Melvin looks to improve Brewers for 2014

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 01, 2013

MILWAUKEE, WI - NOVEMBER 4: Robin Yount (C) speaks as Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin (L) and Chairman and Principal owner Mark Attanasaio look on at a press conference announcing his return to the Milwaukee Brewers as a bench coach November 4, 2005 at Miller Park in Miwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
General manager Doug Melvin hopes the Brewers can build on the second-half positives this season. He also hopes it doesn't become a habit and Milwaukee can avoid another early slumber in 2014. Melvin met with reporters Tuesday at Miller Park to wrap up the injury-riddled 2013 campaign. He likes what he has up the middle with Jean Segura at shortstop, Carlos Gomez at second and Jonathan Lucroy behind the plate. Scooter Gennett also emerged in the second half to replace the injured Rickie Weeks. The starting pitching improved down the stretch, too. But 22 losses in May hurt, as did the doping suspension of slugger Ryan Braun, who remains a part of the team's future.
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