Curt Hogg | Disciples of Uecker - Part 6

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Keys to Contending: Ryan Braun

By on December 27, 2013

Keys to Contending: Ryan Braun

2013 was not fun. Not for Ryan Braun nor the Brewers as a whole. The 2011 National League MVP only appeared in 61 games due to injury and a 60-game suspension for performance-enhancing drug use and became public enemy number one to Yahoo! Sports writer Jeff… [More]

Home ImpBrewMent: Yovani Gallardo and Declining Velocity

It’s been the cause of a lot of talk recently, it was discussed on this week’s edition of the Disciples of Uecker podcast, and it’s hard to ignore: Yovani Gallardo suffered a down 2013 season, most obviously evidenced by his declining strikeout rates. On a… [More]

Twitter Mailbag: Thornburg, RE24, Michael Young

“If these were your only two options, what’s better long term – sign Michael Young and keep Thornburg, or trade Thornburg for Ike?” -@acmccabe Because the Brewers would only be loaning Michael Young for a short-term rental, it comes down to which player–Thornburg or Davis–will… [More]

The Face of the Brewers

By on December 18, 2013

The Face of the Brewers

In lieu of MLB Network’s “Face of the Franchise” campaign that centered its focus on the Brewers on Tuesday, the question of “Who really is the face of the franchise?” has risen.  And though it’s not a completely integral to the team’s success on the… [More]

Home ImpBrewMent: Martin Maldonado

After an impressive rookie season, Martin Maldonado was, um, well, not very good in 2013. Following a .266/.321/.408, 4 DRS, +7.6 DEF season, Maldonado, 27, turned in a .169/.236/.284, -0.4 WAR season. His rookie season stats don’t seem to be a small sample size-induced fluke, though…. [More]

Twitter Mailbag: Thornburg, Outfield, and Brewers Free Agency

“Melvin said Will Smith is coming in as a starter, but RR said Thornburg is penciled in as the 5th starter. What gives?” -@acmccabe I wrote in last week’s mailbag that I foresaw Tyler Thornburg as the fifth starter when the season opens up. I then… [More]

Home ImpBrewMent: Wily Peralta

By on December 11, 2013

Home ImpBrewMent: Wily Peralta

The 2013 Milwaukee Brewers were a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde team in almost every facet that wasn’t named Carlos Gomez. With that roller coaster pattern being such a common theme, it’s tough to call out anyone in particular, but, though the team struggled with… [More]

Home ImpBrewMent: Johnny Hellweg

There’s no question that when Johnny Hellweg was promoted in late June to take the place of Alfredo Figaro in the revolving circus that was the Brewers 2012 starting rotation, he simply was overmatched. In a game that also featured Pittsburgh Pirates former first-overall draft… [More]

The Curious Case of Juan Francisco

On Monday, the Brewers announced that they tendered the contracts of Juan Francisco and Marco Estrada, the only two arbitration-eligible players remaining on the roster. What does this mean for the Brewers in 2014? Well, obviously, it indicates the franchise’s direct intent to include Francisco… [More]

Twitter Mailbag: Aoki, Offseason Moves, Starting Rotation

Happy Thursday, fellows Disciples! As I’m sure you’ve all noted by now, there have been some changes undergone here at Disciples of Uecker over the past couple days. One thing that I wanted to keep up was the Twitter mailbag that JP ran regularly during… [More]