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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]

The Curse of the Streak

Looking back on 2014, I frequently refer to the Brewers as a “collapsing” team. In my previous views, the Milwaukee season was largely defined by the fact that on August 17, the club stood at 70-55 after sweeping the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine, leading the… [More]

Building & Rebuilding #6 (Reprise): Depth

Since Brewers President of Baseball Operations & GM Doug Melvin traded Yovani Gallardo and signed Neal Cotts, the 40-man roster has undergone changes that reshape some of the team’s peripheral depth. First, and foremost, the Brewers made two moves to clear roster space for their… [More]

Building and Rebuilding #7: Organizational Outlook

There are several fan outlooks of the Yovani Gallardo trade, but those outlooks need not frame the trade in an either/or fashion. Certainly, there is always an urge to judge a trade immediately, stating who won or who lost, who got the best of the… [More]

Building a 2015 Narrative

Happy New Year First and foremost, I wish everyone a peaceful and prosperous year. Over the last few weeks, I’ve attempted to analyze several different areas of the Brewers’ club, in order to come to terms with the 2014 collapse one last time and look… [More]

Manipulating Luck: Brewers Starter Support

Before Franchise Pitcher Yovani Gallardo struggled toward the end of the season, there was a good case to be made that the righty was the Brewers’ Most Valuable Player. Entering August, the Brewers were 10-12 in his starts, despite the fact that Gallardo was consistently… [More]

Reviewing 2014: Series Preview Narratives

Throughout the 2014 season, I wrote series previews that helped to identify trends, pitching match-ups, and summarize season developments. Simply stated, these previews helped to reduce a long schedule to the most minute details, and identify stories to tell alongside statistical analysis. Stats provide many… [More]

Narratives: National League Wins

One of the most difficult aspects of analyzing the 2015 Brewers roster is that the club could conceivably move in two directions: the Brewers could continue to build on their successful 150 days from 2014 and contend for the division, or they could continue their… [More]

Revisiting Jonathan Lucroy’s Value

While many sports fans were freaking out over the total value of the contract signed by Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, a relatively new labor weapon was secured in the outfielder’s deal. Namely, the MVP Candidate joined the group of recent stars and free agents to… [More]

Building & Rebuilding #6: Depth

According to Phil Rogers of MLB.com, Brewers President and GM Doug Melvin said that the Brewers’ roster “can play tomorrow.” Of course, this quote came nearly two weeks ago, prior to the Brewers’ recent 40-man roster upgrades: RHP David Goforth RHP Taylor Jungmann IF Yadiel… [More]