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New Directions

By on March 24, 2016

New Directions

Following yesterday’s note about my own writing plans, I am introducing Gabe Stoltz as the new Manager/Editor/Owner at Disciples of Uecker. Gabe is a sophomore at UW-Milwaukee, where he studies journalism. He also serves as the Assistant Sports Editor at The UWM Post, which covers… [More]

My Back Pages

By on March 23, 2016

My Back Pages

In the coming weeks at Disciples of Uecker, there will be some changes in the writing and management staff. You will see much of the same content you love, but you will see younger voices that will begin their trek into the Brewers fan blogs… [More]

Selling Potential: Starting Pitchers

If Brewers fans may be skeptical of the development of the bats in the system, and their true ability to contribute to the 2016 club, the arms had a positively convincing 2015 campaign. The question marks of trade returns like Yhonathan Barrios and Adrian Houser… [More]

Selling Potential: Position Players

While having fun comparing the 2002 and 2016 Brewers squads, a commenter made a point worth investigating: if one is “high” on the 2016 Brewers, chances are they are high on the low-cost (and therefore generally low-risk) acquisitions of ex-prospects / relatively young players with… [More]

Quick Profile: Liriano the CF Part One

A recent Twitter debate (I know, I know) stirred some thoughts and intuitions about the Brewers’ centerfield battle. Specifically, I believe Michael Reed is probably the best overall centerfielder on the current roster, but Reed himself faces the triple whammy of three other candidates without… [More]

Presented Without Comment: This Ain’t No Tank

A fun comparison of my first full-time, everyday season as a Brewers fan, and the current roster: Brewers 2002 2016 C Paul Bako Jonathan Lucroy 1B Richie Sexson Chris Carter 2B Eric Young Scooter Gennett 3B Tyler Houston Aaron Hill SS Jose Hernandez Jonathan Villar… [More]

Revisiting the Margins

It’s been no secret that I’ve been bullish on the 2016 Brewers throughout the offseason. Through a combination of “rebuilding” (shed MLB contracts, add future assets) and “counterbuilding” (move & acquire roster assets against expected organizational outlook) moves, GM David Stearns has constructed a roster… [More]

Quick Glance: A Balanced Order

While the Brewers’ centerfield job remains wide open, manager Craig Counsell recently provided some clarity at the corners of the field. While there was little question that Chris Carter would start at 1B, there was some question about potential outfield moves (between Domingo Santana and… [More]

Personal List: Preseason Top Prospects

Recently, I’ve been analyzing the offseason of GM David Stearns, specifically focusing on several of the newcomers and the depth of the system that Stearns has enhanced. Milwaukee’s organization was taking off before the GM started his wave of trades, and since Stearns focused on… [More]

Assessment: Stearns’s Trades

By my count, according to the MLB.com transactions log, GM David Stearns‘s trade of Khris Davis was his ninth notable deal of the offseason. Entering spring training, the Brewers will feature a cast of new faces at the MLB level, and a set of intriguing… [More]