Assessing Roster Moves II: Trending Sideways

It was difficult to discern a roster building plan during the Brewers’ two week stretch of Rule 5 roster protection and waiver-and-designate, but that sense has disappeared completely this week. First, GM David Stearns effectively closed his waiver spree by signing Korean Baseball Organization superstar Eric Thames, adding a well-priced value play to the MLB […]

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers

Seven Free Brews

Is it better to be lucky, or good? History has, time and again, proven this to be a trick question. The truth is, if you want to succeed in anything, you need to be both lucky and good. Building a championship baseball team is no exception. The 1994 Montreal Expos and 2001 Seattle Mariners might […]


Credit the Process, Not the Result

Junior Guerra currently holds a 3.13 DRA. Among starting pitchers with at least 50 innings pitched, that ranks 19th in all of baseball. If we consider the idea that since there are 30 teams there are 30 “Aces” (Yes, some of you will disagree with this classification), Junior Guerra is performing like an “Ace”. This […]


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 […]


Rymer Liriano and the Cause of Concussions

On Sunday, Rymer Liriano was struck in the face by a pitch from Dodgers pitcher Matt West. Liriano was beaned in the eighth inning of the spring training game and was carted off the field. It was a scary situation all around and brought a sober reminder of the dangers the game of baseball can […]


Rymer Liriano and the Risks of Baseball

Last night, Brewers outfielder Rymer Liriano was hit by a pitch and severely injured. Liriano reportedly suffered facial fractures, and the incident forced him to spend the night in the hospital for observation. The pitch struck the 24-year-old outfielder right under the brim of his batting helmet. “You know that the sound is different,” Jake Elmore, who was […]


Put Him In, Coach: Breaking Down the Spring Training Battle for Centerfield

Last week’s trade of Khris Davis to Oakland has sent a ripple effect through Milwaukee’s 2016 outfield depth chart, affecting everybody and every position. Davis was projected to serve as the team’s everyday leftfielder. One of the possible solutions is reportedly for Ryan Braun, who was moved from left field to right two years ago, […]


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 […]