Reflections on Sports in Brew City and the Dairy State.
Watched the Saturday game on TV and heard this"Brewers pitching hasn't been very good. The Brewers have been forced to outscore their opponents."I've got nothing to add
I think this is where the perils of being a small market club really show up. The complete and total lack of pitching prospects and the Suppan contract have just been devastating. And it's not all their fault (Jeffress and his weed, Rogers' injuries), but they just don't have the resources if a prospect or two don't turn up. Also, our manager is dumb.
Yeah, I'm definitely not blaming Macha for the ills but a GM shakeup mid-season isn't going to light any fires, and canning Macha now gets them ahead of the pack, assuming Attanassio knows who he wants to helm the team.As far as small market, it's overblown. The Brewers have spent money, they've just had seriously poor talent evaluation and a nonexistent grasp of value proposition. Explain to me why, when the Brewers bullpen is suffering dead arm in May and a starting pitcher gets DL'd, Melvin calls up Adam f'ing Stern and not Chris Smith or Zach Braddock. My guess is Melvin is spending more time on trying to soften his landing and find a job with another club than trying to put the best team on the field.
I don't know, I adhere to the "There Ain't No Such Thing As A Pitching Prospect" mentality. I'd have pitchers from the minors up all the time if I were a manager.
The only issues I have with the guy are occasional misuse of Stetter, and frequent misuse and overuse of Gomez, although he hasn't been guilty of that for a couple weeks. But neither is much of a factor in the team's record at this point.So fire him. Or not. I don't think it changes anything.
When it's the middle of May and your home record is worse than the worst road record (Baltimore Orioles at 5-15), it's time to change something.Fun stat of the day - two "every-day" ex-Brewers have a lower batting average than the Brewers' home record - Lyle Overbay (.187) and Carlos Lee (.199).
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