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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]

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]

Series Preview: Brewers @ Cubs

While fans and analysts focus on the drama atop National League divisions and Wild Card races, the Chicago Cubs surged throughout August. Sporting a team of new prospects, the Cubs’ showcase of their rebuilding process culminated with outstanding power shows in St. Louis to close… [More]

Series Preview: Brewers @ Padres

The Padres should look similar to fans of the 2012 and 2013 Brewers. Specifically, San Diego’s squad has encountered one particularly bad month. Otherwise, the team stuck around .500, and lately have shown signs of breaking into the type of hot streak that could make… [More]

Series Preview: Giants @ Brewers

If you’re a cynic about baseball, the Giants and Brewers series is a non-starter between two choking, declining, collapsing clubs. Forget the fact that both clubs share one of the best records in the National League; the trajectories of both clubs shows that these records… [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]

Series Preview: Phillies @ Brewers

It seems like so long ago already, but I wrote my first series preview when the Brewers headed to Philadelphia during their first roadtrip. In that preview, I noted the similar trajectories between the Phillies and Brewers organizations, which looks shocking in hindsight: the Brewers… [More]

2014 Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals receive so much praise as a baseball organization that it’s difficult to remember that they actually lost the World Series in 2013. While the St. Louis organization may only be able to hang its hat on an NL Pennant (their second in three… [More]

2014 Preview: Chicago Cubs

The 2013 Cubs should have been better. Their team should have won more games, their young roster core should have produced better, their players manager should have engaged the team better. If one takes the basic “rebuilding” route of the Cubs into consideration, 2013 does… [More]

2014 Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

After two trying but ultimately formative seasons, the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates delivered an excellent winning season to their fans. The Pirates’ destiny only could be stopped by the St. Louis Cardinals, who bested the Pirates in the NL Central standings and the Divisional Series Playoffs…. [More]