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Most preseason predictions have the Milwaukee Brewers finishing second or third in the NL Central, perhaps penalizing the defending division champs a little too heavily for the loss of All-Star first baseman Prince Fielder. After all, the Brewers have perhaps fewer weak spots in their lineup than last year and -- most important -- one of the major leagues' best front-to-back pitching staffs returns largely intact. Rick Kranitz, in his second year as the team's pitching coach, is seeing the benefits of working with the same group for another year. "Me working with them, both sides are more comfortable, so it's nice," Kranitz said. "I've been with staffs where we had one guy set. So, it's really nice having all five guys, and pretty much the meat and potatoes of our bullpen are back, too. To have the two guys we have at the end and then Kameron (Loe) being back as well, we're getting Manny (Parra) back, and the addition of (Jose) Veras is also ...
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