They are a very good young team that has a a lot of potential hitting and pitching. They are gonna have some ups and downs but in that division they play in, they are a real deal playoff contender IMO.
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Ender wrote:They are for real in the NL Central, if they were in any other division I'd say a .500 team probably, maybe a few games over.
They have a top 3 hitting prospect and top 3 pitching prospect still to be added to their team so they probably will play their best ball in the 2nd half.
I think they definitely will be a force to be reckoned with, but I dont see them playing any better than they did in April, even if they bring Gallardo up.
Guess it depends on how you define better, I think they'll play better but they won't win as much as they did in April. They won every close game in April and thats just not something that you can keep up.
I'm probably biased since i live in Milwaukee, but i think they're for real. Playing in the weak NL Central certainly helps, but up and down the roster they have talent. The GLARING weak spot was 3B with the Graffanio/Counsell platoon, but with the call-up of Ryan Braun, that problem has been addressed (hopefully).
The scary part is, this team probably hasn't reached their full potential yet. They're young infeild of Fielder, Weeks, Hardy and Bruan could end up being one of the best (at least offensively) in the majors in a year or two.