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The lights are pretty much out now.  I don't see a 8-10 game winning streak to get back into things.  I am thinking we are more likely to see this team go out meekly and quietly and just fade away.  

Shelby Miller opted out of his minor league contract yesterday and became a free agent.  Apparently he was told he was not going to be called up in September and chose to leave in hopes of catching on with someone else for a call up.   For a pitching starved team, why they didn't bring him up for a spot start is beyond me.  He has regained some of the form he has shown and by all reports, had his velocity back up and has thrown the ball pretty well of recent.  With so many holes in the pitching staff, why a veteran like him was not given a shot is hard to understand.  If he showed something, wouldn't he have been a good candidate to take to spring training with a shot to make the rotation??  
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realitycheck
Boy!  What a difference a year makes.  It's like everything is the exact opposite of last year.

All good stuff here and I think the word for this year's Brewer season is "Frustration".

Yes there are problem issues all over the place but I do have a question for everyone:

Who is supposedly the team leader this year?  Who is that verbal animated guy in the clubhouse that the rest of the players are looking up to for inspiration?

The only reason I'm asking is because I don't know who that would be and am curious as to what you guys think.  All I know is it doesn't look like anyone is having fun in the dugout anymore.  Everyone just sits there staring and spitting seeds.
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blade12
Boy!  What a difference a year makes.  It's like everything is the exact opposite of last year.

All good stuff here and I think the word for this year's Brewer season is "Frustration".

Yes there are problem issues all over the place but I do have a question for everyone:

Who is supposedly the team leader this year?  Who is that verbal animated guy in the clubhouse that the rest of the players are looking up to for inspiration?

The only reason I'm asking is because I don't know who that would be and am curious as to what you guys think.  All I know is it doesn't look like anyone is having fun in the dugout anymore.  Everyone just sits there staring and spitting seeds.


They don't have one. It should be a veteran guy like Braun or Cain, maybe Moose but it's not.  It could come from a manager but it doesn't. I asked this before, if it was a Brewers batter that hit 2 HR's last night and the Cards throw at that same player tonight, what Brewer is charging the mound?   They will sit in the dugout and take it like the Cards own them, which they do until proven otherwise.

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db11
I don't like Molina, but why would you throw at someone for crushing your awful pitching?
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blade12
db11 wrote:
I don't like Molina, but why would you throw at someone for crushing your awful pitching?


Remember the conversation about a culture change in Milwaukee??  They need one and if you want to change that you have to become the big, bad, bully on your block. So long as they sit back and take it, they will always be the Cardinals b****.
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blade12 wrote:


Remember the conversation about a culture change in Milwaukee??  They need one and if you want to change that you have to become the big, bad, bully on your block. So long as they sit back and take it, they will always be the Cardinals b****.


This reminds me of Coach W stating that football teams need to have convicted felons on the defense in order to be successful - Source.
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db11
As it turns out a key to winning is K'ing batters, to the tune of 15 today, a marked difference from last night.

Lyles was solid, the team manufactured a few runs and wa-la, a 4-1 victory.

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/cardinals-vs-brewers/2019/08/28/567619#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=567619
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Heading into a huge weekend series with the Cubs, the team with the best record at home in baseball, the Brewers chances of making the playoffs aren't good.  Fangraphs gives them a 3% chance to win the division and an 11% chance to make the playoffs.  They have them ending up with 82 wins.   Baseball Prospectus is also saying 82 wins and a 2% chance on winning the division and a 11% chance on making the playoffs.   538 has them also getting 82 wins and gives them a 3% chance on winning the division and an 11% to make the playoffs.  This all sounds about right because they have pretty much been a .500 team all year and have shown no signs of breaking from that pattern going forward.
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