Monday, February 25, 2008
It's That Time of the Year Again: Brewers Spring Training Begins
The snow keeps falling here in record numbers for most of Wisconsin, but our hometown team, the Milwaukee Brewers are heading to sunny Arizona for Spring Training.
There are some interesting story lines this year for the Brew Crew: What type of player will Eric Gagne be and can he fill the shoes of recently departed Franisco Cordaro? Who will play CF while Mike Cameron serves his suspension: Tony Gwynn Jr., Gabe Gross, or Gabe Kapler? Can Ben Sheets stay healthy and will this be his last year with the Brewers (Contract year)? How will Bill Hall & Ryan Braun handle their position changes?
Saturday was the first full-squad workout and Thursday Feb. 28th the Exhibition season begins. Many writers have picked the Brewers to win the division and others at least have them contending with rival the Chicago Cubs.
Their is a lot to be excited about for the Brewers. Last year Ryan Braun had a huge year and earned National League Rookie of the Year, not even playing a full season. Prince Fielder was an MVP candidate, and bashed 50+ HR's. We had 4 players on the NL squad All-Stars. The Brewers are a young and up-and-coming team with a bright future. Lets hope the Brewers can improve on a great 2007 season that fell just short of the postseason.