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Posted: March 02, 2020, 7:46 AM Post
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Woodruff, Burnes, Peralta, Anderson, Lauer performing well enough to be the starters would be my ideal rotation by the end of the year. I guess Hauser could replace Anderson but I like Hauser as a multi-inning reliever with Suter, Knebel and Hader.


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Posted: March 02, 2020, 8:08 AM Post
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Hauser? New signing?

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Posted: March 02, 2020, 8:20 AM Post
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turborickey said:
Hauser? New signing?

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Posted: March 02, 2020, 11:30 PM Post
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Ron Robinson's Beard said:

Too many solid potential starters and not enough spots is definitely a good spot to be in, and a rare one for the Brewers. I think you are getting a little bit too upset about the potential of Lauer not taking a rotation spot right off the bat. He's pitched great, but he's just one of a handful of guys that are pitching well right now. The team has said on multiple occasions that Houser is a starter, they view him as a starter both presently and in the future, and they've basically handed him a rotation spot. He hasn't thrown much yet, but he certainly hasn't done anything to give that spot up yet, either.


It's great to have a number of guys who look starter capable. Yes, that's worth more, that's great for a team blah blah blah. However, what is BEST for this team? What has this team hung their hat on? The pen. Woodruff Anderson Peralta Lindblom Houser. Burnes and Lauer in AAA. Supak File Small (expect him to move fast this year) seem like the next 3 we can expect to graduate into the rotation.

So Anderson ticks off next year and you got possibly 4-5 guys for that spot. GREAT! Who has the most potential, and who the heck is in the pen.

It's like an NFL team going... well when it comes to OL tackles are the most valuable spot. Lets get 9 of them. Who plays G and C? Oh.... good question.

Lindblom doesn't look like a pen plus guy. Lauer doesn't look like a pen plus guy. Burnes might have the most potential after Woodruff and Peralta. Maybe more than Peralta. So why the heck does Houser fit in the rotation? He looks like a pen plus guy. His upside isn't on the same level as Burnes Peralta Small. We need a bullpen.

MKE has never been about the starting rotation. They've had a good group of inning eaters 1-5 and then they end the game. MKE has a ton of options, yet the guy who makes the most sense to bump into the pen is clearly in the starting mix? Burnes in AAA makes sense to me. Lauer out of the rotation seems moronic. Especially since he's displaced by a guy who is his equal at starter, who could be a big boost to the pen.

Hader and nope (hope for Knebel)
Suter Phelps and no 3rd piece
Claudio Black(?) and what?

Teams 1 short at every level until Knebel is back and Rasmussen and Small are in the pen down the stretch. All to push Lauer into the minors so we can give Houser a shot at being redundant?

Just seems like a lot of developmental value chasing for a team who is trying to win.


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Posted: March 03, 2020, 9:07 AM Post
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I hope we don't get this thread overly off track, but bullpen locks include Hader, Claudio, Suter, Phelps, and Knebel when healthy. Likely arms include Black. From there we have a pile of options including Peralta(a lock if not in the rotation), Burnes, Wahl, D Williams, Faria, and a pile of arms I'm much less familiar with. The last couple spots are generally best rotated out for fresh arms. Also you'd think Drew Rasmussen has a strong chance of forcing his way up very quickly in late April or early May. We should be fine in the bullpen, especially when Knebel comes back and Rasmussen forces his way up.


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Posted: March 03, 2020, 10:21 AM Post
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I really hope that Claudio is used properly. That guy shouldn't be facing righties, the new rule scares me when trying to incorporate him into our plans.

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Posted: March 03, 2020, 10:33 AM Post
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I guess these are good problems to have as there are more worthy candidates for the rotation than there are spots. Lauer has never really come out of the pen at any point (college, minors, mlb). Therefore, if he doesn't make the rotation I'd assume he'd be ticketed for AAA. I think Milwaukee still has hopes for Burnes to be a starter as well, and I imagine they're not going to use up service time with him being a long-man out of the pen. Rather he will also be in the rotation at AAA.

