Previewing the Milwaukee Brewers 2012 starting rotation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting giddy for the start of the 2012 Major League Baseball Season. This is perhaps the best week in all of sports. Not only do we get to crown the college basketball national champion, but we also play witness to the eloquent Masters and kick off the long grind known as the MLB regular season.

Since we already took a look at the Milwaukee Brewers new-look offense, let’s take a peek at the starting rotation which returns all five guys from the division-winning team of last season.

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Ben Sheets is filled with rage.  CC Sabathia has raised his eyebrows, slightly impressed. Rollie Fingers is rejoicing from his leather lounger and the Pittsburgh Pirates now feel utterly-and-completely-screwed as opposed to just sort-of-screwed.  Doug Melvin has assembled the first real starting pitching rotation Milwaukee Brewers fans have seen in years.

The starting rotation could look similar to this: Randy Wolf, Yovani Gallardo, Doug Davis, Manny Parra, Dave Bush. If Jeff Suppan is used in a middle relief capacity, he could eat up the innings Manny Parra can’t quite finish. When the injury bug bites, put Suppan in.  Go ahead.  Or call up Chris Narveson.

This arrangement looks so normal, I’m almost baffled. It is not superb, but it is satisfactory.  It is decent. It is adequate. It is, daresay, pleasing.  It actually doesn’t suck. All season, I’ll be waiting for the floor to drop out from beneath this. I remain in moderate disbelief, sprinkled with feelings of shock and awe.  Yes, please pick my jaw up from the ground. Thank you. [Read more…]