- Part 43

Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by J.P. Breen

Could Greinke Be Close To an Extension?

Doug Melvin, Gord Ash, and the Brewers organization have made it abundantly clear that they wish to agree to a long-term contract extension with right-hander Zack Greinke prior to Opening Day. That extension could be closer than previously thought. Jim Bowden of ESPN wrote on… [More]

Disciples of Uecker Fantasy Baseball

The beginning of spring training does not only signify the dawn of a brand new baseball season. It also marks the start of a yearly tradition for baseball dorks, one that leaves men and women across the country hunched over lists of players and statistics… [More]

Hart Needs Knee Surgery

By on March 4, 2012

Hart Needs Knee Surgery

Brewers baseball began this afternoon against the San Francisco Giants, but the organization received discouraging news prior to the start of the game. Corey Hart underwent an MRI, and it was determined that he will need surgery on his right knee to repair a meniscus tear. The Brewers’ right… [More]

How Does Corey Hart Project at 1B?

Earlier in the offseason, we heard that Ron Roenicke and Doug Melvin approached outfielder Corey Hart about playing some first base during spring training and the regular season. The idea revolves around finding a quality replacement for Mat Gamel against quality left-handed pitchers, considering he only hit… [More]

Dissecting Braun Appeal: Interview w/ Will Carroll [UPDATED]

The Ryan Braun appeal has been dominating the Brewers’ news cycle over the past week. The conflicting information and various reports have been difficult to digest and comprehend, so I asked Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) of Sports Illustrated to come on the podcast and dissect the Ryan Braun saga…. [More]

How Good Is John Axford?

By on March 1, 2012

How Good Is John Axford?

With the news that closer John Axford has been discussing a contract extension with the Brewers, I began perusing video and statistics on Axford in hopes of painting a better picture of just how good Axford has been over the past couple of seasons. He has… [More]

Axford Talking Extension With Brewers

According to Adam McCalvy and Tom Haudricourt, the Milwaukee Brewers and closer John Axford have been discussing a possible contract extension. Axford saved 46 games in 48 chances for the Brewers in 2011. In fact, the right-hander did not blow a single save after April 18… [More]

Comparing Brewers Prospect Rankings

I have been holding off on this brief article for a while, waiting on Kevin Goldstein at Baseball Prospectus to finally publish his Brewers’ top prospects list. The long wait is a small price to pay for a trip to the NLCS, though, as Goldstein publishes… [More]

Prospect Profile: OF D’Vontrey Richardson

When scouting minor leaguers in person, observers tend to gravitate toward the outstanding athletes like a moth to a flickering flame. They are drawn to the ones who appear to be good at baseball. The ones you can really “dream on,” as they say in scouting… [More]

New Reports In Braun Case Only Increase Uncertainty

As with most large news stories being covered from multiple angles by a myriad of media outlets, we continue to learn more long after the story is originally reported. The same goes for this fascinating Ryan Braun story. Major League Baseball and the testing facility… [More]