Apparently, Brewers Winning Is A Bad Thing
I try very hard to not be the typical blogger-type and rip on national reporters for no reason at all. I like to #RespectTheBiz when I can, but somethings are just so ridiculous I have to put my foot down. Case in point, ESPN’s Buster Olney had Tom Haudricourt on his ‘podcast’ which is a light term for a four-minute clip about why Brewers winning could hurt their rebuild… What?
— Josh Macri (@Josh_Macri) May 24, 2017
Olney heard from some other team that this is hurting Brewers, and I have no zero idea why he didn’t laugh it off. People are acting like this will derail David Sterns master plan due to some wins. The answer that it will not. It’s almost amazing to watch Olney get told by Brewers beat reporter that this is a non-story, and Milwaukee doesn’t care that they are winning a bunch of games. It’s like we forgot the Houston Astros or Chicago Cubs who were both a year early with their rebuilds and made the playoffs. Man, that crushed the Cubs plan, didn’t it?
Even if Brewers were to win 86-90 games like Astros did in 2014, it’s not like they’re going to be an immediate contender. We saw that with Houston last year where they fell back to a respectable 84 win team, and now, they’re monsters because some of their best players like George Springer and Carlos Correa are starting to hit their prime. Acting like Brewers being successful and winning games hurts their overall vision is so big market focused, it’s not even funny.
The other thing is Milwaukee could easily fall apart at some point in the summer. There’s no guarantee that this team will be successful all year. It wouldn’t surprise anyone if they ended up losing like 11 of 13 games in the month of June or something like that.