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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by IanC, Apr 8, 2015.
Awful baserunning - Check
Awful pitching - check
Awful hitting - check
2. The Brewers have a real chance to be terrible.
I promise I believed this before they got destroyed by Colorado on Opening Day, and this isn’t a reaction to the beating they took yesterday. But among the 25 or so teams who are projected to at least be respectable in 2015, Milwaukee is the one that I think could just completely fall apart. As I mentioned in the division preview, this is a team with zero depth, so their 77 win projection is based on full seasons of their frontline players; that’s not a reasonable expectation, and the second-line players are almost uniformly awful.
The Brewers have no margin for error, especially in the rotation, where their options to replace a struggling or injured starter are all replacement level scrubs. With Kyle Lohse and Matt Garza on the wrong side of 30, and Mike Fiers and Jimmy Nelson on the wrong side of reliable, this is a rotation that seems likely to need multiple fill-ins throughout the year. But there just aren’t any real options, and if Lohse hits a wall — he’s 36 and playing the weak-contact game, which is a dangerous way to live — at the same time that Fiers’ arm starts barking again, they’re going to be in serious trouble.
The NL Central is not going to be an easy division this year, and unless their offense leads the league in runs scored, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Brewers won 67 games instead of 77.
Just fire Roenicke and Melvin and start the rebuild now.
Melvin has been the Brewers GM for more than a decade and the only good home grown starting pitchers have been Peralta and Gallardo. Every time I watch Sonny Gray pitch the more I want to choke Melvin.
I am really loving the thread title.
Lind getting thrown out going for a triple w/ no outs and down by multiple runs last night was pretty awesome.
The FireDougMelvin.com or the Uecker one?
Gallardo really sucked monday. You can have him back.
Uecker is the man but firing Melvin is my number one goal for this season.
So which one of our awful teams is going to be worse this year. My guess is the Brewers but I think both will win around 75.
For the only time all year, probably.
Now that you have Gallardo can we interest you in a slightly used Kyle Lohse or ex Texas star Matt Garza.
Trade you gallardo for lohse
My fear is that Gomezs' production falls off a cliff.
Looks like we're in for a long year.
Biloxi does open up their season tomorrow though
Broxton is worthless and so is this team.
Are you planning on going to any of the games. Orlando Arcia is a good reason to watch them play.
The Rockies have 16 doubles in 3 games against this pitching staff. Yeah let's definitely give Melvin an extension.
The stadium is actually still under construction, but they are expected to have it done by the beginning of June. When it opens, I'll definitely try to make a few games. May try to make one of the games in Jackson in a few weeks too.
Good to see out of Nelson pitch like that. Everything else has been pretty awful thus far.
Lol at that 9th inning.
Roenicke is living on borrowed time at this point. It will be surprising if he lasts through April. Its way too early for me to root for losses but if this team is not going to be a legitimate contender I think its best for the roof to cave in early so the GM and manager can be replaced as soon as possible.
The last thing this team needs is for it to hang around the .500 level while having no real shot at the playoffs. This team has some decent trade bait like Gomez but ownership is too gutless to make a bold move like this unless its so obvious that the team sucks. I still cant believe that this team was mostly kept intact after that incredible choke job to end last season.
I think that they could have sold the fanbase on the fact that, look, the way this team is built right now that bad month is going to be there at some point. In 2013 it was early, in 2014 it was late. But it is always there.
Kodi Medeiros with 6 no hit innings with 1 walk and 7 Ks in his season debut.
Maybe this year instead of going up to Miller Park I'll head to Appleton for a Rattlers game.
Please, no more Gennett, no more Aramis, and whenever Lucroy wants to remember how to hit a baseball that would be great.
Suck it, Cards.
You can always count on the Brewers pitching being terrible but this team can't hit either. The Brewers have scored more than 4 runs once and have 3 HRs in 9 games.
It was one thing when they struck out as much as they do when they were hitting home runs. That 3 hr's is a joke. They struck out 8 time to John F'ing Lackey.
This season is getting to be more fun by the day.
