Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 3/5/13
The Milwaukee Brewers had a very good finish to their 2012 season. After winning the NL Central in 2011, the team slipped last year, mostly because of the loss of 1B Prince Fielder. At one point, the Brewers had won 24 out of 30 games to get themselves back in the race. However, they lost out by losing 7 of their last 12 to finish the season. The Brewers have committed themselves to their young starting pitching, trading Zack Grienke and Randy Wolf last season and letting Shawn Marcum leave. Francisco Rodriguez has also not been signed, an indication the team’s pitching staff will be full of youth. Ryan Braun is the key to the team’s season. He has some support, but the loss of Corey Hart and Mat Gamel will have an impact on the offense. The Brewers have Aramis Ramirez (.300, 27, 105) at 3B, Jonathan Lucroy (.320, 12, 58 in 96 games) behind the plate and Norichica Aoki (.288, 10, 50 in 151 games) in RF. Two players that can change the fortunes of this team are CF Carlos Gomez (.260,
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