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Ben Sheets strikes out 18 Braves...a franchise record AND the most K's by a pitcher in a single game in 3 years, and the Brew Crew beats Atlanta 4-1! WOOHOO!

Various takes:

ESPN courtesy ABC News

Regular ol' ESPN.com

YOUR Milwaukee Brewers website!

To quote the Brewers' Fox Sports Net announcer after a game-winning HR last week: "Everybody...GO HOME!"



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The sad thing is if the Brewers spent a bit more money to help augment the pitching staff, they have an everyday line-up that could keep them in contention for a playoff spot, at least into the summer. That of course would mean greater attendance, and more money coming into the ballclub. But, that's the type of thinking that is to complex for the higher-ups with the Brewers to comprehend.



These are desperate times. And desperate times call for desperate measures. Thus, its time to break out the Cubs/White Sox/Red Sox call to put the Kaiser back on the throne.
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You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

"Finally You Can See Your Meat" (Roy.)


Wonder if he needs a personal ball-washer. I mean, the way he was pitching that game, he deserves a couple of days with a clean scrotum.

RSN: Well, they have mastered the intricacies of profitting from the team... now they need to figure out that teams do better when they win. They have gotten considerably better, and they've got great everyday players on the way. Just need more pitching (but who doesn't?).



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    Originally posted by drjayphd
    Wonder if he needs a personal ball-washer. I mean, the way he was pitching that game, he deserves a couple of days with a clean scrotum.

    RSN: Well, they have mastered the intricacies of profitting from the team... now they need to figure out that teams do better when they win. They have gotten considerably better, and they've got great everyday players on the way. Just need more pitching (but who doesn't?).






Let me think outside the box for a minute and consider the Brewers as (darkhorse)playoff contenders rather than doormats. Should they be at or above .500 come Memorial Day, they should act like a buyer rather than a seller. First, take the top 4-5 prospects in the organization off the table. Then, look at teams that are out of it/looking to dump guys. Go to the Giants and see if they can get Kirk Reuter for a pair of secondary prospects. See if the Mariners will give up Freddy Garcia for prospects. Call Boston and offer a 4th level prospect for Ramiro Mendoza's contract. At that point, they would have a nice everyday line-up, some depth in the starting rotation, and the possibility that Mendoza could be straightened out and can be a valuable member of the bullpen. This would increase payroll, but you wouldn't have to get rid of the prospects you are banking on 2-3 years down the line. Now, if I'm a Brewers fan, I'd be thinking at least the team is interested in winning, and I'd be willing to spend money to watch the team. Which means even though they are spending more, they are taking in more money as well. If I'm a free agent pitcher in the marketplace after this season, I'd actually be willing to consider the Brewers as a team on the rise. As an additional bonus, a winning atmosphere is developed prior to the crown jewel prospects reaching the majors, thus providing a better atmosphere. Worse case scenario, they could fall out of the race and move 1 of the pitchers they trade for, and probably get more than they gave up in a bidding war at the trading deadline.



These are desperate times. And desperate times call for desperate measures. Thus, its time to break out the Cubs/White Sox/Red Sox call to put the Kaiser back on the throne.
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