Found January 31, 2013 on
St. Louis Cardinals
It’s that time again! Two weeks until pitchers and catchers report!!! Puts a smile on my face. The best part is that there is no hype. No expectations with this team. No pressure. Just the way I like it. Now, relax and enjoy the LosersBracket official positive Brewers Preview post, no doubt to be followed by frantic ranting throughout the season.
2013 could be special!
What was the brewers biggest downfall last year? The bullpen. They blew 28 leads after the 7th inning. 28!!! If the Crew would have cut that in half, they would have won the division. So Melvin went out and did a fabulous job in improving the pen. First he traded for a guy who led the NL in ERA out of the bullpen last year (Burke Badenhop). Only had to give up a low single A player (Raul Mondesi Jr.) Yes the son of former major leaguer. The Brewers then signed 2 really good lefties (Tom Gorzelanny) to combat the lefties in Cincy, one of which was a former closer (Mike Gonzalez). Combine those three additions with Jim Henderson hopefully repeating last years success and Axford pitching the way he is suppose to…..the brewers just might have a top 1/4 bullpen. How great would that be?
Did you Losers know that the brewers had the best offense in NL last year? And that the pitching staff came real close to breaking the all-time strikeout records? Want some more positivity? Hell yeah you do! The Brewers’ bench will be good for a change, they Just signed Alex Gonzalez back, Reed Johnson will be a nice backup in OF and Lyle Overbay (if signed) will be a good clubhouse presence. Other random bright spots include Taylor Green and reports were everyone loved Gonzalez…..Lucroy said he was the best in clubhouse.
The only problem I see is the starting rotation. While young and talented, 5 out of the 7 potential guys for the rotation have yet to pitch 200 innings. That could be a problem later in season. Their arms aren’t yet built for 162 game season because this kind of longevity takes time/seasons. That’s why they shut down Thornburgh & Peralta last year and wanted to do the same with Fiers, but couldn’t do to the fact they were in the chase near the end. Fiers was gassed and had a 7.50 ERA in last month of season. That dead arm thing is real and takes time to build up. Reports are The Brewers are interested in Kyle Lohse. Maybe need to sign him. 1 year maybe 2. But wait till his price goes down. I think he wants around 15 million per year.
I don’t know. I’m pretty excited about this team this year. Oh yeah, Ryan Braun is pretty good too.
Oh yeah. Yovanni is a really good pitcher. And Corey Hart is one of the most underrated hitters in baseball.
BEST OF MAXIM
MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers quite possibly have the best catching duo in baseball.
On one hand that's a great thing, on the other, it's creating a problem because both were wanted to represent their countries in the World Baseball Classic.
Jonathan Lucroy will play for Team USA and Martin Maldonado for Puerto Rico, leaving Milwaukee without both catchers for the majority of...
With Corey Hart out at least until the end of April after having knee surgery, Mat Gamel is going to get another shot to show the Milwaukee Brewers he fits into their long-term plans.
Gamel would have rather earned his spot in the lineup but he's ready to prove his value.
In a role reversal from 2012 when Gamel tore a knee ligament after just 21 games and Hart moved to first...
I have a theory about front offices, and about baseball organizations in general. It seems to me that everybody’s trending in the direction of getting smarter about the game. There are fewer things within the game to exploit, because everyone’s got better awareness and understandings. I believe that, over time, front offices will come to closely resemble one another, strengthening...
Throughout the winter, the Milwaukee Brewers stayed in touch with the agent for Alex Gonzalez, letting it be known they would love to have the veteran shortstop back in 2013. Gonzalez, who turns 36 this month, was the team's starter at short last season before blowing out his right knee sliding into second base in early May in San Francisco. He was lost for the season with...
After a ridiculously long hiatus of over 15 years, Soundgarden is back once again to play an epic show Friday at Milwaukee’s Eagles Club. The band released their first proper record since 1996’s Down On The Upside in 2012, titled King Animal. Soundgarden had called it quits around the time the ‘grunge’ era was in its autumn days. While fans were disappointed...
Throughout the offseason, The Nats Blog will look back at every player’s 2012 season to summarize and analyze his performance, and we’ll look ahead to his possible role in 2013. We’ll go from #1 Steve Lombardozzi all the way to #63 Henry Rodriguez until Spring Training. Enjoy.
Traditionally a starter, Tom Gorzelanny pitched his first season serving solely as a reliever...
The outcry has been strong, Razzball nation, and it is finally being heard. Sky, we're used to your Deep League Thoughts and Under the Greydar posts from long ago about pitchers...and by 'long ago' we mean 2012. Where's this year's Homer Bailey fantasy? This year's Chris Capuano fantasy? This year's Jon Niese fantasy? We're also used to calling...
Former Brewers left-hander Manny Parra has agreed to a one-year major league contract with the Cincinnati, the club announced Friday.
FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports the deal is worth 1 million dollars with the potential for Parra to earn an additional 400,000 in appearance bonuses.
The 30-year-old was not tendered a contract by the Brewers after appearing in 62 games for...