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Value & Dependability: Yovani Gallardo’s Legacy

On November 20, 2014, I provided the following judgment (or outlook) for the 2015 Brewers rotation: Our beloved Milwaukee Nine have a rotation that is difficult to judge for 2015. On the one hand, there is a clear argument to be made that the Brewers… [More]

Building and Rebuilding #7: Organizational Outlook

There are several fan outlooks of the Yovani Gallardo trade, but those outlooks need not frame the trade in an either/or fashion. Certainly, there is always an urge to judge a trade immediately, stating who won or who lost, who got the best of the… [More]

Brewers Trade Gallardo

By on January 19, 2015

Brewers Trade Gallardo

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Franchise Pitcher Yovani Gallardo. Sunday was one of the most gutwrenching sports days I’ve experienced, not simply because of the Packers’ epic collapse in Seattle (which, oddly enough, seemed to perfectly echo the Brewers’ collapse of 2014). I was devastated when… [More]

Gallardo’s Fastball Resurgence

Yovani Gallardo‘s velocity has been quite a popular topic. The righty’s top fastball speed climbed above 93 MPH in 2011, but it didn’t stay there long. Even during the righty’s excellent 2012 season, his top fastball fell at least 1 MPH, and that descent continued… [More]

2014 NL SP Rankings: Dependability

In the 2014 National League, only 29 of the 69 regular starting pitchers with 100+ IP were dependable starters. This means that those 29 pitchers worked at least three or more consecutive seasons of 100+ innings. Kyle Lohse and Yovani Gallardo are included in this… [More]

2014 NL SP Rankings: FIP and True Brewers

One of the strangest elements of the 2014 National League season was not only that the NL rotation improved by expanding within the middle rotation, especially between -4 and 10 runs prevented (with 34 pitchers), but also that those performances largely agreed with pitchers’ fielding… [More]

2014 NL SP Rankings: Brewers Improvement

One of the most important stories of 2014 for the Brewers was their notably improved pitching staff. As the offense declined toward the end of the season, the pitchers jumped out of their August slump, and produced their best month of the season in September…. [More]

Building & Rebuilding #4: Reserve Control

One wonders whether it was a conscientious strategy of GM Doug Melvin to follow the Brewers’ 2014 collapse with an extremely active first week of the offseason. Whatever the motivations — certainly, at least, to make the team better — Melvin is giving Brewers fans… [More]

To Rickie

By on October 31, 2014

To Rickie

News surfaced this morning that the Brewers exercised Yovani Gallardo‘s option, which at $13 million was a virtual no-brainer (quickly compare Gallardo’s salary and performance to that of Edwin Jackson, Tim Lincecum, or even teammates Kyle Lohse and Matt Garza, among NL RHP). Even after… [More]

Scarce Runs

By on October 14, 2014

Scarce Runs

In 2014, National League pitchers allowed approximately 84 fewer runs than their 2013 counterparts. This development might seem strange, given that 2014 was so thoroughly advertised as the “Year of the Pitching Injury.” Most notably, Jose Fernandez of the Marlins and Matt Harvey of the… [More]