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Was John Axford tipping his pitches with the Brewers?

When the Brewers traded reliever John Axford to St. Louis for reliever Michael Blazek on August 31, it seemed that the pitcher that had once saved 49 consecutive games for the team had lost his former magic. After the deal, however, it was apparent that… [More]

The Net Worth of MVP Candidates and Brewer Players

For the second consecutive year, the BBWAA awarded Miguel Cabrera the AL MVP over Mike Trout. Cabrera received 23 out of the 30 first place votes and totaled 385 points while Mike Trout accrued only 5 first place votes and 282 points. The actual vote… [More]

An Offseason NL Central Smorgasbord

As Doug Melvin recently noted, only six National League teams finished the 2013 season above .500. Three of those teams were in the NL Central. Playing in the NL’s best and most competitive division will make it even more difficult for the Brewers to contend… [More]

Game of The Year: Brewers vs Diamondbacks (4/7/13)

It might have only been the sixth game of the 2013 season, the finale of their second series, but the Brewers battle against the Diamondbacks on April 7th would come to encapsulate their entire season. A few strong personal performances were eventually overcome by injuries, mistakes,… [More]

PTBNL: Michael Blazek

By on September 16, 2013

PTBNL: Michael Blazek

When the Brewers shipped John Axford to St. Louis on Friday, August 30th, the initial return was the infamous PTBNL (player to be named later). But it didn’t take long for that player to be named. By Saturday, August 31st, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported… [More]

Brewers Trade John Axford To St. Louis

On Thursday night, there were rumblings the Brewers were close to completing a trade that would send a mysterious reliever out of Milwaukee. Not even 12 hours later, the organization announced John Axford had been traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for a player to… [More]

Exploring ERA and Expectations for Brewers’ Pitching

Pitching statistics are far from perfect. Around the early 1900s’, a pitcher was expected to throw the complete game. So determining a pitcher’s effectiveness by a simple “win” or “loss” was a decent barometer. That is until James Otis Crandall began to pitch. Widely considered… [More]

Assessing the Ump Show in Arizona

On Friday, I profiled the Brewers & Diamondbacks series through the lens of the home plate umpires. To get the full picture, check out the piece. Here’s the Reader’s Digest version, as a quick refresher. This chart compares stats compiled from the games that each… [More]

Recent Trends in Brewers’ Tradeable Assets

After a soulless 10-1 thumping by the lowly Houston Astros, it feels like the final few nails are being prepped for the metaphorical coffin. The Brewers currently sit 13 games under .500 and need nothing short of a miracle to rejoin the Wild Card race…. [More]

Giving John Axford His Due

On April 9th, John Axford surrendered three runs in 0.2 innings against the Chicago Cubs. He ultimately took the loss. His ERA ballooned to 24.30. And the vast majority of the Brewers fanbase were done with the team’s former closer. Some talked about simply severing… [More]