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Revisiting Jonathan Lucroy’s Value

While many sports fans were freaking out over the total value of the contract signed by Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, a relatively new labor weapon was secured in the outfielder’s deal. Namely, the MVP Candidate joined the group of recent stars and free agents to… [More]

You’re My Boy, Braun!

By on August 18, 2014

You’re My Boy, Braun!

“You’re my boy, Braun!” It’s the bottom of the first inning of Friday’s game at Dodger stadium. I’m seated near the right field line, tucked two sections before the foul pole. Ryan Braun is close enough to hear me yell, but it’s not me bellowing… [More]

Summary of Previews: Brewers’ First Half

62.5% If there’s a telling statistic about the Brewers’ recent success and struggles, it’s also a straightforward statistic: from June 1 onward, 62.5% of the Brewers’ games required five runs (or more) in order to win. Let that sink in: basically, for every series, the… [More]

The Ryan Braun Dilemma

By on June 30, 2014

The Ryan Braun Dilemma

It was tied 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth of Friday’s game when Ryan Braun stepped to the plate. With one out and runners on second and third, Braun accessed the situation and was honest with himself – “Typically, there’s probably a chance they… [More]

Did Kirk Gibson “Call His Shot” on Braun?

The talk of the baseball world today has been the incident between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Milwaukee Brewers in the 8th inning Tuesday night. With first base open and runners on second and third, Ryan Braun was intentionally hit by Diamondbacks reliever Evan Marshall. Marshall missed his… [More]

Protecting Jean Segura

By on June 2, 2014

Protecting Jean Segura

Much has been made about the Brewers’ revamped line-up. Since Jean Segura, Ryan Braun, Jonathan Lucroy, and Carlos Gomez were slotted 1-4, which started last Saturday in Miami, the Brewers have averaged 6.1 runs per game. Leading the charge is the Brewers’ latest lead-off hitter,… [More]

Ryan Braun and a Timely Return for the Brewers

In case you missed it, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reported Wednesday that Ryan Braun will spend the minimum time on the 15-day disabled list–and the timing for the Brewers couldn’t be any better. Since the first game without Braun in the lineup on April 27,… [More]

Brewers finally put ailing Braun on DL, activate Schafer

The Brewers waited a week for Ryan Braun’s oblique to stop acting up. They played Elian Herrera and Mark Reynolds in right field while they waited. They only used Braun as a pinch-hitting decoy, and effectively played with one man on the bench when Jean… [More]

Injuries, Roster Utilization, and the Brewers

The Brewers pulled off, arguably, their most impressive win of the season Monday night in St. Louis. Trailing 3-0 in the 7th inning against a dominant Michael Wacha, the Brewers plated three runs to tie the game. The bullpen kept the Cardinals offense scoreless for… [More]

Surviving The Roster Crunch

By on April 28, 2014

Surviving The Roster Crunch

Baseball is often a game that confounds expectations. Fantasy players and anyone who has ever tried to bet on baseball knows that just because a given lineup or starter looks particularly strong or weak doesn’t mean all that much. Bad starters shut down league leading… [More]