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2017-08-09: Twins (Colon) at Brewers (Woodruff) 7:10 PM CDT [Brewers lose, 4-0]

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Offline  Re: 2017-08-09: Twins (Colon) at Brewers (Woodruff) 7:10 PM CDT
Posted: August 10, 2017, 4:31 AM Post
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BrewCrewBlueDevil said:
The Brewers have done nothing to improve their team and now the wheels are falling off. Miller Park is going to be a graveyard in August and September. Not saying they should have overhauled but another quality pen arm and a replacement 2B or CF would have at least kept it interesting. I am hoping I am wrong but several players look inctedibly lost at the plate and that comes down to scouting reports.


The Brewers wRC+ in the second half is 68. And you are upset we didn’t move prospect capital for temporary upgrades? Stearns could have went out and gotten Mike Trout and it would not have made much difference.


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Offline  Re: 2017-08-09: Twins (Colon) at Brewers (Woodruff) 7:10 PM CDT
Posted: August 10, 2017, 8:14 AM Post
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When you have an opportunity to make the play offs you jump at it. Adding Brandon Phillips or Rajai Davis to lead off would not have costed substantial, prospect capital. Another reliever such as Neshek, when he was available, could have been had (Doolittle, Madson, Hand, now that his value dropped). The management did nothing and it appears to me that the team is under the impression that they weren't supposed to compete, anyway. Now, attendance is going to plumet which also affects off season spending. The are still going to have to acquire relief pitching this off season. They could have did it now.


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Offline  Re: 2017-08-09: Twins (Colon) at Brewers (Woodruff) 7:10 PM CDT
Posted: August 10, 2017, 8:57 AM Post
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Every team, every year has a chance to make the playoffs. The question is, is the temporary gain worth the future loss of talent. Brandon Phillips had a no trade clause and the best forecasting data we have access to has him for an 84wRC+ rest of season. That’s almost identical to what it thinks about VIllar rest of the season. Rajai Davis has a .295 OBP and a 79wRC+ with mediocre defense, I’ll forgive Stearns for not jumping all over that one.
There is also the big issue of opportunity cost with temporary solutions. The Brewers will need a 2B and a CF in 2018. Villar may or may not be the answer, but how are the Brewers going to find out if he is sitting on the bench. If he continues to suck, you can move on in the offseason. Brinson should be the 2018 CF IMO, but Broxton might still have be able to get hot and carry some trade value in the offseason… not from the bench. If the temporary fixes aren’t good bets to be upgrades and carry far less longterm value, its bad for the organization to pursue them.
As for the bullpen, they added a reliever. Sure they could have added 2, but do you think it would have saved anything at this point. Again, they believe Barnes can be a long term asset. They believe there is a non-0% chance Jeffress can be fixed. If any of those things happen, they have a lot more value than a temporary fix. The focus should be on finding the next Swarzak and not have to waste precious payroll on volatile bullpen arms.


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Offline  Re: 2017-08-09: Twins (Colon) at Brewers (Woodruff) 7:10 PM CDT
Posted: August 10, 2017, 10:58 AM Post
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For me this one qualifies as the most disappointing loss of the season. A shutout loss to Bartolo Colon at home. Missing opportunity to get back into 1st. Still going to be an interesting stretch run will everyone except for the Reds in the mix.


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