J.P. Breen | Disciples of Uecker - Part 22

Disciples of Uecker

We'd like to go to the Playoffs, that would be cool.

Posts by J.P. Breen

Why Not Edwin Jackson?

By on December 14, 2012

Why Not Edwin Jackson?

Over the past four seasons, right-hander Edwin Jackson has thrown 812.2 innings for five different teams. He’s also been traded twice in the past three years and surprisingly settled for a one-year deal with Washington last winter. And once again, the 29-year-old starting pitcher enters… [More]

Podcast, Episode 3.1: “Brewers Therapy For Ryan”

After a two-month layoff from the podcast, Ryan and I return to discuss the Brewers’ offseason thus far and what we can expect heading into the 2013 season. We didn’t answer any listener questions or have a guest week, but that’s because we had lots… [More]

Scouting and “Unimpressive” Brewers Pitching

If you’ve read Disciples of Uecker or subscribed to the podcast over the past year, it’s no secret I have lauded the Brewers’ young core of pitching prospects. Right-hander Mike Fiers grabbed the attention once he found significant success to begin his big league career,… [More]

Possible Trade Destinations For Hart

The Brewers continue to wait out the free agent market. Zack Greinke to Los Angeles should spur the market a bit, but Doug Melvin and the Brewers refuse to overextend themselves this winter. It appears they will wait and see which players unexpectedly fall through the… [More]

Winter Meetings, Day Three: Dempster, Hart, Relievers

While Doug Melvin and the Brewers haven’t involved themselves in any major-league acquisition or transaction in Nashville, the news surfacing throughout the day on Wednesday has certainly clarified the Brewers’ blueprint for the offseason. BREWERS WANT STARTER, BUT MAY LACK FUNDS Milwaukee has repeatedly been… [More]

Winter Meetings: The Land of Rumors and GM Speak

The Winter Meetings are exhilarating due to the flurry of rumors, signings, and trades that occur in a span of three or four days. Still, we’re constantly reminded that we should fundamentally hold two tenets to be true at the annual Winter Meetings: (1) Thou… [More]

2012 Winter Meetings Preview

By on December 2, 2012

2012 Winter Meetings Preview

It’s good to be back, folks. It’s been a while. After taking some time to transition to a new job and work feverishly on Ph.D. applications over the past two months, I am pleased to climb back into the saddle with the Winter Meetings on… [More]

Quick Hits: Payroll, Minor Leagues

PAYROLL TO DECREASE? Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote last week that the Milwaukee Brewers are expected to decrease payroll next season. He believes that the organization’s payroll in 2012 actually “put the club in the red.” This caused two immediate reactions: (1) My… [More]

Quick Hits: Lucroy, Latin America, Top Prospects

LUCROY EXCELS AT FRAMING Catcher Jonathan Lucroy has been known over the past couple of seasons for his ability to effectively frame pitches and garner more strike calls for his pitchers than the average catcher, but this article by Mike Fast gives us a more… [More]

Podcast, Episode 2.23: “Acoustic Versions of Nickelback Songs”

Milwaukee may not be playing baseball any longer, but Ryan and I still return to talk some Brewers baseball and set the stage for the upcoming offseason. Agenda: Introduction Mailbag Is Carlos Gomez Retainable? Internal Options for the 2013 Bullpen Outside Bench Options? Season Review… [More]