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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by IanC, Apr 8, 2015.
40 man rosters
At least we're winning
Cherrypicked stat of the day - we're second behind the Braves as teams with most wins (44 or something) against teams with winning records
Or something like that
Nice to see Suter back
I don't want him to leave :(
Brewers are 2 games back of a #Postseason spot with 20 games to go: - 17 of the 20 are vs sub .500 opponents - 3 last place teams - 2 second to last place teams - Cubs and Card face off 7 more times
We suck against bad teams though
I believe yo
Regardless, we probably end up where most people thought going into the season. And that was with a healthy Knebel and Jeffress.
A few things have gone very right (Hiura, Mouse, Yas) and a few have gone horribly wrong (Shaw, Jeffress, Burnes). Woodruff could probably go on both sides of that ledger.
Where's Arcia in that discussion?
Isn't he doing pretty much the same as last year? He teased us in October last year but he is who he is. Turang in 2021 steps in. Just bring Sogard back next year
Shaw is terrible
Thanks for playing Shaw
Since returning to the Brewers on Aug. 31, Travis Shaw is 1-17 with 3BB and 7K. He has also started 5/7 games he's played in.
Additionally, he has not reached in his last 15 AB. His only hit was a single in 4th inning on Aug 31.
BA in this stretch: .059
OBP in this stretch: .200
2019 BA and OBP have each went down ~.010 in this seven game stretch.
Also, last night's RBI groundout was his first RBI since June 23rd, which was 65 games ago (though he only played in 17 of those)
That's not ideal
Pomeranz being in to close will probably be totally fine
Man is it nice to have unloaded Brinson
Jesus C, Brinson
He's been terrible too
Injuries galore, pitchers not panning out
Rough going this season
What a fucking HR
Since this thread may as well be a pm between us I'll post this here
My well to do brother in law had the Badger band at his 50th b-day party Friday night
Lucky him, was the new director there too?
Doubt it, they've done this before for weddings I've been too. That tuba player probably gets so much ass
3 straight winning seasons
Should've won last night
What was that beer you posted about a couple days ago?
I'm about done with Arcia.
Worthless at the plate usually, but he goesan hits a double only to get picked off.
Oh, and the pitcher goes on to hit a fucking single
His baserunning blunder was terrible and his defense is overrated
I enjoy having Trent and Cory on our team
10 runs without a Homer
Is Hiura good?
Fucking Arcia ruining a combined perfect game
He is butt
Ryan Braun is the #Brewers all-time leader in grand slams with eight. ...and in three-run home runs with 43. ...and in two-run home runs with 124. ...and in solo home runs with 169. ...and in total home runs with 344.
Glad I can post on here again after my first post caused them to lose five in a row.
How was Madison by the way?
An absolute blast, thanks again for your recommendations in the B1G thread. Did essentially a bar crawl Friday and hit the Union Terrace, State Street Brats, Cask and Ale (a bourbon place my friend wanted to try) and then it got fuzzy but I remember walking past the Capitol in search of Jimmy Johns.
Had some beers at Union South before the game. (I must say, you have the easiest venue to sneak a flask into I’ve ever been to). The game was obviously hilarious and after we went somewhere around the corner from the stadium to watch the end of the non-blowout 11a games, then to nitty gritty for late lunch, somewhere called Wandos (again, fuzzy around this time) and ended at a cash only spot that my only recollection was that Ders from Workaholics was there and some lady fawning over him nearly caused a real-time divorce.
Great weekend, would recommend.
Maybe giving Davies another inning was a better idea
CC doing that shit is the worst thing about him
Squandered the shit out of that one
Unfortunately Cain's defense and baserunning were a wash as far as runs
I love this man
Can never have too many Guerras
For fun, here is a look back at Brewers top prospects at the beginning of the decade.
All grades are EXTREMELY PRELIMINARY and subject to change. Don't get too worried about exact rankings at this point, especially once you get beyond the Top 10. Grade C+/C guys are pretty interchangeable depending on what you want to emphasize. Complete reports on these and over 1,000 other players will be in the 2010 Baseball Prospect Book, now available for pre-order, shipping on February 2nd!
1) Brett Lawrie, 2B, Grade B+: I believe in the bat enough to give him a B+ despite the uncertainty regarding his position. He's got a terrific swing, excellent bat speed, and controls the zone fairly well.
2) Alcides Escobar, SS, Grade B+: He's ready now. Terrific glove, will steal bases, but has no power and might not hit much higher than .260 with a .320 OBP currently. Will have a very long career as a defensive specialist and could win Gold Gloves.
3) Eric Arnett, RHP, Grade B: Needs to sharpen his control, but power sinker is impressive, combines grounders and strikeouts, which I like. I think he'll take a big step forward in 2010.
4) Jonathan Lucroy, C, Grade B: Power dropped off in Double-A, but 78/66 BB/K ratio is a huge positive and I think the homers will come back. Glove is coming along.
