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05-20

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7

What You Need to Know: As Predicted!
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Daniel Rathman

05-14

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6

Rubbing Mud: Very Bad But Not (Altogether) Boring
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Matthew Trueblood

05-07

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2

Transaction Analysis: A Chance In Counsell
by
R.J. Anderson

05-06

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12

BP Ballpark Night
by
J.P. Breen

05-06

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BP Ballpark Night
by
Sahadev Sharma

05-04

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5

What You Need to Know: Jake!
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Ian Frazer

04-30

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20

An Agent's Take: The Luckiest Accidents
by
Joshua Kusnick

04-27

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7

The Buyer's Guide: Jimmy Nelson
by
J.P. Breen

04-24

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6

Rubbing Mud: Of Signals and Sausages
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Matthew Trueblood

04-22

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5

What You Need to Know: Ike!
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Daniel Rathman

04-22

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Transaction Analysis: The Bad Luck Brewers
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R.J. Anderson

03-25

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Every Team's Moneyball: Milwaukee Brewers: Nay Handedness!
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Matthew Trueblood

03-11

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Rumor Roundup: Olivera, Why Not Take Olivera?
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Chris Mosch

02-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Bad Bullpen Teams Get A Little Less Bad
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R.J. Anderson and J.P. Breen

02-25

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Rumor Roundup: Closer Closer to Closing Deal
by
Daniel Rathman

02-13

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Rumor Roundup: Yoan Moncada Sets A 10-Day Countdown
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Chris Mosch

02-11

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7

Painting the Black: The Best 2015 Free Agents Left, And Where They Fit
by
R.J. Anderson

02-11

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26

Moonshot: How Jonathan Lucroy Makes Batters Swing At Bad Pitches
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Robert Arthur

01-20

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Rumor Roundup: Brew Crew Clues True?
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Chris Mosch

01-20

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5

Transaction Analysis: The Rangers Get Durable
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R.J. Anderson, Mark Anderson and J.P. Breen

01-14

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Skewed Left: Just Once Before I Die...
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Zachary Levine

12-17

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Fantasy Team Preview: Milwaukee Brewers
by
J.P. Breen

11-27

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BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Night at Miller Park - May 9, 2015
by
Joe Hamrahi

11-20

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An Agent's Take: When the Smallest Transactions are the Biggest
by
Joshua Kusnick

11-17

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2015 Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-05

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Transaction Analysis: Lind Blows Out of Toronto
by
R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

10-02

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Pitching Backward: In Love With Lohse
by
Jeff Long

09-17

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BP Job Postings: Milwaukee Brewers Job Opening
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BP Staff

09-09

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An Agent's Take: So Long, Scout
by
Joshua Kusnick

09-05

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 5
by
Matt Sussman

08-14

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13

An Agent's Take: The Small World
by
Joshua Kusnick

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Brewers Get Parra's Glove
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R.J. Anderson and J.P. Breen

07-17

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Painting the Black: The Stealth Steals
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R.J. Anderson

07-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: Don't Forget About Me
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J.P. Breen

07-09

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The Stash List: 13th Edition
by
Bret Sayre

05-11

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BP Announcements: Milwaukee Brewers Job Openings
by
Joe Hamrahi

05-02

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BP Unfiltered: Scouting Martin Maldonado as a Pitcher
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Dan Rozenson

05-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 440: J.P. Breen Explains the Brewers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-30

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An Agent's Take: How a Player Picks a Team
by
Joshua Kusnick

04-30

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The Lineup Card: 10 Things We Learned in April
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Baseball Prospectus

04-29

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What You Need to Know: Gray Matters
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Daniel Rathman

04-23

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Painting the Black: Some Things Brewing
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R.J. Anderson

04-18

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What You Need to Know: Meltdown in Minnesota
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Daniel Rathman

04-14

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The Week in Quotes: April 7-13
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Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-31

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Painting the Black: The Mystery Men of Opening Day
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R.J. Anderson

03-25

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Prospectus Preview: NL Central 2014 Preseason Preview
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Ken Funck and Harry Pavlidis

03-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 398: 2014 Season Preview Series: Milwaukee Brewers
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-21

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Raising Aces: Organizational Trends: Looking for Mechanical Hallmarks
by
Doug Thorburn

02-17

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Rumor Roundup: The Team That Cried Free Agent
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Daniel Rathman

01-29

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Fantasy Team Preview: Milwaukee Brewers
by
Ben Carsley

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May 20, 2015 5:06 am

What You Need to Know: As Predicted!

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Daniel Rathman

The Nationals find first place, Randy Choate reaches first base, the Brewers go back-to-back-to-back, and the best defensive play of the day.

The Tuesday Takeaway
Hope springs eternal when teams break camp and head to their respective openers with 0-0 records. Every team, from the heaviest favorites to the longest of long shots, is in first place on the first day of the season.


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May 14, 2015 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: Very Bad But Not (Altogether) Boring

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Matthew Trueblood

We find six interesting storylines for the six all-but-eliminated teams--and none of them is about trading away superstars.

Bad teams are boring. That’s a thesis to which we can all subscribe, isn’t it? Sure, it’s interesting when a team invests heavily—almost desperately—in a given season, then falls flat, but for the most part, the trends we track and the decisions we analyze draw our interest because of their impact on the competitive prospects of the teams and players in question. The most criminal thing about the current MLB roster rules is that they discourage bad teams from being competitive, such that hardly anything that happens on the field for those teams merits our attention. Teams not only have incentive to lose more games within a non-contending season, but are saddled with conflicting interests when it comes to promoting promising young players during such a campaign. Young players who would have been in the big leagues 20, 30 or 40 years ago are now stashed in the minors months longer, if their team stinks. And it doesn’t pay to grouse about a manager steadfastly refusing to use his best reliever in a tie game on the road, if we can’t agree that winning that game is actually valuable to the franchise.

