Friday- No Gold or Silver

Friday- No Gold or Silver

Programming note: Beginning this week the Frosty Mug has moved to its own site at BrewersFrostyMug.net. The Mug you know and love continues uninterrupted in this new space, and its Facebook and Twitter feeds will remain the same, but if you wish to continue following the Mug please bookmark (or follow the RSS feed from) its new location. Some things to read while perusing the internet. The 2014 Silver Slugger Awards were announced last night and the Brewers came away empty-handed. As was the case with the Gold Gloves announced earlier this week, the Brewers’ lone snub came at the catcher position, as Buster Posey came away with the award. Although Lucroy’s…

Programming note: Beginning this week the Frosty Mug has moved to its own site at BrewersFrostyMug.net. The Mug you know and love continues uninterrupted in this new space, and its Facebook and Twitter feeds will remain the same, but if you wish to continue following the Mug please bookmark (or follow the RSS feed from) its new location.


Some things to read while perusing the internet.

The 2014 Silver Slugger Awards were announced last night and the Brewers came away empty-handed. As was the case with the Gold Gloves announced earlier this week, the Brewers’ lone snub came at the catcher position, as Buster Posey came away with the award. Although Lucroy’s statistics (.301/.373/.465) are probably a little bit worse than Buster Posey’s (.311/.364/.490) from this past season, Lucroy started 24 more games at catcher than Posey. This snub is not nearly as egregious as Molina’s Gold Glove on Tuesday, but it serves as another reminder that baseball’s awards are often given based on reputation rather than on-field performance.

With hitting as the day’s topic, Jordan Mader of Brew Crew Ball took a closer look at some hitting metrics due to a sprawling post from Ken Arneson. Although the stats haven’t been compiled quite yet, Mader uses Arneson’s post to wonder whether or not there are particular hitters that may be able to hit good pitching better than others, using Pablo Sandoval as his example.

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Former BrewCrewBall editor Kyle Lobner has produced the Frosty Mug each weekday since March 2008. That’s nearly 1500 Mugs across six years, a tenure that saw the project grow from a small daily diversion to an all-encompassing look at the Brewers universe. He brought the Mug to Milwaukee Magazine prior to the 2014 Brewers season. When Kyle's not writing about the Brewers or talking about them on the radio, you’ll often find the Appleton resident at the ballpark with his wife, Laura, or out for a walk with his dachshund, Gorman.