Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by darth_gersh, Mar 7, 2008.
Good run support last night for Suppan. Hardy finally came around for the first time this year.
Any weekend where we can take at least 2 out of 3 from the Cubs is a good weekend. A sweep tomorrow would be awesome.
Well, this is interesting. For at least the inter league play coming up, the Brewers have promoted Matt Gammel. The sent Brad Nelson and his 0-21 bat back down to the minors, and they're going to give their top minor league prospect some at bats. I'm kind of excited to see how he does.
Yah, I think its a good move too. Give him some experience and see what happens. Going for the sweep today vs the Marlins. Go Brewers.
Now, if they can 2 of 3 from StL, they'll be in good shape to start taking control in the Central.
Rickie Weeks is done for the season. That sucks, just when it seemed like he had things turned around, he was hitting the ball well, and playing a pretty good second base. I don't know how much it will hurt the offense though. Counsell has been having a great year, and Bill Hall has been playing a lot better this year. If Gammel can come in and play a strong third base, they might not miss Weeks at all.
Gamel hit a 3 run Home Run tonight, but also had and error. Losing Ricky sucks big time. He was playing such confidence. Sweeping the Cards was nice new tonight considering. If are pitching keeps it up we should be OK.
Good game going on in Milwaukee tonight Currently tied.
EDIT: of course, immediately after I post that, Chipper hits a solo shot to put the Braves back up 5-4 Still a good game, though.
Well, after a couple months of mediocrity and inconsistency, the Brewers finally make a big movie to shake things up on this team. Shake it up.
1. They fire Pitching coach Bill Castro and bring up Chris Bosio to take his place. Bosio was a damn good pitcher in his time and has been doing a very good job coaching in AAA. Hell, he worked wonders with Manny Parra this year. I feel a bit bad for Castro, he was a good guy, and had been with the organization a long time, but the pitching staff has been just so inconsistent this year, and that falls on him.
2. They basically eat the 12 million and designate Bill Hall for assignment, essentially releasing him. I don't know if it was the constant position changing, or if 2006 was just a fluke, or if it can be blamed on the dreaded S-word, but he hasn't been effective at the plate for along time, and the fact that they're going to eat this salary, (Something I would have never expected) just tells me how done with Billy Hall the team is.
3. J.J. Hardy gets sent to the minors and Alcides Escobar has been brought up to play short. He can't be any worse then J.J. at the plate right now, and if they are planning on this kid being their SS of the future, they're going to have to figure if he can play in the big leagues. Another move I like.
MAybe this will shake things up on the team, get them playing with some energy, maybe spark them into a winning streak. If they can go on a run here, the Brewers are not out of this NL Central race. They play a lot of games against the Cubs and Cardinals in September. And right now, the move can't hurt, as they can't play a whole lot worse then they are.
I agree with everthing just mentioned. Good god did ball hall and Hardy suck it up this year.
Here's to a Brewers sweep this week
One day into the off-season, and there's already good Brewers News.
Hoffman re-signs. He's signed through next year, with an option for 2011. The guy can still pitch, and he's still one of the top closers in the league.
Good sign for us Brewers fans. Better than Suppan and less money too.
Suppan on the 15 DL with neck pain. HA
He has been a pain in the neck for the last 3 years for the Brewers.
Coming off a sweep of the Twins. Nothing wrong with that.
And the first time they've swept the Twins at home in 15 years.
Slowly but surely, this team has started to play better. The starting pitching seems to finally be getting good. Wolf has pitched better, Parra is pitching well, Wolf starting to live up to his contract. And Gallardo is one of the ten best pitchers in the NL. The bullpen has turned itself around also. Loe, Braddock, Riske and Axford are all pitching outstanding. I wouldn't send Hoffman out to save a game unless it was a situation like yesterday, where Axford had pitched three innings over the past two days and wasn't available. Other then that, he's the closer. Now, if the offense could on;y get some consistency going, they might be able to make some noise.
They've currently won four straight and now they have six games coming up against Seattle and Houston, they have to go at least 4-2. Playoffs might not be in the cards, but they get to .500.
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggg! So painful. I could see a Fielder trade, and coaching change real soon.
So Macha won't be back. Too bad managing is the least of their worries. Melvin needs to go. Let's get some pitching in here, we can't continue like this.
Terrible year for the Brewers. NO pitching, management, and problems with ego's in the locker-room.
What is gonna happen this off season?
What is gonna happen this off season?
What happened is that the Brewers have had one of the best off seasons in the majors. They hired what appears to be a good, smart manager, they just signed Weeks to a multi-year deal, and most importantly, they now have one of the best rotations in the league with Gallardo, Grienke, and Marcum at the top, to go along with a bullpen that was very good last year.
I hate to get my expectations to high for this team (that's when they always seem to burn me), but I'm excited about the season. Pitchers and catchers reported yesterday, and I can't wait for this season to start.
Yeah, I can't wait for the season to start. I too don't want to get my hopes up, but I sure would like to see us have a "Giant" type of season.
I like Weeks. His D is getting better and hit for some power last year. He just needs to bring up his OBP.
I'm optimistic but not overly so. Marcum is a nice addition but I'm a little concerned about Greinke. One year wonder? And he hasn't pitched in the NL. We'll see...
Prince Fielder with All-Star MVP. First Brewer homer in All-Star. All kinds of first, how about finish first in the Central.
Nice trade they made for K-rod. Just make sure he's doing the setup so his crazy option doesn't automatically take effect
No matter what else happens, the day is always a bit brighter when the Brewers sweep the Cubs.
And the K-Rod deal is looking better and better. He's dropped the option for next year for a pay increase this year and has been almost lights since they aquired him. One bad game, that the Brewers still came back and won. And together with Axford, who has now saved 27 straight, the Brewers might have best 8/9 inning combo in the league.