It’s Time to Forgive Ryan Braun

Almost three years have passed since Ryan Braun was suspended 65 games for taking performance-enhancing drugs during the 2011 playoffs. Unlike other players busted during the Biogenesis scandal, Braun made matters worse by defiantly claiming he never, ever took steroids. This facade of innocence came crashing down in 2013 when documents acquired by Major League Baseball (via questionable […]

Doug Melvin Picks Right Time to Step Aside

The Milwaukee Brewers made the not-unexpected announcement on Tuesday that general manager Doug Melvin will relinquish his role as soon as a new GM is hired. Melvin entered the 2015 season on the last year of his contract, leading to much speculation that this season would be his last as GM. Though Melvin did a commendable job with […]

What should the Brewers do?

The good news is the Milwaukee Brewers snapped their 8-game losing streak on Thursday with a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The bad news is the victory “improved” their record to a discouraging 3-13. Their current win quota of “one per week” leaves much to be desired, and assuming the Brewers want to avoid lean crowds […]

Milwaukee Brewers: Was Last Year a Fluke?

  The Milwaukee Brewers enter the 2015 season with the specter of last year’s collapse looming like a black cloud. A seeming lock to make the playoffs in late August, the Brewers finished the 2014 season by losing 25 of their last 34 games, including a particularly horrendous stretch where they lost 13 of 14. […]