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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 […]

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Does Tyler Thornburg Have A Reverse Platoon Split?

The Brewers have quite a bit of familiarity with platoon splits, especially when it comes to relievers. During his two-ish years in Milwaukee, Jeremy Jeffress fared far better against right-handed batters (.242 wOBA against) than he did against lefties (.351 wOBA). A host of other faceless bullpen arms — Burke Badenhop, Neal Cotts, and Jonathan Broxton, […]

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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 […]

Game 123 Recap: Brewers 7, Mariners 6

Against an inexperienced starter and a couple of solid bullpen arms, the Brewers offense couldn’t accomplish much. Against one of the worst relievers in baseball, the hitters finally broke through. Losing streak: OVER! Record: STILL BAD! Best Play: Matt Garza struggled, Ariel Miranda did pretty well, yada yada yada, Tom Wilhelmsen came on in the ninth. The score […]