This is the second of a four-part series reviewing the Milwaukee Brewers' 2012 season and looking ahead to 2013.
Thursday: Starting pitchers
Friday: Relief pitchers
Sunday: Infielders and catchers
ON THE ROSTER (alphabetical order): John Axford (5-8, 4.67 ERA), Jim Henderson (1-3, 3.52), Livan Hernandez (3-0, 7.68), Brandon Kintzler (3-0, 3.78), Kameron Loe (6-5, 4.61), Manny Parra (2-3, 5.06), Francisco Rodriguez (2-7, 4.38), Jose Veras (5-4, 3.63)
LOOKING BACK: Coming into the 2012 season, Milwaukee Brewers management fully expected the bullpen to be one of the strengths of a team that had finished just short of the World Series.
After all, John Axford, who was still carrying one of the longest consecutive saves streaks in baseball history, was back in his closer role. Francisco Rodriguez, the dominant closer-turned-setup man that had locked down the eighth inning the season before was back as well. And behind them, the Brewers had actually added talent. ...