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2016: Winning and Rebuilding

As the Brewers continue to show their strengths with a relatively healthy roster core and pitching staff, it is worth further investigating and pushing on the rebuilding narrative. Of course, by now I have been working on a series of “Smartbuilding” posts that showcase strategies… [More]

Smartbuilding #7: 2015 Offseason Deals

Following the previous installments on the 2011-2014 offseason and midseason trades (see here too), the 2015 midseason deadline can be framed against a series of extremely active front offices during the most recent offseason. While Miami and San Diego doubled down on their middle-of-the-NL-and-growing potential,… [More]

Smartbuilding #6: 2013-2014 Trades

Following yesterday’s 2011-2012 installment analyzing major midseason and offseason trades, the 2013-2014 trading seasons were simultaneously stunning and confusing. Confusing insofar as teams like the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays arguably traded some of the best available players for questionable MLB-ready packages, and stunning… [More]

Smartbuilding #5: 2011-2012 Major Trades

As the midseason hot stove valves open, Brewers fans clamor for trades that signal organizational rebuilding — or, at least the earnest start of a rebuilding campaign. Of course, I have been a rather loud rebuilding proponent, but there are many reasonable voices across the… [More]

The Curse of the Streak

Looking back on 2014, I frequently refer to the Brewers as a “collapsing” team. In my previous views, the Milwaukee season was largely defined by the fact that on August 17, the club stood at 70-55 after sweeping the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine, leading the… [More]

Disciples of Uecker Fan Rebuild Contest

Throughout the season, you loyal Disciples of Uecker readers have spoken about the importance of rebuilding, be it through your page views, your search terms (“Fire Doug Melvin”), your tweets, and your comments. I know a lot of us are antsy for the trade season,… [More]

Tanking

By on July 1, 2015

Tanking

The Brewers continued their recent surge, winning their third consecutive game last night, 4-to-3. After two games in Philadelphia, the Brewers are already poised to play for a four-game series win or sweep in the City of Brotherly Love, which will undoubtedly impact their race… [More]

Can the Brewers win in 2016?

If you’ve followed the Brewers throughout 2015, there have been few moments of press clarity from the front office. Granted, in the past, President & GM Doug Melvin has been tight-lipped about potential club moves, so a lack of a loud “Players For Sale” sign… [More]

Smartbuilding #4: New York Mets

Earlier this spring, Hardball Times published a told-you-so / gotcha-genre article with one of Doug Melvin‘s worst public quotes in his tenure as General Manager. The quote is so bad, of course, because of the author’s lead-in and editorializing, but also because it’s so uncharacteristic… [More]