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First Two Weeks: By the Numbers

It is hard to draw any conclusions 15 games into a season, but that doesn’t stop anyone from trying to make something of what has already happened. A closer look at a few numbers posted by individual Brewers and the team as a whole will give fans and analysts a glimpse of how the season […]

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2017 Brewers Fantasy Preview

The Milwaukee Brewers are not the world’s most interesting team for fantasy baseball purposes. They have two good players and then a lot of interesting young ones, but not a ton in the middle. However, those young players are generally worth monitoring throughout the season, particularly if playing time develops in either the outfield or […]

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A Tight Rotation

Spring Training starts soon, which means a number of things to everyone. It’s a chance for young players to make an impression with the big club. It’s two months to prepare for the season for those assured of a roster spot. And, in quite a few cases, it’s a semi-open audition for the unfilled spots […]

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Matt Garza’s Value

For an MLB player, value has two elements: Production: A player can be considered valuable based on how well they perform on the field. Alternately, as advanced statistics and analytical tools emerge, a player can be considered valuable based on their underlying elements — stuff, mechanics, plate approach, command, etc. Both of these metrics, traditional […]

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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 […]

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The Two Red Flags for Zach Davies

While many of the promising current Brewers arrived in Milwaukee during David Stearns’s tenure, one of the best came on in Doug Melvin’s last hurrah. Gerardo Parra sustained a ridiculously fluky, in retrospect if not at the time, hot streak to start the 2015 season. Melvin capitalized on that, flipping him to a thirsty Orioles […]

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Pricing Failed Tanks

Among Brewers fans, there might be approximately four groups: (1) Casual fans that will tune out rebuilding (2) Everyday fans that vocally oppose rebuilding (3) Everyday fans that support rebuilding “as is” (4) Everyday fans that support tanking These distinctions might seem useless, or trivial at best, but nearly every future value decision for the organization will find […]