Tag:Milwaukee Brewers
Posted on: July 8, 2008 9:50 am

Milwaukee Brewers welcome to the Big Leagues

What you will see tonight at Miller Park will be an absoultely incredible scene.  The season still has 70-plus games to go, but you will see the hopes and dreams of 40,000 plus having a real chance to become reality.  The Brewers have been a franchise in disarray for much of the past quarter century, and that burden looks as if it is about to be lifted.  No longer are the Brewers a team that trades all of its talent away, it is now in the position to take talent from other teams.  It can lock up homegrown talent like Ryan Braun, it can trade for the defending Cy Young Award winner in CC Sabathia.  Many times in the past quarter century my Brewers have felt like a AAAA team, which means that they are better than your typical AAA team, but not quite Major League ready.  This deal for Sabathia ends that.  They are a true Major League team.  They are serious playoff conteders and they even may be the NL favorites to make the World Series at this point.  No longer are the Brewers a perennial doormat or a laughingstock.  This team is here, this team is real and it is a force that deserves to be reckoned with.
Category: MLB
Posted on: March 3, 2008 8:51 am

More baseball. Brewers lineup how I would do it.

Here is what I see the Brewers lineup being on opening day and this is how I would do it personally.

  1. Weeks (time to put up or shut up.  That wrist should be fully healed)
  2. Cameron (I think it is really important to be able to have a hitter in the 2 slot who can handle the bat)
  3. Fielder (I think I would provide him some protection because, if not, he will get the 4 fingered treatment an awful lot)
  4. Braun (This opens up 2 possibilities.  First it gives Prince some needed protection and second it allows Braun to run more)
  5. Hart (Has some good pop, and has good speed)
  6. Hall (Hopefully his bat returns with a transition back home to the infield)
  7. Hardy (solid hitter in the 7 slot and most team would be more than happy with him there)
  8. Miller (I think especially in the NL you need a guy who knows how to handle the bat so you don't waste at bats in front of the pitcher)
  9. Pitcher.

Now, for the first 25 games Cameron will be suspended and I expect Tony Gwynn Jr, to be his primary replacement, however other options are out there.  For instance you could move Hart to CF and maybe start Gross in right.

Posted on: February 26, 2008 12:01 pm

Rickie Weeks living grandaddy's dream

Rickie Weeks is playing Major League Baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers.  Back in the 1940s his grandfather, Victor, played in the Negro Leagues when Major League Baseball had yet to integrate.  His grandaddy just wanted to play ball and have the opportunity to show he could compete against anybody.  In the late 40s people like Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby went on to integrate the game and the Negro Leagues folded up.  However, Rickie is doing his grandfather proud by doing what he wanted to do as a young adult and that is to just play ball.  The Milwaukee Brewers probably have more African American players than any team in all of MLB with Rickie Weeks (2B), Bill Hall, (3B), Prince Fielder (1B), Mike Cameron (CF) and reserver OF Tony Gwynn Jr.  All of them have people like Victor Weeks to thank for the opportunity to play the game they love.
Category: MLB
Posted on: February 19, 2008 10:39 am

Time to put up or shut up for Rickie Weeks

When the Brewers brought up their crop of young players like Prince Fielder, JJ Hardy, Corey Hart, Rickie Weeks etc I was most high on Rickie Weeks.  He has not performed up to my expectations mostly due to various injuries.  He has a season ending injury in 2006 and while he played in 2007, he did so knowing full well it might not fully heal to towards the end of 2007 or maybe into the offseason prepping for 2008.  He started out really rocky in 2007 and after it seemed his wrist fully healed he went on an absolute tear the last two months of the 2007 season.  He right now is penciled in as our leadoff hitter in 2008.  I foresee a monster year out of him now that he is fully healthy.  There are also many more questions about the 2008 Brewers like their fifth starter, if Gagne can regain his form as an elite closer or at least into being a serviceable one once again, who plays Centerfield the first 25 games while Mike Cameron is suspended, how Jason Kendall handles the staff etc. which I will adress in due time.
Category: MLB
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