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Posted: January 31, 2021, 1:23 PM Post
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Is it time? I think it’s time.

Looking forward to full seasons from Woodruff and Burnes and Williams, Lindblom getting into the zone, Yeli hitting that video room and bouncing back, Kest Daddy rising like a phoenix from the ashes of that sophomore slump, Omar Narvaez hitting like Omar Narvaez, Urias making us the winners of that trade, Lo Cain doing Lo Cain things,... ron-paul-its-happening.gif basically


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Posted: January 31, 2021, 2:03 PM Post
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YES! LET'S GO!!!

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Posted: January 31, 2021, 2:09 PM Post
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I'm looking forward to an improved Josh Lindblom.

From a tweet a couple weeks ago, he's improved his spin efficiency from 82% to 97% this offseason!

https://twitter.com/JoshLindblom52/stat ... 9523221504


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Posted: January 31, 2021, 2:31 PM Post
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I'm looking forward to baseball. Is that being optimistic?


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Posted: January 31, 2021, 2:49 PM Post
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Our starting OF should give good production with Yeli, LoCain, and Garcia. Think Taylor could settle in real nice as 4th OF. I'm very optimistic about our catchers. Think Narvy will bounce back, Pina is solid, and I still like Nottingham as well (Not sure why he hasn't been considered as a 1st base option)

We have Burnes and Woodruff to lead rotation with D-Train, Hader, and Peralta.

Huira will bounce back.

For rest of infield hmmmm Maybe Urias can break out and Arcia can take another. Vogelbach can carry over success and play D at 1st


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Posted: January 31, 2021, 6:30 PM Post
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There will be an offensive rebound from the group that underperformed last year. Maybe not all of them, and maybe others will take a step back (Like Arcia legitimately looked better, not just doing the same thing but getting better results in a small sample. But it takes a lot for me to believe a breakout), but overall offense will be better. Still need at least one addition, but 2020 was an anomaly.

Pitching is where I'm excited. Brewers pitching were "only" 11th in ERA- last year. They were not helped by a defense that ranked 22nd and 23rd by DRS and UZR. LoCain alone should do a lot to help that defense be better. So looking at what the pitchers actually control you can see that the Brewers were tied for 2nd in FIP-, tied for 1st in xFIP-, 2nd in SIERA. By the Statcast metric xwOBA (Quality of Contact + K + BB) Brewers were 3rd. Brewers pitching allowed the lowest average exit velocity in the majors, the 2nd lowest hard hit %, the third lowest average launch angle, and the highest groundball %.

There's something in there for the hardcore sabermetricians, the statistically interested regular fan, and the "old school". Even if you want to bury your head in the sand and ignore any newer measures, it's hard to argue that the combination of weak groundballs and strikeouts is anything other than good. And the pitchers doing this are for the most part either originalyl drafted/signed by the Brewers, or have spent a couple of seasons in the Brewers minor league system. And they weren't "can't miss" big time prospects either. It being a developmental success bodes really well for the ability to keep finding decent pitchers.

On the strength of the pitching, and that these guys are young and controllable with more to come, I feel reason to be optimistic. I liked what I saw from Lindblom once he settled in a bit, and I think he will have a strong season. I think there's a strong chance Brewers take the Reliever of the Year award for a 4th straight year. And, bold prediction time, I think that could happen even if it's not Hader or Williams. Peralta has the potential for it, and to look for an even darker horse: Justin Topa.

I'd like to see a corner IF brought in, but I like where the team is at tbh. I trust this FO, they know what they're doing.


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Posted: January 31, 2021, 7:24 PM Post
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I feel good knowing that if I were to disappear that my sole contribution to this forum would continue on.

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


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Posted: January 31, 2021, 10:15 PM Post
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This is the best Brewer pitching staff I've ever seen.


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Posted: February 01, 2021, 6:05 AM Post
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Players that I’m Optimistic with having a rebound year:
Yelich
Huira
Houser
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Posted: February 01, 2021, 8:38 AM Post
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Soupbone said:
I'm looking forward to baseball. Is that being optimistic?


They're already talking about moving the season back again. Once they start doing that, nothing will stop them from moving it back to July again. So yes you are optimistic.


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Posted: February 01, 2021, 10:31 AM Post
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JohnBriggs12 said:
Soupbone said:
I'm looking forward to baseball. Is that being optimistic?


They're already talking about moving the season back again. Once they start doing that, nothing will stop them from moving it back to July again. So yes you are optimistic.


The union will stop them. They have to agree to the season, and they don't care if there are fans in the stands as they will be paid regardless. The owners are trying to shorten the season to have less games early on when it is more likely the seats will be empty, but the union really has no reason to give in.

Stranger things have happened, so I'm hesitant to make any assumptions, but I believe that we will have a full season of baseball. This is the optimism thread after all.

"The most successful (people) know that performance over the long haul is what counts. If you can seize the day, great. But never forget that there are days yet to come."

~Bill Walsh


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Posted: February 01, 2021, 11:31 AM Post
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I'm optimistic that the NL Central still looks wide open even if the Brewers don't add anybody. Have you looked at the Cardinals roster, even with Arenado?


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Posted: February 03, 2021, 7:39 AM Post
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This can only mean one of two things:

1.) They are best friends and Daniel Robertson will recruit Justin Turner to join the Brewers

and/or

2.) Daniel Robertson is the brand new, younger, less expensive Justin Turner!

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Posted: February 03, 2021, 9:31 AM Post
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Bad baseball > No Baseball


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Posted: February 03, 2021, 1:06 PM Post
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WONG TIME, BABY!!!!!!

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


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Posted: February 03, 2021, 2:32 PM Post
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MrAllen said:
This can only mean one of two things:

1.) They are best friends and Daniel Robertson will recruit Justin Turner to join the Brewers

and/or

2.) Daniel Robertson is the brand new, younger, less expensive Justin Turner!

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I hope to god that Robertson turns into the player Justin Turner is because sounds like either him or Urias will be our everyday 3B in 2021.


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Posted: February 03, 2021, 2:44 PM Post
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torts said:
WONG TIME, BABY!!!!!!


More like the right time!!!

"I'm not as good as I was but in big moments I'm still the guy. I want that opportunity." -Ryan Braun


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Posted: February 03, 2021, 2:50 PM Post
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torts said:
WONG TIME, BABY!!!!!!

I was in the right place, but it must have been the WONG time!


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Posted: February 03, 2021, 3:11 PM Post
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3 years splits for Brewers projected lineup (w/DH)

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Posted: February 03, 2021, 7:22 PM Post
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I think we will see Urias and Roberson will battle it out for 3rd.


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