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An Ode to Chumps

In my household, a “chump” comes as highly regarded as any baseball player not named Jose Altuve, Khris Davis, Geoff Jenkins, or Scott Podsednik. I owe this concept to one of my closest friends and baseball watchers, when we cut our teeth with a wrecking crew tasked with watching the likes of Seth McClung, Craig […]

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Who is Hernan Perez?

When Hernan Perez began his 2015 campaign with the Detroit Tigers, he was thoroughly established as a utility option. The right-handed batting infielder was already playing in his fourth MLB season, although he was quite inexperienced: to that point, 71 plate appearances in 34 games during the 2013 season represented Perez’s largest set of playing […]

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Hernan Perez and Talent Off the Scrap Heap

Hernan Perez’s full-season numbers in 2016 were nothing to write home about. The former Tigers top prospect finished with just a .272/.302/.428 batting line, as his modest power wasn’t enough to overcome his inability to reach base with consistency. But Perez really found his groove in the season’s second half. He closed the campaign by […]

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How the Brewers Are (and Were) Constructed

For the past few weeks, our esteemed editor in chief, Nicholas Zettel has been covering a number of trades the Brewers have made over the past year. What Zettel is doing, in part, is looking at how this Brewers team has been constructed. I thought this was an interesting topic, and idea, so decided to […]

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Hernan Perez 2016 in Review

The average players are the ones who fall under the cracks. They don’t garner the attention of black ink on their Baseball Reference page or reach milestones such as hitting forty homers or stealing sixty bases. They don’t offer the tantalizing potential of a top prospect, nor the arc of redemption from guys who never […]

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Good for 80 Games

The Brewers are in the midst of a stunning September surge, one that could potentially find them playing themselves out of a 2017 Top 10 draft pick and — better yet — finding another MLB role from their pile of future values. This surge is stunning because thus far it’s come against the World Champion […]

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Pricing Failed Tanks

Among Brewers fans, there might be approximately four groups: (1) Casual fans that will tune out rebuilding (2) Everyday fans that vocally oppose rebuilding (3) Everyday fans that support rebuilding “as is” (4) Everyday fans that support tanking These distinctions might seem useless, or trivial at best, but nearly every future value decision for the organization will find […]