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Revisiting the Margins

It’s been no secret that I’ve been bullish on the 2016 Brewers throughout the offseason. Through a combination of “rebuilding” (shed MLB contracts, add future assets) and “counterbuilding” (move & acquire roster assets against expected organizational outlook) moves, GM David Stearns has constructed a roster… [More]

Counterbuilding or Rebuilding?

As the national Top 100 prospect lists are published by the major baseball magazines & websites, the Brewers’ reified climb into the Top Tier of MLB farm systems has resulted in much praise for GM David Stearns from Brewers fans. At the same time, the… [More]

Quick Profile: Tanking

By on January 4, 2016

Quick Profile: Tanking

The Brewers recently filled their 40-man roster with a trio of MLB-level options. Catcher Josmil Pinto and first-baseman Andy Wilkins both have “true corners” (1B / 3B / LF / RF) minor league positional profiles, while having previously cracked the MLB at one specific fielding… [More]

Winning in 2016: Margins

By on December 21, 2015

Winning in 2016: Margins

The 2016 Brewers can be a better team than the 2015 Brewers. In this sense, the Brewers decidedly are not tanking, given that the club acquired a group of players that can improve various positions. A “Brewers tank” in 2016 means that some combination of… [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]

ESPN Power Ranking Comments, Weeks 14-27

At the end of June, I collected the first 13 ESPN Power Ranking comments, which documented the club’s extremely rough start. The season progressed through a series of ups-and-downs, front office moves, and trades, which produced quite an exciting and eventful season (taken as a… [More]

The Davis / Gennett Connection

As the Brewers introduce their new GM David Stearns, fans will have the opportunity to fully assess the legacy of President & GM Doug Melvin. Recently, the 2009 draft will be one of the thorny issues to untangle, as the regular players emerging from that… [More]

Smartbuilding #10: San Diego Padres

If the Brewers hire a new GM externally, how many of the club’s core prospects will remain? Among Orlando Arcia, Tyrone Taylor, Victor Roache, Clint Coulter, Tyler Wagner, Jorge Lopez, Michael Reed, and now Brett Phillips, Zach Davies, Domingo Santana, Josh Hader, and Adrian Houser?… [More]

Smartbuilding #9: Doug Melvin’s Conservatism

For quite some time, I’ve worked to formulate a thread, an argument, or an ideology about the Brewers’ front office. There is a seemingly simple fact about Brewers President and GM Doug Melvin that becomes more complex as it is unfolded: Melvin is loyal to… [More]

Gomez Trade & Non-Trade

If you’re like me, last night’s intrigue that spanned dinner time to bedtime occupied your thoughts. The Brewers and Mets were prepared to agree on a trade involving Milwaukee superstar Carlos Gomez, and both teams went so far as to inform the players involved. The… [More]