2014 Milwaukee Brewers | Disciples of Uecker - Part 3

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Disciples of Uecker Podcast: Episode 6

Disciples of Uecker writers Ryan Topp and Jaymes Langrehr join host Vineet Barot to talk about the Brewers latest signing: Matt Garza. You can rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.

Kershaw, Greinke, Lohse, Gallardo: Value & Dependability

Clayton Kershaw‘s seven-year, $215 million contract might be the first megadeal in MLB history that seems like a bargain. First and foremost, Kershaw’s exceptional pitching record does not make it strange to hear that he’s the best-paid pitcher in MLB-history. Not only does Kershaw boast… [More]

Fly Balls, Ground Balls, and Brewers

There’s been a lot of attention paid to a recent article in Baseball Prospectus by Andrew Koo. A free version was later republished by Deadspin. Citing some persuasive data, Koo argues that Oakland’s Billy Beane may be engaging in “Moneyball” all over again. This time,… [More]

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]