Francisco Rodriguez | Disciples of Uecker - Part 3

Disciples of Uecker

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Arbitration and Pending Free Agents

Last night, Paul Hagen reported on MLB.com that MLB and MLBPA set the arbitration mark for the 2012-2013 off-season. In order to gain a compensatory pick for losing free agents, ballclubs must offer their pending free agents at least $13.3 million. Furthermore, in order to… [More]

Thursday Round-up: Make it stop!

Following the thread of my meandering exploration on Tuesday, the Brewers promptly scored 6 runs on Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing their output in the Rocky Mountains to 18 total runs scored. For the third time in three weeks, the Brewers scored 18 or more runs… [More]

Brewers ax Axford as closer

Apparently, Ron Roenicke has seen enough. Following John Axford’s sixth blown save of the season, the Brewers manager is pulling Axford from the closer role. If there’s a save situation Tuesday night, Francisco Rodriguez will be taking the mound in the 9th. Roenicke’s comments on… [More]

Throwing Out the Bullpen

This summer, one key rule has kept our humble Ohio City home in order: when the Brewers are leading after 7, GO TO BED! It’s a useful rule, given that Brewers games typically start around 8:10 PM on eastern time, and it ensures that I… [More]

Balance and Blame: What’s going on!?!?

On May 6, 2011, the greatest Milwaukee Brewers team in franchise history sat in last place in the National League Central. The club struggled to stay afloat after their prolonged winless start, and they flat-out sputtered to a halt to open May. From April 30… [More]

Brewers April Round Up

I have to admit, I was concerned about writing this morning. Now that we’re out in the eastern time zone, the west coast games practically start after we’re asleep. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I accidentally left my computer volume and GameDay window open,… [More]

Walks Key To Bullpen Struggles

Tied at four apiece in the seventh inning, Wednesday afternoon’s series finale against the Houston Astros slipped into what has been an all-too-familiar script this month: Bullpen Struggles. Jose Veras and Mike McClendon combined to surrender six hits and three runs. Those late runs proved too difficult… [More]

Missing In Action: K-Rod’s Changeup

In each of the past four seasons, FanGraphs has rated the changeup as Francisco Rodriguez‘s most effective pitch. It has become more important every season, as he has adjusted his approach on the mound since his fastball velocity has steadily declined from 94.8 MPH in… [More]

2012 Preview: Milwaukee Brewers, Part II

If you had asked me — and other Brewers fans — about the Brewers’ long term chances of competing after the 2009 and 2010 seasons, I would have said, “good luck.” Like others, I felt that the club had too many weaknesses to fill in… [More]

K-Rod considering lawsuit against former agents

It’s been an eventful couple days for Brewers set-up man Francisco Rodriguez. First, Rodriguez made minor headlines on Saturday when it was reported that he would be late to report to spring training. Pitchers and catchers were supposed to report by Saturday, but K-Rod won’t… [More]