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Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by Nicholas Zettel

30 Farmhands #9: Sleepers (Part One)

As many, many sources have documented throughout the season, there is a lot to like about the Brewers minor league development during the 2015 season. The AA Biloxi Shuckers had an amazing season while facing a seemingly insurmountable roadtrip; several key minor leaguers exhibited breakthroughs… [More]

Minors: Promotions, Orimoloye, Barnes, Lopez

Although the season is winding down on the Brewers farm, there is a lot of news around the system. The Southern League named AA Biloxi RHP Jorge Lopez its “Most Outstanding Pitcher”! Manager Carlos Subero was named manager of the year! Congratulations to the Shuckers!… [More]

Revisiting Scott Linebrink: Draft, Prospects, Trades

While I was writing about the legacies of Jack Zduriencik and Bruce Seid as scouting directors in Milwaukee, I was reminded of the amazing Scott Linebrink trade and the prospect status of Will Inman. The trade is arguably one of the first “true” win-now moves… [More]

Brewers Draft: Jack & Bruce (Part Three)

On this day one year ago, the Brewers collapsing campaign took a dark turn, as scouting director Bruce Seid unexpectedly passed away. The news shook the organization, especially since a number of players on the roster made Milwaukee from Seid drafts. I hope this series… [More]

Meet Zach Davies

By on September 1, 2015

Meet Zach Davies

After a former coach of Brewers RHP prospect Zach Davies tweeted that the youngster would make a start during the Pirates series, the Brewers officially announced that they selected Davies’s contract from AAA Colorado Springs. The righty last started on August 27, and reports are… [More]

Brewers Draft: Jack & Bruce (Part Two)

This post is the second in a Three Part series, which began yesterday, on Seid and Zduriencik. Improving Legacy for Seid Anyway, it is worth digging deeper into the Bruce S. drafts, because although it seems that he will not match Jack Z.’s excellent average… [More]

Brewers Draft: Jack & Bruce (Part One)

On Friday, the Seattle Mariners fired their General Manager, Jack Zduriencik. Brewers fans fondly remember Zduriencik as the scouting architect that landed the Brewers several of their key core players for the 2005-2014 glory years (that was a strong decade!); depending on your feelings about… [More]

Presented Without Comment: Zduriencik vs. Melvin

*** 2009-2015 W-L OD Payroll Playoffs Most Common / Best Finish / Total GB BA Top 100 Prospects (2010-present) Jack Zduriencik 505-595 (.459) $667.1 million n/a 4th (5 times) / 3rd (twice) / 138 21 Doug Melvin 545-554 (.496) $649.1 million Lost 2011 NLCS 3rd… [More]

Winning in 2016: Outfield Moves, “Logjams,” Trading Braun

The Brewers are in a somewhat fun position as an organization: the next General Manager will have an opportunity to assess advanced prospects and their chance to provide the organization with a relatively quick rebuild process. This places the organization in a fun position because,… [More]

Domingo Santana’s Efficiency

Since the Brewers acquired Domingo Santana as a part of the Carlos Gomez–Mike Fiers trade, it has been difficult to ignore the outfielder’s exceptional AAA Pacific Coast League statistics. Of course, the question was always going to be Santana’s application of his skills at the… [More]