Category: MLB News

How an 0-for-45 slump shaped Craig Counsell’s managerial career

7:00 AM ET MILWAUKEE — It was right around the time current Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell was in a record 0-for-45 streak at the plate that he was approached by general manager Doug Melvin about his post-playing career plans. Counsell, who was 40 at the time, had seen his numbers plummet, and he realized…

It all comes down to this: Previewing MLB’s final weekend

6:49 AM ET Three games left and we still have two divisions at stake, one wild card in the National League, plus the entire seeding in the NL. The American League is easy. The only thing to decide is home-field advantage for the wild-card game. The New York Yankees are one win or one Oakland…

How did we wind up with just two superteams instead of seven?

8:00 AM ET In the offseason, I wrote about the seven superteams — the seven teams that appeared easy picks to make the playoffs. FanGraphs projected all seven to reach 92 or more wins. What happened to the super seven? We ended up with two superteams and four good teams. Five of them might still…

Power Rankings: NL’s postseason scramble provides last-week drama

Sep 17, 2018 The final week of the season sees an interesting problem arise in the rankings. All of the races left to run are in the National League, but the American League’s top teams have once again crowded out the contenders from the Senior Circuit because the five AL playoff teams hold the top…

Real or not? Yelich’s second-half surge screams MVP

2:15 AM ET Have a night, Christian Yelich: How much more does @ChristianYelich have to do? #ThisIsMyCrew #ThisIsMyMVP pic.twitter.com/h1oDfuHbxl — Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 18, 2018 Yelich went 4-for-4 and hit for the cycle as the Brewers blanked the Reds 8-0. If that sounds familiar it’s because Yelich hit for the cycle earlier this season…