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PTBNL Ryan Cordell

On August 1st, the Milwaukee Brewers sent catcher Jonathan Lucroy and reliever Jeremy Jeffress to the Texas Rangers in exchange for prospects Lewis Brinson, Luis Ortiz, and a player to be named later. The two clubs negotiated almost right down to the 3 pm CST deadline and agreed to announce the PTBNL after the completion […]

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Reports: Trade Deadline Returns

The Brewers may not have been quite as active as some had expected prior to Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline, but Slingin’ David Stearns still managed to move arguably the club’s three most valuable assets. Left-handed reliever Will Smith was sent to the Giants for Catcher Andrew Susac and RHP Phil Bickford, while franchise catcher Jonathan […]

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The Problem with Valuing Relievers Via Trade

The trade deadline has come and gone and now a number of teams set their eyes on the postseason. But, the 2016 trade deadline, like so many others, left a mark. The 2016 deadline made us think and re-evaluate some of our conceived notions. One of them is how we value relievers. This isn’t a […]

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Meeting the Deadline

If Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is to be believed, the Brewers could be the biggest sellers of the 2016 Trade Deadline. Teams are already beating a path to One Brewers’ Way, as Rosenthal reported earlier this month, and the list of players who could possibly find their way out of Milwaukee is long and […]

Game 84 Recap: Nationals 7 Brewers 4

Feels like we’ve been here before, doesn’t it folks? For the second time in a few weeks, the Brewers dropped the third game after taking the first two of the series against the first place Nationals, falling to Washington 7-4 affair on Wednesday afternoon in our nation’s capital. You already know the basics, so let’s […]

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What Would a Jonathan Lucroy Extension Look Like?

If the Brewers were better this year, the Jonathan Lucroy for MVP movement would likely be picking up steam. Lucroy’s 2.5 BWARP leads all catchers, fueled by his brilliant .316/.372/.539 batting line. His defensive reputation is as good as it gets, and his bat is fully recovered from his injury-riddled 2015. Few players bring the […]