Ryan Topp | Disciples of Uecker - Part 15

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3 Questions: Chicago Cubs

By on March 28, 2012

3 Questions: Chicago Cubs

This is the second in an ongoing series on the teams of the NL Central. You can find part 1 on the Houston Astros [here]. 1) Will Starlin Castro take the step forward to true stardom? In May 2010, the young shortstop was busy posting… [More]

3 Questions: Houston Astros

By on March 27, 2012

3 Questions: Houston Astros

This is the first in a series of quick preview looks at the 6 teams that currently make up  the National League Central. 1) Will the Astros be historically bad in 2012? It’s not particularly a nice thing to say, but the Astros are almost… [More]

Handicapping Remaining Roster Spot Races

Sunday was “moving day” for many younger Brewers campers, with nine players total sent out of big league spring training and assigned to one of the minor league squads. While none of these moves can really be considered a true surprise, it does still crystallize some of the remaining camp… [More]

What To Expect From The 2012 Bullpen

It was a tale of two halves for the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen in 2011. Before the break, the Brewers struggled to a 3.92 ERA in relief, but dropped that number down to 2.43 afterwards. Quite a bit of that difference was due to personnel changes, most notably… [More]

Amid Extension Talk, Is Lucroy Being Overlooked?

One of the dominant story lines so far this spring in Brewers camp is a number of players under consideration for contract extensions. First, starter Shaun Marcum let it be known that he was interested in talking about a deal taking him past 2012, before… [More]

Will 2012 Bring a Gallardo Break Out?

Brewers right hander Yovani Gallardo continued the parade of strong pitching performances from starters early in camp Tuesday. Over two innings, he allowed only 1 hit and no runs while striking out 4 and walking none. Those that saw the game on FSN Wisconsin can… [More]

Money Can’t Buy Me Love

By on March 6, 2012

Money Can’t Buy Me Love

“We felt this [pressure] a lot my last two or three years in Boston. We missed being able to go after the cheap, undervalued player. The intellectual reward with star players is not the same.” – Cubs General Manager Jed Hoyer “Sometimes it’s a little… [More]

Brewers @ Giants 3/5/11 Live Blog

Join us tonight at 8:30 for the Brewers first televised spring game of 2012 against the Giants: Click Here

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of More Playoff Teams

Sometime soon, possibly even before you read this, Major League Baseball will add another wild card playoff slot to each league starting in the upcoming 2012 season. According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, details were still being worked out on Wednesday, but this is something… [More]

What If Braun Were Guilty?

By on February 27, 2012

What If Braun Were Guilty?

We need to get something out of the way right up front. If you’re a person who doesn’t even want to consider the possibility that Ryan Braun could have knowingly taken something on the banned substances list, then this piece isn’t going to be for… [More]