The Future Is Here For Milwaukee Brewers
Are you excited for the Milwaukee Brewers season? You should be. This is a very exciting time to be a Brewers fan. Maybe the most hyped you should be since 2011, yes I’m serious. It’s not like Brewers could make a run to the playoffs (Well doubtful, but my dad seems to think so), but the riches of young talent make them poise to be a major player in baseball for the next several years. I said when David Stearns took over that 2017 would be a fun and frisky year with 2018 being the year back to prominence.
Brewers have one of the best farm systems in baseball, and we’ll start to see some of that young talent come up to the big league. Baseball Prospectus had seven Brewers in its top 101. John Sickles of minorleagueball.com had 17 Brewers in its top 200 prospects. They have guys who could be big players by the time it’s August and September. Lewis Brinson, outfielder and Josh Hader, pitcher, are two names that standout in a crowd with Corey Ray, another outfielder, not far behind. These are part of the pieces that we should expect to see in Milwaukee, and they’ll start the building blocks to the future of this team.
Could Ryan Braun get traded? Absolutely. It’s entirely possible. I do think when Ray and Brinson are ready and if Braun is still here, they’ll likely look to deal Domingo Santana or Keon Broxton. I don’t think both will be ready at the same time, and teams have shown how to manage young talent in the majors while keeping their other guys until a deal is right. I think to what Pittsburgh did with Josh Bell or how Boston handled their young prospects through the years.
Happy Pitchers and Catchers Day, I hope you’re ready for what feels like an entertaining baseball season.