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Smartbuilding #8: 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]

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]

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]

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]