5) Mat Gamel, 3B, Grade B-: His stock has slipped some, but it is fashionable to bash him right now and I think people are getting too negative. Still just 24, power upside remains highly impressive. Don't know where he fits on defense.
6) Kentrail Davis, OF, Grade B-. Need to see some pro numbers before ranking higher, but upside is very high. I hope they send him to the Midwest League; I'd like to take an early look in April.
7) Jake Odorizzi, RHP, Grade B-: Personal favorite from the '08 draft, I hope he goes to Wisconsin to start the year for the same reason as with Davis. Upside is very high and they've handled him cautiously thus far.
8) Wily Peralta, RHP, Grade B-: I did get to see this guy in the Midwest League; he's got a great arm and pitched well. Uncertainty about role lingers, but the upside is high.
9) Cody Scarpetta, RHP, Grade B-: Has some command issues, but another guy with a good stuff and a good ceiling.
10) Kyle Heckathorn, RHP, Grade B-: Excellent fastball/slider combination, throws strikes but they aren't always quality strikes, needs to improve changeup if he remains a starter.
11) Zach Braddock, LHP, Grade C+: Made a huge step forward with his control this year, kills lefties, but durability issues remain and preclude a higher grade right now.
12) Josh Butler, RHP, Grade C+: Pitched at five levels which makes his numbers easy to miss, but he's got impressive stuff and could help as both a starter and reliever. Combined numbers: 9-3, 2.97, 96/43 K/BB in 118 innings, 111 hits, 1.91 GO/AO.
13) Lorenzo Cain, OF, Grade C+ Very toolsy outfielder, gets an injury mulligan but even with that his bat is still a boom-or-bust investment. Needs 400 at-bats in Triple-A.
14) Angel Salome, C, Grade C+: Like Gamel, it is stylish to downgrade Salome right now, but given his past track record I wouldn't bet against a huge rebound season.
15) Amaury Rivas, RHP, Grade C+: Looks like a prospect as an inning-eater type.
16) Eric Farris, 2B, Grade C+: I wish he drew more walks, but excellent speed, contact hitting ability, and good glove at second base make him interesting.
17) Caleb Gindl, OF, Grade C+: Scouts don't like the tools, but they can't ignore his bat after a fine season in the Florida State League at age 20.
18) Evan Anundsen, RHP, Grade C+: Another strike-throwing inning eater, overlooked due to other arms in the system.
19) Mark Rogers, RHP, Grade C+: Rose from the dead with 1.67 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 65 innings in the Florida State League. Was on a strict pitch count after missing two entire seasons with injuries. Still has very good stuff, needs to sharpen control, still worry about durability. Better stuff than Anundsen.
20) Logan Schafer, OF, Grade C+: Has the skills and tools to be an excellent fourth outfielder.
21) Scooter Gennett, SS, Grade C+: Speculative grade based on impressive scouting reports and video on a high school bat. Might drop to C.
OTHERS (Grade C): John Axford, RHP; Nick Bucci, RHP, Cutter Dykstra, 2B-OF; Mike Fiers, RHP; Taylor Green, 3B; Brooks Hall, RHP; Del Howell, LHP; Jeremy "Cheech" Jeffress, RHP; Maverick Lasker, Private Investigator, RHP; Seth Lintz, RHP; Chuck Lofgren, LHP; Dan Merklinger, LHP; Jose Alberto Pena, OF; Josh Prince, SS; D'Vontrey Richardson, OF; Max Walla, OF; Rob Wooten, RHP.
I like this system; there is a lot of depth here.
I really believe in Brett Lawrie's bat. I'd just make him an outfielder and let him concentrate on hitting, but if he can improve his second base defense the Jeff Kentcomparisons are dead-on. The guy seems to thrive on big stages.
I originally rated Escobar as a strong Grade B. After sleeping on it, I decided that the pro-Escobar case was a good one and boosted him to Grade B+. He should have a 15-year career, but I have enough concerns about what his hitting to keep him rated below Lawrie overall.
Gamel's reputation goes up and down and is down right now with a lot of people, but he's still too young for me to diss him completely. I think Lucroy's power will come back. Kentrail Davis could rival Lawrie at number one among the hitters once we get some pro data.
I'm impressed with the pitching depth. I buy into Arnett enough to rank him tops right now, but the lower and middle levels of the farm system are filled with interesting arms: Odorizzi, Peralta, and Scarpetta are all personal favorites, and there are others with significant potential as well. There are inning-eater types, there are very live arms, there are relief prospects, there are just a lot of options here. Josh Butler is overlooked and could be a nice surprise investment for people in '10.
Probably better than we have now.
I doubt we have players as good as Lucroy, Cain, and Gennett in our system now. We probably have an Odorizzi or two.
Trade makes a lot of sense. We are getting a lot of upside in Urias while giving up a 4th outfielder.
What’s there to do in Milwaukee the week in between Christmas/New Years? Big fan of breweries and have tix to the Magic game on the 28th.