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Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by Nicholas Zettel

Smartbuilding #8: Arizona Diamondbacks

It’s easy to pile on the Arizona Diamondbacks as a directionless, confused, or misguided front office if you’re a baseball analysis fan or prospect head. First and foremost, the organization took an inexplicable turn under previous GM Kevin Towers, who paid an almost unbelievably high… [More]

Jean Segura’s Discipline

Earlier this week, I outlined the extent to which the Brewers’ recent success is owed to a full roster effort. While there are many players that claim gaudy lines for our Milwaukee Nine of late, Jean Segura‘s batting average-heavy performance tends to sneak into the… [More]

Garza Returns

By on July 22, 2015

Garza Returns

Last night, Matt Garza returned to the mound from the disabled list, and helped the Brewers continue their winning ways with an excellent six inning outing. Unlike other successful rebounds by Garza, the veteran righty completely remade himself last night. According to Texasleaguers, Garza shelved… [More]

Brewers SP Support

By on July 21, 2015

Brewers SP Support

On June 12, I compiled a chart that judged the support each Brewers starting pitcher received from the offense, bullpen, and fielders. On that day, Matt Garza and Mike Fiers received the worst support by far, while Kyle Lohse squandered exceptional support. As Garza returns… [More]

2016: Winning and Rebuilding

As the Brewers continue to show their strengths with a relatively healthy roster core and pitching staff, it is worth further investigating and pushing on the rebuilding narrative. Of course, by now I have been working on a series of “Smartbuilding” posts that showcase strategies… [More]

Fan Rebuild #1: Four Organizational Tenants

Brewers Fan Submission by Johnny Tucson Brewers Fan Rebuild Contest! My vision is based on an assumption that the men in the Brewers clubhouse are highly tuned professional baseball players with the athleticism to play at a championship baseball level. They are no more or… [More]

Monday Morning Coffee: Winning, Garza, Minors, Tanking

Winning On June 26, I compiled my “Week 17” Brewers roster rankings, specifically outlining the issues facing a club that finally returned most of their opening day roster to the big league club. I lamented the fact that the Brewers went 4-9 despite making no… [More]

Fun With Pythagoras #10: Handicapping the Second Half

The Brewers are the third best team on the Senior Circuit since they bottomed out on May 30. On May 30, their record hit 16-34 thanks to a run differential of 186 RS / 252 RA. Of course, even their run differential suggested that Milwaukee… [More]

Following Up on Jungmann’s Fastball

Former first round pick and current organizational-depth-turned-lights-out-replacement Taylor Jungmannhelped lead a rather successful week for the Brewers. While Milwaukee lost their winning streak, they continued to play well and stayed in games in part due to Jungmann’s efforts in Cincinnati and Chavez Ravine. The righty… [More]

30 Farmhands #6: 2015 Minor League Stars

Since it’s the All-Star Break, it’s a great time to reflect on the state of the organization and prepare for the sprint of the official (if not mathematical) second half. Unfortunately for our Brewers, their recent stretch of solid play is too little, too late,… [More]