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Age in the Minors: Pacific Coast

Not unlike some of his highly-ranked, organizational teammates in Biloxi, Orlando Arcia received cool notes from the press in 2016. Throughout the season, fans and writers alike consistently pointed to Arcia’s Colorado Springs batting line as a sign that the shortstop should not be rushed, that perhaps 2016 was not indeed his year for the […]

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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 […]

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Game 28 Recap: Reds 9 Brewers 5

BRUCE STRIKES AGAIN: REDS 9, BREWERS 5 The Brewers began a four-game series with their division rivals in Ohio Thursday evening. The Reds entered the game with a struggling pitching staff that ranked 29th in the league in team ERA. Unfortunately, the only team worse than them is Milwaukee, and so the results of the […]

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The Case for Michael Reed as Brewers Center Fielder

Center field has been a black hole so far for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2016. The triumvirate of Keon Broxton, Ramon Flores, and Kirk Nieuwenhuis have so far combined for a .147/.247/.191 slash line with one home run through the season’s first 16 games. Their cumulative 22 wRC+ ranks the Brewers’ 26th out of the […]

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Game 9 Recap: Cardinals 7 Brewers 0

TOP PLAY (WPA): You might have thought that Grichuk’s home run was the top play of the game. Well, unfortunately, it’s not but we’ll get to that quite soon. The top play of the game instead went to Matt Carpenters double in the second inning. Wily Peralta was in his usual bad form today, leaving […]