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Postby kev921 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:50 am

Is this years team showing what they have to offer for this season, or are they off to a really slow start?

While i didn't heavily draft many Brewers, I do have a few that have me wondering what to expect for the season.

I wish I had Prince, but i have Braun and I'm wondering if he's in for a sophomore jinx?

What will become of the 2008 Brew Crew?
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Re: 2008 Brewers

Postby WaCougMBS » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:14 am

kev921 wrote:Is this years team showing what they have to offer for this season, or are they off to a really slow start?

While i didn't heavily draft many Brewers, I do have a few that have me wondering what to expect for the season.

I wish I had Prince, but i have Braun and I'm wondering if he's in for a sophomore jinx?

What will become of the 2008 Brew Crew?


Prince is money, but I think my fears about Braun having a soph slump are bound to come true - the extent is the only true question. I'd still like to own Weeks as well, and Hall looks poised for a pretty nice season as well (though his BA could get better).

Sadly, I think 2nd place in the NL Central with a SHOT at the wild card is about as well as the Crew can do this year...
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Re: 2008 Brewers

Postby Ender » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:33 am

Just a slow start, they had a lot of games on the road in bad weather to start the year and they have mostly played against quality pitching/teams. The most obvious team to compare them to is the Cubs who have played a joke of a schedule so far.
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Re: 2008 Brewers

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:37 am

Weeks = value.
And before he made that sweet comeback start, Gallardo = value.

Good team. If they have the wind behind them they can touch 89-90 wins.
Worth the 30-1 that they are offering over here.
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Re: 2008 Brewers

Postby 5 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:16 pm

With Gagne as their closer, they'll remain pretenders.

Check out their record last year with Sheets...then without. That's not a good sign either.
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Re: 2008 Brewers

Postby slomo007 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:18 pm

I'm pitching Lohse against them today, so the '08 Brewer turnaround will probably start at about noon central time.
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Re: 2008 Brewers

Postby knapplc » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:25 pm

The Brewers are a decent team, but let's face it - they played far over their heads most of last season, and expecting them to repeat that at this stage is probably expecting too much.

I see them competing all season in their division, and I think it'll come down to Milwaukee and Chicago in September. I doubt either the Brew or the Cubs runs away with the Central. I don't give much chance to the Cards, Reds, Astros or Pirates.
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Re: 2008 Brewers

Postby Ender » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:27 pm

See I think they played under their heads last year, they were a better team than the record suggests the pitching and defense just absolutely collapsed. Yeah Fielder and Braun might not repeat things but they had far more players underachieve than overachieve last year.
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Re: 2008 Brewers

Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:48 pm

Ender wrote:Just a slow start, they had a lot of games on the road in bad weather to start the year and they have mostly played against quality pitching/teams. The most obvious team to compare them to is the Cubs who have played a joke of a schedule so far.


I think it was more of a byproduct of the road weather as well. The Brewers encountered rainy conditions in Chicago and in New York, but they've been OK at home so far. I also see it as a collective slump for the Brew Crew bats so far.
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Re: 2008 Brewers

Postby kev921 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:55 pm

Who's the best buy low candidate from the Brewers?
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