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2014-04-13 07:28:31 PM  
Prior to last year, they would have done that in August or September.

Repeatedly.
 
2014-04-13 07:30:58 PM  
The more important observation is this: why is that not the Brewer's primary uniform?
 
2014-04-13 07:37:41 PM  
Who let Sanchez out of his cage again?
 
2014-04-13 07:53:18 PM  
As a Brewers fan, this winning streak concerns me. A similar streak last year was proceeded by a terrible season
 
2014-04-13 07:57:15 PM  

Foxxinnia: The more important observation is this: why is that not the Brewer's primary uniform?


That's normally their Friday uni. They've been wearing it daily now for as long as this streak hold up.
 
2014-04-13 08:15:52 PM  

machoprogrammer: As a Brewers fan, this winning streak concerns me. A similar streak last year was proceeded by a terrible season


That's the bigger issue that needs to be addressed.

Since when was Milwaukee supposed to be good again?
 
2014-04-13 08:26:30 PM  
Meh... Miller Park is cursed. For the Pirates anyway.
 
2014-04-13 08:36:27 PM  
They took too much time plundering the lox.
 
2014-04-13 08:37:48 PM  

Mrtraveler01: machoprogrammer: As a Brewers fan, this winning streak concerns me. A similar streak last year was proceeded by a terrible season

That's the bigger issue that needs to be addressed.

Since when was Milwaukee supposed to be good again?


Since Bud Selig announced he was retiring.  Are you not sports entertained?
budseligsucks.com
 
2014-04-13 08:42:03 PM  

Foxxinnia: The more important observation is this: why is that not the Brewer's primary uniform?


Like everything else from the '70s, the look was getting really stale in the mid-'90s.

Of course now, everything from the mid-'90s is stale and the '70s are back in. The circle of life.

/ Let's not all start jerking each other off yet. The Cardinals are coming to town. The winning streak will be over momentarily. I'll be jazzed if the Brewers win one in that series.
 
2014-04-13 08:52:01 PM  

Mrtraveler01: machoprogrammer: As a Brewers fan, this winning streak concerns me. A similar streak last year was proceeded by a terrible season

That's the bigger issue that needs to be addressed.

Since when was Milwaukee supposed to be good again?


I actually figured them to be around a .500 team. They got decent pitching and offense, but no depth. Any injury (except to 1b) and they are in big trouble
 
2014-04-13 09:07:23 PM  
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2014-04-13 10:14:34 PM  

red5ish: [img.fark.net image 480x301]
oblig.


Actually, from 1992-2013.  You're welcome.

Sincerely,

A Braves fan
 
2014-04-13 10:23:33 PM  
It was also hilarious to see Bryce Harper's base running idiocy on display this weekend.

Also another nationals personnel member speaks out about how much better they are than the braves while they are getting swept...
 
2014-04-13 11:27:03 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Since when was Milwaukee supposed to be good again?


Last year was a complete throw away. Many, many injuries, and the whole Braun debacle as well. We improved our pitching heavily this off season, hopefully have a somewhat regular first baseman, and Braun and Ramirez are back at full speed. I don't know if they'll get back to their 2011 form, but they could certainly make a run for the postseason.

But I'm also concerned for streaks.
 
2014-04-14 01:51:44 AM  
Health is the biggest concern for the Brewers this and every year. Last year, most of the season without Braun, a chunk without Ramirez, too much Rickie Weeks and his rock solid .181 average, no first basemen... it was awful. And they still beat the Cubs.

This year, if Gallardo doesn't have last year's struggles, they'll have a much more experienced starting five. Bullpen is always a worry, but they've only used 6 guys so far. (Kintzler just hit the DL, so one casualty so far) Hitters are having a hot start, and it's all coming together. They can do this for an entire season, but again can these guys stay healthy?
 
2014-04-14 02:43:41 AM  

bluorangefyre: red5ish: [img.fark.net image 480x301]
oblig.

Actually, from 1992-2013.  You're welcome.

Sincerely,

A Braves fan


Not sure why this was directed at me (or what the hell you're talking about).
 
2014-04-14 06:29:30 AM  

red5ish: bluorangefyre: red5ish: [img.fark.net image 480x301]
oblig.

Actually, from 1992-2013.  You're welcome.

Sincerely,

A Braves fan

Not sure why this was directed at me (or what the hell you're talking about).


He's saying the Pirates were good before 92.
 
2014-04-14 12:29:51 PM  

Triple Oak: Health is the biggest concern for the Brewers this and every year. Last year, most of the season without Braun, a chunk without Ramirez, too much Rickie Weeks and his rock solid .181 average, no first basemen... it was awful. And they still beat the Cubs.

This year, if Gallardo doesn't have last year's struggles, they'll have a much more experienced starting five. Bullpen is always a worry, but they've only used 6 guys so far. (Kintzler just hit the DL, so one casualty so far) Hitters are having a hot start, and it's all coming together. They can do this for an entire season, but again can these guys stay healthy?


I dunno, that starting rotation seems pretty shaky to me. Yovani Gallardo is talented and Wily Peralta is still young enough to have some room for improvement, but trying to get 550-600 quality innings out of a combo of Matt Garza, Kyle Lohse, and Marco Estrada seems like a dangerous risk. What's the system like these days? Is there anybody available to pick up a dozen starts if (when) the starters run into durability problems?

As far as hitting goes, like you say, Braun and Ramirez are both potent bats and anything that'll minimize the Ricky Weeks Experience is a good step. Jean Segura is going through a sophomore slump (and possibly shoulder trouble, I think I heard) but if he gets back to his form from last year, he's going to be a hell of a good shortstop for that club. When he's healthy, he hits to all fields, steals bases, plays above-average defense, and has some power, too. As good as they're playing now, I'd expect the offense to get even better once Segura gets it figured out.

So overall, I think the Brewers have a good shot of staying in the Central race into September, if not winning the whole thing. Like you say, the biggest question is going to be health, but that's true for every team. The place I'd most expect to "need improvement" come the All Star Break is that starting rotation - the guys in that rotation are going to be making way too many 6 inning starts to keep the bullpen from getting overworked and overexposed.
 
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