Milwaukee Brewers, fire sale time?
Losers, baseball fans, Wisconsin residents, I ask the above question; Is it fire sale time for the Milwaukee Brewers?
Due to a number of factors, the 2012 Milwaukee Brewers season looks to be all but over. Well, not over in the fact that we can still go enjoy the beautiful Miller Park, enjoy the food, and, most importantly, peruse the parking lot for hotties…..but it looks to be over for playoff and World Series dreams.
A number of factors have contributed to my fear it is fire sale time and that The Brewers may cruise to a 90+ loss season.
-The Brewers miss Prince Fielder more than ever. Sure, Prince only has 5 hrs and is hitting .278, but there is no doubt the Crew is missing his emotional presence and his protection in the line up.
-Injuries; This team is riddled by injuries. Alex Gonzales, Matt Gamel Toe (this one really hurts, we had a sweet t-shirt all ready to roll out), Narv Dog and Spaz Gomez are all hurt. None of these guys are all stars, but they are A TON better than their replacements. Look, Mayonnaiseonette is cool, smooth looking and hit a grand slam, but he was a 30 year old minor leaguer for a reason. Gamel Toe was OK, but he is better….MILES better than Green and his goofy stance and middle aged man hair cut. On and on….this team is reduced to half a major league line up and the other half is merely minor league talent. Cant win games with this….just cant.
-The players who are healthy are just not on. Rickie Weeks……..WHAT THE HELL IS UP?! Weeks is hitting under .200 AS A LEADOFF GUY! I don’t know what the problem with Weeks is, but this just can be tolerated. Either Weeks wakes up or he needs to ride the pine. Corey Hart. He is ok…just ok….still strikes out WAY too much and shows no plate discipline. The fact of the matter is that The Brewers only have one person in their lineup who opponents fear…Ryan Braun. With injuries, players not performing and only one real weapon, the Brewers can only score 1-3 runs a game, which puts a TON of pressure on their pitchers.
-Someone help me with this one. Maybe our new sports guy can help me. WHY WHY do The Brewers always make no name/first start pitchers look like Cy Young award winners? I think it comes back to the fact that they are not professional hitters like…say….The Cardinals are, and that they have no plate discipline. Who knows. All I know is that, if I were playing the Brewers, I would trot out any no name scrub pitcher to mow them on down.
-I love the Crew, I know my rants often times look like I don’t, but we had something special last year and it hurts to see it ruined by injuries, player departures and sub par performances by Weeks, T-Plush and the rest.
The above rants leads us to the question….Is it fire sale time? Should The Brewres trade some players for prospects? We all know that the farm system is severely lacking in talent…especially hitters. Should we explore trading the under performing Weeks? He is an all star talent 2nd basemen who is in a funk of all time. Maybe a change of scenery would help Weeks and the Crew could get a talent injection. Should the Crew move some pitchers? You can bet teams would fall over for Greinke, Gallardo……any of our arms. I know, trading pitching for hitting is a wash at times, but hell….this team needs hitters.
*In my eyes, the only players who would be untouchable are; Ryan Braun who is the face of the franchise. Greinke, he loves it here and is our ACE. Lucroy, dude is one of the best catchers in the game…keep him around. Build around these three players.*
I leave it to you losers. I don’t know much about baseball, but I do know the Brewers need some help and especially need some professional hitters in their lineup. Just watch the Cardinals’ hitters approach at the plate compared to the Brewers’ hitters…..its night and day and its a big reason for the gap between the two teams…even before all the injuries.