- Part 42

Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by J.P. Breen

Spring Training Notes: Scottsdale, Aoki, Lawrie

The biggest news coming out of Brewers camp yesterday surrounded the purported five-year contract extension for Jonathan Lucroy. Ken Rosenthal hears the deal will be worth more than $11M, but will vary depending on whether the Brewers’ catcher qualifies as a Super Two at the… [More]

Marcum On The Mend, Roster Clarified

Right-hander Shaun Marcum threw in a game situation on Wednesday afternoon for the first time all spring. Though it was only in a Triple-A game on the back fields, his return to the mound felt like the final piece of the roster puzzle fitting into… [More]

Podcast Episode 2.5: “The Dog Days of Camp”

After a week off, the podcast triumphantly returns to your computer screen. The newest episode does not feature a special guest, so you all get an extra dose of Ryan’s soothing voice and my sometimes annoying voice. Coming into the episode, we did not think… [More]

Twitter Mailbag: Seid, Thornburg, McGehee, Hairston

This is the first edition of what should be a regular feature on the website. I asked my followers to tweet me questions (at @JP_Breen) regarding the Milwaukee Brewers. Though not all of the questions that were asked will be answered in the following article,… [More]

Remembering Joe Inglett, Knuckleballer

Joe Inglett played in 102 games for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2010, hitting .254/.331/.401 over the course of the season. He largely served as a pinch hitter for the Crew, but also played some corner outfield and second base. Overall, it was a rather nondescript season for a… [More]

Thoughts on March 14: Brewers @ Cubs

The Brewers traveled to Mesa, AZ on Wednesday afternoon to take on their NL Central rivals, the Chicago Cubs, and came away with a 10-2 victory. Randy Wolf tossed four effective innings. He only surrendered two runs, changing speeds and throwing strikes. The only trouble… [More]

Thoughts From March 13: Brewers @ Athletics

Milwaukee played two games yesterday: a split squad game at home against the Seattle Mariners and another split squad game on the road against the Oakland Athletics. I spent the afternoon at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, watching Michael Fiers and square off against Jarrod Parker. The… [More]

Thoughts From The Outside In Arizona

My flight to Arizona had touched down about ten minutes prior, and I found myself quietly dragging my feet within the confines of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Signs pointed my way to the baggage area, yet I somehow managed to make a wrong turn…. [More]

Spring Training Notes: Thornburg, Schafer, Gindl

While dangerous to draw overarching conclusions from spring training performances, we can still glean useful information from the past week of Cactus League action. Thornburg Impresses in Camp Right-hander Tyler Thornburg is turning heads with his performance thus far in big league camp. Jonathan Lucroy said Thornburg… [More]

Podcast Episode 2.4: “Fantasy Baseball & Spring Training”

Another episode of the podcast has arrived. This week, Ryan and I discussed the beginning of spring training and were joined by FanGraphs’ Eno Sarris (@enosarris) to discuss fantasy baseball in 2012. He explained his strategy in fantasy baseball drafts, as well as his projections for… [More]