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Offensive Battles & Rebuilding

In 2015, the major culprit for the difficult Brewers campaign was the starting rotation. Really, unfortunately, the major culprit was ineffectiveness among a couple of veteran pitchers, and then injuries and some first-full-season-adjustments by young organizational arms. On the offensive side, injuries were really the… [More]

Disciple of Uecker Weekly Top-10: September 19-25

The Milwaukee Brewers hiring of new General Manager David Stearns was the clear topical winner this week, especially when the team was mired in a losing streak and shutting down players to protect them for 2016. The move is also noteworthy due to the fact… [More]

Lucroy’s Improvement

By on September 9, 2015

Lucroy’s Improvement

In the middle of August, I looked at the slumping Jonathan Lucroy‘s strike zone swings, pitching approaches, and batting results, in order to explain his uncharacteristic struggles. This article is meant to be read in conjunction with the strike zone maps and analysis in “Jonathan… [More]

Jonathan Lucroy & Luck

By on August 19, 2015

Jonathan Lucroy & Luck

Yesterday, I focused on the pitching adjustments Jonathan Lucroy is facing in 2015, and how his swings are changing due to those adjustments. The basic conclusion is that since pitchers are giving Lucroy more low fastballs (and harder fastballs), Lucroy is swinging more frequently in… [More]

Jonathan Lucroy’s Game of Inches

Much has been made of Jonathan Lucroy‘s struggles this year. If you Google “Jonathan Lucroy Analysis” or “Jonathan Lucroy Slump,” you will find a couple of different series of articles at the beginning of the season, and others more recently, on the catcher’s poor play…. [More]

Tuesday Morning Coffee: SP, Lucroy, Aramis, Trade Season

After scoring at least four runs in 12 of their first 16 games in July, the Brewers offense has gone completely cold. That cold streak extended from Phoenix to San Francisco, as Milwaukee lost to the Giants last night in a 4-to-2 affair. The game… [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]

Monday Morning Coffee: Winning, Garza, Minors, Tanking

Winning On June 26, I compiled my “Week 17” Brewers roster rankings, specifically outlining the issues facing a club that finally returned most of their opening day roster to the big league club. I lamented the fact that the Brewers went 4-9 despite making no… [More]

Friday Round-Em Up: Trade Lucroy, Attanasio, Tanking

For an off-day, Thursday yielded some of the most interesting quotes of the seasons for Brewers fans. The day started with an unintentionally hilarious look at the Attanasio as “baseball ownership family,” and ended with more-than-candid quotes from apparently-disgruntled catcher Jonathan Lucroy. All of this… [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]