It's been depressing watching two teams that I could give a shit about in the World Series, so I haven't been in the mood to talk about Brewers. I think it would have been different if we weren't coming off a playoff year. I just expected so much more going in even knowing the pitching situation. The countdown in my head to spring training has begun. I'm 99.9% sure that I'm heading out there this year, so that will be awesome.
There have been a few news worthy events in recent weeks:
The hiring of Rick Peterson as pitching coach I feel is kind of shitty. I really think that Bosio did an excellent job and deserved the opportunity. Bosio has since been given the position of Advance scout. He'll be going into the towns ahead of the team and doing the scouting report for an upcoming series. I'm glad he's still with the orginization, but I still do not agree with the way he was treated.
Mark Rogers will be representing the Crew in the AFL Showcase game this Saturday at 7:15 CT. The game can be seen on MLB.com if you have their streaming video package. I was surprised to see Rogers instead of Lucroy. Rogers has been lit up this fall with an ERA over 12 while Lucroy is batting .385 with 2 HR's and 5 RBI's. My prediction of Lucroy being on the starting roster next year looks better every day.
Ben Sheets has said he will be "More than ready" come spring. Looking at Sheets previous offseason training regimen of lifting 24oz'ers at Champps I'm going to call bullshit. Although, if he is actually ready to go I would take him back in a heartbeat if the price is right.
If the Phillies can take this to game 7 it will be interesting to see if the Yankees roll out C.C. Collapseonya. I predict 6 runs in 3 innings.