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Monday, April 16, 2012

Brewers Struggle Out of the Gate

The Milwaukee Brewers have gotten off to a slow start this season.  Through their first ten games the Brewers have a team average of only .228, which is 26th overall in the MLB, and an on base percentage of .299, which is 23rd overall in the MLB.  Aramis Ramirez, who was signed to help replace the lost production from Prince Fielder, has gotten off to a very slow start, and hasn’t done anything.  He is only averaging .114 to start the season.  Aramis Ramirez throughout his career has averaged only .255 in April/March and .271 in May.  The first two months of the season, Aramis Ramirez always starts slow and then he heats up in June where he is averaging .301.  Throughout the rest of the season he is always averaging at least .280.  The Brewers have faced some good teams to start, and their hitting will come around.  Ryan Braun, the raining N.L. MVP, has picked up where he left of last year, and all the Brewers need is for Aramis Ramirez to heat up. 
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  1. The Brewers must be seller as we approach the trade deadline. It's time to unload Grienke, Marcum, and Wolff....and hand the ball to some of our younger starters. We have to build upon our core players...Braun, Hart, Weeks, and our catching staff. Its not the end of the world, its a chance to guarantee our future success. The Brewers should follow the Ted Thompson model. Melvin rolled the dice, and to his credit, gave us a shot for one year. But we are one and done. Its time to look towards the future, and rebuild this team.

  2. I totally agree. The Brewers need to trade guys like Greinke, Marcum, Wolf and K-Rod to rebuild their farm system. They need to get guys back who will be ready for the MLB next year. If they don't trade Greinke they will lose him in free agency this offseason.