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Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by Nicholas Zettel

K-Rod out / Betancourt In

By on November 19, 2015

K-Rod out / Betancourt In

Yesterday, the Brewers traded Francisco Rodriguez to the Detroit Tigers, netting infield prospect Javier Betancourt in return. Depending on circumstances, the deal could also include a Player To Be Named Later for both sides, although there is some dispute about that fact, and it will… [More]

Fastball Efficiency

By on November 18, 2015

Fastball Efficiency

Now that the Brewers are getting a fresh set of eyes in some areas of their front office, the roster can potentially benefit from surface changes and more hidden measures. One example of a “surface change” would be new development strategies or roster transaction approaches,… [More]

Quick Profile: Rule 5

By on November 17, 2015

Quick Profile: Rule 5

By Friday, GM David Stearns must protect minor league players with four service years (if they were 19 or older when signed) or five service years (if they were 18 or younger when signed) from the Rule 5 Draft. If those players go unprotected, other… [More]

Designing Replacements

By on November 16, 2015

Designing Replacements

As it turns out, I’ve been obsessed with building a “replacement by design” rotation since at least 2011. Series: Replacement by Design Collapsing Middle Rotation 2015 NL SP Rankings: Great Replacements Despite the Brewers’ rotational depth during the 2011-2012 offseason, I ultimately sided with the… [More]

Quick Profile: Minor League Free Agents

On Tuesday, BaseballAmerica reported the 2015-2016 minor league free agents, which are listed by organization. This may sound “cliche,” but given that the Brewers recently retooled their front office and coaching staff with executives from Houston, Tampa Bay, and the Cubs, I thought it would… [More]

2015 NL SP Rankings: Great Replacements

Once again, it’s time to rank the National League starting pitchers with 100+ innings. I considered adding more advanced statistics to the Runs Prevented and Fielding Independent Pitching categories, but ultimately stuck with those two categories as the main tools to judge NL SP: Resources… [More]

2015 NL SP Rankings: Youth Movement

Once again, it’s time to rank the National League starting pitchers with 100+ innings. I considered adding more advanced statistics to the Runs Prevented and Fielding Independent Pitching categories, but ultimately stuck with those two categories as the main tools to judge NL SP: Resources… [More]

Quick Profile: Jhoulys Chacin

This offseason, I am hoping to work in some “quick profile” posts, in order to analyze prospects, organizational depth, Brewers, and potential free agents. I can think of no better player to begin the series than with RHP Jhoulys Chacin, one of the offseason’s first… [More]

2015 NL SP Rankings: The Declining Brewers

Contrary to popular belief, Brewers President Doug Melvin could most certainly build a pitching rotation. After a series of rough pitching performances in 2009 and 2010, Melvin put together some of the strongest, if unheralded, rotations in the National League. (If one truly wants to… [More]

End the QO

By on November 9, 2015

End the QO

On Friday, MLB teams faced the deadline to make Qualifying Offers to their free agents. Under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, if a team wants to receive draft compensation for losing a player to free agency, they must first make that player a one-year Qualifying… [More]