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Rolling Out the Barrel: Brewers Keon Youth in Rebuild Effort

Welcome back to your favorite* Friday reading, Brewers fans! After a week off while I was on-site in Maryvale for Brew Crew Ball, I’m back with the penultimate offseason edition of my column. It hardly seems true that real, actual games that matter are just 10 short days away, especially after that nasty snow storm […]


Rolling Out the Barrel: How can there be a tank if we’re shedding WAR?

Folks, Brewers On Deck weekend has arrived! All your favorite Brewers will be there, except for Jonathan Lucroy, which makes us all very upset, dangit. Who’s this joker think he is answering questions honestly? Matt Garza will be there, so if you’re still furious at him about the way last season ended, you can yell mean […]


Rolling Out the Barrel: Today’s Production or Tomorrow’s Potential?

Folks, apparently it was Brewers week over at Beyond the Box Score. If you’re not already reading them regularly (you should be), now’s the time to start. We’re rolling out the barrel today with a bunch of help from SB Nation’s sabermetrics blog, so if silly things like math and numbers get you all twisted, […]

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Rolling Out the Barrel: Is Chris Carter a Hall of Famer?

Hello! I’m excited to welcome you back for the first 2016 installment of Rolling Out the Barrel. With the holiday season, we’ve been away for a few weeks — and to be fair, with the holiday, not much has happened. Anticipating my triumphant return, David Stearns turned up the hot stove a notch this week, signing […]


Rolling Out the Barrel: Winter Meetings are Coming

As I write this, I’m still trying to comprehend what I just saw during the end of the football match featuring our local 22. I have nothing else to offer at this time. Please give me the benefit of the doubt during this difficult and confusing time as we attempt to move forward together. God bless […]


Rolling Out the Barrel: Royals Close in on the Crown

Good morning, and welcome back to the final Rolling Out the Barrel of the 2015 season. No matter what transpires over the next couple of days, we’ll have our World Champion, as well as the beginning of our off-season, by Wednesday at the earliest. That provides an entire winter to focus on the Brewers’ future, […]


Rolling Out the Barrel: Scouting Reports and Speculation

Good morning! Welcome to the pre-World Series edition of Rolling Out the Barrel. While we appreciate the Cubs swiftly bowing out after eliminating the Cardinals last week, it would have been nice if they’d hung around for an extra day or two, so as not to subject us to a short, early preview of what […]


Rolling Out the Barrel: Brett Phillips and Flipped Bats

Good morning! And welcome back to Rolling Out the Barrel. While the MLB playoffs have gone fully off the rails, the season for the Brewers organization rolls on only in Arizona, where Brett Phillips, Josh Hader, et al., are participating in the Arizona Fall League. I really hope you were able to catch the madness […]


Rolling Out The Barrel: Unwritten Rules Aren’t Just For Players

Good morning, and welcome to the final Rolling Out the Barrel of the 2015 regular season. Just one last series remains, as Milwaukee will close the books on a disastrous campaign with a three-game set against Chicago at a stadium that will almost assuredly earn the pejorative moniker of Wrigley Park North this weekend. We’ve […]