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Status Report: Brewers’ Right-Handed Relief

Following Friday’s blockbuster deal between the Cubs and A’s, trade season is in full swing. Sitting atop the NL Central makes the Brewers potential buyers. So, over the weekend, Ryan Topp sketched out the Brewers’ situation. As he noted, right-handed relief pitching is near the… [More]

Brewers Bullpen in Rare Company?

With a 20 wins and nine losses, the Milwaukee Brewers have the best record in baseball. While the offense and starting pitching has been fine, the bullpen is the real reason for the highly unexpected success. What was expected, however, are the calls for regression…. [More]

Predicting the Brewers Regression

Through one month, the Brewers are off to a 20-8 start. I can’t really explain how or why this happened, but it did. 5.5 games up on the Cardinals, they are the surprise team in baseball, and back-to-back comeback, extra inning wins in St. Louis convinced… [More]

The State of Bullpen

By on April 23, 2014

The State of Bullpen

Alfredo Figaro picked up the loss in Tuesday’s 2-1, 12 inning loss to San Diego and that’s too bad because, outside of giving up a home run to Chase Headley, it wasn’t his fault. For starters (ha. ha. punny, right?), the Brewers haven’t had a… [More]

Appreciating Francisco Rodriguez

There have been a lot of positives to the start of the Brewers season–when you win 15 of your first 20, that’s bound to happen. Starting pitching has kept them in virtually every game. Seven players are posting an OPS over .800. The back end… [More]

Henderson comments on losing his closer job

Ousted Brewers closer Jim Henderson appeared on 1250 WSSP Tuesday morning, a day after the first save opportunity of the season unexpectedly went to Francisco Rodriguez. A variety of topics were discussed in the interview, but they got the big question out of the way… [More]

Early Surprises in the Brewers Bullpen

At the beginning of the seventh inning of the Brewers’ 2-0 win over Atlanta on Monday, I thought I spotted what would be a talking point for fans in the coming days: the decision to have setup man Brandon Kintzler pitch the seventh rather than the… [More]

2014 Position Previews: Setup Man

Starters: Brandon Kintzler, Francisco Rodriguez Backups: Will Smith, Jim Henderson AAA Depth: Michael Blazek, Rob Wooten, Johnny Hellweg The future: Kevin Shackelford, Wei-Chung Wang, Barrett Astin Yesterday, Tim previewed the closer role for the Brewers. He talked about Canadian closers, eccentric personalities, and Brandon Kintzler’s awesomeness…. [More]

2014 Position Previews: Closer

Starter: Jim Henderson Backup: Francisco Rodriguez, Brandon Kintzler AAA Depth: Johnny Hellweg, Michael Blazek, Alfredo Figaro The future: Jimmy Nelson, Damien Magnifico, David Goforth, Wei-Chung Wang, John Axford again? Closers are a strange breed, or at least that’s the expectation. It’s perhaps the one role in baseball where a player’s outrageous /… [More]

Brewers Camp Battles: Bullpen Fun

Last season, despite owning the fifth-lowest ERA, the Brewers’ bullpen held the ninth-highest FIP and sixth-lowest WAR. It wasn’t an elite group, but it wasn’t terrible, either. They only walk 3.04 batters per nine innings, stranded 77% of base runners, and posted a fairly league… [More]