Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 5

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Ranking Top Prospects

By on August 11, 2015

Ranking Top Prospects

Once the Brewers experienced that wretched April, fans rather enthusiastically resigned to the fact that the Milwaukee organization would (perhaps, finally) rebuild their MLB roster and farm system. Of course, to prospect newcomers, there could be no better Brewers farm system to follow: prior to… [More]

On Gomez & Fiers: Farewell 2012

I have yet to write a farewell to Carlos Gomez and Fastballer Mike Fiers, two of the most interesting and exciting Brewers players of the last five seasons, because there is so much to say about their legacy in Milwaukee. The history books will glide… [More]

Friday Morning Coffee: Spoiler Alert, Davis, Minors, Draft

If you grew up with the 2006-2014 Brewers as your favorite club, chances are you’re too young to remember a time when the Brewers were playing meaningless baseball in August; in that case, the San Diego Padres series introduced you to one of the (arguably)… [More]

Smartbuilding #10: San Diego Padres

If the Brewers hire a new GM externally, how many of the club’s core prospects will remain? Among Orlando Arcia, Tyrone Taylor, Victor Roache, Clint Coulter, Tyler Wagner, Jorge Lopez, Michael Reed, and now Brett Phillips, Zach Davies, Domingo Santana, Josh Hader, and Adrian Houser?… [More]

Jimmy Nelson’s Attack

Last night, righty Jimmy Nelson continued his positive developments in 2015 by pitching his third consecutive quality start, and his sixth start with three-or-fewer runs since June 18. Stated simply, the youngster is dealing, improving his performance from a below-average-but-serviceable -7 runs prevented, 83.3 IP… [More]

Week 23: Brewers Roster Rankings

Finally! It’s time for another Brewers Roster Ranking! After week 17, I decided to let the roster breathe for a while, as the Brewers were set to activate a couple of key players from the disabled list (Khris Davis, Wily Peralta), and they also had… [More]

Monday Lunch: Tank Standings, Streaks

What a difference two weeks can make. In the midst of a prolonged series of successful games — even fighting as “one of the best NL teams since the end of May” — our beloved Brewers used a 26-18 mark to markedly improve their season-ending… [More]

30 Farmhands #7: Meet the Newcomers

Yesterday, the Brewers front office doubled down on their effort to trade Carlos Gomez after the deal with the Mets fell through. This time, the Brewers attempted to send the superstar centerfielder to the Junior Circuit, and successfully dealt Gomez to the Houston Astros (along… [More]

Smartbuilding #9: Doug Melvin’s Conservatism

For quite some time, I’ve worked to formulate a thread, an argument, or an ideology about the Brewers’ front office. There is a seemingly simple fact about Brewers President and GM Doug Melvin that becomes more complex as it is unfolded: Melvin is loyal to… [More]

Gomez Trade & Non-Trade

If you’re like me, last night’s intrigue that spanned dinner time to bedtime occupied your thoughts. The Brewers and Mets were prepared to agree on a trade involving Milwaukee superstar Carlos Gomez, and both teams went so far as to inform the players involved. The… [More]