Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 17

Disciples of Uecker

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Posts by Nicholas Zettel

Thursday Lunch: Rowdy Replacements

Our very own Alex Poterack provided what may prove to be the image of the year, as he summarized the fan experience of Yuniesky Betancourt. While J.P. Breen gave Our Beloved Yuni his due just the other day, the most stubborn shortstop in baseball helped… [More]

Series Preview: Meet the Champions

One of the things I love about the baseball season is its length. Over 162 games, certain parts of the season seem to blur together, and at times, it feels like the games are continuous (or constant). I learned to become a baseball fan this… [More]

Series Preview: Win Now, and Forever

81 75 83 90 80 77 96 83 Since Mark Attanasio‘s group purchased the Milwaukee Brewers, the organization has operated in perpetual “win now” mode. Some Brewers fans (including myself) were skeptical of this motive at first, probably because the Brewers were in the middle… [More]

WHEW! Round ‘Em Up: Estrada’s Start and 1-5 Stretches

I tuned into yesterday’s game late, following work with a chance to catch the final innings of the Brewers’ battle with the Cubs. Unfortunately, my disappointment that I couldn’t hear more baseball turned into an actual extension of the game, as the Brewers bullpen and… [More]

Thursday Morning Coffee: Weeks, Axford, Labor

If the highs of opening day seemed limitless, the Colorado Rockies’ offense smacked expectations and hopes back into order. While it’s certainly the case that a healthy Rockies order is a loaded Rockies order, their vicious nine took the Brewers’ pitchers to the shed —… [More]

Opening Day Round ‘Em Up

Yesterday afternoon’s ballgame felt like a grand tradition — or, it should become a grand tradition. Opening day, first game of the season, crowd buzzing with anticipation, and the Brewers deliver just about everything one would (or would not) like to see. The Brewers overcame… [More]

Changing Expectations: Competing Questions and Narratives

Tomorrow (Friday, March 29), I will represent Disciples of Uecker on the UCB NL Central Preview show, hosted by Daniel Shoptaw (C70 At The Bat). Throughout the offseason, I spent each Tuesday and Thursday picking apart interesting elements of the 2012 Brewers pitching staff, NL… [More]

Roenicke’s Brewers are Situational Hitters

For a year or so, I’ve been working on this idea that situational baseball is simply the aggregate of situations that a group of ballplayers produce. The basic idea is that since each ballplayer has limited traits, abilities, and approaches, a batting order full of… [More]

Give Us Back Our Ballplayers!

The rumblings started a couple of weeks ago with tweets about pending suspensions for players involved in the Biogenesis case, and yesterday, the USA Today and Yahoo! Sports reported that the MLB is investigating the Biogenesis 90. Of course, since estimates place approximately 90 players… [More]

2013 Preview: Milwaukee Brewers Situational Baseball

According to The Bill James Handbook, the 2012 Milwaukee Brewers scored 168 manufactured runs, and they allowed 151 manufactured runs from their opponents. This was one of the better figures in the National League, although their differential was not as strong as 2011; during their… [More]