02.17.2021: Brewers sign Travis Shaw and Brett Anderson, and PECOTA loves Milwaukee's chances

Feb 17, 2021, 07:11 PM

Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt and host JR Radcliffe discuss the new additions of Travis Shaw and Brett Anderson as Spring Training arrives. Does it mean Milwaukee is done looking for third baseman? Can Jordan Zimmerman contribute? Is there some concern with the outfield depth?

Then, JR chats with Jonathan Judge of Baseball Prospectus (30:30), who explains how it is that the popular PECOTA projection system sees the Brewers as the favorites in the National League Central ... and by a fair amount, too. What are the factors that makes the system bullish on the Brewers, and what's PECOTA's track record for getting it right? Plus, why PECOTA and related projection systems are more than just a simple curiosity in baseball.

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