Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 15

Disciples of Uecker

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2013 Preview: Brewers vs. Cardinals

After years of watching Chicago Cubs fans file into Miller Park during Brewers rebuilding seasons, exercising one of baseball’s strongest geographical rivalries, the on-field animosity and battles between the St. Louis Cardinals and Brewers were a welcome sight. Nothing against the Cubs or Cubs fans,… [More]

2013 Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

There’s a sense in which I was lucky to publish 2013 NL Central previews in alphabetical order (minus the Brewers thus far), instead of projected order of finish or something. For, the transition from winter into spring has brought the St. Louis Cardinals roster numerous… [More]

2013 Preview: Brewers vs. Pirates

If you followed the Brewers during their rebuilding years, there’s a real sense in which PNC Park is regarded as a house of horrors. Not only did the rebuilding Brewers typically have trouble beating the Pirates, but they were rather hapless against the Pirates in… [More]

2013 Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates lasted an extra month into the 2012 season. This isn’t a condescending dismissal of their playoff hopes, but a crucial fact to analyze for the organization’s 2013 outlook. On July 25, 2011, the Pirates tied St. Louis for the NL Central lead…. [More]

2013 Preview: Brewers vs. Reds

If it feels like the Brewers and Reds are always stuck in close contests, well, they are. From 2010-present, 17 of the 45 meetings between the Cincinnati and Milwaukee nine resulted in one-run contests. In fact, one might point to some of those wicked one-run… [More]

2013 Preview: Cincinnati Reds

“The Reds have a two-tiered best case scenario, just like almost everyone else in the NL Central. Although they can expect to be one of the frontrunners for that wide-open 2012 division crown, a successful 2012 season for the organization also will feature some resolution… [More]

2013 Preview: Brewers vs. Cubs

If you couldn’t tell already, I’m excited for the baseball season to start. Since we have a handful of weeks while spring training unfolds to the regular season, I thought I’d try something new for previews this year. A lot of Brewers fans have a… [More]

2013 Preview: Chicago Cubs

In terms of rebuilding baseball organizations, the 2012 Cubs had one of the most successful campaigns they could have expected. First, their core of aging, expensive veterans gained another year, resulting in a decidedly short-term outlook for their remaining contracts. Secondly, they executed a trade… [More]

Pitching Logic: Destroying the NL Central

I think it’s in the nature of hometown fans to think in completely critical ways, or completely uncritical ways about their home teams. In a sport like baseball, it doesn’t seem like we spend that much more time with our teams than other sports; after… [More]

Reviewing Previews: Looking back at 2012 Previews

This probably seems like a ridiculous exercise. Who wants to read a writer reviewing their own analysis? Yet, as I prepare to produce my best-case scenario previews for the 2013 NL Central, I wonder how my 2012 analysis, projections, and thoughts related to the actual… [More]