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2015 NL Central Preview: Middle Infield

There are two key stories that define the general outlook for the 2015 NL Central middle infields: The Pirates lost Russell Martin, but made one of the division’s best depth acquisitions by signing Korean infielder Jung-Ho Kang. The Cubs graduate one of their biggest high-risk… [More]

2015 NL Central Preview: Outfield

There are several common Brewers fan refrains entering 2015, but none sounds louder than “The Brewers’ success will depend on Ryan Braun‘s thumb.” Indeed, Braun’s fall from grace after the Biogenesis scandal has been nothing short of severe, but the slugger’s thumb injury that silenced… [More]

Thursday Morning Coffee: Peralta

The Brewers followed their weekend losses with weekday wins, continuing their fortunate development with an 8-4 win over the Royals. Wily Peralta drove this win, working into the fourth inning with four hits, four strike outs, and one run allowed. The young righty is up… [More]

2015 NL Central Preview: Rotations

If you’re wondering why I’ve felt so optimistic about the Brewers in 2015, or why I believe the NL Central will be an absolute nail-biter, there is no better place to look than the 2015 rotations for each Central club. Certainly, it is a common… [More]

Thursday Morning Coffee: Parra and Davis

The Brewers decided to expand the win column in Spring Training, beating the Giants 6-to-3 in a sound test of their organizational depth. Will Smith and Brandon Kintzler produced two nearly perfect innings. Kintzler allowed the only hit, and he also collected the only strike… [More]

Tuesday Morning Coffee: Lose ‘Em All

The 2015 Milwaukee Brewers are hopefully on a mission to show that Spring Training truly does not matter. The Brewers lost again on Monday, their third consecutive one-run loss at the hands of organizational depth. Fortunately, there are a slew of interesting stories emerging, such… [More]

Week 1: Brewers Roster Rankings

For this season at Disciples of Uecker, I want to provide more content in the form of “regular columns” or monthly features. In celebration of the first week of Spring Training, here’s an exercise I hope to return to throughout 2015. Not unlike ESPN “Power… [More]

2015 NL Central Preview: Timing

The second half of the NL Central was a different kind of beast in 2014. Not only did the Brewers collapse from their first half excellence, but the Reds thoroughly declined into rebuild territory, and the Cubs surged as they added new arms and their… [More]

2015 Brewers: Winnable Games

If the 2014 Brewers season seemed exhilarating, it was: our beloved Milwaukee Nine were “in” at least 75% of their contests. Aside from 82 victories, the Brewers lost at least 40 games that could be clearly defined as winnable. They lost games with blown ties,… [More]

The Wonderful World of the Brewers Bullpen

In case you missed it, the Brewers signed Francisco Rodriguez to a two-year deal on Thursday, reuniting the club with their dependable, veteran closer. The Brewers must make a roster move to accommodate their new closer, and Rodriguez needs to secure a work visa, so… [More]