Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 23

Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by Nicholas Zettel

Should the Brewers Stop Developing Pitchers?

The 2006 Houston Astros featured as many home-grown starting pitchers on their roster as the Cincinnati Reds would develop and employ from 2006-present. Shockingly, the 2006 Cincinnati Reds’ starting rotation did not feature one single starting pitcher drafted or signed by the Reds. This is… [More]

Fun With Pythagoras #2: On The Whole, I’d Rather Not Face the Cards

Given my reputation as a stathead here and throughout my years with Bernie’s Crew, I should note that I thought about submitting the following picture when it came time to submit my staff photo: I should say, just in case it’s unclear, that I’m not… [More]

Series Preview: Shuffling Cards

Taking the bad with the good, the Brewers offense generally hammered out runs and won at least one seesaw battle with the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park. Unfortunately, that magic from Tuesday night wore off on Wednesday, and the offense could not produce one last… [More]

What’s On Second

By on April 30, 2013

What’s On Second

There’s a good argument to be made that second base is one of the worst positions in baseball history, in terms of value. On the defensive spectrum, the positions in the middle of the diamond are traditionally valued due to their relative difficulty compared to… [More]

Treading Water / Series Preview

The Brewers completed their six-game, west coast road trip with a ho-hum 2-0 loss against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. I say ho-hum, of course, because the Brewers went into the ballgame with a guaranteed .500 roadtrip (always a good thing, especially out west), and… [More]

Series Preview: 12% Gone

Last night, despite Ron Roenicke‘s greatest protests, the Brewers suffered a narrow loss at the hands of San Diego and junkball extraordinaire, Edinson Volquez. The 2-1 loss ensured that the Brewers’ nine game winning streak came to an end, but the Brewers escaped PetCo Park… [More]

Tuesday Morning Coffee: Fun with Pythagoras #1

In case you couldn’t keep your eyes open past 10 pm last night, the Brewers bats made sure to send you off to sweet dreams during their explosive first inning. Playing in San Diego for their first west coast road trip of the year, the… [More]

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]