Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 10/8/14
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin held his season-ending news conference Tuesday morning at Miller Park, spending nearly 50 minutes looking back at what went wrong in 2013 and looking ahead to the offseason. Melvin expressed disappointment in Milwaukee's 74-88 record and fourth-place finish in the National League Central but did want to draw attention to some of the positives occurring during the lost season. Signing Carlos Gomez and watching him have a career year, the development of Jean Segura, Jonathan Lucroy's impressive season, Scooter Gennett's emergence and the improvement of the bullpen were a few of the positives he touched on. "There's reason to be optimistic about up the middle because that's one of the toughest things, is building a ballclub up the middle," Melvin said. "Having guys at that age and performing the way that they have, including the encouraging performance that Scooter gave us, also. "Our pitching improved, and that was an area...
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