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Does Revenue Sharing Explain Declining Runs Scored? Part II

Something rather interesting happened over the last decade in Major League Baseball: the game’s biggest markets did not uniformly produce skyrocketing payrolls throughout the full decade. Some of this may be cultural: if there is one particularly “en vogue” area of Moneyball that caught fire,… [More]

Value & Dependability: Yovani Gallardo’s Legacy

On November 20, 2014, I provided the following judgment (or outlook) for the 2015 Brewers rotation: Our beloved Milwaukee Nine have a rotation that is difficult to judge for 2015. On the one hand, there is a clear argument to be made that the Brewers… [More]

Winter Meetings Analysis: Transitional Division

With the Brewers predestined to do little at the winter meetings, it’s almost impossible to laud the Cubs’ signing of Jon Lester, and praise the forthcoming era of Cubs greatness. If Lester does not immediately make the Cubs a winner, the southpaw does signal that… [More]

Scarce Runs

By on October 14, 2014

Scarce Runs

In 2014, National League pitchers allowed approximately 84 fewer runs than their 2013 counterparts. This development might seem strange, given that 2014 was so thoroughly advertised as the “Year of the Pitching Injury.” Most notably, Jose Fernandez of the Marlins and Matt Harvey of the… [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]

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: Brewers @ Giants

The Giants have been treading water since they left Milwaukee, holding their road spot for the Wild Card game without making a move on the St. Louis Cardinals (for the home WC spot) or the Los Angeles Dodgers (for the NL West). Meanwhile, the Brewers… [More]

Series Preview: Dodgers @ Brewers

2014: Dodgers (116 G): 479 RS / 422 RA Brewers (115 G): 498 RS / 469 RA The Dodgers entered Thursday’s game approximately 30 runs better than the NL / Dodger Stadium, while the Brewers bats were at least 34 runs better than average. After… [More]