A Simple Kind of Fan

A Simple Kind of Fan. Yuni Watch – 7.13.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  Yuni Watch – 7.13.11

Yes, the feature that captured the hearts and minds of Brewers fans everywhere has expanded into a full feature blog.  As you may recall, I started The Yuni Watch back in early March under the assumption that Yuni would be... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. My Two Cents on Greinke – 7.12.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  My Two Cents on Greinke – 7.12.11

There is currently plenty of room on the Zach Greinke bandwagon.  Folks have been jumping ship for weeks and have been quick to label him as a disappointment.  For the record, I disagree entirely with this faction of fans.  While not... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. My Roenicke Grievances – 7.5.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  My Roenicke Grievances – 7.5.11

Runnin’ Ron Roenicke has had a rough first half as a rookie big league manager.  He has had bullpen hunches go awry and he has watched his preferred veterans fail in disappointing fashion.  One of the main problems with the 2011 Milwaukee... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. The Most Top Heavy Offense in Baseball– 6.28.11

A Simple Kind of Fan. The Most Top Heavy Offense in Baseball– 6.28.11

According to Fangraphs , the Milwaukee Brewers have the 3rd best offensive WAR in the National League.  Except for the abhorred stretch back in May, the offense has been adequate in supporting the terrific starting pitching... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. Saying No to Everyday Loe – 6.21.11

Ron Roenicke has shown a penchant for stubbornly sticking with square peg solutions to round holed problems.  For example, he has remained steadfast in his preposterous belief that Mark Kotsay can play centerfield. He has also continued... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. This Month Could Determine the Season– 6.14.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  This Month Could Determine the Season– 6.14.11

The Milwaukee Brewers began a critical 26 game stretch yesterday that will largely determine their fate in the NL Central this season.  As early as my NL Preview edition , I have been talking about this stretch of games that... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. Fixing the MLB Umpiring Problem – 6.7.11

A Simple Kind of Fan. Fixing the MLB Umpiring Problem – 6.7.11

Remember back in 1987 when Team Streak was setting the baseball world on fire in early April?  Of course you do.  Do you remember who was umpiring at second base during Yount’s dramatic diving save of Juan Nieves’s no hitter? ... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. Lauding Lucroy– 5.31.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  Lauding Lucroy– 5.31.11

The catching position for the Milwaukee Brewers has been a wasteland for the past decade.  The last decent catcher Milwaukee has had was Dave Nilsson back in 1999.  In that season the Aussie managed a .309/.400/.554 slash line and... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. Drawing Conclusions– 5.24.11

A Simple Kind of Fan.  Drawing Conclusions– 5.24.11

As the season creeps closer to the 1/3 mark, there are some definite conclusions we can draw about the 2011 Milwaukee Brewers.  For instance, this team has proven it has the starting pitching capable of competing with any staff in baseball. ... read more »

 

A Simple Kind of Fan. A Solution to the Estrada Enquiry– 5.17.11

The Brewers have too many starting pitchers, which is obviously an awesome problem to have.  For the first time in my memory as a Milwaukee Brewers fan, the team has six legitimate starting pitchers.  As recently as last year, the Brewers... read more »