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Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by Nicholas Zettel

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]

Peralta Returns!

By on July 29, 2015

Peralta Returns!

Last night, Brewers righty Wily Peralta returned in what might have been the “most” Peralta start one could have expected. First and foremost, the homegrown youngster basically shelved his change up, working instead with his solid blend of fastballs and sliders. Along with the trademark… [More]

Tuesday Morning Coffee: SP, Lucroy, Aramis, Trade Season

After scoring at least four runs in 12 of their first 16 games in July, the Brewers offense has gone completely cold. That cold streak extended from Phoenix to San Francisco, as Milwaukee lost to the Giants last night in a 4-to-2 affair. The game… [More]

Taylor Jungmann’s Debut

With another strong start in Arizona — even in a tough loss, Brewers starter Taylor Jungmann catapulted himself into a Top 30 WAR ranking against all other MLB pitchers. Consider this: based on WAR alone, Jungmann is a #1 ranking starter in 2015, having produced… [More]

Friday Morning Coffee: Scouting Barrios & More

Yesterday, the Brewers traded veteran third baseman Aramis Ramirez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Yhonathan Barrios. While Barrios was not ranked by some nationwide prospect news sources, Pirates Prospects did rank the young flamethrower in their Top 50 for 2015. Barrios is an especially intriguing… [More]

Thank You, Aramis!

By on July 24, 2015

Thank You, Aramis!

Yesterday, just in time for your evening commute, the Brewers traded veteran third baseman Aramis Ramirez to the Pittsburgh Pirates (returning reliever Yhonathan Barrios). Since 2015 is widely regarded as Ramirez’s final year of his career, with the third baseman seeking to retire after this… [More]