Brew Crew Buster
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is most suited to be a lead off hitter.
High on base percentage. Good baserunner.
You don’t want to waste those in the 7th or 8th place in the line up. You especially don’t want to take the on base ability away from him by making him swing at pitches prior to the pitcher.
There is good statistical reasoning to switch Yelich and Wong in this line up and have Yelich bat first. When Adamas comes back there may be further adjustments.
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Once in awhile
I say something smart. Here are a couple of quotes from me from July 6:
A Peralta trade
seems to be in order…
NO, not trading away Freddy.
He seems to have slimmed down and found the bottle of youth.
commented on Mets get to Woodruff late, beat Brewers 4-2 from Brew Crew Ball, Jul 6, 2021, 8:59am EDT
they can likely buy rather low.
And whether a former Brewer or not, this may be a type of pitcher that the Brewers go after.
A veteran swing man that can give them some innings and is on a hot streak. A true rental, that if hot, can likely keep you in five to six games in August or September.
They should be able to get a Wily Peralta for Matt Hardy.
commented on Mets get to Woodruff late, beat Brewers 4-2 from Brew Crew Ball, Jul 6, 2021, 9:41am EDT
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Hall of Fame
There are worse players in the Hall.
I assume the PED scandal pretty much bars him from getting the sports writer’s vote. Could he make it some day through the veterans committee?
I hope so. Some day like 20 years from now, Ryan Braun will be part of the Hall of Fame.
And I wonder if there were any discussions about bringing him back for just one game against the Dodgers at the end of the season. It would have been the perfect ending.
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As Brewers fans
we just aren’t accustomed to being singularly focused on playoff success throughout the second half of the season.
It is taking some adjustment in how we look at each baseball game.
Give it a few years and people will catch up.
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we saw Wily in a Brewers uniform he was struggling; basically caught between being a truly fat pitcher and pitcher that creates velocity through leg strength.
Both can be affective but being caught in between as someone that has gained 20 pounds in the last year is not the place to be. Fat pitchers require a certain gut to body mass ratio to use the sway of weight through the wind up to generate momentum which can then be accentuated by torque in the upper body as it follows the fat through the body balance point. For a pitcher to transition into a fat based approach takes time. They must correctly accentuate the wave of gut fat through their wind up releasing the momentum at the right moment to speed up the rest of the delivery and create torque on the throw. Peralta hadn’t previously been a fat based pitcher and wasn’t making the transition well — he was having some major control issues.
I believe he has actually slimmed back down and returned to his previous delivery. (Or at least I recall seeing a slimmer Peralta pitching a couple of years ago.) It will be interesting if he has maintained his lower weight or once again returned to the sway of fat method of creating velocity, torque and spin.
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This wasn't Burnes potentially going
125 pitches when the planned pitch limit was 100 pitches. Council probably wanted Burnes to have around an 80 pitch game. I don’t anticipate starters going more than 80 to 90 pitches in most of the games for the rest of the regular season. (Lauer threw 88 in a total blow out yesterday.)
This is probably what Burnes was talking about when he mentioned having to lobby to get the eighth.
So Burnes was already 25 to 35 pitches over his limit and not just 15 over.
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to agree that Gallo would have faired better here than in NY. That is the part of the trade that we will never know. And it is so dependent on the individual and the setting. Schoop trade comes to mind. Is Gallo having a Schoop experience? Would Schoop have had that experience where ever he landed? Were the Yankees a bad fit for Gallo the way the Brewers were for Schoop?
We also would have given up a lot more for Gallo. Considering how Escobar has produces, Gallo would have had to have closer to Vlad Jr numbers to have made him worth the added cost in prospects if we just look at 2021 post trade deadline to today. The question yet to be answered, is his 2022 value to the Yanks. If Gallo has a great 2022 and Escobar falls flat in the play offs and is one and done than perhaps the Brewers should have gone stronger for Gallo.
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I looked at the
the Escobar trade as the left over deal because the Brewers couldn’t get Gallo.
Up to this point in time I was wrong.
Gallo with the Yankees: .134/.299/.336
Escobar with the Brewers: .293/.359/.509
Now Gallo does have another year of control left but his arbitration number is likely to reach $8M or more depending upon how he closes the season. I’m fairly sure that the Yankees are looking at Gallo for the longer term but there isn’t a good reason the Brewers couldn’t be looking to re-sign Escobar.
Cooper Hummel, the guy the Brewers traded has been doing well in Reno, and could end up contributing for the Asps and has six years of control under today’s rules without a player’s age qualifying them for free agency.
Based on early returns, the Brewers seem to have made the right choice and got the best deal for a power bat who has the ability to play first base.
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This is probably
true. Perhaps my competitive desire to stick it to the Dodgers in anyway possible got in the way.
This move is likely not worth the paperwork to sign Feliz.
But if Feliz ends up with the Dodgers and pitches in the play off game that allows them to advance than remember I was the one that said the Brewers should snap him away.
Another scenario: Can a team pay another team to sign someone? The Brewers don’t really want Feliz but don’t want him staying with the Dodgers organization, can the Brewers pay the Tigers $100,000 to sign him? That would more than cover his salary and the Tigers may as well give him a shot. Why not, if they make a little money off of it?
A more likely scenario would be if the Rays thought Travis Shaw could have been a difference maker in Boston when the Brewers released him. The Rays didn’t have any room for Shaw but they wanted to make sure that the Red Sox couldn’t pick him up so they pay the Royals to make the waivers claim before he gets to Boston. Could a team do this? Are there rules against doing this? Would we even know if this happened?
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It is because he is a relief
A bad relief pitcher one year may be a good relief pitcher the next year. Boxberger is a great example of this.
They can re-invent themselves. Find one new pitch. Change their delivery a bit. All of a sudden they have a good year again.