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While the Brewers probably have to deal with the Braves…..The Cards have the Dodgers, then the Giants, and if they make it that far, it will be poetic justice for the Brewers to beat them, their 1982 WS opponents, to get to the first World Series since then….
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The Brewers gave him all the money early in his career, choosing him over Prince. And what ‘paper’ did the Brewers put in front of him after the big contract before the PED scandal?
No, he didn’t deserve a call up for a farewell at bat….he had 2020 to do that
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He never changed teams because his PED stain and heavy contract wouldn't let the Brewers....
I will thank him for giving what he did for the team….but there is no way they could have traded him after the Biogenesis scandal.
Also, he wasn’t good enough for this team this year. The Brewers have moved so many players, and who would you get rid of to give Braun a few at-bats and some limited time in the field.
That is a testament to how good this 2021 team is.
I thank Braun for his many years, but its time to move on (like the Brewers did last November when they decided not to try and bring him back)
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I don't think the Brewers should retire his number
Mark his accomplishments in some way – on the Walk of Fame, whatever. But he left a black mark on his legacy, and never owned up to it. I can understand the pressure he felt, either trying to make the majors, or to live up to that massive contract, but he had many times over the years to confess, to let the public know why and to be open so we can understand and forgive.
He never did that. I respect his overall career, and like what he gave the franchise when on the field, but he does not deserve to be honored by having his number retired.
Pina is doing almost exactly what we expect.....
If he had bee playing more and throwing down that offensive line, or if his defense dipped, I would be concerned. Honestly, if there were more reps to give him, he probably have a better average….
That is the difference between this year and years’ past – either Narvi or Pineapple would be splitting time at first base with whoever we dug off the scrap heap to play there. This year, the Crew are trying to maximize every roster spot. Shaw would probably be starting or in an infield rotation on half the teams of the league, but here he had to be let go of to make room for all the new guys. Hiura would be a a bench player, but even there his troubles cannot be tolerated. This is a full team this year, and everyone has to contribute, and Pina has…..
Ok, Dusty, simmer down there......
I agree with regular rotation (maybe a bullpen game or two to extend the rotational days) and go with a minimum of five innings. Extended time off not a positive, as we have seen with pitchers waiting on the next playoff series.
I think you are actually saying the same thing I would want – besides, a starter going five or six, and then throwing it to the lights out bullpen is how playoff baseball is run. What we don’t need any more is any of this staff throwing 100 pitches in a game, unless a no-no is in their sights…..
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I say Marquette has a decent chance here....
The diversity of his list for his top nine can point to many aspects of what Mr. Rodgers is looking for. The two state schools make sense, given how much he has probably been inundated with Spartans and Wolverines in his life. But the selection of Memphis, Xavier, Marquette and Rhode Island give me the impression that he may want to consider schools in urban areas where basketball is the king of the campus.
Not sure about Alabama or UConn, but for Illinois, I am going to place it as maybe he wants to be under what may be the most unique coaching title I have ever seen. Wanting to mark all of the support given by one family to the program, Brad Underwood is not the Head Coach of the Illini program. No sir bob, he is the "Richmond Family Endowed Men’s Head Basketball Coach." Now I had to dig a bit, and there is some detail on the storied history of the Richmond family’s contributions to the program, but could they not come up with a better pairing than having ‘Endowed Men’s’ together?
I think people forget how close that Raptor series actually was....
An inexperienced team blinked. Simple as that. They could have won it all that year, and you replay that series again, it may end differently.
But in the end, Toronto got the breaks, was hot when they needed to be, and didn’t shrink to adversity after being down 0-2. Something the Bucks learned so when they went against the Nets, being down 0-2, they rose back, even playing the best player in the playoffs, who almost willed his team to a win.
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When we look at the other starters...
Despite pitching so little last year – 553 – Peralta had 1,599 in 2019, and 1,382 in 2018 (plus 1,111 in the minors, and another 2,088 in the minors in 2017), which makes his 2,017 much more reasonable, as he has put up the numbers in 3 of the past 4 years.
Now looking at Burnes, making sure they treat him right is very important. His disastrous 2019, where his ERA neared 9 on the major and minor league level came after he went throwing 518 pitches in 2016, followed by throwing 2,124 in 2017, and another 1,887 between the minors and majors in 2018.
With Houser having thrown 2,009 pitches this year, one can see that Woodruff has thrown the most on the staff this year, around 500 more pitches than most, 300 more than Burnes. While there are pitches in the majors who have thrown more than him (he is 11th on pitches, with Wheeler first) All I’m saying is throw the minimum for the rest of the regular season to get some rest…
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Increased inning and pitch count is something to worry about with young pitchers
Baseball is littered with guys who were given too much of a workload too soon…
Other times, guys just get tired. Hopefully in the case here, it means that there is going to be a game where they are just not on, and should have had a quick hook. What we hope its not is they have arms that cannot let them have command the rest of the way…
Woodruff has more than doubled the number of pitches thrown from last year (1,211 vs 2,564) and is 25 percent above his most in the majors before this year (1,979 in 2019).
Let’s take today’s opponent, Zach Wheeler, who more than doubled his MLB pitch count from 2013 to 2014, then needed Tommy John, and then only throwing half the number of pitches, while adding two whole runs to his ERA in 2017.
It took a couple of years, and switching teams, for Wheeler to be his most dominant. I say have the Crew starters do the minimum the rest of the way, unless they are flirting with a special game, and keep them fresh for the playoffs.