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ESPN Power Rankings Week 3: Brewers Drop to No. 28

As per usual, it’s another edition of ESPN Power Rankings, a week in which the Brewers find themselves in the No. 28 spot. This is after a week in which they went 3-4. Here are my comments I distributed to ESPN: Ryan Braun has caught fire… [More]

The Milwaukee Postmen: A Changing Plate Discipline

Years ago, in what was undoubtedly one of the worst trades in Doug Melvin‘s tenure as Brewers’ GM, Melvin traded Carlos Lee to the Rangers around the trade deadline. In return, the Brewers received Francisco Cordero, Kevin Mench and Laynce Nix. Mench went on to… [More]

ESPN Power Rankings Week 2: Brewers Fall to No. 26

It’s another week, which means another edition of ESPN Power Rankings. This week, the Brewers make the list at the No. 26 spot, one place behind where they sat seven days ago. Here are my comments for week No. 2: Despite being throttled by the… [More]

Brewers’ Bats: Have We Seen the Worst Offense of the Rebuild Already?

With the new-look offense the Brewers have assembled this year, many assume that the offense will pan out worse compared to the second-half of 2015 – when the rebuild first began.  Because of the departures of OF Carlos Gomez, 3B Aramis Ramirez, and OF Gerardo… [More]

Quick Profile: 2016 Bats

By on February 11, 2016

Quick Profile: 2016 Bats

Following Thursday morning’s glance at the 2016 arms, the positional players appear to be much less easily sorted into roles. First and foremost, there are many more issues with marginal depth players without options on the positional side, compared to the rather easily optioned pitchers. If… [More]

Playing Davis & Santana

By on February 8, 2016

Playing Davis & Santana

Throughout the offseason, Brewers fans and analysts have clearly advertised expected rebuilding moves. With a set of advanced minor league outfielders and trade returns making their way to the MLB, one “logical” move for the Brewers is a trade involving either Khris Davis or Ryan… [More]

Revisiting Ryan Braun’s trade value

Just over a month ago, I examined Ryan Braun’s trade value largely by comparing him to prominent free agent outfielders. Now that all those free agents have signed, it is a bit easier to pin down Braun’s approximate value. In short, the past month has… [More]

Does Ryan Braun have trade value after all?

Once Ryan Braun’s PED saga finally came to a close, his trade value was basically shot. Why would a team absorb his sizable contract when his performance may have been artificially inflated? At that point, the Brewers’ only choice was to hope Braun performed well… [More]

Winning in 2016: Margins

By on December 21, 2015

Winning in 2016: Margins

The 2016 Brewers can be a better team than the 2015 Brewers. In this sense, the Brewers decidedly are not tanking, given that the club acquired a group of players that can improve various positions. A “Brewers tank” in 2016 means that some combination of… [More]

Payroll & Revenue Growth

By on December 8, 2015

Payroll & Revenue Growth

Yesterday, I advocated for full revenue sharing in the MLB, which is a measure that is necessary to benefit labor (by increasing the amount that a team will be able to spend on payroll, or perhaps mandating a spending level) and small market owners (who… [More]