Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker

Disciples of Uecker

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To Rickie

By on October 31, 2014

To Rickie

News surfaced this morning that the Brewers exercised Yovani Gallardo‘s option, which at $13 million was a virtual no-brainer (quickly compare Gallardo’s salary and performance to that of Edwin Jackson, Tim Lincecum, or even teammates Kyle Lohse and Matt Garza, among NL RHP). Even after… [More]

Thursday Round ‘Em Up: Dynasty, Offseason

Last night, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series with one of the closest, tense games of the entire postseason. Both starters were out of the game by the end of the fourth inning, which also ended the scoring. While the Royals showed off… [More]

Tuesday Round ‘Em Up: More Than Game 6

This week is just getting started, but it has already been packed in terms of baseball drama on and off the field. Notably, the San Francisco Giants have a chance to win their third Championship since 2010, forming a strange dynasty decade that also includes… [More]

Thursday Lunch: Winter Ball Round-Up

Arizona Fall League Our beloved Glendale Desert Dogs had quite a good stretch since my last check-in with the league, going 5-3-1 in nine games. The Dogs scored 53 runs and allowed 36, which is quite a good differential for ten days in the fall… [More]

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]