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Milwaukee Brewers (2011 Season)

Discussion in 'Professional Baseball' started by BuckStocksHere, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    I'm probably the only fan of the Brew Crew on here but --- I'm pretty stoked today if this is true...


    Brewers rumored to have acquired Zack Greinke.....nice. links to follow...

    http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/fanblogs/berniescrew.html

    That link was the first report on the deal - congrats to the blogosphere for breaking news that scooped ESPN, FOX, MLB, local beat reporters, etc....


    This link goes to Josh - the agent for both Cain and Jeffress - he's had a website up for awhile now and posts on Brewerfan.net also.

    http://39ontheline.blogspot.com/2010/12/royal-we.html
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2010
  2. devily_buck

    devily_buck Wisconsin's Finest

    Wow.

    As a longtime Brewers fan I don't really know yet how i feel about this trade. I honestly believe that Greinke is a great pitcher but the crew gave up a LOT to get him. I guess i can't really blame Melvin for taking a chance on this trade because if the team's pitching failed again this year i'm pretty sure he wouldn't be brought back for another season next year.

    Will this trade turn into a CC Sabathia-esque deal that puts the Brewers in playoffs or is unnecessary gamble that destroys the depth of the franchise and puts us back ten years?

    Time will tell i guess. Regardless, it shoulid make for an interesting summer of baseball one way or another.
  3. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    First I think it was a potential job saver by Melvin. That being said, I think it was a good move for the Brewers.

    Here's why: looking at what we traded away (and just taking the negative side of things for a minute, counterpoints to all of this of course)

    Escobar -- was supposed to be a defensive whiz who could at least hit a bit. What we got was a kid who wasn't nearly as good with the glove as I thought and struggled mightily at the plate. Even in winter ball his hitting is putrid at best.

    Cain - I liked what I saw from him last year but he is still unproven.

    Jeffress - major power arm, was now being looked at as a closer of the future(who knows what KC will do with him). Problem is he is one strike away from being banned from baseball due to his marijuana use.

    Odorizzi - very good young arm. However, he only is in A ball and is at least 2 years from helping out at the major league level.

    We didn't really give up much to hurt this year's ball club with the exception of having to find a SS (Betancourt is not the answer). I'm not excited about the potential CF platoon, but still time to shore that up.

    ++ and more surprising to me is we didn't give up our two best arms that are closest to the majors in Rogers and Rivas. That I like.

    We now have arguably the third best rotation in the NL behind the Phils and the Giants. We had one of the worst last year and that is simply amazing.

    Can't wait for 2011.

    My predictions are that they keep Prince (unless they are COMPLETELY out of it by trading deadline next year) and take the two picks for him. combine that with the two picks we have this year and we are already on our way to re-stocking our system.
  4. Nutriaitch

    Nutriaitch Retired Super Hero

    Brewers should make some noise in the Central this year.

    Hart, Braun, Prince, and Weeks is a solid base.
    Geinke, Gallardo, and Marcum ain't too shabby either.

    without doing any homework on the Cards or Reds (who they kept/lost), I would say Milwaukee is in a position to contend for the division title.
  5. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!


    I think they'll make a lot of noise, but it's baseball and you never know with injuries, up/down years, etc...

    I see it as a 3 team race right now...with a 4th hanging close.
  6. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

  7. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    This spring has been ugly for injuries so far for the crew - I hope this isn't a preview of the regular season.

    Looks like the Reds will get lucky missing Greinke and having two starters out of the regular lineup.



