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Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by Nicholas Zettel

30 Farmhands #11: Meet the Surprise Saguaros

On Tuesday, Brewers fans can add an early afternoon game to the undeniable slate of intriguing playoffs (potential) elimination games that occur later in the day. The Brewers once again are sending some of their most intriguing, advanced prospects to the Surprise Saguaros in the… [More]

Gallardo & Estrada 2: Adjustments

Pitching coach Rick Kranitz was one of several coaches fired by the Brewers to open the 2015-2016 offseason. Given the rough campaigns by Matt Garza and Kyle Lohse, as well as some other question marks (Wily Peralta‘s “dead arm” / mechanics; overall fastball struggles across… [More]

Gallardo & Estrada 1: Front Office & Coaches

Martin Perez, David Price, Cole Hamels, and Marcus Stroman: these are the four pitchers that former Brewers starters Yovani Gallardo and Marco Estrada have out-pitched during their 2015 American League Divisional Series. The former rotation mates share a playoff series for the first time since… [More]

Smartbuilding #11: Roster Construction

Watching Jake Arrieta dominate over the last couple of years for the Cubs should present a great lesson for Brewers fans: forget the draft/develop fetish. Seeing Edinson Volquez turn his career around in Pittsburgh, or even Francisco Liriano (and Francisco Cervelli), should do the same:… [More]

Cycling Playoffs / Hoarding Champions

As the Pirates and Cubs prepare to fight for the National League’s fourth Divisional Series spot tonight, Brewers fans will undoubtedly be faced with the brutal sense that Milwaukee will be stuck behind St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Chicago for years to come. The Brewers are… [More]

ESPN Power Ranking Comments, Weeks 14-27

At the end of June, I collected the first 13 ESPN Power Ranking comments, which documented the club’s extremely rough start. The season progressed through a series of ups-and-downs, front office moves, and trades, which produced quite an exciting and eventful season (taken as a… [More]

2015 NL Standings: RS / RA, Park Factors, Improvements

If the 2014 National League was defined by the middle of the road, the 2015 Senior Circuit was the exact opposite, with wins extremely distributed between top and low clubs. Last year, six NL clubs finished between 76 and 85 wins, both Wild Card participants… [More]

Zach Davies: Aggressive Adjustments

Disciples of Uecker is on Apple News. If you have an iPhone or iPad with iOS 9, follow the link and add the channel. On September 24, John Jackson reported that Zach Davies was working with a more aggressive pitching approach. The young righty noted that… [More]

Wednesday Morning Coffee: Lopez, Instructs, Top 15

The Brewers provided a late night special in San Diego, offering the MLB debut of Jorge Lopez on a (strangely timed?) trip to the west coast. Lopez flashed his fastball into the mid-90s, and equally selected his change and trademark curve to keep the Brewers… [More]

Meet Jorge Lopez

By on September 29, 2015

Meet Jorge Lopez

The Brewers promoted a gang of prospects from their successful AA Biloxi Shuckers club, a team that thrived on breakthroughs and competed through an improbable roadtrip on their way to the AA championship series. Although the Shuckers lost the series in five games, there is… [More]