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Milwaukee Brewers welcome to the Big Leagues

Posted on: July 8, 2008 9:50 am
What you will see tonight at Miller Park will be an absoultely incredible scene.  The season still has 70-plus games to go, but you will see the hopes and dreams of 40,000 plus having a real chance to become reality.  The Brewers have been a franchise in disarray for much of the past quarter century, and that burden looks as if it is about to be lifted.  No longer are the Brewers a team that trades all of its talent away, it is now in the position to take talent from other teams.  It can lock up homegrown talent like Ryan Braun, it can trade for the defending Cy Young Award winner in CC Sabathia.  Many times in the past quarter century my Brewers have felt like a AAAA team, which means that they are better than your typical AAA team, but not quite Major League ready.  This deal for Sabathia ends that.  They are a true Major League team.  They are serious playoff conteders and they even may be the NL favorites to make the World Series at this point.  No longer are the Brewers a perennial doormat or a laughingstock.  This team is here, this team is real and it is a force that deserves to be reckoned with.
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Since: Jul 25, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2008 11:23 pm

Milwaukee Brewers welcome to the Big Leagues

I'm waiting for Bud Selig to come on in and take some credit for the current state of the Brewers. Good Riddance.
I really like having an owner who actually cares about WINNING, and not just existing (as the Brewers were all the years of my childhood).
Hats off to Mark and Doug for a job well done. CC should bring us into the playoffs, and with a healthy Sheets alongside him WHEN the Brew Crew makes the Playoffs they will be a force to reckon with.
I'm really excited about this season and if Prince can get it together for the second can only imagine.

Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2008 5:17 pm

Milwaukee Brewers welcome to the Big Leagues

I think as of now they are NL Central favorites.  However, this could be temporary as the Cubs might answer with a deal of their own.  We will have to wait on that.  The Cards might make their own blockbuster move as well and we have to see what if anything either team does.  What this does do however is make the top part of the rotation a murderers row.  If you are entering a best of 7 series against the Brewers, and 4 games you either face Sheets or Sabathia, you probably don't like your chances.  Both of those are certified top 10 pitchers in the Majors. 

I live in the Chicago area and locally there are 2 schools of thought.  1) is that the Cubs have to answer the Brewers and 2) is that the Cubs can stand pat because the prevailing wisdom is that the Cardinals will fade and the WC will come out of the Central still allowing them to make the playoffs should the Brewers win.  Personally I think the Cubs will and should make a move based upon the fact that this will be the 100th consecutive year without a World Series Champion on the North Side should that not happen for them.

Since: May 31, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2008 4:43 pm

Milwaukee Brewers welcome to the Big Leagues

Now that Sabathia is added to the rotation are the Brewers Central Favorites? They've been heating up lately without Sabathia, but with him they're even more dangerous. If they are to go all the way this is the year for sure, besides after this season Sheets and Sabathia are both free agents, there's no hope to resign them both. Your right, they are definately to be reckoned with.

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