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Doug Melvin on Sabermetrics

By on March 13, 2013

Doug Melvin on Sabermetrics

Brewers’ General Manager Doug Melvin joined WSSP’s Tim Allen late last week to talk about the upcoming season and other things Brewers. I highly recommend listening to the interview which starts around the 35 minute mark of the link provided. It has more than a few… [More]

Circling the Bases: The Infield

Welcome to Circling the Bases, a weekly column where writers Ryan Topp and Steve Garczynski participate in a discussion on one baseball topic. This week, the two tackle the Brewers’ infield. Ryan Topp: Now that the World Baseball Classic has started despite my best efforts,… [More]

Killing The Mythic Beast: Part 3

As we saw in part one, there are some very real reasons to rethink the current standard starter/reliever model of pitcher deployment. Those reasons are somewhat true across the game as a whole, but also apply very specifically to quite a few pitchers the Brewers… [More]

Killing The Mythic Beast: Part 2

Yesterday, we looked at the current state of starting pitching and concluded that there just aren’t close to enough traditional starters to go around, and particularly that the Brewers currently lack starters who can thrive deep into games. If the Brewers are determined to go… [More]

Killing The Mythic Beast: Part 1

ves·tige:  A bodily part or organ that is small and degenerate or imperfectly developed in comparison to one more fully developed in an earlier stage of the individual, in a past generation, or in closely related forms   A good case can be made that the… [More]

Presented Without Comment: ZiPS Projects The Brewers Offense

The ZiPS projections for the Milwaukee Brewers 2013 season came out today on Fangraphs. While a lot of focus has been on the  pitchers, there is an interesting trend among the hitters as well.  Here are the projected starters 2012 Average/On Base/Slugging lines along with… [More]

Do The Brewers Have An Innings Problem?

There has been a lot written, here and elsewhere, about the Brewers’ apparent decision to use most of the limited resources available this off-season to beef up a bullpen that was a major cause for the unraveling of the 2012 season and elect to go… [More]

Why Is Jean Segura In The Major Leagues?

The baseball world was pretty impressed with the return that the Milwaukee Brewers were able to get for starter Zack Greinke last month from the Angels, most notably 22 year-old shortstop Jean Segura. After playing only eight games for AA Huntsville after the trade, the… [More]

The Problem With Corey Hart

By on August 23, 2012

The Problem With Corey Hart

As Corey Hart’s third straight successful season winds to a close, his thoughts have begun to turn towards the future: Corey Hart asked agent Jeff Berry to communicate to general manager Doug Melvin that Hart was open to a permanent switch to first base, a position… [More]

Bet on the Brewers Bullpen in the Second Half

It’s been a while, so let’s be optimistic, shall we? As Nick pointed out in a recent post, it’s hard to win close when a baseball team’s  bullpen is among the very worst in the game, so it’s not surprising to see that the Brewers… [More]