I think most likely we will see a rotation of: Woodruff, Houser, Lindblom, Anderson, Peralta. The next man up being Lauer, followed by Burnes, Shelby Miller with Suter a possibility thereafter


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Posted: March 03, 2020, 10:38 AM Post
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turborickey said:
I really hope that Claudio is used properly. That guy shouldn't be facing righties, the new rule scares me when trying to incorporate him into our plans.


I don't honestly think this will be a big deal in the regular season. He will come in to face a lefty or two where he can get to the end of an inning.

To me it will become a bigger deal in September and especially in the playoffs where managers seem to try to work match ups a lot more than they do in the regular season.


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Posted: March 03, 2020, 11:33 AM Post
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wildcat83 said:
turborickey said:
I really hope that Claudio is used properly. That guy shouldn't be facing righties, the new rule scares me when trying to incorporate him into our plans.


I don't honestly think this will be a big deal in the regular season. He will come in to face a lefty or two where he can get to the end of an inning.

To me it will become a bigger deal in September and especially in the playoffs where managers seem to try to work match ups a lot more than they do in the regular season.


Claudio if youre worried about him for the playoffs, can just be left off the playoff roster if they are worried about him. I think the bullpen will be stronger and guys like Burnes/Lauer if not in the rotation then would be used in the bullpen instead.
When it comes to Shelby Miller, I'd imagine he has an opt out date not long after the season began. If not by the time the season began. I wouldnt count him as a rotation depth unless he somehow made the OD as starter.


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Posted: March 05, 2020, 9:28 PM Post
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I think Lauer wins the #5 job and they unfortunately put Peralta in the bullpen even though he should be in the minors as a starter. My big question is what they do with Burnes. I don't see any way Houser isn't a starter unless he fails in season and I don't think he will fail in season.


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Posted: March 06, 2020, 9:35 AM Post
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Ennder said:
I think Lauer wins the #5 job and they unfortunately put Peralta in the bullpen even though he should be in the minors as a starter. My big question is what they do with Burnes. I don't see any way Houser isn't a starter unless he fails in season and I don't think he will fail in season.


I don't know that I agree on Lauer, that might be a tossup at this point. Burnes I think starts in the minors and is first up with a major injury, or after he absolutely obliterates hitters in AAA for a month.


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Posted: March 06, 2020, 9:45 AM Post
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I just think the fact that Lauer is stretched out to the point he can start a full season is going to come into play. Woodruff, Peralta, Burnes and even Houser probably all have some sort of innings limit on them. The limits are decently high but they are still there, especially if things are going well and you have to consider the playoff usage.


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Posted: March 06, 2020, 11:16 AM Post
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The Peralta extension makes things interesting. As much as I wanted him as a starter, I thought he was destined for the pen until they extended him. Now I think there's a good chance that he starts the year in the rotation, which means that Lauer could be the odd man out. In the long-term, things look fairly bright with Woodruff (5 years of control), Peralta (recent extension), Lindblom (3 year deal), and Houser (5 years of control) in the MLB rotation for the foreseeable future, Lauer and Burnes heading up our AAA rotation and guys like Ashby and Small making their way through the minors.

For this year, the pen would be weakened without Peralta, but we have some necessary rotation depth with the aforementioned Lauer and Burnes in AAA and Suter sitting in the pen ready to get stretched out if necessary. That's eight guys deep even before we get guys like Zack Brown and Trey Supak.


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Posted: March 06, 2020, 12:01 PM Post
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monty57 said:
The Peralta extension makes things interesting. As much as I wanted him as a starter, I thought he was destined for the pen until they extended him. Now I think there's a good chance that he starts the year in the rotation, which means that Lauer could be the odd man out. In the long-term, things look fairly bright with Woodruff (5 years of control), Peralta (recent extension), Lindblom (3 year deal), and Houser (5 years of control) in the MLB rotation for the foreseeable future, Lauer and Burnes heading up our AAA rotation and guys like Ashby and Small making their way through the minors.