This season can still be a success if:
1. Roenicke and Melvin are axed
2. Nelson pitches like he did last week
3. Braun regains even 80% of his former self
4. Peralta learns to miss bats
5. The young players w/ upside in the minors keep progressing
The most crucial may be Peralta with his last start as an example. A bunch of weak contact with a bad defense behind him totally wastes his velocity.
Peralta really is a mystery to me. His average velocity is top 5 in baseball yet he doesn't strike anyone out. Still I really want this team to sign him long term.
Man, we are really fucking bad.
We will understand if you want to jump off this sinking ship and root instead for a good team.
Nah, I'll stick around.
So at 2-10 it is the worst start in Brewers history. Hopefully we are only a few weeks away from a complete housecleaning.
30th in runs scored (30)
30th in home runs (3)
30th in RBI (28)
T-29th in stolen bases (2)
29th in BB% (5.4%)
29th in total walks (23)
30th in ISO (.086)
27th in batting average (.217)
30th in OBP (.267)
30th in SLG% (.303)
30th (naturally) in wOBA (.253)
30th in wRC+ (58)
23rd in Fangraphs' baserunning stat (-0.7)
29th in position player fWAR (-0.5)
1st at swinging at pitches outside of the strike zone (37.6%)
T-21st at swinging at pitches inside the strike zone (63.4%)
T-3rd in swingin' away -- i.e. highest percentage of pitches swung at (49.8%)
11th in swinging strikes (9.8%)
T-2nd in errors (12)
29th in fielding percentage (.973)
24th in double plays turned (16)
T-3rd in wild pitches (7)
23rd in pitcher K/9 (7.18)
9th in pitcher HR/9 (1.04)
1st in pitcher BABIP (.325)
30th in pitchers left-on-base percentage (64.1%)
3rd in ERA (4.76)
25th in pitcher fWAR (0.5)
T-2 in runs allowed (65)
30th in run differential (-35)
2nd in opponent batting average (.280)
6th in WHIP (1.38)
3rd in opponents line drive percentage (23.1%)
1st in getting opponents to swing away (50.5%), but opponents are making contact over 80% of the time
T-5th in sac bunts (4)
T-26th (last) in sac flies (1)
28th in percentage of plate appearances with a platoon advantage (37%)
23rd in pitches seen per PA (3.72)
1st in opponents extra base hit percentage (10.1%)
1st in injuries sustained while showering
Other than pitching, hitting, and defense this is a pretty good team.
Lucroy to DL. Sweet, Doug will just use the injury excuse.
This organization sucks from ownership on down to the players. This team is in this position because they had more than 5 consecutive awful drafts and an owner that feels a need to sign every middling free agent to keep the team around .500. The only true hope is that this team loses at least 90 games and a complete housecleaning is the end result.
I have a lot of concerns regarding Attanasio and who he would hire as the next GM. I could see him hiring Counsell who has no experience or some big name retread that wont be any better than Melvin. As much as I cant stand Roenicke the far bigger issues revolve around the GM and his loser front office assistants and a meddling owner that is obsessed with fighting for 80 wins. I think a new GM and manager is inevitable but I have little trust that Attanasio will hire the right people and let them do their jobs.
Other options for topics of conversation here:
1. Packers draft prep
2. The whereabouts of user Emma @Bo Ryan
Lets discuss possible GM candidates. If we stay in house we better pick Ray Montgomery and not Craig Counsell. Montgomery seems to be pretty well regarded but I also think he is overrated; the Arizona minor league system was really not much better than average.
Off the top of my head other candidates I would look it include Jason McLeod of the Cubs who I don't think would even listen and Paul DePodesta of the Mets who has rebuilt that minor league system into one of the best in baseball. We should interview only candidates from top scouting organizations and Attanasio must stay out of personnel decisions.
We definitely need to trade Gomez once he is healthy and I think we should also move Lucroy who has the most trade value on this team and only has two years left on his contract after this year. It really makes no sense to sign him for big money into his mid to late thirties and catchers wear down earlier than other positions. This team is so far away from being good and we can get a lot for Lucroy.
If seattle doesn't make the playoffs, jack z will be available next offseason.
Fuck Jack Z.