a post-free-agency world, team payroll is a huge predictor of team success, but budgets are limited by things outside of a team’s control, like market size and stadium situations. Revenue sharing, then, allows those teams who can’t match up financially with the big boys to […]