I would like to start off by introducing myself. My name is Mathieu Laurin, I just recently join PSB, hence, this being my first ever post. I will be conducting blogs on the Milwaukee Brewers & F1 Racing. Hope you enjoy as much as I will be creating.
Milwaukee Brewers – Can They Do It, Or Is it Just a Dream?
The Brewers have been competitive in recent seasons, even making the playoffs in 2008 for the first time in 25 years. That visit was short-lived as they lost in the opening round to the Phillies, but this young team gained experience where it was sorely needed. Milwaukee also has one of the best crowds in Major League baseball. Most people view tailgating as a football-only tradition. Milwaukee turns tailgating into an event. There are literally thousands of grills going with every kind of meat imaginable, making you ready for the game before you even set foot in the stadium.
The product on the field has taken a step back from its playoff form of 2008. The Brewers first half of the 2010 season has been up & down. Desperately seeking consistency. They struggled to a 40-49 record. Even with two of the best hitters in the National League sitting in the middle of their lineup. Corey Hart & Ryan Braun. Without to mention Home Run hitting machine Prince Fielder. Fielder is an even better home run hitter than Braun, hitting 46 long balls in 2009 with 141 RBI’s. He also had a solid batting average of .299. Basically, if Milwaukee can get runners on base in front of these two, Braun and Fielder will bring them in. So far in 2010, the Brewers have 4 guys in the top 50 in the major league in RBI category, which explains their top 3 in team RBI (National League) & top 6 overall in MLB.
The problem is pitching, with a team ERA of 4.84 (4th worse in the Major Leagues) no run support or lead is safe. However, they are coming into the 2nd half wining 3 in a row & find themselves 9.5 games back of Cincinnati for top place in the NL Central & 9.5 game back of the Wild Card spot. Yovani Gallardo (8-4 2.58 ERA) who leads the Brewers in wins, ERA & almost every other pitching category can’t lead this team to the playoffs alone. No other pitcher on the team can come close to the staff ace. Milwaukee needs to develop more pitchers like that, by either trading away some of their useful talent at offence, as this team will not make it to the playoffs this year. The only award they will get in 2010 is top party atmosphere in the parking lot before a game.
Next week, I will suggest multiple players that could be traded to help bring in pitching talent. Possible trade offers and trade discussion as trade deadline looms upon us. I will also feature a prospect from the organisation in every article starting all next week.
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About the Author
Written by Mathieu Laurin
My name is Mathieu Laurin. I am 24 years old. My birthday is August 12, 1985. I am a indeterminate employee for the Government of Canada (SSHRC). I am a big sport fan (NHL - Montreal Canadiens, MLB - Toronto Blue Jays, NBA - Toronto Raptors, MLS - Montreal Impact 2011, F1 Racing - Sebastien Vettel, PGA -Mike Weir). I love playing fantasy sports, I am a big misic fan (Rod Stewart, Akon, David Guetta etc...) I attend multiple sporting events, love skiing, camping, movies and passion for international foods.