Friday, July 26, 2013

Where Do The Brewers Go After The Braun Debacle?

Now that it’s been a couple of days since the Brewers got the big “kaboom” (Which I maintain my no comment policy on the subject,) lowered on them and have had time to think, now it’s time to focus on the task at hand, which is to finish the 2013 season. Where going to find out just how good of a manager Ron Roenicke is after the trade deadline is over. He’s going to have to use all of his skills as a manager to get this team to relax and focus after the dust settles from the trade deadline. My big question for this team the final two months of the season is what is going to prevent them from losing 100 games? Their pitching is okay and getting a little better, but without Braun, I wonder if they can score enough runs to prevent themselves from losing 100 games.

I’ll be honest with you, just because this season ends, doesn’t mean it’s going to get better. In fact, it’s going to get worse. As Melvin continues to trade veterans for prospects, the losses will pile up. Next season will probably be when the Brewers hit rock bottom before they can begin to think about getting better.

However, just because the losses pile up doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing. As a result of these losses, the Brewers will get high draft choices over the next couple of years, which they need badly, and in modern sports, the draft is everything. Wily Peralta is finally starting to show the world what I already knew, and that is that he has an ace’s arm. He’s showed it recently. Also, Scooter is about to finally take his place as the Brewers everyday second basemen. Hunter Morris has turned it around in Nashville and will be ready for the major leagues soon.

There is light at the end of this tunnel, but it’s a long ways off, and the Brewers do face a tough road ahead the next couple of years. But don’t worry, it will eventually get better. Don’t believe me? Look no farther than some of the teams across baseball currently competing? Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cleveland, Oakland, and so on. For all of those teams, it got worse, but now it’s so much better. 

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