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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]

2015 Brewers Draft Picks: Days One & Two

Last night, the first, supplemental, and second rounds of the MLB draft showed that even if pre-draft rankings give fans basic ideas of how good an amateur prospect might be, the draft will not always follow that path exactly. A few of the draft’s best-ranked… [More]

Smartbuilding #1: Atlanta Braves

John Hart officially returned to the Braves’ organization for the offseason, in order to serve as President of Baseball Operations for the club. Forming a braintrust with President John Schuerholz, Hart immediately reformed areas of the club’s front office and aggressively reshaped the big league… [More]

Counsell Round ‘Em Up

Is it me, or does Craig Counsell look more like a ballplayer than the Brewers’ new manager? One wonders whether Counsell can suit up to take some innings on the middle infield. From Stephen Watson of WISN: Thus far, the reaction to Counsell himself appears to… [More]

Fun With Pythagoras #8: The Blame Game

“Pythagorean W-L” is one of the best analytical tools for judging baseball teams’ talent and performance. Named after the mystical Hellenic polymath Pythagoras, the Pythagorean W-L is aptly named for judging a team’s expected record based on a ratio of runs scored to runs allowed… [More]

Blowing It Up: A Survival Guide

There is no need to mince words here, the Brewers have gotten off to a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad start. It seems as though the walls are caving in from all directions all at once. Even though it isn’t strictly true that the… [More]

Building and Rebuilding #7: Organizational Outlook

There are several fan outlooks of the Yovani Gallardo trade, but those outlooks need not frame the trade in an either/or fashion. Certainly, there is always an urge to judge a trade immediately, stating who won or who lost, who got the best of the… [More]

Narratives: National League Wins

One of the most difficult aspects of analyzing the 2015 Brewers roster is that the club could conceivably move in two directions: the Brewers could continue to build on their successful 150 days from 2014 and contend for the division, or they could continue their… [More]

30 Farmhands #2: The Best of “The Rest”

One of the great aspects of cheering for the Milwaukee Brewers organization in 2014 is that the club arguably had one of their best drafts in GM Doug Melvin‘s tenure (maybe even in a decade). Certainly, Bruce Seid and his staff made a marked change… [More]