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Disciples of Uecker

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A Note on Analysis

By on October 15, 2015

A Note on Analysis

Yesterday, the Brewers front office took a more defined shape as Matt Arnold jumped from the Tampa Bay Rays to join Milwaukee. GM David Stearns hired Arnold as (Vice President? and) Assistant GM. Arnold is another young “star” executive that jumped from an economics degree… [More]

Wednesday Morning Coffee: Nichols, Houser, Cubs

While the best Divisional Series in a couple of seasons are coming down to the wire, the Brewers front office announced some news in the background. The organization is reworking their front office under the eye of David Stearns. Fans that questioned whether the new… [More]

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]