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Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by Nicholas Zettel

2016 Bats: Prospect Questions

While working through the Brewers’ roster, there is a set of lingering questions that shadows how fans and analysts can see the rebuilding process. Stated simply, we just don’t know how long rebuilding will take because there are so many advanced prospects that can completely… [More]

Quick Profile: 2016 Roster [so far!]

If you’re tempted to take the sudden relative quiet from GM David Stearns as a sign that the Brewers may be finished with big moves for now, a glance at the 40-man roster shows a startling reality: despite each of the club’s recent trades, there… [More]

Winning in 2016: Margins

By on December 21, 2015

Winning in 2016: Margins

The 2016 Brewers can be a better team than the 2015 Brewers. In this sense, the Brewers decidedly are not tanking, given that the club acquired a group of players that can improve various positions. A “Brewers tank” in 2016 means that some combination of… [More]

Quick Profile: Seid Legacy

Thus far this offseason, Brewers GM David Stearns has more intriguing house-cleaning and “counterbuilding” deals than he does pure “rebuilding” moves. This trend appears stronger after last night’s trade of 1B Jason Rogers, which fits the profile of a “counterbuilding” deal in which the Brewers… [More]

Top 50 Prospects: Young Bats

Continuing Disciples of Uecker‘s prospect coverage, we’re highlighting all of the prospects throughout the Brewers’ organization that merit some extra attention. This series will serve as a primer for our forthcoming “Top Prospect List,” to be revealed at the end of these features. These features… [More]

Top 50 Prospects: Advanced Arms

Continuing Disciples of Uecker‘s prospect coverage, we’re highlighting all of the prospects throughout the Brewers’ organization that merit some extra attention. This series will serve as a primer for our forthcoming “Top Prospect List,” to be revealed at the end of these features. These features should hopefully provide… [More]

Week 0: Brewers Roster Rankings

If you’re like me and keep a little personal Brewers prospect list, the last few days have been both exciting and intriguing: how do the new prospects fit into the Brewers’ system? The Brewers took two solid chances with the Rule 5 draft, adding hard… [More]

Lind Out / 3 RHP In

By on December 9, 2015

Lind Out / 3 RHP In

Brewers roster-building fanatics and prospect heads waited through a quiet Tuesday, but were rewarded with a surprising trade for 1B Adam Lind to Seattle. I say “surprising” because the Brewers did not go for an MLB-level buy-low candidate (like Marco Estrada in the original Lind… [More]

Payroll & Revenue Growth

By on December 8, 2015

Payroll & Revenue Growth

Yesterday, I advocated for full revenue sharing in the MLB, which is a measure that is necessary to benefit labor (by increasing the amount that a team will be able to spend on payroll, or perhaps mandating a spending level) and small market owners (who… [More]

Revenue Sharing

By on December 7, 2015

Revenue Sharing

Yahoo Sports covered an intriguing Forbes report: MLB revenues increased for the 13th consecutive year, this time increasing by approximately $500 million to $9.5 billion leaguewide. Incidentally, this increase is not necessarily anything to write home about after the MLB raised revenue by $1 billion… [More]