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Brett Lawrie and Matt LaPorta

Judging prospects is really, really hard. I don’t pretend to be very good at it. I rely on the observations of others to let me know how excited I should be getting about a particular prospect. I don’t know if other people think the way… [More]

Pitcher Hitting Update

By on August 21, 2011

Pitcher Hitting Update

The Brewer starting pitching staff has proven to be one of the best in the league. This staff also excels at something that can get overlooked but is obvious to people who watch many games– that they’re also all quality hitters, which is something that… [More]

It’s Working

By on August 14, 2011

It’s Working

After today’s games there are three teams with more wins in the major leagues than the Brewers– the Phillies, Red Sox, and Yankees. They’re seventh in offense WAR and tenth in pitching WAR. I don’t think there can be anything more satisfying within the realm… [More]

Pirates Pirates Pirates

It’s July 20th, and as Tom Haudricourt is all too happy to complain about, the Pirates are atop the NL Central standings. Jeff Sullivan wrote a long piece at SBNation looking at why the Pirates are such a hot topic, and here’s how he wraps… [More]

Rickie Weeks Appreciation Day

What do Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, Troy Tulowitzki, Matt Holliday, Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, Evan Longoria, Adrian Beltre, Miguel Cabrera, Carlos Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, and Curtis Granderson have in common? Well, a lot of things, probably. But one of them is that, since the start… [More]

Fifth Starters are Bad

There’s been a bit of rumbling out there about Chris Narveson after his past two starts. He gave up 6 runs in 3 2/3 innings against the Nationals and then came back with 5 runs allowed in 4 innings against the Reds. This little stretch… [More]

Breaking News: Brewers Have Really Good Starting Pitchers

In front of a roughly  (though probably slightly below) average defense so far, you’d have to expect that those ERA numbers will improve overall if they just keep pitching like this, just due to random variation. These are the numbers of pitchers who have started… [More]

Putting the Fielder Walkoff Win in Context

Last night’s win was unbelievable in a lot of ways, and though it’s definitely getting way ahead of myself, I’m going to say anyways that it’s going to be one we look back at as a turning point, or a defining moment, or some cliche… [More]

The Mysterious Marco Estrada

I’m going to go ahead and start by introducing myself to the Disciples of Uecker audience, for all those readers out there who are unfamiliar with the name under the post headline. I’ve been a writer at Brew Crew Ball for a a bit more… [More]