Alex Poterack | Disciples of Uecker - Part 3

Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by Alex Poterack

In Defense of an Expanded Postseason

The Brewers lost both their split squad games yesterday, but Elvis Costello already wrote a whole song about what spring training records mean, so I’m not going to talk about that. Instead, I’m going to talk about one of the changes to the MLB landscape… [More]

Grab Bag Post, Because Brewers Spring Training is Boring (And That’s a Good Thing)

It’s a bit of a slow news week, because let’s face it: there really isn’t much going on in Brewers camp this year. All of the starters at each position are set; there’s a bit of drama with Hart’s knee surgery, but it’ll probably only… [More]

In Search of Lost Variance

Following the loss of Prince Fielder, many prognosticators expect the Brewers to take a large step back from their franchise-high 96 wins ┬álast season. However, looking at the players added and subtracted, it is not entirely clear that this pessimism is warranted. According to Fangraphs… [More]

The Truth Will Out?

By on February 25, 2012

The Truth Will Out?

In our heart of hearts, we want to believe that an innocent man has no need of savvy legal counsel. A guilty man needs to learn the law and his case forwards and backwards in order to find every loophole and technicality he needs to… [More]

No, Buster, Braun Shouldn’t Give Back his MVP

In his Insider-only column today, Buster Olney suggests that the best way for Ryan Braun to start rehabilitating his image would be to offer to give back his MVP award at the BBWAA awards dinner tonight, all while maintaining his innocence. I’m not an Insider… [More]

Three Futures for Ryan Braun

If you’re reading this, you know Ryan Braun has tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. You also know that he is currently in the process of appealing the result, and has vehemently pleaded his innocence. Until we learn the results of the appeal, there really… [More]

On Tradition, Celebration, and “Respecting the Game”

Call me a romantic, but I love a playoff series between two clubs that truly hate each other’s guts. If you’re reading this blog, you know that I’m referring to the upcoming NLCS between the Brewers and Cardinals. There is no love lost between these… [More]

A Little Off Day History

Trivia question: What’s the only World Series winning team with two members of the 500 HR Club? The answer is none other than the 1957 Milwaukee Braves, whose lineup featured both Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews. These two Hall of Famers anchored the 1950s Braves… [More]

If It Wasn’t for Bad Luck, Zack Greinke’d Have No Luck at All

(In this article, I assume the reader is familiar with defense independent pitching statistics, namely FIP and xFIP. If you aren’t, here and here are good places to start.) Lost in the commotion of the Brewers stunning 8-7 win over the Reds last that is… [More]

Thoughts on the unfair interleague schedule

This is a baseball post, but I’m going to begin it with a point about football. I’ve often thought that one of the most unfair things in sports is the NFL overtime rule. For those of you who are unfamiliar, when an NFL game ends… [More]