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No Strategy But Win

By on April 29, 2013

No Strategy But Win

This has been a spectacularly strange beginning to the season: team streaks, bizarre baserunning, Rickie Weeks on kryptonite, Ryan Braun in full Adam Dunn mode. Like a lot of fans, I tend to place parameters on my hopes for an upcoming season. This season’s boundaries… [More]

Unlucky End to a Lucky Streak

The hot streak is over, folks. We will not be getting our free burgers after all. After being shut-out in the first 8 and 2/3 innings, the Brewers were able to score a run on a bloop double to right field and a clutch hit… [More]

Twitter Mailbag: Weeks, Betancourt, Winning Streak

“My question. Have the Brewers ever had a worse clean up hitter than Rickie Weeks?”  –  @GeezerInSC Many Brewers fans have complained about Rickie Weeks batting cleanup, mostly because he’s hitting 4-for-44 as the Brewers’ cleanup hitter this season. He has struck out 20 times… [More]

What Kind Of Team Is ’13 Brewers?

The 1987 Brewers have gone down in franchise history as “Team Streak”. The 1987 team established the “Team Streak” identity early in the season. Right out of the gates, they won their first 13 games, which still ties the 1982 Atlanta Braves for most consecutive… [More]

Thursday Lunch: Rowdy Replacements

Our very own Alex Poterack provided what may prove to be the image of the year, as he summarized the fan experience of Yuniesky Betancourt. While J.P. Breen gave Our Beloved Yuni his due just the other day, the most stubborn shortstop in baseball helped… [More]

Giving Yuniesky Betancourt His Due

It’s been years since Yuniesky Betancourt has yielded positive overall value on the baseball diamond. To be exact, it’s been six years since Betancourt compiled a +1.4 WAR with the Seattle Mariners in 2007. He hit .289/.308/.418 as a 25-year-old shortstop that season. That would be… [More]

The Return of Yuni.

By on March 26, 2013

The Return of Yuni.

The Brewers have, apparently intentionally, signed Yuniesky Betancourt to a Major League deal. After struggling to find words, I’m just going to do this. At first, I was like Then, I was like Now, it’s more like (h/t @kylekaestner) Truthfully, Betancourt (most likely) won’t play… [More]

2012 Preview: Milwaukee Brewers, Part II

If you had asked me — and other Brewers fans — about the Brewers’ long term chances of competing after the 2009 and 2010 seasons, I would have said, “good luck.” Like others, I felt that the club had too many weaknesses to fill in… [More]

Situational Baseball: The Brewers and Manufacturing Runs

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise: the 2011 Milwaukee Brewers were one of the best teams in the league at manufacturing runs. That’s right — if you count the number of runs scored by the Brewers where the action was forced, where they were moving… [More]

Where To Improve: Hitting With The Bases Loaded

    The Milwaukee Brewers offense was good in 2011, but it stops there. At fifth in the National league in runs scored and sporting just a 102 OPS+, any positive adjective past good doesn’t qualify — not great, not excellent, and certainly not doubleplusgood…. [More]