A couple weeks ago I was asked to answer a few questions by the Three Rivers Burgh Blog about the Milwaukee Brewers heading into the 2014 season. You can read my responses to his questions here.
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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]
By Ryan Topp on March 24, 2014
You can find this post from @RDTopp on WIsports.com, the joint online sports venture with Brewers flagship station 620WTMJ, TODAY’S TMJ4 & NBC26 right here.
Before the 2013 season, the Red Sox hired Brewers legend Juan Nieves as their pitching coach. Why Nieves? Well, aside from the fact that they felt he would be a good personality fit, General Manager Ben Cherington said that Nieves preached the philosophy the Red… [More]
As pitchers rise through the minor leagues, fans are bombarded with projections of their supposed ceilings: “future ace”; “mid-rotation guy”; “back-end at best.” These are just that: projections. The projections tell us about the pitcher’s potential, but not usually where the pitcher is now. That’s… [More]
By Ryan Topp on February 22, 2014
The staff here at Disciples of Uecker is thrilled to announce that we will be regularly contributing to WIsports.com, the joint online sports venture with Brewers flagship station 620WTMJ, TODAY’S TMJ4 & NBC26 this season. The first post features a look at 4 players who have… [More]
Host Vineet Barot is joined by Kiley McDaniel of Scout.com to discuss the Brewers farm system and Yirver Gilbert Lara. Music by: Jermaine Event (Milwaukee) www.highereducationrecords.com Download, rate and review on iTunes here
The 2013 Detroit Tigers featured the most productive starting rotation since the 1997 Atlanta Braves, generating 25.5 Wins Above Replacement (Fangraphs fWAR). One reason is that the Tigers had five very talented pitchers. But another is that the Tigers enjoyed terrific health, and had only… [More]
With pitchers and catchers now in the house in Maryvale, we have officially begun that period of spring training where nothing much happens for a while, other than beat writers (who we love) talking about how boring pitchers’ fielding practice is. This is also the… [More]
I’ll bet you thought this was going to be another rah-rah piece for Matt Garza and the 2014 Brewers rotation. Nope. Instead, I want to talk Brewers history, and question whether Doug Melvin is being judged a bit harshly in hindsight for his inability to… [More]