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2017 Brewers Optimism Thread!

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Posted: May 17, 2017, 11:39 PM Post
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The Brewers are on pace for 90+ wins.


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Posted: May 17, 2017, 11:44 PM Post
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I can't get over how much depth we have. Braun and Shaw haven't even been playing and we still have AAA OF. Feel like while we are giving long leashes to pitchers, we have options to replace in minors And that replacement has begun, which could bear fruit. And if arcia starts hitting... Watch out!


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Posted: May 18, 2017, 4:50 AM Post
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Your first place Milwaukee Brewers!!!!

The season is at the quarter pole (41 games in) and the Brewers are leading the NL Central while the AAA team has some quality talent waiting in the wings and a 23-12 record of their own. I have been cautiously optimistic at best to this point, but it is difficult not to let excitement creep in for the remainder of this season as well as the years to come.


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The Brewers are on pace for 90+ wins.


I've got money on the over of 70.5!


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Posted: May 18, 2017, 6:32 AM Post
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Have to like the way the guys are playing right now.


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Have to like the way the guys are playing right now.


Without Braun and Thames.

"Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power......He probably has a future as a backup infielder if he can stop rolling over to third base and shortstop." Keith Law, 2006


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Get a W today and 2/3 this weekend and I consider us locks for the pennant.


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Tim Van Vorran was on the radio this morning and he attributed a good chunk of the success to the team taking on the scrappiness and hard work of CC.


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Tim Van Vorran was on the radio this morning and he attributed a good chunk of the success to the team taking on the scrappiness and hard work of CC.


Drivel. I don't even know what scrappiness means, but I'm pretty sure hitting the snot out of the ball is the reason they're in 1st place. Last year they had a losing record, guessing it's not because they didn't work hard and this year they are. But the sports media in Wisconsin, in general, knows very little about baseball so it's easy to just throw out "my oh my what a scrappy group."


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Posted: May 18, 2017, 8:23 AM Post
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That's the ESPN talking head bs creeping into everything. Who wants it more, who's clutch, who's distracted by something else etc. It's almost always about the actual game, not some mythological unprovable mental thing.

Cuban had a takedown of Skip/Stephen A about this after the Mavs beat the Heat. Was pretty much spot on and did it to them live. They were trying to blame LBJ's being mentally weak, choking, etc as the reason. At least I think it was them, might've been someone else on espn.


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Posted: May 18, 2017, 9:03 AM Post
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stalton said:
Tim Van Vorran was on the radio this morning and he attributed a good chunk of the success to the team taking on the scrappiness and hard work of CC.


Drivel. I don't even know what scrappiness means, but I'm pretty sure hitting the snot out of the ball is the reason they're in 1st place. Last year they had a losing record, guessing it's not because they didn't work hard and this year they are. But the sports media in Wisconsin, in general, knows very little about baseball so it's easy to just throw out "my oh my what a scrappy group."



OPTIMISM THREAD! THEY ARE THE SCRAPPIEST BUNCH OF SCRAPPERS THAT EVER SCRAPPED.

"Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power......He probably has a future as a backup infielder if he can stop rolling over to third base and shortstop." Keith Law, 2006


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Posted: May 18, 2017, 9:16 AM Post
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That's why I'm optimistic. They may actually have enough talent to compete, and not have to rely on scrappiness, grittiness, blue collar effort, or any other magical quality to win games.


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Which brings us back to page 1 of the thread.

'We gotta get it done on the field this year...and we can! We got the fighters, we got the gamers, we got the hard workers.'

- Ned Yost, 2005


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Not only are we in first place but as of this moment, the rest of the division is out!


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I love this thread by the way. One of my all time Brewerfan favorites.


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I don't know about scrappiness but this team is fun to watch. Two big free agent acquisitions and the rest are young, cost-controlled guys working hard and getting it done. Thames has been great, Feliz not so much. There are many teams out there with huge payrolls and the highly paid free agents they signed are not doing what they're expected to do. This team only has one.

I also think the manager is pretty good too.


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Posted: May 18, 2017, 10:40 AM Post
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homer said:
FVBrewerFan said:
stalton said:
Tim Van Vorran was on the radio this morning and he attributed a good chunk of the success to the team taking on the scrappiness and hard work of CC.


Drivel. I don't even know what scrappiness means, but I'm pretty sure hitting the snot out of the ball is the reason they're in 1st place. Last year they had a losing record, guessing it's not because they didn't work hard and this year they are. But the sports media in Wisconsin, in general, knows very little about baseball so it's easy to just throw out "my oh my what a scrappy group."



OPTIMISM THREAD! THEY ARE THE SCRAPPIEST BUNCH OF SCRAPPERS THAT EVER SCRAPPED.


I think this thread is a bunch of scrap! [wink]


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Posted: May 18, 2017, 12:21 PM Post
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homer said:
FVBrewerFan said:
stalton said:
Tim Van Vorran was on the radio this morning and he attributed a good chunk of the success to the team taking on the scrappiness and hard work of CC.


Drivel. I don't even know what scrappiness means, but I'm pretty sure hitting the snot out of the ball is the reason they're in 1st place. Last year they had a losing record, guessing it's not because they didn't work hard and this year they are. But the sports media in Wisconsin, in general, knows very little about baseball so it's easy to just throw out "my oh my what a scrappy group."


OPTIMISM THREAD! THEY ARE THE SCRAPPIEST BUNCH OF SCRAPPERS THAT EVER SCRAPPED.

This reminds me of a debate among friends from years ago, a more suitable Phil Garner nickname... "Scrap-Iron" or Iron Scrap?


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Posted: May 18, 2017, 4:58 PM Post
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JohnBriggs12 said:
MrTPlush said:
The Brewers are on pace for 90+ wins.


I've got money on the over of 70.5!


I was in Vegas before the season but couldn't find lower than 71.5

I feel pretty good so far with my over bet.

Also feel pretty good about my longshot $5 to win $700 on a Brewers pennant


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Posted: May 18, 2017, 5:04 PM Post
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tmwiese55 said:
That's the ESPN talking head bs creeping into everything. Who wants it more, who's clutch, who's distracted by something else etc. It's almost always about the actual game, not some mythological unprovable mental thing.

Cuban had a takedown of Skip/Stephen A about this after the Mavs beat the Heat. Was pretty much spot on and did it to them live. They were trying to blame LBJ's being mentally weak, choking, etc as the reason. At least I think it was them, might've been someone else on espn.


I don't know, I'm kinda ok with talk like that. It's not true at all, and is definitely mostly garbage but it does help give an explanation to the casual fans. The casual fan loves to think his team wants it more and is full of born winners that just get the jobs done. They don't want to hear a bunch of stats they've never heard of.

With local sports talk radio, why not simplify things a bit so maybe more casual fans come out and enjoy a game? Even if it's not really true.


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