Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 20

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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]

Braun Round-Up: Experiencing Evidence and “Guilt”

Here at Disciples of Uecker, J.P. Breen and Jaymes Langrehr presented informative, concise reporting about Ryan Braun‘s alleged links to Miami’s Biogenesis clinic, and the Yahoo! Sports report that leaked documents pertaining to Braun and the Biogenesis clinic. While they covered a lot of ground,… [More]

Consistency and Surges: Many Months, and 162 Games

In May 2012, the Pittsburgh Pirates won 11 games with margins of victory of one or two runs, allowing their club to offset five losses of at least five runs. While the club steadily remained between third and fourth place throughout much of May —… [More]

Building and Rebuilding: Shifting NL Central Cores

Last year, I surveyed the contractual cores of the NL Central clubs, in order to project each club’s competitive vision into the future. For example, the Reds’ roster appeared to be at a turning point that could produce a potential dynasty, the Cubs were waiting… [More]