Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 28

Disciples of Uecker

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Brewers Round Up: May 10, 2012

The Brewers lost to the Reds in heartbreaking fashion yesterday, wasting a phenomenal start by Zack Greinke and failing to capitalize with runners on base in the bottom of the 9th. The Reds took the series from the Brewers, who receive a much-needed day off… [More]

Around the Diamond and Back

Since members of the Milwaukee Brewers started dropping like flies, there are scores of new problems and new possibilities in aligning the Brewers’ roster. Ryan Topp discussed potential Shortstop replacements yesterday, presenting good examples of the type of players the Brewers might reasonably hope to… [More]

Balance and Blame: What’s going on!?!?

On May 6, 2011, the greatest Milwaukee Brewers team in franchise history sat in last place in the National League Central. The club struggled to stay afloat after their prolonged winless start, and they flat-out sputtered to a halt to open May. From April 30… [More]

Brewers April Round Up

I have to admit, I was concerned about writing this morning. Now that we’re out in the eastern time zone, the west coast games practically start after we’re asleep. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I accidentally left my computer volume and GameDay window open,… [More]

Switchin’ Pitches: He Throws WHAT?

While researching Zack Greinke’s pitch f/x stats Monday night, and thinking up a grand scheme for Tuesday morning’s cutter article, I asked a huge question, and then filed it in the back of my mind: how many MLB pitchers added a new pitch at some… [More]

Battlin’ Zack and his Cutter

Heading into Monday night’s contest against the Houston nine, it seemed like every previous start by Zack Greinke proved to be fodder for either extreme in the “sign him / don’t sign him” debate. If you’re like me, last night’s start was PERFECT: finally, a… [More]

The Great Ron Roenicke Swindle (and another Braun rant!)

Dateline, unknown. Deep in a training facility somewhere in the vast Milwaukee Brewers organization, manager Ron Roenicke, owner Mark Attanasio, and general manager Doug Melvin sit at a table in a dimly lit room. RR: Geez, can’t someone get better lights in here? MA: Sorry,… [More]

Review: Out of the Park Baseball 13

For years, Out of the Park Developments continuously updated their baseball simulation game. Fans moonlighting as General Managers could expect to run into skeptical opposing GMs regarding trade proposals, realistic day-to-day simulations of games, as well as typical hurdles to contract extensions, arbitration buyouts, and… [More]

Brewers Round ‘Em Up: The Great Strike Zone Conspiracy

Haven’t done one of these in a while; you all have been subjected to my crazy labor rants, stats excursions, and sessions of throwing-spaghetti-on-the-wall. Lucky for you, a part of my community service agreement (we won’t go there) requires that I have the decency to… [More]

Bringing It All Back Home: Shaun Marcum’s Junkball Blues

No matter how much the Brewers’ management team and Shaun Marcum explained away his spring shoulder pain, I gather that most Brewers fans held their breath until they could see him in real game action. Behind the shoulder pain and the talk of a mechanical… [More]