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Series Preview: Brewers @ Cubs

While fans and analysts focus on the drama atop National League divisions and Wild Card races, the Chicago Cubs surged throughout August. Sporting a team of new prospects, the Cubs’ showcase of their rebuilding process culminated with outstanding power shows in St. Louis to close… [More]

Series Preview: Brewers @ Padres

The Padres should look similar to fans of the 2012 and 2013 Brewers. Specifically, San Diego’s squad has encountered one particularly bad month. Otherwise, the team stuck around .500, and lately have shown signs of breaking into the type of hot streak that could make… [More]

Series Preview: Brewers @ Dodgers

At the beginning of August, the stretch run of the season officially began: the National League Central clubs began an eight week schedule that would place their Champion into the playoffs. The first ten games of that stretch are complete; if Thursday’s series-salvaging win against… [More]

Series Preview: Brewers @ Cubs

70 days have passed since the Brewers and Cubs last met at Miller Park, and their series at Wrigley Field will introduce a new set of faces to Brewers fans. In case you haven’t followed the Cubs’ roster development, they used a series of midseason… [More]

Deadline Sprint! Series Preview: Brewers @ Cardinals

Isn’t it fitting that the Brewers and Cardinals face one another immediately following the deadline? Both clubs were active on the trade market, although the Cardinals arguably did not address a specific need, and instead opted to double-down on their strength of pitching. One might… [More]

The NL Central: Who Should Win It?

So here we are at the All-Star Break, with the Brewers clinging to a one-game divisional lead. After two months of acting disinterested, the Cardinals, Reds, and Pirates have come charging back. As of now, the Cardinals are one game back, the Reds one and… [More]

Strength of Schedule in the NL Central

Yesterday, I published an article on Fangraphs Community discussing the effect that strength of schedule can have on early-season offense.  Among other things, I noticed that while the Oakland Athletics have been tearing up the league with their bats, they’ve also faced some of the… [More]

NL Central Rotations: Who’s Got the Stuff?

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]

Ranking the Best (and Worst) Roster Cores in the NL Central

Earlier this week, Baseball Prospectus published my calculations and rankings of the “core” roster quality of all 30 teams. Having a strong “core” means not only having players who produce, but who also produce while they are under long-term control and preferably while at or… [More]

Twitter Mailbag: Postseason, Pirates, Outfield

“How much harder will it be for the Brewers to revisit the postseason now that the Pirates have shaken off years of futility?”  –  @bobwait It’s impossible to quantify exactly how much more difficult it will be for the Brewers to make the postseason, but… [More]