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Posted: October 02, 2017, 7:25 AM Post
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took 161 games to be eliminated from post-season contention!
Matt Garza wont be here!
THE YOUTH!
THE YOUTH!
THE YOUTH IS ON FIRE!!

POSITIVE MINDS BREED POSITIVE TIMES! I CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT GREAT THINGS HAPPEN THIS FALL AND WINTER! I BREWLEVE IN THIS TEAM!

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If the Brewers don't win the division I should be banned. However, they will.


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Posted: October 02, 2017, 8:12 AM Post
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This makes me happy! What a year, what a ride. So much positivity going in to next year. Can't wait!


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Posted: October 02, 2017, 8:15 AM Post
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A young, hungry team coming off of a 86 win season?!?! What's not to like?!!!!

The David Stearns era: Controllable Young Talent. Watch the Jedi work his magic!


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Posted: October 02, 2017, 9:07 AM Post
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It was a great ride!


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Posted: October 02, 2017, 9:36 AM Post
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Its good to feel excitement for the next season. Real, genuine excitement that the next season will bring.


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Posted: October 02, 2017, 10:09 AM Post
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I guess I'm a bit of a realist. They had a really good year despite not making the playoffs. Even had they gotten in and beaten both CO and AZ to get to the NLDS against LA, I didn't see them beating the Dodgers in a five game series with the inconsistent offense and their pitching depth taking the hit it did by losing Nelson. I think they finished at least a good 10 games above what most prognosticators predicted them to finish around at the start of the season.

I'm very interested to see what Stearns will do in the off-season to improve the team and how active they might be in free agency. I don't think they really have any over-bloated contracts even with the few years remaining on Braun's deal. Continuing to stay the course and build through the farm system is never the sexiest move, but I trust Stearns to keep up the good job he's been doing in the two years he's had at the helm so far.


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Posted: October 02, 2017, 10:18 AM Post
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For me, the offense is the main part of the team that needs to be improved upon this offseason. The team set the all time record for strikeouts two years in a row, that can't happen again. The team was also amongst the worst in baseball with RISP, we saw time and time again how that hurt the team in crucial moments. We need more contact hitters and rely less upon the home run ball going forward.


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Posted: October 02, 2017, 10:19 AM Post
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I really cant think of anything that would derail my optimism this winter!

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Posted: October 02, 2017, 10:51 AM Post
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This time next year we will be the NL central champs! Can’t wait!

“There's a fine line between being confident and cocky, or overconfident. This is an extremely humbling game. But if you don't believe in yourself, no one else is going to believe in you.”


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Posted: October 02, 2017, 11:12 AM Post
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I really cant think of anything that would derail my optimism this winter!


Are you sure?

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Posted: October 02, 2017, 12:25 PM Post
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torts said:
I really cant think of anything that would derail my optimism this winter!


Are you sure?

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yep! THEY WON 96 GAMES WITH YUNI!!!!

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Posted: October 02, 2017, 12:38 PM Post
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For me, the offense is the main part of the team that needs to be improved upon this offseason. The team set the all time record for strikeouts two years in a row, that can't happen again. The team was also amongst the worst in baseball with RISP, we saw time and time again how that hurt the team in crucial moments. We need more contact hitters and rely less upon the home run ball going forward.


Yah it would be fantastic to add more contact vs. swing and miss that we have so much of. The problem is where do we change? Only place you can focus is 2B. I saw someome mention Zack Cozart. That is probably dream scenario add for this offseason just off the top of my head.

To really make a strong difference one would have to make bold moves and trade away legit bats so we can replace them with someone more contact oriented. Would we really trade away a Santana/Thames/Shaw?


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Posted: October 02, 2017, 12:44 PM Post
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I'm actually optimistic about the bullpen for next year, even if Hader goes to the rotation. Knebel was lights out in save situations. I think Swarzak will be back. Jefress is back and pitching pretty well. And Hughes was outstanding over the final month (no earned runs).


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Posted: October 02, 2017, 1:29 PM Post
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I still cannot believe the brewers got Hughes! I dont understand why the Pirates kept LeBlanc over him! What a terrible organization the Pirates have turned into! GO BREWERS!

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Posted: October 04, 2017, 3:21 PM Post
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I'm sure Stearns is aware of this but it seems this might be 1 reason why the offense sputtered

https://twitter.com/darenw/status/915684840263098368


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Posted: October 05, 2017, 8:57 AM Post
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Found this interesting. 51 starts last season by the likes of Garza, Peralta, Guerra, Milone, Espino, Blazek, Jeffress. Almost 1/3 of games started by bad SP.

Granted, Garza had some good starts in there. Also, I understand every team, every year will have starts by bad pitchers. But 51 games is a ton. Even with Nelson missing a chunk (or all)of 2018 this is definitely an opportunity to improve by minimizing the number of starts from guys like this.

This would be similar to ABs from 2016/2017. I outlined in the past the huge number of ABs in 2016 by bad players like Walsh, FLores. Pressley, Elmore, etc. So in 2017 they eliminated most of that and improved run total from 671- 732. They still need to improve at the plate, but just by eliminating the worst of the worst there was improvement. Hopefully the same thing will happen with starting pitching. Just substituting horrible pitchers with average pitchers should help.


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Posted: October 05, 2017, 9:13 AM Post
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I think they absolutely should look at possible upgrades at 1st. Thames struggled to hold up over the whole year and Aguilar was great with spot starts but not sure if he could handle it full time.

So I think they could look at more contact hitters and 1st and 2nd base this year; look for an above average starter, and two above average relievers (Keeping Swarczak would be a nice start)


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Thames and Aguilar as a platoon is fine.......


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Posted: October 05, 2017, 2:44 PM Post
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markedman5 said:
I'm sure Stearns is aware of this but it seems this might be 1 reason why the offense sputtered

https://twitter.com/darenw/status/915684840263098368


I'm not sure exactly that stat proves. Seems just like a thing that has no correlation to anything else.


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Posted: October 07, 2017, 9:30 PM Post
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86 wins
Lots of “Pennant race” game experience
Some exciting prospects ready to compete in the majors at some point in 18

Plenty to be excited about for next season.


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