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21 Responses to “Brewmors”

  1. Chris in PA Says:

    Between the ‘Will CC sign/Wont CC sign’ debate and Decibully’s eagerly anticipated new record, it should be a hot time around RFB! Cheers!

  2. Tyler Says:

    You know it.

  3. D'Amico's one good year Says:

    I’m anticipating Mastodon’s record in January.

    I’m also hoping for-

    1) A JJ Hardy position change
    2) Bill Hall to be made back into a utility man, and nothing more. Let him know that he’ll need to be able to play every position, and that he is to swing for contact ONLY. He won’t be worth the money we spent, but he’ll be more valuable than he was this year.
    3) A rotation that includes the Gingertroll, Seth McClung.
    4) Escobar.
    5) I can haz a real 2nd baseman, plz?
    6) Corey Hart and Robin Yount having a sit-down to explain to him what it means to be humble
    7) ‘Rillo. Just for the sake of it.

  4. D'Amico's one good year Says:

    Oh, and-

    8) CC.

  5. Joe Says:


  6. D'Amico's one good year Says:

    10) Gin and tonic

  7. Tyler Says:

    11) Infinate wishes and cancel ability of all of your wishes.

  8. D'Amico's one good year Says:


    Is that a way of saying I’m asking for a little too much?

  9. Scottage Cheese Says:

    12) Prince losing 30 lbs, or replacing it with muscle.

  10. Kade in Dubuque Says:

    Prince staying….. in general I think he may be closer to gone then we think….

  11. D'Amico's one good year Says:

    I want to be able to believe that Prince is trying to improve, instead of relying on his considerable inate talent

  12. Tyler Says:

    You’re not aksing for too much, I just seek loopholes.

  13. Jared Says:

    While I like JJ at third, I think he’d be much more valuable at second if he is moved for Escobar. His bat at third is slightly above average, while he’d be an elite second baseman offensively. He should be able to handle either defensively I would think.

  14. D'Amico's one good year Says:

    Jared- To me, his glovework and arm would be a waste at 2nd. Though I don’t disagree that he’d be an elite offensive 2nd baseman.

    I guess my main concern is keeping him. He, to me, is who we should build around with Braun, Yo, and Parra.

  15. Chris in PA Says:

    Agreed with D’Amico.

    On another note, do any of you listen to Voxtrot? Amazingly beautiful, wonderfully arranged, and simply magnificent.

  16. Joe Says:

    I definitely have to agree with D’Amico. Jared, you’re right, but solid D for this team is a lot more important than worrying about whether JJ would look better offensively at second than third. I don’t see us getting an elite offensive player at third.

  17. D'Amico's one good year Says:

    I’ve been grooving on The Sword and, as I said in a previous post, waiting on the new Mastodon… I hope that the new album goes back to the more technical stuff they showed on Leviathan….

    Hank Blalock?
    Any decent free-agent 2nd basemen?

  18. Tyler Says:

    I think Gordon makes a good point.

  19. Jared Says:

    Assuming Escobar starts the year at SS and Hardy is moved to second or third, the Brewers could probably pick up an average second baseman or third baseman somehow this offseason to fill the other spot (if they give up on Weeks or trade him). I’d rather have Hardy at second in that scenario. Second base is a black hole on a lot of teams in terms of offense. Hardy would be one of the top players offensively at his position. He’s really not far off the top of the second base class offensively (Utley, Uggla, Phillips, Kinsler, Pedroia). At third, I doubt he’d be in the top 10.

    That offensive value is worth more to me than a modest improvement in defensive value from second to third. And I’d argue that there might not be an improvement in his value defensively in that scenario anyway because his lack of range would be a bigger factor at third.

    It’s also worth noting that Gamel is a third baseman and is likely not more than a year away from the bigs (though a change of position is not out of the question).

  20. Jared Says:

    By the way, I didn’t mean to imply that Hardy is in Utley’s class offensively. He’s not.

  21. Bryan Says:

    Been enjoying Voxtrot since I heard “Rise up in the dirt”

    and I’ve been thinking JJ for third for awhile, but Jared’s right about Gamel…even though he’ll probably be error prone, he would be our third baseman and we wouldn’t want to move him to any other position (except for maybe first, should the option present itself)