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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]

Revenue Sharing

By on December 7, 2015

Revenue Sharing

Yahoo Sports covered an intriguing Forbes report: MLB revenues increased for the 13th consecutive year, this time increasing by approximately $500 million to $9.5 billion leaguewide. Incidentally, this increase is not necessarily anything to write home about after the MLB raised revenue by $1 billion… [More]

Offensive Battles & Rebuilding

In 2015, the major culprit for the difficult Brewers campaign was the starting rotation. Really, unfortunately, the major culprit was ineffectiveness among a couple of veteran pitchers, and then injuries and some first-full-season-adjustments by young organizational arms. On the offensive side, injuries were really the… [More]

Disciple of Uecker Weekly Top-10: September 19-25

The Milwaukee Brewers hiring of new General Manager David Stearns was the clear topical winner this week, especially when the team was mired in a losing streak and shutting down players to protect them for 2016. The move is also noteworthy due to the fact… [More]

Memorable Brewers Moments: Power Players

Milwaukee is best known for one thing: slugging the ball. Sure, the history of the organization features some solid pitchers (Yovani Gallardo, Teddy Higuera, and Ben Sheets being the leaders), and lately the clubs have been known as much for pitching, speed, and situational baseball… [More]