Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 3

Disciples of Uecker

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Posts by Nicholas Zettel

Quick Glance: “Junk” vs. Brewers Bats

One of the most important tasks of analysis is to address “commonly held beliefs” or “intuitions,” in order to determine whether certain beliefs have merit. This is certainly true of crucial social institutions and political issues, and it’s also true of entertainment industries, such as… [More]

Series Preview: Blue Jays @ Brewers

Believe it or not, the Blue Jays and Brewers share exactly the same record since the beginning of July, when both teams opened the month at Rogers Centre. While the Blue Jays are currently experiencing a difficult losing stretch, the Brewers weathered such a set… [More]

Series Preview: Brewers @ Dodgers

At the beginning of August, the stretch run of the season officially began: the National League Central clubs began an eight week schedule that would place their Champion into the playoffs. The first ten games of that stretch are complete; if Thursday’s series-salvaging win against… [More]

Series Preview: Brewers @ Cubs

70 days have passed since the Brewers and Cubs last met at Miller Park, and their series at Wrigley Field will introduce a new set of faces to Brewers fans. In case you haven’t followed the Cubs’ roster development, they used a series of midseason… [More]

Series Preview: Dodgers @ Brewers

2014: Dodgers (116 G): 479 RS / 422 RA Brewers (115 G): 498 RS / 469 RA The Dodgers entered Thursday’s game approximately 30 runs better than the NL / Dodger Stadium, while the Brewers bats were at least 34 runs better than average. After… [More]

Series Preview: Giants @ Brewers

If you’re a cynic about baseball, the Giants and Brewers series is a non-starter between two choking, declining, collapsing clubs. Forget the fact that both clubs share one of the best records in the National League; the trajectories of both clubs shows that these records… [More]

Deadline Sprint! Series Preview: Brewers @ Cardinals

Isn’t it fitting that the Brewers and Cardinals face one another immediately following the deadline? Both clubs were active on the trade market, although the Cardinals arguably did not address a specific need, and instead opted to double-down on their strength of pitching. One might… [More]

Great Teams, Awful Baseball

Unfortunately, the time between my most recent pep talks has been entirely too short, but Brewers fans seem to need more reasons to be optimistic about their beloved (or hated?) Milwaukee Nine. So, say it with me: Great teams can play awful baseball. Take the… [More]

Series Previews: Brewers @ Rays

2014: Brewers (106 G): 464 RS / 435 RA Rays (105 G): 414 RS / 418 RA Park factors are quite funny — although the AL features a more robust run environment than the NL, Miller Park’s favorable conditions and Tropicana Field’s repressive conditions produce… [More]

Series Preview: Mets @ Brewers

The Brewers and Mets were similar clubs in 2013, and now both clubs appear to be surpassing expectations in strange ways in 2014. First and foremost, the Brewers continue to baffle national baseball analysts — yesterday, for instance, MLB Network analysts spoke about the Brewers’… [More]