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Update: Cashing Out OFP 2

Earlier this week, I examined the surplus added by Brewers GM David Stearns, which is undoubtedly one of the reasons the club is performing quite well. Stearns, in stark contrast to recently famous rebuilds in Chicago and his previous front office (Houston), is building competitive clubs at the MLB level by cashing in on short-term […]

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Grading Trades V: The Long View

One of the most interesting aspects of the Brewers rebuilding thus far is that nearly everyone involved in the Carlos Gomez-Mike Fiers trade took a step back in 2016, or raised some question marks about their profile. Mike Fiers and Josh Hader arguably had the best years of the bunch, and even Hader himself still […]

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Gomez Trades One Year Later

For Brewers fans looking to knock the rebuild, 2016 has seen setbacks and injuries for several notable Brewers prospects. The system development has largely served as a polar opposite to 2015’s large step forward. In this context, however, the Brewers club also offers exceptional player development lessons with Junior Guerra and Jonathan Villar, who both […]

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The Brewers and the Platoon Advantage

Baseball is almost back! With the 2016 regular season underway in just five days, the Brewers faithful can hardly wait. But we still have those 120 hours to kill, which means we (meaning I — unless the audience has as little of a social life as I do) will kill our time looking at leaderboards […]

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Which Brewer Had the Worst Pitch in 2015?

On Tuesday, I wrote about the best pitches that we saw from the Brewers in 2015. Jimmy Nelson’s curveball, Ariel Pena’s four-seam fastball, Francisco Rodriguez’s changeup, and Will Smith’s slider all separated themselves from the pack in a good way. Now, we come to the natural compliment to that exercise — which Milwaukee offerings proved […]

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Which Brewer Had the Best Pitch in 2015?

Most fans of baseball seem to observe the game from a hitting-centric viewpoint. As Warren Spahn once quipped, “hitting is timing, pitching is upsetting timing.” This approach has never appealed to me — I think pitchers have a greater hand in the game than we credit them for. Aside from the fact that they succeed far […]

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The 2015 BP Milwaukee End-Of-Season Awards

Lately, lots of talk surrounding the Milwaukee Brewers has surrounded the future of the team. And understandably so. The future appears to hold so many more positive, exciting things in store! But with the 2015 season so freshly minted, let’s take a look back and crown some winners for the First-Annual BP Milwaukee End-of-Season Awards. The […]

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Rolling Out the Barrel: All Aboard the Jungmann-Santana Express!

If you’re here trying to get some profound insight on the state of the Milwaukee Brewers as currently constructed, I don’t know what to tell you. They usually lose, though they don’t lose quite often enough to threaten Philadelphia, Miami or Colorado for the #1 pick in next years draft — in fact, they aren’t […]