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Posts by Steve Altstadt

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]

The Brewers need to trade Ryan Braun this off-season

We’re reaching the point of the off-season where teams are starting to move on to Plan B. Given what’s left on the free agent market, it sure seems like a good time to have a trade chip. Teams who preferred to look to free agency… [More]

What to make of Lewis Brinson’s season?

A quick glance at Lewis Brinson’s offensive numbers this season is likely to raise an eyebrow. Pre-trade, AA Frisco: .237/.280/.431 Post-trade, AAA Colorado Springs: .382/.387/.618 On the surface, it is certainly odd to see someone who struggled at AA get promoted and then set AAA… [More]

The Tyler Thornburg era has begun

If anything defined this recent trade deadline season, it was the incredible value on quality relief pitching. Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, and Will Smith each brought back the types of returns that are generally seen in trades of above average starting pitchers. Even Jeremy Jeffress,… [More]