Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 5

Disciples of Uecker

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Building & Rebuilding #2: NLCS

The San Francisco Giants have endured six losing seasons in the last decade — more than our beloved Milwaukee Brewers, even!, but when the National League Championship Series begins, they will have their chance to claim a Senior Circuit destiny. Despite their fluctuation between losing… [More]

Wednesday Lunch: Arizona Fall League Opens

Yesterday, the Arizona Fall League began, and if you’re a Brewers fan, the Glendale Desert Dogs are your team. These Dogs feature four Brewers arms, and four Milwaukee bats from the farm. Included among these players are potential impact prospects like Tyrone Taylor, or Rule… [More]

Starting Improvements

By on October 7, 2014

Starting Improvements

If you watched the 2014 National League Wild Card, or followed any of the press coverage leading into the game, you undoubtedly heard about the resurgence of Edinson Volquez. Brewers fans were already well aware of Volquez’s development in Pittsburgh, as the former junkball righty… [More]

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]