The Brewers made some strides last season and will make some more in 2017. My prediction is that this is going to be the toughest season for Brewer fans. The Brewers will be very close to a Wild Card spot, and many fans will be calling for David Stearns to make a push at the trade deadline.
Hopefully, Stearns will not give in to the temptation. The last thing the Brewers need is to do what the Astros did in 2015. They went for it a year before they were ready and gave up a ton of prospects, then they took a step back last season. I would much rather have one more season of mediocrity and have success in 2018, 2019, and beyond.
The Brewers have a revamped infield, outfield depth, and a young pitching staff looking to build on a strong second half. Unfortunately, they are counting on a lot of young, inexperienced players, and they are replacing an elite catching duo with a young trio.
Orlando Arcia will anchor an infield defense that will be improved over last year’s version. Lewis Brinson could come up by mid-season and have an impact. Brett Phillips will spend most of the year at AAA, but he could be productive in September. Zach Davies, Jimmy Nelson, and Chase Anderson will become solid starters.
My prediction is that the Brewers will gain 9 wins over last year and finish at 82-80.
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