Curt Hogg | Disciples of Uecker - Part 3

Disciples of Uecker

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Posts by Curt Hogg

How Brewers ‘frame’ pitches can make all the difference

You can find this post from @cyrthogg on WIsports.com, the joint online sports venture with Brewers flagship station 620WTMJ, TODAY’S TMJ4 & NBC26 right here.

Brewers Stock Watch: Week One

If you know the slightest thing about baseball, it’s probably that the most positive thing you can do is base sharp judgments on players’ performances nine games into spring. It’s just the right thing to do. Kind of like bunting in the top of the… [More]

Brewers Rumors: Fishing Through the Mike Carp Talk

The Brewers and Pirates have been scouting Red Sox first baseman Mike Carp, according to the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. The competition at first base has only gotten more crowded since early January, as Juan Francisco, Mark Reynolds, Lyle Overbay, and Hunter Morris are currently… [More]

Three Reactions to the Brewers Spring Opener

Thursday, the Brewers opened up their season with a 11-3 drubbing of the Oakland Athletics, who were too concerned voting Eric Sogard as #FaceOfMLB to be interested in any baseball game they had to play. Marco Estrada came away with the “win”, despite a shaky… [More]

Complacency, Expectations, and the Milwaukee Brewers

Mark Attanasio made his message loud and clear for the players in his annual team address before the first full-squad spring workout, as Tom Haudricourt of the Journal-Sentinel reported: the Brewers expect to win and put their increased payroll to use in 2014. “This year,… [More]

Marco Estrada: America’s Sleeper

Following a strong finish to the 2013 season–his first as a full-time starting pitcher in the majors–the Brewers are expecting an even-better campaign from the pitcher penciled into either the fourth or fifth slot in the rotation. He struggled in keeping the ball in the… [More]

Brewers Camp Battles: Bullpen Fun

Last season, despite owning the fifth-lowest ERA, the Brewers’ bullpen held the ninth-highest FIP and sixth-lowest WAR. It wasn’t an elite group, but it wasn’t terrible, either. They only walk 3.04 batters per nine innings, stranded 77% of base runners, and posted a fairly league… [More]

Twitter Mailbag: Khris Davis, Dr. Seuss, Starting Rotation

“Khris Davis, for real? Or flash in the pan?” -@IgnitorKid He likely won’t keep up his .593 slugging and .316 ISO that he posted in 153 plate appearances last year, but Khris Davis is for real. He made some clear mechanical adjustments to quicken up his… [More]

Brewers Camp Battles: Reserve Infielders

Let’s open up this Brewers Camp Battles post with a riddle, shall we? Q: What do you get when you mix a first base platoon with a second base platoon? A: Mixed emotions for Jeff Bianchi. As a general footnote, having any emotions whatsoever surrounding… [More]

Twitter Mailbag: Bunting, Platoons & Those Ugly Gold Uniforms

“How many times do you think the bunt will be used this season?” -@DidBrewersBunt Presented without comment. “If Scooter wasn’t called Scooter how many fewer jerseys would the team sell?”-@BadgerNoonan Even if he was called Ryan–his actual name–I’m fairly sure he still would have hit… [More]