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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]

30 Farmhands #1: Developing DSL

The Milwaukee Brewers opened their new Dominician Academy in November 2011. The Brewers’ Dominician Summer League (DSL) team plays in the San Pedro de Macoris division. MLB.com reported that the Academy was founded by former closer Salomon Torres, and the move undoubtedly served as an… [More]

2014 NL Team Pitching, Defense, and Parks

After a comment on my last 2014 National League Starting Pitching ranking post about Fielding Independent Pitching, I thought it would be valuable to present a basic resource about FIP to show its versatility and importance. In general, FIP is a statistic that is now… [More]

Building & Rebuilding #3: Elite Bullpen

Lately, I’ve been working on arguments that the Brewers need to enhance their starting rotation for 2015. First, given the “middle rotation explosion” in the 2014 NL, one can intuit that the 2015 NL may revert to top-heavy and bottom-heavy pitchers, which places the Brewers’… [More]