Im holding out hope that the Brewers can still turn this thing around but my patience is waning... The starting pitching is definately championship level while the offense is way below that. The back end of the bullpen is better than they have pitched and the middle relief,is just like the rest of baseball,,mostly inconsistant. Its painful to see the Brewers at 33 and 40. Especially coming off last season.
Im going to give it a few more weeks before I think about trading Greinke or K-Rod. Although if they drop the next two in Cincy,its going to be very difficult to come back down 9 and half games in the race.
It is the first day of summer vacation in the Freimund household and I best not come home this afternoon and find my kid playing Playstation. This new device,an earpiece, that allows kids to play each other over wireless, is the absolute worst. I hate to act "old school" here, but how come kids dont play pick up basketball or baseball games anymore??? 4 on 4 games, pick your field, strikeout, whatever.. The baseball fields in Lomira are untouched during the day. Same goes for the basketball courts. Kids dont play pick up games anymore. Take for example yesterday, I told my 15 year he should be outside playing ball,not watching the Brewers game with me on TV. The only people getting exercise in my neighborhood are us parents jogging at night. We are more active than our kids..
Its easy to get excited about the four game sweep of the LA Dodgers. The pitching staff was terrrific in the four games. The margin of error for this team is so slim that most of their wins will have to come because their starting rotation kept them in the games.. The rotation is the least of my worries.
Ramirez is comig around, Weeks stays cold, Hart needs to be better in the leadoff spot, losing Lucroy hurt.. Need more out of Morgan....Catcher, First Base, and Shortstop are the three major holes on the team right now. Ioki needs to be in the everyday lineup. and the back end of the bullpen needs to be rock solid.
This is why I didn't want the Brewers to bury themselves, 10-12 games under the 500 mark. Even a terrific four game sweep, puts them 5 games under the 500 mark. I dont want to have to count on long winning streaks to get the team in contention. Still early enough, but the Brewers cannot go backwards.. They cant go back to 9 under. They need to push towards the 500 mark now and then move forward if they want to see October.