As Jeremy hinted at in the opening installment of Redleg Nation’s Milwaukee Brewers preview series, the race for fourth in the National League Central between the Rebootin’ Reds and the Rebuildin’ Brewers illustrates a philosophical dichotomy between the two clubs and how they are each approaching the refurbishment of their rosters. While each organization has been busy trading some of its more recognizable […]

Central Intelligence is back after a week off. Our spot in the rotation got skipped last week due to the big Cueto news. The trade deadline has come and gone. The Cardinals, Pirates, and Cubs all made some nice upgrades, but didn’t make any moves that would blow up their farm systems. The Reds and […]

Rotation The Brewers don’t have an ace. They don’t have anything that resembles an ace. As hard as you squint, you can’t make Matt Garza look like anything but a good, middle-of-the-rotation starter. But the Brewers have an entire rotation of solid, middle-of-the-rotation starters, and teams can find value in that. Zips projects every member […]

The Milwaukee Brewers led the National League Central for quite a while before finally collapsing out of the postseason race late in 2014. They went into the offseason with talent on the roster but a number of question marks (sounds familiar). While they didn’t make many major moves, they did some things of interest. Key […]

[This Special Edition series preview was co-authored by Nick Kirby and Steve Mancuso.] “We know the fans are booing us for a reason.” — Mark Reynolds, 9/8. The 2014 Milwaukee Brewers season has been one of epic rise and tragic fall – equal parts stunning. They grabbed first place by the throat on April 5 and […]

NL Central Power Rankings Week 15 *please note: all stats outside of team records only include games played through 7/12/14 1. St. Louis Cardinals (last week: 2): 52-44, 2nd Place, 1.0 GB, 360 RS, 346 RA (+14) The Cardinals battled injuries and the incredible start of the Brewers to find themselves just 1.0 games out of first […]

  NL Central Power Rankings Week 9 *please note: all stats outside of team records only include games played through 5/31/14. 1. Milwaukee Brewers (last week: 2) 34-23, 1st Place, 240 RS, 216 RA (+24) The Brewers have won 4 of their last 5 games.  That was coming on the heels of a streak of going […]

NL Central Power Rankings Week 8 *please note: all stats outside of team records only include games played through 5/24/14. 1. St. Louis Cardinals (last week: 2): 28-22, 2nd Place, 1.5 GB, 193 RS, 169 RA (+24) The Cardinals are back in the top spot of the power rankings.  They have won 9 of their last […]

NL Central Power Rankings Week 6 This week will have a special focus on NL Central hitters, and their performances so far in 2014.  Next Monday, we will take a closer look at the pitchers. *please note: all stats outside of team records only include games played through 5/10/14. 1. Milwaukee Brewers (last week 1): 24-14, […]

Welcome to the second week of Central Intelligence, the column of the happenings around the NL Central (published each Monday morning).  Last week, I gave you a preview of each team. This week, we will roll out the preseason NL Central power rankings, I’ll give you my predictions, the All-NL Central preseason team, and the […]