Prince Fielder is gone for good. Ryan Braun wasn't there, either.
The two names most frequently mentioned during the Milwaukee Brewers' offseason weren't a part of the team's fan festival on Sunday. And if that's the way things still look at the beginning of the season, the Brewers insist they'll be just fine.
The Brewers still plan on contending this season, even if their formula for winning may change after Fielder signed with Detroit. Braun still faces a potential 50-game suspension under baseball's drug policy.
Manager Ron Roenicke says the team will try to be more ''creative'' on offense and play a different type of game. Instead of waiting for home runs, they'll try to manufacture runs.
Roenicke says the team will do ''whatever it takes to get to the playoffs.''