That stinks, especially for the hundreds of thousands of fans of bad teams who lose the chance to participate in a national conversation. So consider this a public service, an outreach program to the downtrodden and the disenfranchised of the baseball world. Six teams entered Wednesday’s play with Playoff Odds lower than 10 percent: the Braves, the Phillies, the Reds, the Brewers, the Rockies and the Diamondbacks. (Yes, we’ll have a conversation soon about how the NL and the AL have become so radically disparate, in terms of competitive landscape. But not today.) Without resorting to the cheap, easy stories that force the eyes of the fan bases forward at the expense of any enjoyment of this season (Who will Arizona take with the first pick? Will the Reds trade Cueto? Will the Rockies trade Tulo? Will the Phils trade Hamels?), I want to talk about the most interesting things going on with those six clubs. I don’t promise to deliver hope; some of these are bad things. I merely want to make sure that we spend a little time valuing the games these teams are playing, because buried beneath the mixed messages and the mounting apathy, there is real content, real action taking place, things that will shape the futures of the franchises, but can be discussed in real time, without undue abstraction.

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May 7, 2015 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: A Chance In Counsell

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R.J. Anderson

The Brewers fail fast, and Ron Roenicke is let go. Was it fair?

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May 6, 2015 6:00 am

BP Ballpark Night

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J.P. Breen

Last year, Ryan Braun had an excuse. Does he now?

Join us for Baseball Prospectus Night at Miller Park to watch the Brewers play the Cubs on May 9th. Order Your Tickets Today.

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The Cubs had their first winning April since 2008. How this year is different than that one.

Join us for Baseball Prospectus Night at Miller Park to watch the Cubs play the Brewers on May 9th. Order Your Tickets Today.

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May 4, 2015 9:26 am

What You Need to Know: Jake!

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Ian Frazer

The incredible rise of Jake Marisnick, the Cardinals long and difficult sweep, Addison Russell's first bomp, and the best defensive play of the weekend.

The Weekend Takeaway
Is this the season that the #process finally pays off for the Astros? The odds still aren’t fantastic—40.6 percent adjusted odds to make the playoffs, as of Sunday—but they’re sure as heck better than they were at the beginning of the season, and they’ve shot up 25 percentage points since last Saturday.


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April 30, 2015 6:00 am

An Agent's Take: The Luckiest Accidents

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Joshua Kusnick

Players slip through the cracks in this sport. Finding those guys before they break out usually takes a stroke of luck.

One of the most rewarding experiences is finding a gem that everyone missed. People ask me all the time how I find clients, and, honestly, a lot of the time I meet these kids by accident. Call it fate, call it determination, call it whatever, but the roads taken by my clients that led them to me have often been very strange.

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April 27, 2015 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Jimmy Nelson

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J.P. Breen

Has a new curveball propelled the Brewers righty to new heights?

“Yo, Breen! You just got a new four-top!”

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April 24, 2015 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: Of Signals and Sausages

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Matthew Trueblood

The hard truth in Milwaukee.

Since expansion pushed the MLB schedule to 162 games, 29 teams have begun a season by winning three or fewer of their first 15 (in non-strike years). Of these, the 1996 Red Sox are the only club to finish with a winning record, at 85-77. Only nine of the 29 won even 70 games; the average record for the group was 64-97. Isolate the 12 previous teams who started 2-13 or worse, as this year’s Brewers did, and you find only one team who avoided 90 losses—the 81-81 1973 Cardinals. Eight of the 12 lost at least 97.

I lay out these facts not to revel in the Brewers’ badness, but to make sure we have a firm foundation under foot. The Brewers’ playoff chances are functionally gone; only the Phillies keep them out of the NL cellar in our Playoff Odds report. Their chances of being anything this side of disastrously bad are perhaps 35 percent, even if we account to some extent for the fact that no one really expected Milwaukee to be this bad. (Indeed, whatever you thought of the Brewers before the season, keep in mind that many of the teams who started similarly were expected to be better, too.) It’s probably time to blow up this roster, and in due course, I want to begin a sketch of how and why. Before that, though, I want to address two broader, more urgent and (happily) more answerable questions: How much is this lost season, and the prospect of more to come, going to hurt the Brewers? And should we have seen this coming?

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April 22, 2015 10:20 am

What You Need to Know: Ike!

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Daniel Rathman

Three grand slams in one game, Molitor's stathead-friendly move backfires, and a position player is the ace of the day.

The Tuesday Takeaway
Sometimes, the jokes write themselves. Like, say, when a 2-11 team decides to skip batting practice, wears its BP jerseys out on the field, and proceeds to give up 16 runs.


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April 22, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Bad Luck Brewers

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R.J. Anderson

Pickups, let downs, and everything that makes the game go 'round.

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How the Brewers ignore handedness and buy all the right-handed players.

Every day until Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus authors will preview two teams—one from the AL, one from the NL—identifying strategies those teams employ to gain an advantage. Today: the handedness games of the Brewers and Indians.

Week 1 previews: Giants | Royals | Dodgers | Rays | Padres | Astros | Rockies | Athletics | Yankees | Mets

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