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  1. Brewers can’t catch a break!

    Comment by Garry — May 7, 2012 @ 11:30 am

  2. Having Braun get off the hook used up all their luck.

    Comment by PiratesHurdles — May 7, 2012 @ 11:38 am

  3. Zips projects both Maysonet and Izturis at around a ~.260 wOBA. I’ll take the under on Izturis. I now find myself coveting Yuniesky Betancourt.

    Comment by funketown — May 7, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

  4. Why would the Twins trade Jamey Carroll? He just signed a 2 year deal and has been with them a month. Since this scenario demonstrates exactly how important the SS position is, I fail to see why the Twins are just going to trade away their SS (who, by the way, isn’t really a SS but is playing there b/c of the dearth of shortstops) after only 116 PAs with the team.

    Comment by chuckb — May 7, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

  5. The Twinkies announced yesterday that Brian Dozier is going to be the starting SS going forward. This relegates Carroll to the utility role, which he is probably best suited for.

    Comment by Justin — May 7, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

  6. There were lofty expectations for this team? Man, as a Jays fan, I would love to see a year where we could put a team as mediocre as the ’12 Brewers on the field and have them be expected to contend for the playoffs.

    Comment by Big Jgke — May 7, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

  7. The Brewers won 96 games last year, and their only losses were Fielder, 20ish innings of Takashi Saito, 40ish innings of Hawkins, and luckily McGehee and Betancourt. They now have K-rod for the entire year, and added Aramis Ramirez and Alex Gonzalez to replace the terrible 2011 left side of the infield. So how was the 2012 Brewers gonna suck again?

    Comment by Illinois' top oil producer — May 7, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

  8. I was watching the game Alex Gonzalez hurt his knee. It was a late slide into 2nd base on a stolen base attempt, where his foot stopped at the bag and his upper leg kept moving creating a bend in the knee to the side, in a direction it’s definitely not supposed to go. I could only watch the replay one time. It was really ugly. I’d be surprised if he played again this year.

    Comment by Johnny Come Lately — May 7, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

  9. He is confirmed to have torn his ACL. Major bummer.

    Comment by JSprech — May 7, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

  10. oh, to be in the NL and have high expectations with 3 starters, 3 relievers, and 3 hitters

    Comment by Matty Brown — May 7, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

  11. oh, dunno about that.. they are catching all sorts of breaks… and sprains, and pulls, and tears, .. :p

    Comment by Cidron — May 7, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

  12. who again were starters 2 and 3? and, who were hitters 2 and 3? and, relievers.. they are a dime a dozen anyways, so I wont ask about them.

    Comment by Cidron — May 7, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

  13. carroll is 32 and the twins are rebuilding. they signed him as a stop-gap. they would look to trade him to any kind of needy contender merely BECAUSE of how much value he has for just being a SS who can actually handle a bat decently as well as a glove. the GM of the twins probably signed him in hopes of trading him this year to get a little talent from a needy, border-line playoff team who needs some veteran help in the IF… can you say San Francisco Giants? or how about Philadelphia Phillies? Both those teams have depth problems with their Middle infield and could use a back up like carroll.

    Comment by mike — May 7, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

  14. no offense… aramis ramirez and alex gonzalez were over the hill to begin with. you guys were at best the 3rd team in this division before stepping on the field. Add the fact you have a light hitting 1b replacing your second best player. There wasn’t enough done to replace him and your pitching’s not good enough to sustain. Especially not at miller park. Also there is no one on your bench who can pinch hit all that well. blue jays have a way better team overall, and would probably win the NL central if they were in that division.

    Comment by mike — May 7, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

  15. So here we are on fangraphs, and nobody can explain why the Brewers suck with any statistics to back it up.

    Comment by Wyoming Superstar — May 7, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

  16. What is it going to take for Melvin and Roenicke to get Taylor Green in the lineup every day? Or Eric Farris? Using guys like Alex Gonzalez, Cesar Izturis, and Travis Ishikawa on a daily basis is not going to help put them in the win column much more than with replacements they can find in their own system. The only issue I see here is that neither Green nor Farris can play shortstop.

    Comment by Ben — May 7, 2012 @ 11:37 pm

  17. The Twins are rebuilding? I thought they were just failing at the win now strategy.

    Comment by adohaj — May 8, 2012 @ 1:17 am

  18. ^lol i see what you did there

    Comment by adohaj — May 8, 2012 @ 1:19 am

  19. yovanni and marcum

    hart and aramis

    Comment by adohaj — May 8, 2012 @ 1:20 am

  20. ….and the Brewers have called up Taylor Green. Cheers to that.

    Comment by Ben — May 8, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

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