Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 18

Disciples of Uecker

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Questioning Braun / Ramirez / Hart reported that the Red Sox, Rays, and Rockies, among other teams, are interested in Brewers corner bat Corey Hart. More importantly, the official site reported that Hart has not yet been cleared for his knee injury, which he expects to occur in early December…. [More]

Tuesday Lunch: Lead-Off Woes

Last year, I featured Norichika Aoki as one of the Brewers’ special weapons. Aoki helped the exceptional offense by providing a specific need for the batting order. Even though he might have been an average-at-best bat in RF, the fact that the Brewers maintained excellent… [More]

Ranking the Brewers’ Rotation

It is rare for a club to follow a strict rotational pattern, in terms of the starters’ performances. While we conventionally call pitchers “#1 / #2 / #3 / #4 Starters,” teams typically cluster their starters in different spots. The 2008 Brewers featured two #1… [More]

2013 Rankings: Replacing Wily Peralta

By the middle of June, Wily Peralta accumulated 80 innings on his right arm, but he also allowed 63 runs in those innings. A couple of good starts at Philadelphia and Miami were offset by an end of May that saw 17 runs allowed over… [More]

2013 Pitching Rankings: Fluctuation

There’s a line that fans can find in baseball articles, here and there, when runs scored decreases in a given season. That line goes something like, “in a year where pitching dominated,” or, a “pitching-heavy league;” the line suggests that where runs scored decreases, pitchers… [More]

2013 Pitching Rankings: NL Rotations

The St. Louis Cardinals are arguably the top organization in baseball’s Senior Circuit. The Cardinals won the 2011 World Series, lost this year’s Fall Classic, and appeared in three consecutive League Championship Series. The old saying goes, “Pitching Wins Championships,” and yet, in the last… [More]

Offseason Round Up: The Calm Before the Hot Stove

The Boston Red Sox won the World Series last night, and that couldn’t be a better transition into the Brewers’ offseason. While we know that the St. Louis Cardinals have an enviable organizational model, building a homegrown roster that gives them a core to compete… [More]

Redemption: Lester v. Wainwright

Last night, veteran hurlers Adam Wainwright and Jon Lester faced off to break the World Series tie. Both pitchers represent a class of starters that fans and analysts colloquially recognize as the best in the game, but both pitchers also used 2013 to recover from… [More]

Nationals and Giants: Competing Cores

Depending on your perspective, the Washington Nationals’ 2013 campaign either serves as evidence for, or against, the Washington club’s decision to shutdown Stephen Strasburg in 2012. The Nationals famously placed their young ace-in-development on an innings limit, just as the club was honing in on… [More]

World Series Preview: Boston’s Transition

If you’re skeptical of the “Return Ryan Braun and Corey Hart” model for the Brewers to field a competitive team in 2014, the 2013 Boston Red Sox might be a salient counterargument. After underplaying their 734 RS / 806 RA differential by five wins in… [More]