Is Just Catching Up Enough For The Brewers?

The Milwaukee Brewers have issued a clear statement of intent over the past two months. With new general manager David Stearns and assistant general manager Matt Arnold, the organization has signaled the beginning of a new era in franchise history — one that will seemingly embrace new analytical and operational trends in professional baseball. Stearns […]


Rolling Out The Barrel: Unwritten Rules Aren’t Just For Players

Good morning, and welcome to the final Rolling Out the Barrel of the 2015 regular season. Just one last series remains, as Milwaukee will close the books on a disastrous campaign with a three-game set against Chicago at a stadium that will almost assuredly earn the pejorative moniker of Wrigley Park North this weekend. We’ve […]


Ryan Braun, The 2011 MVP, and The Vagaries Of The MVP

On November 22, 2011, Major League Baseball named Ryan Braun the National League’s Most Valuable Player. Braun became the fourth player to win the award in Brewers history and the first since Robin Yount earned it, back in 1989. In 2011, the Brewers’ right fielder finished with 20 of the 32 first-place votes, which accumulated him a total […]


Contention & Building Through The Bullpen

The notion of market inefficiency flooded the baseball lexicon following the publication of Moneyball in 2003. It chronicled the unlikely success of the Oakland Athletics, a small-market team that built contending rosters through identifying gaps in market value. That is, the Athletics needed to uncover under-appreciated skill sets and construct a roster around them. The Athletics blazed a trail that […]