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A Platoon Deferred: The Scooter Gennett Story

Well, it took until December 8 for the Brewers front office to annoy people. Not bad. Yesterday, Ron Roenicke stated that, having spent the 2014 season in a platoon with Second Baseman Rickie Weeks, left-hander Scooter Gennett will now be a full time player in… [More]

The 2015 NL Central: As it Stands Right Now

It is November 12, and the off-season is young. Where does the Brewers’ roster stand compared to their divisional competition? The only publicly-released projections so far for 2015 come from the fine folks at Steamer. Steamer takes their projected performance for each player by plate… [More]

Adam Lind’s Value

By on November 5, 2014

Adam Lind’s Value

So the Brewers found their first-baseman, trading with the Toronto Blue Jays for left-hander Adam Lind in exchange for Marco Estrada. Reaction to the move has been almost uniformly positive, and justifiably so. Over the last few weeks, we talked about the Brewers’ on-base problem… [More]

The Brewers’ OBP Problem (and Solution): Part II

Last month, as the Pirates firmly shoved the Brewers aside for the last wild card spot, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette credited the Pirates’ change in approach at the plate. In 2013, Pirates position players got on base 32% of the time (.323 OBP),… [More]

The Brewers’ On-Base Problem (and Solution): Part I

In response to their late-season offensive swoon, the Brewers decided to fire their hitting coach, Johnny Narron. Many fans are skeptical that a replacement coach will do any better, and if the Brewers’ coaching staff does not reach consensus on what the cause of the… [More]

The 2014 Brewers Lineup: Too Reliant on Home Runs?

The Brewers’ disappearing second-half offense is surely on the minds of the front office as they work to build their 2015 roster.  Last week, we looked at whether that collapse was due in part to a double-play problem.  We found that it was, and that… [More]

The Brewers’ Double-Play Trend

Double plays are some of the most frustrating — or exhilarating — plays in baseball. They allow a pitcher to escape a potential nightmare inning, and can utterly deflate a lineup’s budding rally. During the Brewers’ second-half collapse, double plays played a prominent role. The… [More]

Evaluating Ron Roenicke

By on October 1, 2014

Evaluating Ron Roenicke

On Sunday, the Brewers completed the 2014 season in discouraging fashion, losing two out of three at home to the Chicago Cubs. 53-43 over the first half of the season, they went 9-17 in September, frittering away a multi-game lead in the NL Central during… [More]

Ron Roenicke’s Big Blunder

By on September 19, 2014

Ron Roenicke’s Big Blunder

Last night, the Brewers lost a game in crushing fashion when they gave up a 2-run lead in the 8th inning, allowing the Cardinals to tie up the game. Although they escaped that frame without further damage, they proceeded to strand several runners until the… [More]

Jean Segura’s Rather Good Month

While most of the Brewers lineup took the last month off, one Brewer actually has had a fairly good stretch at the plate: Jean Segura. For the season, Segura has produced a 70 OPS+ (30% below league average), according to Baseball Reference. But going into… [More]