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Improving Pitching & The Five Man Rotation

In the 2015 National League, six teams produced 800+ inning pitching rotations. ROTATIONS IP / Runs Prevented Core IP / RunPrv Replacement IP / RunPrv 2014 Core; Replacement Cardinals 1003.3 / 112 884 / 104 (!!!) 119.3 / 8 720.7 / 67; 296 / -47… [More]

Hitting Wins Championships

Fans of the Brewers should share in the agony Cubs fans are currently feeling. It wasn’t so long ago that the 2011 Cardinals were wringing out every last drop of their bullpen and using their excellent offense to destroy the Brewers’ far superior pitching rotation…. [More]

Smartbuilding #11: Roster Construction

Watching Jake Arrieta dominate over the last couple of years for the Cubs should present a great lesson for Brewers fans: forget the draft/develop fetish. Seeing Edinson Volquez turn his career around in Pittsburgh, or even Francisco Liriano (and Francisco Cervelli), should do the same:… [More]

Cycling Playoffs / Hoarding Champions

As the Pirates and Cubs prepare to fight for the National League’s fourth Divisional Series spot tonight, Brewers fans will undoubtedly be faced with the brutal sense that Milwaukee will be stuck behind St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Chicago for years to come. The Brewers are… [More]

Fun With Pythagoras #9: Efficiency Standings

One of the most interesting developments of the 2014 National League was the fall of the elite Cardinals. About as “true” a 100-win club as one could find in 2013, the Cardinals’ bats fell off the face of the earth, raising significant question marks about… [More]

Series Preview: Cardinals @ Brewers

Time for a series win! The Brewers have lost each of their five series this year, and their losing streak goes even further back into 2014 (sorry, I just don’t want to revisit that this morning). The Cardinals have the Brewers’ number, going 37-19 against… [More]

2015 NL Central Preview: Middle Infield

There are two key stories that define the general outlook for the 2015 NL Central middle infields: The Pirates lost Russell Martin, but made one of the division’s best depth acquisitions by signing Korean infielder Jung-Ho Kang. The Cubs graduate one of their biggest high-risk… [More]

2015 NL Central Preview: Outfield

There are several common Brewers fan refrains entering 2015, but none sounds louder than “The Brewers’ success will depend on Ryan Braun‘s thumb.” Indeed, Braun’s fall from grace after the Biogenesis scandal has been nothing short of severe, but the slugger’s thumb injury that silenced… [More]

2015 NL Central Preview: Rotations

If you’re wondering why I’ve felt so optimistic about the Brewers in 2015, or why I believe the NL Central will be an absolute nail-biter, there is no better place to look than the 2015 rotations for each Central club. Certainly, it is a common… [More]

2015 NL Central Preview: Timing

The second half of the NL Central was a different kind of beast in 2014. Not only did the Brewers collapse from their first half excellence, but the Reds thoroughly declined into rebuild territory, and the Cubs surged as they added new arms and their… [More]