Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 3

Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by Nicholas Zettel

Building & Rebuilding #1: Revisiting Big Trades

Th 2014 Wild Card showcased several extremes of roster building, as well as the ultimate limits of exciting and ho-hum ballgames. During the thrilling extra-innings, back-and-forth, always-battling American League play-in game, the Kansas City Royals outlasted the Oakland Athletics, perhaps vindicating GM Dayton Moore‘s sudden… [More]

2014 NL Standings: RS / RA, Park Factors, Improvements

When the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants meet for the Wild Card, they will test two of the National League’s best offenses against basically-average pitching staffs. While both clubs play in parks that are ultimately advantageous to pitchers, PNC and AT&T both increased notably… [More]

Series Preview: Cubs @ Brewers

In the middle of the season, one of the most interesting, and common, fan refrains pointed out that the Brewers and Cubs shared similar records since the Brewers’ hot start. A simple way to look at it is to combine their May and June records…. [More]

Series Preview: Brewers @ Reds

When the Brewers schedule was released, the September series against the Reds hinted at the potential for heavy-hitting games with playoff implications. Since the Pittsburgh Pirates won during the Brewers’ day off, there is not much of a playoff threat hanging over these games; neither… [More]

Series Preview: Brewers @ Pirates

To what extent was the Brewers collapse predictable? On August 1, BaseballProspectus adjusted standings included scenarios that projected 84-to-86 wins for our beloved Milwaukee Nine. In the first order of standings — focused on run differentials — the Brewers fared the best, beating out the… [More]

Series Preview: Brewers @ Cardinals

2014: Brewers (150 G): 625 RS / 625 RA Cardinals (150 G): 578 RS / 568 RA The Cardinals offense looks bad considering the full 2014 season, but lately their bats have come around. In the second half, the St. Louis bats have scored nearly… [More]

Presented Without Comment: 12

Race to 90 W-L to 90 Actual Pace W RS / RA W Last 10 Pace Note Cardinals 7-5 90 82 90 Already outplayed RS/RA Pirates 11-2 86 85 89 Toughest Remaining Schedule Brewers 12-0 84 81 84 91 W pace on August 19 ***… [More]

Series Preview: Reds @ Brewers

Throughout this season, various Brewers narratives have gnawed at the boundaries of reality and ideology. One of the most persistent narratives (used periodically or specifically by Brewers haters) is “the Brewers are X-X since their 20-7 start.” Not surprisingly, this narrative appears more frequently during… [More]

Series Preview: Marlins @ Brewers

Following this team on a game-by-game level is tough enough during this recent stretch, but diving into a series-by-series picture to write these previews has been absolutely soul-crushing. Luckily, working on these previews will allow Brewers fans and analysts to answer key questions about the… [More]

Series Preview: Cardinals @ Brewers

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. One of my least favorite narratives of the season carries this tune: “The Brewers started the season 20-7, but have played 53-59 since that start.” Recently, I’ve heard this narrative on Cubs broadcasts while… [More]