What Colorado Springs Means for Jorge Lopez and Zach Davies

Just two weeks ago, I speculated about the state of the Brewers’ rotation. I concluded that Matt Garza’s contract status and Taylor Jungmann’s 2015 performance have made them near-locks for the Opening Day rotation. Furthermore, I argued that although Wily Peralta has recently trended in the wrong direction, he has proven to be a consistent part of the […]


Top Brewers Storylines of 2015: Resurrection of the Farm System

On Monday, my colleague Jack Moore covered the departure of Doug Melvin, one of the bigger developments to emerge from this year. While Melvin certainly had his strengths as General Manager, his failures ultimately outweighed his successes — and chief among the former was, as Moore cited, Melvin’s utter inability to construct a respectable minor […]


Hope Springs with the 2016 Sky Sox

In September 2014, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel used the following headline to announce that the Brewers had a new minor-league affiliate: “Brewers Settle for Colorado Springs as AAA Team’s Host.” PR departments might cringe at the headline writer’s verb choice, but there is no denying that the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Springs Sky Sox came together out […]

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Surprise: Eight Brewers to Arizona Fall League

Brewers fans who wish the baseball regular season did not have to end — or at least that it might go on a bit longer — would do well to cast their hopeful gazes southward, where warmth and sunshine reign year-round, and where some of Milwaukee’s top prospects continue to hone their crafts. From mid-October […]


Jorge Lopez & The Fickle Nature of Prospect Lists

Top-prospect lists are not what people desire them to be. They don’t rank how likely minor-league players are to stick in the majors and find success. They shouldn’t guarantee what a prospect will become in the future, nor should they pretend to foresee all possible paths of development. In the end, prospect lists are best utilized to […]