- Part 8

Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by Nicholas Zettel

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]

Beating St. Louis / Tank Standings

I probably won’t be the only one to admit that I was having a rather lazy Sunday before the Brewers’ ninth inning rally began in St. Louis. Really, Jason Rogers provided quite a spark for a club that appeared headed to another ho-hum loss. It’s… [More]

On Arms and Baserunning

By on September 24, 2015

On Arms and Baserunning

In my final follow-up to our rousing debates on Khris Davis over the last week, I realized that I needed to take opposing arguments about Davis’s arm a bit more seriously. Certainly, the statistics say that Davis’s glove is better than his arm is detrimental;… [More]

The Davis / Gennett Connection

As the Brewers introduce their new GM David Stearns, fans will have the opportunity to fully assess the legacy of President & GM Doug Melvin. Recently, the 2009 draft will be one of the thorny issues to untangle, as the regular players emerging from that… [More]

Memorable Brewers Moments: Power Players

Milwaukee is best known for one thing: slugging the ball. Sure, the history of the organization features some solid pitchers (Yovani Gallardo, Teddy Higuera, and Ben Sheets being the leaders), and lately the clubs have been known as much for pitching, speed, and situational baseball… [More]

Rickie Weeks & Khris Davis

By on September 21, 2015

Rickie Weeks & Khris Davis

During our rousing Khris Davis debates over the last few weeks, it occurred to me that these disagreements are rather similar to those involving Rickie Weeks. Both players exhibited true strengths around the peripheries of the game (including plate discipline / walking, power, and speed… [More]

David Stearns & Analytics

By on September 21, 2015

David Stearns & Analytics

Reports surfaced on Sunday that the Milwaukee Brewers may have ended their general manager search: David Stearns, previously Assistant GM in Houston, will allegedly be taking the organizational reins in Milwaukee. The club has yet to make the official announcement, but many are already touting… [More]

Wily Peralta’s “Down Year”

Entering 2015, one of 18 “super-dependable” (100+ IP / 4+ consecutive seasons) starting pitchers exhibited a true, consistent career arc: Tim Hudson was in the process of redefining his career, or reclaiming it, after his 2008 and 2009 injury-shortened seasons. For the Braves, he prevented… [More]

Building & Rebuilding #6 (Update): Depth

Last night, RHP Ariel Pena made his second career start for the Brewers, this time facing the St. Louis Cardinals. Pena showcased some command issues and an ability to limit the damage in Miami, and the righty was even more successful against St. Louis last… [More]

Khrush: Ballplayer

By on September 15, 2015

Khrush: Ballplayer

Throughout the season, Khris Davis has remained a steadily popular and dividing player among Brewers fans. One common phrase about Davis, uttered on Twitter and in comments sections, is that the left fielder’s arm apparently impacts the Brewers in a negative manner. The obvious defenses… [More]