Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Few Reasons to Feel Good About the Upcoming Season

Tomorrow, the season opens in Cincinnati, and if the Brewers don't make the playoffs, it's likely that Doug Melvin will let Fielder walk (waddle?), trade Greinke and/or Weeks and/or anyone vaguely above replacement level, driving the club into a Selig-like extended rebuilding period. But let us not think such thoughts. Tomorrow is a day of hope, where the grass is green and everyone is in 1st place. So, to start the season on a positive note, here are some possibly overlooked things that could push the Brew Crew into October (What, it's still March?).

Rickie Weeks: After looking to be on track for a great 2009 before getting hurt, Weeks had the year people had been waiting for since he was drafted #2 overall in 2002. If he can come anywhere close to matching his 2010, Weeks will be a boon to a lineup that already features Braun, Fielder, McGehee, and Carlos Gomez. Gomez joke aside, Weeks is an underrated contributor who could bring the team over the top with a healthy, productive season.

Jon Lucroy: Lucroy is almost certain to improve on his .253/.300/.329 rookie campaign, another possible improvement to an already potent lineup. (BE-TAN-COURT! BE-TAN-COURT!) Lucroy has posted solid lines in each of his minor league seasons, and barring a Wil Nieves addiction on the part of Ron Roenicke, Lucroy is ready to become an above-average backstop.

More of these to come soon.

Monday, March 28, 2011

First Post

Hello internet! This is brewers_14,founder of Days of Yost. I have no clue as to why I started this blog, but I expect for it to be a complete waste of time that nobody ever even looks at. I plan on writing about the (you guessed it) Milwaukee Brewers, with emphasis on advanced stats, scouting, and stupid stuff. Look for posts up soon.