For this year, the pen would be weakened without Peralta, but we have some necessary rotation depth with the aforementioned Lauer and Burnes in AAA and Suter sitting in the pen ready to get stretched out if necessary. That's eight guys deep even before we get guys like Zack Brown and Trey Supak.


Imo there is no way Lauer sees the minors. He'll be in the pen (if not starting) and used frequently when other starters get shelled. A lefty that can go multiple innings and start is invaluable, especially in the NLC.


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Posted: March 06, 2020, 1:30 PM Post
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wntrtxn21 said:
monty57 said:
The Peralta extension makes things interesting. As much as I wanted him as a starter, I thought he was destined for the pen until they extended him. Now I think there's a good chance that he starts the year in the rotation, which means that Lauer could be the odd man out. In the long-term, things look fairly bright with Woodruff (5 years of control), Peralta (recent extension), Lindblom (3 year deal), and Houser (5 years of control) in the MLB rotation for the foreseeable future, Lauer and Burnes heading up our AAA rotation and guys like Ashby and Small making their way through the minors.

For this year, the pen would be weakened without Peralta, but we have some necessary rotation depth with the aforementioned Lauer and Burnes in AAA and Suter sitting in the pen ready to get stretched out if necessary. That's eight guys deep even before we get guys like Zack Brown and Trey Supak.


Imo there is no way Lauer sees the minors. He'll be in the pen (if not starting) and used frequently when other starters get shelled. A lefty that can go multiple innings and start is invaluable, especially in the NLC.


That won't change in the future, so if you can get an extra year's service time (while keeping him stretched out as a starter) by starting him in the minors, that may be more valuable than sticking him in the pen this year.

Whoever doesn't win one of the opening day rotation spots will be the first guy called on as an injury replacement until Burnes proves himself. I'd rather that person be stretched out in AAA instead of calling someone from the pen who will only be able to go 3-4 innings for his first few starts.

Regardless, having "too many" starting pitchers is a good problem for the Brewers to have.

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Posted: March 07, 2020, 8:56 AM Post
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I don't view Anderson as anything other than a guy in our rotation.

I have zero expectations for him since he is made of glass.

I do not want him taking starts away from other guys who have earned them, based on the fact that we went out and signed him.

If he makes 12-15 starts without having a season ending injury, I'll be shocked.

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Posted: March 07, 2020, 9:44 AM Post
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There's a misconception that Houser is a young pitcher. He's 27. Lauer is 24. Houser has bullpen experience. Lauer doesn't. Bssides the Brewers have a multi inning lefty in Suter. I think Houser fits the role that Chase Anderson had starting last season. In his last 6 starts in 2019, Houser reached 5 innings once. In his last 6 starts in 2019, Lauer hit 6 innings four times and three of those four were quality starts..

My rotation would be: Woodruff, Peralta, Anderson and Lauer with the 5th spot between Burnes and the unproven Lindblom with Houser wating in the wings should he be needed.


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Posted: March 07, 2020, 10:45 AM Post
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Woodruff, Houser, Lindblom, Anderson, and Lauer


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Posted: March 07, 2020, 10:50 AM Post
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rickh150 said:
Woodruff, Houser, Lindblom, Anderson, and Lauer



That's what I think it's going to end up being as well, and I'm good with it. It is good to see that Peralta is making noise, but I think he'll stick in the pen as a high-leverage set-up guy until Knebel is ready to come back. I think Burnes is in the AAA rotation to start, and is the first guy up when one of the first 5 need a replacement.

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Posted: March 07, 2020, 11:39 AM Post
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rickh150 said:
Woodruff, Houser, Lindblom, Anderson, and Lauer


I agree there's a strong chance this is what it is...and I find it gross. I've found lindbloms stuff to be very underwhelming, and hitters seem to find it very hittable. And I've made my stance on Anderson extremely known. I hope those 2 find their way to the bullpen by mid may


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