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MEET THE PIRATES: Defending the Port

Game Times, Promotions and Broadcast Information: Friday: 7:10p on FSWI and 620WTMJ (Star Wars Night, Braun Solo bobblehead*) Saturday: 6:10 on FSWI and 620WTMJ (Chorizo bobblehead*) Sunday: 1:10p on FSWI and 620WTMJ (Lightweight hoodie, first 20,000) *Special theme night ticket package required Probable Pitchers: Friday: Junior Guerra (0.82 ERA,… [More]

MEET THE PIRATES: Batten down the homers

Probable Pitchers:  Friday: Jimmy Nelson (28.2 IP, 5.34 ERA, 7.22 K/9) v.  Chad Kuhl (23.0 IP, 6.26 ERA, 7.43 K/9) Once considered the Milwaukee farm system’s top prospect (albeit in a weakened state), Nelson no longer looks like an important part of The Next Good Brewers… [More]

MEET THE PIRATES: The Scourge of the Allegheny

Probable Pitchers: Tuesday: Junior Guerra (3.06 ERA, 3.39 DRA, 7.9 K/9) v. Jameson Taillon (3.86 ERA, 4.60 DRA, 6.8 K/9) Both the Brewers and the Pirates shuffled their starting rotations to set up a showdown between two very different kinds of rookies. Taillon, the 24-year-old with… [More]

Gomez doesn’t back down from fight in postgame comments

When Carlos Gomez had his run-in with the Atlanta Braves last season, he was quick to apologize for his behavior. Long-standing bad blood with then-Braves pitcher Paul Maholm got the best of him, and his showdown with Brian McCann at home plate cost him a… [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]

NL Central Rotations: Who Can Stay Healthy?

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]

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]

Small Victories and Shifting Sands

Small Victories It took 14 innings until the Brewers’ luck finally ran out Sunday. After a lost start by Kyle Lohse, due to a lengthy rain delay, the Brewers’ anemic offense managed only two hits over 12 innings – both courtesy of Martin Maldonando. Maldonando… [More]

The Brewers’ Central Problem

I don’t need to tell you that it’s bad for the Brewers, right now. Their team ERA is 4.55, worst in the National League. Prior to Thursday’s game, the Brewers’ high-powered offense was only hitting .243 with runners in scoring position, which is lower than… [More]

Where do NL Central Teams Stash their Cash?

Earlier this week, the folks at the LA Times put together a pretty sweet, interactive tool that can compare where each MLB team has spent its payroll for the 2013 season. I highly, highly recommend that you check it out. I find the disparity of… [More]