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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]

30 Farmhands #6: 2015 Minor League Stars

Since it’s the All-Star Break, it’s a great time to reflect on the state of the organization and prepare for the sprint of the official (if not mathematical) second half. Unfortunately for our Brewers, their recent stretch of solid play is too little, too late,… [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]

Brewers Bats: Five Offensive Explanations

The Brewers sat at 12-23, with 133 total runs scored, on the morning of May 14 when I checked in with the bats. Their overall RS / G of 3.80 was somewhat misleading, however, as the club was in the midst of a 19-game hot… [More]

Friday Round Up: Draft, Tanking, Biogenesis, Comeback Win

Last night, the Brewers’ hopes looked dismal during an error-plagued start by Matt Garza, but the bats answered each of the errant frames with runs against Tanner Roark to tie the ballgame. Newly recalled second-baseman Scooter Gennett supplied the game-winning RBI in the bottom of… [More]

Ryan Braun’s Adjustment

Nearly three weeks ago, Ryan Braun swung at approximately 46% of pitches outside the strike zone. If you’re guessing that improved discipline is driving Braun’s .266/.360/.547 May campaign, your guess is correct. However, it’s not simply that Braun has cut down on swings outside the… [More]

Ryan Braun’s Swings

By on April 30, 2015

Ryan Braun’s Swings

One of the fascinating developments in Ryan Braun‘s career prior to his slide into suspensions and scandal was his consistently improved plate disciplined. Reduced to its most simple elements (strike outs, walks, swings outside the zone (and contact outside the zone)), Braun’s career exhibits several… [More]

Batting Failures

By on April 20, 2015

Batting Failures

The Brewers once again kept a game close, tempting fans with an opportunity to seize a road victory, but ultimately fell to the Pirates on Sunday afternoon. The Pirates completed the series sweep, handing the Brewers their worst start in franchise history. Fans are instantly… [More]

2015 NL Central Preview: Outfield

There are several common Brewers fan refrains entering 2015, but none sounds louder than “The Brewers’ success will depend on Ryan Braun‘s thumb.” Indeed, Braun’s fall from grace after the Biogenesis scandal has been nothing short of severe, but the slugger’s thumb injury that silenced… [More]

Gomez & Lucroy: The Gateway to 2015

When Jonathan Lucroy‘s hamstring injury was reported last week, it was difficult to not imagine the injury as some continuation of the “collapse” narrative. That is, if the Brewers collapsed out of sheer, inexplicable luck in 2014, a different side of that coin seemed poised… [More]