Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Milwaukee Brewers Pitchers and Catchers report to Spring Training on Friday

The snow is still atop the Miller Park roof, but Milwaukee Brewers pitchers and catchers report to spring training in three days. The first home game at Maryvale Baseball Park is set for March 6th. They face the San Francisco Giants that day. Maryvale is just west of Phoenix, and a great winter destination.

On a side note, Corey Hart will earn $4.8 million in 2010. Salary arbitration dictated that the Brewers pay him the $4.8 million, $650,000 more than they wanted to fork over. Now Hart can begin to win back the fans in Milwaukee. Brewers fans forgave him for the surgery, and the extended slump, and he hopes that they look past the salary issues.

In a total of 115 games played, he ended up with a .260 batting average, with 12 home runs, over 419 at bats. He was shopped around this winter, but it looks like he's a lock for the Brew Crew in 2010.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Miller Park Tickets hit the 1 Million Mark in Sales

Congratulations to the Milwaukee Brewers. Miller Park tickets sold to date have hit the 1 million mark. This season the million ticket mark was hit almost as quickly as the post playoff season of 2008. Single game tickets have yet to go on sale. Filling the seats will help fill the bank account. See you at the games in 2010 Brewers fans.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

2010 Milwaukee Brewers Playoff Hopes Rely on Weeks and Gomez

The Milwaukee Brewers slugger Prince Fielder is locked in for another two seasons. Why are fans worried about his departure from the Brewers organization already? It’s the fear of the big market money that could easily draw Fielder away. Let’s be honest, Milwaukee does not have Yankees money. In the meantime, Fielder is saying all the right things. He claims that he’s happy in Milwaukee, and he wants to win here at Miller Park.
The desire to “win this season” is words that Prince uses quite often. How does the Brewers organization make that happen? It’s all about the pitching.

The subject of the Brewers pitching situation has been covered in depth. So far, the Brewers have added Doug Davis to the lineup. Will he help to bring down the dismal 5.37 ERA? It can’t get any worse. Randy Wolf and Doug Davis are both lefties who combined for over 45 starts last season. Add Manny Parra to the “lefties” club and it raises my hopes for a lower overall ERA.

The Miller Park fans then look at what we gave up in offense. Mike Cameron and J.J. Hardy were both destined to be traded away, or let go. Carlos Gomez will replace Cameron, and the fact that he will be playing every day should improve his output. Giving up two solid positional players in order to gain on the pitching side is supposedly offset by Rickie Weeks. Weeks had a hot bat before the injury. The 2010 Milwaukee Brewers playoff hopes will be dashed if that hot bat goes cold this season.