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Building & Rebuilding #2: NLCS

The San Francisco Giants have endured six losing seasons in the last decade — more than our beloved Milwaukee Brewers, even!, but when the National League Championship Series begins, they will have their chance to claim a Senior Circuit destiny. Despite their fluctuation between losing… [More]

Starting Improvements

By on October 7, 2014

Starting Improvements

If you watched the 2014 National League Wild Card, or followed any of the press coverage leading into the game, you undoubtedly heard about the resurgence of Edinson Volquez. Brewers fans were already well aware of Volquez’s development in Pittsburgh, as the former junkball righty… [More]

2014 NL Standings: RS / RA, Park Factors, Improvements

When the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants meet for the Wild Card, they will test two of the National League’s best offenses against basically-average pitching staffs. While both clubs play in parks that are ultimately advantageous to pitchers, PNC and AT&T both increased notably… [More]

Series Preview: Brewers @ Pirates

To what extent was the Brewers collapse predictable? On August 1, BaseballProspectus adjusted standings included scenarios that projected 84-to-86 wins for our beloved Milwaukee Nine. In the first order of standings — focused on run differentials — the Brewers fared the best, beating out the… [More]

Series Preview: Brewers @ Cardinals

2014: Brewers (150 G): 625 RS / 625 RA Cardinals (150 G): 578 RS / 568 RA The Cardinals offense looks bad considering the full 2014 season, but lately their bats have come around. In the second half, the St. Louis bats have scored nearly… [More]

Presented Without Comment: 12

Race to 90 W-L to 90 Actual Pace W RS / RA W Last 10 Pace Note Cardinals 7-5 90 82 90 Already outplayed RS/RA Pirates 11-2 86 85 89 Toughest Remaining Schedule Brewers 12-0 84 81 84 91 W pace on August 19 ***… [More]

Series Preview: Cardinals @ Brewers

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. One of my least favorite narratives of the season carries this tune: “The Brewers started the season 20-7, but have played 53-59 since that start.” Recently, I’ve heard this narrative on Cubs broadcasts while… [More]

Deadline Sprint! Series Preview: Brewers @ Cardinals

Isn’t it fitting that the Brewers and Cardinals face one another immediately following the deadline? Both clubs were active on the trade market, although the Cardinals arguably did not address a specific need, and instead opted to double-down on their strength of pitching. One might… [More]

Great Teams, Awful Baseball

Unfortunately, the time between my most recent pep talks has been entirely too short, but Brewers fans seem to need more reasons to be optimistic about their beloved (or hated?) Milwaukee Nine. So, say it with me: Great teams can play awful baseball. Take the… [More]

Series Preview: Cardinals @ Brewers

Forget the Cardinals, Brewers fans need a pep-talk! So, this series actually features an intriguing set of pitching match-ups. Yovani Gallardo arguably has an even match with Joe Kelly returning from the disabled list, Jimmy Nelson takes over Marco Estrada‘s ace-slaying role, and two up-and-coming… [More]