Ryan Braun | Disciples of Uecker - Part 3

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Keys to Contending: Roster Depth

As we saw with the Angels over the last two seasons and with the Nationals in 2013, it’s not merely enough to construct a center-heavy roster that wins the always-fun preseason World Series. There’s much more to it creating a winning team than that. What… [More]

Keys to Contending: Ryan Braun

By on December 27, 2013

Keys to Contending: Ryan Braun

2013 was not fun. Not for Ryan Braun nor the Brewers as a whole. The 2011 National League MVP only appeared in 61 games due to injury and a 60-game suspension for performance-enhancing drug use and became public enemy number one to Yahoo! Sports writer Jeff… [More]

The Face of the Brewers

By on December 18, 2013

The Face of the Brewers

In lieu of MLB Network’s “Face of the Franchise” campaign that centered its focus on the Brewers on Tuesday, the question of “Who really is the face of the franchise?” has risen.  And though it’s not a completely integral to the team’s success on the… [More]

Brewers Do Not Need a Lead Off Bat

A common refrain from Brewers fans is, “The Brewers need a lead-off hitter.” This chorus has been prominent since Doug Melvin traded Norichika Aoki to Kansas City, and it reverberated beneath the club’s hunt for a 1B during the winter meetings. Yet, the fans’ desire for a… [More]

UPDATED: 2014 Roster and Payroll Estimates

Earlier in the off-season, I examined the state of the Brewers’ roster and payroll for the 2014 season. There weren’t a lot of mysteries because of the number of contracts already on the books and young players with jobs locked up. Since then the Brewers… [More]

Twitter Mailbag: Thornburg, Outfield, and Brewers Free Agency

“Melvin said Will Smith is coming in as a starter, but RR said Thornburg is penciled in as the 5th starter. What gives?” -@acmccabe I wrote in last week’s mailbag that I foresaw Tyler Thornburg as the fifth starter when the season opens up. I then… [More]

Skeletons in the NL Central Closet

Ryan Braun fielded questions from the media for the first time last week. Outside of two letters of apology, one for general consumption and one specifically for Brewers’ fans, Braun’s 15-minute chat was his first interaction with the press since serving a 65-game suspension for… [More]

Mark Rogers and Managing the Burn

Mark Rogers, the Brewers’ 2004 first round draft pick, recently made his way to Venezuela. If things go as planned, Rogers will pitch in his Venezuelan Winter League debut for the Bravos de Margarita this week. After spending six years in the Brewers’ minor league… [More]

Game of The Year: Brewers vs Diamondbacks (4/7/13)

It might have only been the sixth game of the 2013 season, the finale of their second series, but the Brewers battle against the Diamondbacks on April 7th would come to encapsulate their entire season. A few strong personal performances were eventually overcome by injuries, mistakes,… [More]

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Commentators Talk Braun

Last night, the Brewers and Cardinals played on ESPN. Nationally televised games obviously garner more attention from markets outside Wisconsin, so it was interesting to hear the ESPN commentators talk about Ryan Braun and his PED suspension to such a wide audience. ESPN released a… [More]