Tuesday- Framing the conversation

Tuesday- Framing the conversation

Programming note: 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 waiting to return a gift. We are 51 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Maryvale Baseball Park to open spring training, and today we have a reminder that the Milwaukee Brewers feature one of the game’s best pitch-framing backstops. Neil Weinberg of FanGraphs has a look at how Jonathan Lucroy’s ability to get…

Programming note: 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 waiting to return a gift.

We are 51 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Maryvale Baseball Park to open spring training, and today we have a reminder that the Milwaukee Brewers feature one of the game’s best pitch-framing backstops. Neil Weinberg of FanGraphs has a look at how Jonathan Lucroy’s ability to get extra strikes called led to Matt Garza getting more strikes in 2014 and also caused him to work more frequently on and outside the edges of the strike zone.

With that said, there’s only so much Lucroy and Garza can do to keep the Brewers relevant in the rapidly-improving NL Central. Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs asked readers to react to a 77-85 projection for Milwaukee in 2015, and as of this writing better than 70% of voters feel like that number is either spot-on or less than three games too low.

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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.