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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]

Depth Trade: Quintana Out, Wren In

Doug Melvin made a trade today, in what some Braves analysts are calling a “purge” of Wren from the organization. The Braves’ former GM, Frank Wren, drafted his son Kyle Wren in the 8th round of the 2013 draft. The young Wren is primarily a… [More]

Building & Rebuilding #5: Front Office

There is an argument to be made that the Milwaukee Brewers are successfully rebuilding their franchise. Even if some fans are frustrated by the seemingly middle-of-the-road roster results from a perpetual “win-now” strategy, GM Doug Melvin has completely shifted draft and farm ideology within the… [More]

Building & Rebuilding #4: Reserve Control

One wonders whether it was a conscientious strategy of GM Doug Melvin to follow the Brewers’ 2014 collapse with an extremely active first week of the offseason. Whatever the motivations — certainly, at least, to make the team better — Melvin is giving Brewers fans… [More]