Over the next two weeks, we’ll be going through the offseason moves in the AL and NL Central. Day one (today), we’ll start with the easiest team to grade: The Kansas City Royals. The best thing about grading the Royals? It doesn’t really matter what we give them, they will probably take last place in the AL Central. Let’s look at what they did: Additions: Jeff Francoeur, … [Read more...] about Offseason Grading: The Kansas City Royals
Milwaukee Brewers Acquire Cy Young Winner Zach Greinke
What a coup this is for the Milwaukee Brewers. With a deal like this in place, the Brew Crew have to be considered right up there with the Cards and Reds as favorites in the NL Central. Tonight it was leaked that they acquired one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball. … [Read more...] about Milwaukee Brewers Acquire Cy Young Winner Zach Greinke
When Will the Houston Astros Selling Shoe Drop?
By: Melissa S. Wollering Humor me for a hot stove moment. The Milwaukee Brewers have a ton of offensive issues. When the pitching is adequate (a rarity some weeks, yes) the bats don’t back it up. When the offense is on fire, the pitching might be as murky as the Menomonee River near the city’s wastewater treatment plant. So if the Houston Astros start putting up the first … [Read more...] about When Will the Houston Astros Selling Shoe Drop?
Brewers Racing Sausages Need Spring Training, Too
By: Melissa S. Wollering Even the Klements' Racing Sausages were working towards regular season perfection during Saturday's first Brewers home game of Spring Training at Maryvale Ballpark. They need to train, too, you know. After beating the Brewers in the Spring Training opener at Scottsdale and watching Zito nail Prince Fielder with a pitch to the back, a little pride … [Read more...] about Brewers Racing Sausages Need Spring Training, Too
What’s Brewing in ’09: Plate Patience, Pirate Tantrums & Rickie vs. Rourke
By: Melissa S. Wollering Doth my ears hear correctly? Exsqueeze me? Bacon powder? On Wednesday, the Brewers broke .500 for the first time this season. After a horrible start to April, that’s like beating the same odds Ben Linus has of becoming Chief of Staff to Jimmy Carter after getting off the island post- Dharma Initiative. Your Milwaukee Brewers have won … [Read more...] about What’s Brewing in ’09: Plate Patience, Pirate Tantrums & Rickie vs. Rourke