@CyrtHogg The Brewers have lost 2 in a row and got cuffed around in both. Is this the beginning of the end?
— Corey (@brewfangrb) May 2, 2014
In one of my favorite lines from a childhood Disney movie…
Just kidding. Extrapolating two games from a season and using them to predict the rest of the season probably isn’t the wisest thing to do. Heck, they could lose three of four to Cincinnati and I still wouldn’t be concerned. If the Brewers play .500 ball from here on out, they’ll win 87 games.
Sure, Garza’s disappointing start, Estrada’s walks, and rough bullpen performances are frustrating. I’m sure Garza will bounce back and Estrada had a career 2.31 BB/9. Wei-Chung Wang was the one to get hit hard Wednesday and a poor bullpen performance was bound to happen sometime.
Also, I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure there was some vintage tongue-in-cheek from Corey with that question.
@cyrthogg You can upgrade any position with a player who has never made an All-Star team. What position, and who’s the player?
— Tom Stadler (@TStads20) May 2, 2014
One of the first names to come to mind was Josh Donaldson from Oakland, but part of the question involved upgrading over a current position on the Brewers. Donaldson over Aramis Ramirez would be an upgrade, but not the most significant upgrade. Some names that have never made an All Star team that I considered are Yasiel Puig, Masahiro Tanaka, George Springer, Jose Abreu, and Yordano Ventura.
I’m sticking with the Athletics and taking Sonny Gray. The kid posted a 2.67 ERA in 64 innings as a rookie and showed incredible poise for a rookie in the postseason, matching Justin Verlander pitch-for-pitch. He’s already a front-of-the-rotation starter at 24 years old and will be for years to come.
@CyrtHogg With the recent success of post-birth of child Overbay, do you still miss Fat Juan with the recent injury woes?
— Andrew V (@AndrewVrchota) May 2, 2014
There will always be a connection between me and Juan Francisco. The decision to keep Overbay has paid off thus far for the Brewers. He’s had big hits in games at Boston and St. Louis and has played a strong first base. In Toronto, Francisco has three homers and is hitting .275/.370/.550. It’s a small sample size, but, as I was on record for saying, I wish the Brewers had figured out what exactly they had in him.