    http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/118594274.html

    Manager's Briefing: Lucroy and Hart not looking good for opening day



    By Andrew Gruman, Special to the Journal Sentinel
    March 24, 2011 1:36 p.m. |(26) Comments
    Phoenix - With opening day a week away, time is running out for catcher Jonathan Lucroy and right fielder Corey Hart to be ready.
    Brewers' manager Ron Roenicke did not seem optimistic about either player's opening day prospects Thursday.
    "It doesn't look very good," said Roenicke.
    Hart and Lucroy both took 50 swings Thursday. However, there might not be enough games left to prepare them.
    "That's why it's a question," said Hart. "I don't want to go out and not be ready."
    Because Lucroy doesn't have a muscle pull or an injury that could be easily reaggravated, Roenicke said he could get unlimited at bats in minor league games.
    Hart is a different story. Too many at bats at once could reaggravate his strained left rib-cage muscle, setting him back further.
    "Everything (now) is controlled," said Hart. "When it's not controlled, that's when I think about it."
    Roenicke all but said RHP Marco Estrada will be the fifth starter while Zack Greinke is out. When asked who he was still considering, Estrada was the only name he mentioned. Roenicke said it would be unfair to put Wily Peralta in that position.
    There still is a slight chance somebody else could be brought in. According to Roenicke, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin is still looking.
    Estrada will start Sunday, with RHP Shaun Marcum bumped back to Monday, giving him an extra day of rest as he recovers from shoulder stiffness.
    His bullpen session, scheduled for Thursday, also was bumped back a day. Marcum will throw 75-85 pitches Monday and is still on track to start the second game of the season.
    According to Roenicke, LHP Manny Parra felt good after throwing long toss Wednesday and will throw a bullpen session Sunday.
    RHP LaTroy Hawkins will throw an inning in a minor league game Thursday.
    Roenicke also made the roster picture a bit more clear.
    If Corey Hart is not able to go, two from among Brandon Boggs, Jeremy Reed and Chris Dickerson, will make the roster.
    The last bench spot will come down to Erick Almonte, Luis Cruz or Edwin Maysonet.
    Roenicke still has to decide if he wants a more defensive-oriented player in Cruz or Maysonet, or if he wants Almonte, more of an offensive player.
    A defensive-oriented player could be needed, because Roenicke plans to use Craig Counsell as a late game pinch-hitter.
  8. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    Prediction Time

    I've got

    Brewers 1st
    Reds 2nd
    Cubs 3rd
    Cards 4th
    Stros 5th
    Buccos 6th.


    I think the Brewers win about 88 games.
  9. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    I now hate Brandon Phillips for the rest of the year.

    Good thing for the Reds that the Cards and Cubs are in the same division. As long as those two jackass teams are in our division, I'll never really have too much hate for the Reds (they were actually my 2nd favorite team growing up, George Foster and Davey Concepcion -phenomenal!)

    I have hated the Cards since '82 and hated the Cubs ever since I moved to Chicago in about 86 or so. oh and fuck Pujols and his cry baby, double talking, me me me, but I'm really an angel bull[Mark May]. Go stare at your home runs some more and then complain when someone else does it you dbag.

    (misdirected anger rant now over)
  10. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    Just need to get through the first 3 weeks or so and get Greinke and Hart back in the lineup.

    Win this game today and the whole series is a meh. should have won game 1, outplayed(out pitched) game 2, let's see about game 3.

    Marcum getting injured in spring ball certainly didn't help yesterday as he was on a pitch count and obviously rusty...

    GO CREW!!!!
  11. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

  12. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    Well after that mess of a start, and with 2 big injury guys still on the DL, Lucroy our catcher made his first appearance yesterday, things are picking up. Still have Greinke and Hart to come off the DL hopefully soon.

    I love our SP - Greinke-Gallardo-Marcum-Narveson-Wolf. Probably the best staff I've seen on our team in forever.

    back in 2nd place and working our way to 1st!!

    And Nyjer Frickin' Morgan...who woulda guessed it....love him so far...

    [​IMG] AP

    Nyjer Morgan, who entered the game as a pinch-runner, scores on a double by Yuniesky Betancourt as he barrels into Ryan Doumit and prevents the Pirates catcher from coming up with the ball cleanly in the seventh inning.



    oh and I almost forgot - fuck the cubs.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2011
  13. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    tied for 1st!!!
  14. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    Braun gets $105 million extension through 2020

    Ryan Braun and the Brewers agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $105 million, a historic deal in many ways. The extension, which runs from 2016 though 2020, also includes a mutual option for 2021.(261)

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    God bless you Ryan Braun - you are well on you way to becoming the next Robin Yount.
  15. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    The Milwaukee Brewers open up a big three-game series against the NL Central rival Cincinnati Reds with no surprises in the lineup.
    Brewers
    2B Rickie Weeks
    CF Carlos Gomez
    LF Ryan Braun
    1B Prince Fielder
    3B Casey McGehee
    RF Mark Kotsay
    SS Yuniesky Betancourt
    C Jonathan Lucroy
    P Chris Narveson
    Reds
    CF Drew Stubbs
    RF Jay Bruce
    1B Joey Votto
    2B Brandon Phillips
    LF Jonny Gomes
    3B Miguel Cairo
    C Ryan Hanigan
    SS Paul Janish
    P Bronson Arroyo


    Also, Braun has been named the National League's player of the week, capping a whirlwind -- and successul, to say the least -- past seven days.
    In six games, Braun hit .480 (12 for 25), was tied for tops in the majors with nine runs batted in and tied for tops in the NL with three home runs.
    He also placed second in the NL with an .840 slugging percentage and nine runs scored.
    Braun has reached base in 21 straight games to open the season, two shy of Robin Yount's record of 23 set in 1983.

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