Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker

Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by Nicholas Zettel

Series Preview: Giants @ Royals

The World Series finally begins tonight, and if you’ve followed the press, the big questions abound: will the Royals lead to a sea change in baseball strategies? Will the Giants be the National League dynasty? Of course, the questions are dumber when you have nearly… [More]

Building & Rebuilding #3: Elite Bullpen

Lately, I’ve been working on arguments that the Brewers need to enhance their starting rotation for 2015. First, given the “middle rotation explosion” in the 2014 NL, one can intuit that the 2015 NL may revert to top-heavy and bottom-heavy pitchers, which places the Brewers’… [More]

Scarce Runs

By on October 14, 2014

Scarce Runs

In 2014, National League pitchers allowed approximately 84 fewer runs than their 2013 counterparts. This development might seem strange, given that 2014 was so thoroughly advertised as the “Year of the Pitching Injury.” Most notably, Jose Fernandez of the Marlins and Matt Harvey of the… [More]

Monday Morning Coffee: AFL Recap

After a game postponed due to rain, the Glendale Desert Dogs suffered three consecutive losses, including two in one-run games. However, Brewers prospects received playing time, and if you happened to catch Bernie Pleskoff on Twitter, they received praise, too. The former MLB scout visited… [More]

Building & Rebuilding #2: NLCS

The San Francisco Giants have endured six losing seasons in the last decade — more than our beloved Milwaukee Brewers, even!, but when the National League Championship Series begins, they will have their chance to claim a Senior Circuit destiny. Despite their fluctuation between losing… [More]

Wednesday Lunch: Arizona Fall League Opens

Yesterday, the Arizona Fall League began, and if you’re a Brewers fan, the Glendale Desert Dogs are your team. These Dogs feature four Brewers arms, and four Milwaukee bats from the farm. Included among these players are potential impact prospects like Tyrone Taylor, or Rule… [More]

Starting Improvements

By on October 7, 2014

Starting Improvements

If you watched the 2014 National League Wild Card, or followed any of the press coverage leading into the game, you undoubtedly heard about the resurgence of Edinson Volquez. Brewers fans were already well aware of Volquez’s development in Pittsburgh, as the former junkball righty… [More]

Building & Rebuilding #1: Revisiting Big Trades

Th 2014 Wild Card showcased several extremes of roster building, as well as the ultimate limits of exciting and ho-hum ballgames. During the thrilling extra-innings, back-and-forth, always-battling American League play-in game, the Kansas City Royals outlasted the Oakland Athletics, perhaps vindicating GM Dayton Moore‘s sudden… [More]

2014 NL Standings: RS / RA, Park Factors, Improvements

When the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants meet for the Wild Card, they will test two of the National League’s best offenses against basically-average pitching staffs. While both clubs play in parks that are ultimately advantageous to pitchers, PNC and AT&T both increased notably… [More]

Series Preview: Cubs @ Brewers

In the middle of the season, one of the most interesting, and common, fan refrains pointed out that the Brewers and Cubs shared similar records since the Brewers’ hot start. A simple way to look at it is to combine their May and June records…. [More]