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Disciples of Uecker

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Posts by Steve Altstadt

The Brewers don’t need a second baseman.

The Winter Meetings have come and gone. They were relatively quiet, both for the Brewers and around MLB. The Brewers did make a pretty savvy move in acquiring LHP Alex Claudio (check out Episode 70 of Milwaukee’s Tailgate Podcast for thorough analysis), but that was… [More]

Should Orlando Arcia have bunted Manny Piña to third?

Condolences to those still recovering from staying up to watch that slog of a game 4 last night/this morning. There are plenty of things to talk about from last night’s game, but the one I wanted to focus on is a strategic decision made by… [More]

I am extremely here for The Bullpen Game ™

This afternoon, Cat Garcia of the Athletic reported on Craig Counsell’s plans for game 1. Craig Counsell announces that tomorrow’s NLDS G1 will be a bullpen day. #Brewers — Cat Garcia 🇲🇽 (@TheBaseballGirl) October 3, 2018 I love this move. It is without a doubt… [More]

Learn from the past, avoid big trades for starting pitchers

A year ago, the Brewers found themselves in a surprising position atop the NL Central. Many fans wanted to capitalize on the unexpected success and deal for a starting pitcher. The two most common names were Sonny Gray and Jose Quintana, because they had multiple years… [More]

The Brewers’ bullpen is insane.

It shouldn’t be surprising that the Brewers are off to a solid 18-13 start to the season, but what has been surprising is the way they’ve gotten here. An offense that was greatly improved on paper has disappointed, ranking only 10th in the NL in… [More]

Where to find starting pitching?

Happy PECOTA day! Baseball Prospectus’ projection system released their annual predictions today, and they are calling for a three-team race in the NL Central. As things stand, 84 wins for the Brewers feels about right to me. However, I fully expect the Brewers to add… [More]

Christian Yelich: The Smarter Trade Target

In what has been the slowest MLB off-season in more-than-recent memory, the Brewers have been connected to as many impact players as any team. Whether it’s to free agents like Jake Arrieta, Lance Lynn, Alex Cobb, Lorenzo Cain, and Neil Walker, or to trade candidates… [More]

The case against Chris Archer

When I opened Twitter this morning, the first thing I saw was a Tweet that blew up #BrewersTwitter and garnered an impressive amount of votes: You wake up, the Brewers have traded Brinson, Burnes, Diaz, Nottingham and Supak for Chris Archer. You are: — Brad… [More]

Craig Counsell is ready to manage in the playoffs

I own the scorecard of the game that got Ned Yost fired. You may very well remember the exact game, but in case you need a reminder, it was game one of a Sunday doubleheader in Philadelphia. The Brewers entered the four-game series with a… [More]

The Brewers wisely sit out the trade deadline

With many fans clamoring for the Brewers to make a splash at the trade deadline, the Brewers acquired Jeremy Jeffress in a glorified waiver claim. And… that’s it. No Sonny Gray. No Justin Wilson. No Dan Straily. Not even Curtis Granderson. Basically, they didn’t do anything. And that’s precisely… [More]