Ryan Topp | Disciples of Uecker - Part 16

Disciples of Uecker

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

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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]

Is A Reasonable Marcum Extension Possible?

Pitchers and catchers, at least most of them, officially reported for work on Saturday. That means a deluge of “best shape of their life” and “contract talks are not progressing” stories are going to be filling up everyone’s twitter feeds in the coming days. Brewers’… [More]

Too Much Pitching?

By on February 17, 2012

Too Much Pitching?

There is an old saying in baseball that a team can never have too much pitching. Anyone who has followed any team for  a year or two can readily attest that no matter how set one thinks a team’s rotation or bullpen is for an… [More]

Playing With A Stacked Deck

By on February 13, 2012

Playing With A Stacked Deck

With recent departure of Prince Fielder, it’s only natural to look backwards at what he meant to the team over the past 6 plus seasons. Much has already been written about what he individually meant to the team. From his prodigious power to his leadership,… [More]

State of the Farm: 2012

By on February 10, 2012

State of the Farm: 2012

Everyone is now familiar with how the Brewers assembled their first division championship team in almost 30 years. Starting with a core of position players drafted in the first half of the last decade, general manager Doug Melvin went into last off-season with the mission… [More]