Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 3

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Smartbuilding #7: 2015 Offseason Deals

Following the previous installments on the 2011-2014 offseason and midseason trades (see here too), the 2015 midseason deadline can be framed against a series of extremely active front offices during the most recent offseason. While Miami and San Diego doubled down on their middle-of-the-NL-and-growing potential,… [More]

Smartbuilding #6: 2013-2014 Trades

Following yesterday’s 2011-2012 installment analyzing major midseason and offseason trades, the 2013-2014 trading seasons were simultaneously stunning and confusing. Confusing insofar as teams like the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays arguably traded some of the best available players for questionable MLB-ready packages, and stunning… [More]

Orlando Arcia: “Best Player in Southern League”

Earlier this afternoon, BaseballAmerica released their Midseason Top 50 prospect list (h/t Brew Crew Ball). As prospect fans were probably already expecting, the list featured some bigtime changes, given that a few favorite prospects from the last few years graduated (take a look at the… [More]

Smartbuilding #5: 2011-2012 Major Trades

As the midseason hot stove valves open, Brewers fans clamor for trades that signal organizational rebuilding — or, at least the earnest start of a rebuilding campaign. Of course, I have been a rather loud rebuilding proponent, but there are many reasonable voices across the… [More]

The Curse of the Streak

Looking back on 2014, I frequently refer to the Brewers as a “collapsing” team. In my previous views, the Milwaukee season was largely defined by the fact that on August 17, the club stood at 70-55 after sweeping the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine, leading the… [More]

Disciples of Uecker Fan Rebuild Contest

Throughout the season, you loyal Disciples of Uecker readers have spoken about the importance of rebuilding, be it through your page views, your search terms (“Fire Doug Melvin”), your tweets, and your comments. I know a lot of us are antsy for the trade season,… [More]

Midseason Trades #1: Deep Cut Prospects

One of the detrimental aspects of the July trade season is that most fans and analysts focus on the impact trades. Who might surrender a top prospect for an ace? Who might go after that key bat to gain an advantage for their pennant race?… [More]

Tanking

By on July 1, 2015

Tanking

The Brewers continued their recent surge, winning their third consecutive game last night, 4-to-3. After two games in Philadelphia, the Brewers are already poised to play for a four-game series win or sweep in the City of Brotherly Love, which will undoubtedly impact their race… [More]

Presented Without Comment: Gilbert Lara’s Swing

Originally Posted by Chris Kusiolek. H/t Cream City Prospects. You can follow both on Twitter: @CreamCityPro for Cream City Prospects, and @Oak_AllDay for Kusiolek (Oakland blogger).

ESPN Power Ranking Comments 1-13

As the Brewers begin their 13th week of the season, which takes the club to the mathematical halfway point for 2015, it is a good time to work on narratives for what has been a disappointing season. As a part of the ESPN SweetSpot network,… [More]