- Part 6

Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by Jack Moore

Aramis Ramirez A Solid Pick At Third Base

The Brewers have had a busy spring. Between Ryan Braun’s ordeals, the injuries to Shaun Marcum and Corey Hart and the ongoing questions of negotiations between the squad and Zack Greinke, Aramis Ramirez has managed to spend the spring relatively under the radar. It hasn’t… [More]

How Norichika Aoki Can Hit For Power

Norichika Aoki had his best day in spring training during the biggest media circus of his time in the states so far. With Yu Darvish starting opposite the Brewers in March 19th’s Cactus League game, all eyes were on the Brewers’ own new Japanese import…. [More]

No Incentive To Trade Logan Schafer Now

Every spring training has a star performance from a player outside the roster of regulars. This season, it’s Logan Schafer. The 25-year-old center fielder has excelled in the first 10 games of the spring season, notching 10 hits in 18 at bats, including three doubles… [More]

In Dan Haren, We See What Ben Sheets Could Have Been

From 2002 to 2007, Ben Sheets was the Milwaukee Brewers. At least, that’s the way it was in my mind. There were guys like Richie Sexson (who I loved) and Geoff Jenkins. Bill Hall was fun for a while. Starting in 2005, the young talent… [More]

New Depth Can Prove Worth Early

Here’s a fun piece of Brewers trivia to stash for a few years down the road: Who was Milwaukee’s right field opening day starter in 2011, the year they won their first division title as a National League club? Of course — of course —… [More]

Constructing Lineups with Ryan Braun

Over the past four days or so baseball has been secondary to urine on the mind of those around the Milwaukee Brewers. As interesting as human excrement can be, it would be nice to think about the game for a bit. With Ryan Braun back… [More]

Where To Improve: Hitting With The Bases Loaded

    The Milwaukee Brewers offense was good in 2011, but it stops there. At fifth in the National league in runs scored and sporting just a 102 OPS+, any positive adjective past good doesn’t qualify — not great, not excellent, and certainly not doubleplusgood…. [More]

2011 Brewers Pitching Struggled Against The Eighth Slot

The Brewers pitching staff — a rather perennial weakness turned into a strength by a pair of offseason trades — was very good throughout much of the 2011 season. The squad as a whole posted a 3.63 ERA despite the hitter-friendly nature of Miller Park…. [More]

Should Carlos Gomez Stand Closer to the Plate?

There are certain players whose struggles at the plate are understandable. It’s clear that some players are in the major leagues for their gloves, not their bats. Some of them make it incredibly obvious: Then, there are players like Carlos Gomez. Clearly, Gomez’s glove is… [More]

Brooks Conrad: Potential Brewers Impact Player?

Back in January, the Brewers signed Brooks Conrad to a minor-league contract. If you just thought, “You mean that guy who made all the errors in that playoff game?” you are completely forgiven; I essentially did the same. But when we revisit the state of… [More]