Programming note: Barring a major change in the direction of the Frosty Mug Kickstarter project, this will be the final Frosty Mug cross-posted between here and BrewersFrostyMug.net. Thanks to everyone here at Milwaukee Magazine for everything they’ve done for me over the last year, and thanks to all of you for reading.
Some things to read while reading the comments.
We are 50 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Maryvale Baseball Park, and some of the pitchers who will be joining the Milwaukee Brewers for the 2015 season likely don’t know it yet. The organization likely still has some work to do to add bullpen help before Opening Day, and Grant Brisbee of SBNation.com listed it as the team’s biggest need.
Of course, even if the Brewers shore up their pitching they’ll still need to score runs to win games. That was a very real challenge at times in 2014, and Nicholas Zettel of Disciples of Uecker has a look at some of the games where the pitchers were effective enough to win but the offense didn’t pick them up.
One batter that probably could help the Brewers at a variety of positions is Rays utilityman Ben Zobrist, who appears likely to be traded this winter. Noah Jarosh of Brew Crew Ball says it’s fun to think about the Brewers being the team to make that move, but it’s unlikely to happen.
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