2014 Milwaukee Brewers | Disciples of Uecker - Part 3

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Disciples of Uecker Podcast: Episode 3

Episode 3 features host Vineet Barot and Disciples of Uecker writer Ryan Topp answering listener questions about the upcoming Milwaukee Brewers 2014 season. Music by: Jermaine Event (Milwaukee) www.highereducationrecords.com  You can subscribe to, rate and review the Disciples of Uecker Podcast on iTunes here.

Roster Construction: the Corners and Defensive Determinism

On April 10, 2013, Yonder Alonso switched between 1B, 2B, and 3B in a strange version of defensive musical chairs for the Padres. The Padres were short infielders due to injury issues, so manager Bud Black swapped Jedd Gyorko and Alonso between 2B and 3B… [More]

Rounding the Bases: Platoons

Welcome to Rounding the Bases, a weekly discussion where we tackle some topic on the minds of Brewers fans at the moment. Follow @RyanTopp and @SteveGarczynski on Twitter to join the discussion. Ryan Topp: On Monday, we ran a piece from Jonathan Judge arguing against… [More]

The Value of Tyler Thornburg

Rumors circulated last week that the Brewers’ negotiations with the Mets stalled when New York requested Tyler Thornburg in exchange for first baseman Ike Davis. Many fans and internet commenters balked at the idea of trading Thornburg for the underperforming Davis, many suggesting that the six… [More]

Brewers Do Not Need a Lead Off Bat

A common refrain from Brewers fans is, “The Brewers need a lead-off hitter.” This chorus has been prominent since Doug Melvin traded Norichika Aoki to Kansas City, and it reverberated beneath the club’s hunt for a 1B during the winter meetings. Yet, the fans’ desire for a… [More]

Scooter Gennett Should Not be Platooned

Scooter Gennett had an impressive 2013 debut with the Brewers. Over 230 plate appearances — about a third of a season — Gennett’s bat produced 31% better than the league average position player (wRC+ of 131), and he combined that with above-average base running and… [More]

The Brewers 2014 WAR Projection

Prediction: The Milwaukee Brewers will fall about 13 wins short of the division title in 2014. OK, it’s not really my prediction. This is based on the projected WAR total by fangraphs.com. WAR vs. Actual Wins: For those unfamiliar, WAR stands for “wins above replacement”…. [More]

Winter Meetings Updates: Tuesday

By on December 10, 2013

Winter Meetings Updates: Tuesday

[8:00 PM] Adam McCalvy posted interesting words after an uneventful Brewers day: Don't be surprised if free agent 1B Corey Hart makes his decision tonight. #Brewers still in play. — Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) December 11, 2013 Given that the Brewers have consistently been named in… [More]

Winter Meetings Updates: Monday

By on December 9, 2013

Winter Meetings Updates: Monday

The Brewers kicked off winter meetings season a bit early last week, trading outfielder Norichika Aoki  to the Royals for lefty Will Smith. There is still plenty to potentially be done for the Crew, though. The club needs to address the first base situation, almost certainly… [More]

Rounding the Bases: Brewers Winning in 2014

Welcome to Rounding the Bases, a weekly discussion where we tackle some topic on the minds of Brewers fans at the moment. Follow @RyanTopp and @SteveGarczynski on Twitter to join the discussion. Ryan Topp: Ok, so we’ve spent a lot of time in this space talking about how we… [More]