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Building & Rebuilding #3: Elite Bullpen

Lately, I’ve been working on arguments that the Brewers need to enhance their starting rotation for 2015. First, given the “middle rotation explosion” in the 2014 NL, one can intuit that the 2015 NL may revert to top-heavy and bottom-heavy pitchers, which places the Brewers’… [More]

Game of the Year: Brewers vs Cardinals (7/11/14)

On Friday July 11, 2014, the Brewers welcomed the Cardinals into Miller Park to begin a big three-game series before the All-Star break. At 52-41, the Brewers were in first place, two games ahead of the Cards. A perch they had held for 89 consecutive… [More]

Brewers Exploit Cubs Weaknesses in 3-1 Victory

This deep into the season, there aren’t many mysteries in regards to teams’ strengths, weaknesses, tendencies, and overall ability. Against a division rival, and there are even fewer unknowns about both teams leading into a series. So heading into Monday’s opener of the Brewers’ series… [More]

Splitting Will Smith

By on August 4, 2014

Splitting Will Smith

Will Smith spoiled Brewers fans to start the 2014 season. After coming to the Crew in an off-season trade, Smith scorched opposing batters through the season’s first two months. Fans were so ecstatic about his performance that when Smith allowed his first home run, as… [More]

Status Report: Brewers’ Right-Handed Relief

Following Friday’s blockbuster deal between the Cubs and A’s, trade season is in full swing. Sitting atop the NL Central makes the Brewers potential buyers. So, over the weekend, Ryan Topp sketched out the Brewers’ situation. As he noted, right-handed relief pitching is near the… [More]

Brewers Bullpen in Rare Company?

With a 20 wins and nine losses, the Milwaukee Brewers have the best record in baseball. While the offense and starting pitching has been fine, the bullpen is the real reason for the highly unexpected success. What was expected, however, are the calls for regression…. [More]

The State of Bullpen

By on April 23, 2014

The State of Bullpen

Alfredo Figaro picked up the loss in Tuesday’s 2-1, 12 inning loss to San Diego and that’s too bad because, outside of giving up a home run to Chase Headley, it wasn’t his fault. For starters (ha. ha. punny, right?), the Brewers haven’t had a… [More]

Tyler Thornburg, Will Smith, and Bullpen Dominance

For me, this past weekend was spent in Arlington, Texas, at the Final Four. I was a giraffe. The Badgers lost to Kentucky. I ate my feelings away at Chick-Fil-A and Rudy’s Texas BBQ. On a less-depressing, Seth Davis-deprived scene, the Brewers swept the Red… [More]

Early Surprises in the Brewers Bullpen

At the beginning of the seventh inning of the Brewers’ 2-0 win over Atlanta on Monday, I thought I spotted what would be a talking point for fans in the coming days: the decision to have setup man Brandon Kintzler pitch the seventh rather than the… [More]

2014 Position Previews: Left-Handed Relief

Starters: Will Smith, Zach Duke, Wei-Chung Wang AAA Depth: None, really Disabled List: Tom Gorzelanny The future: Jed Bradley Left-handed relievers seem to befuddle the Brewers. Every year, they’re rumored to be looking at veteran lefties. Every year, they get that lefty. Every year, they… [More]