Where do the Brewers go from here.
Yesterday's blown save which lead to a very painful Brewers defeat did not end the Brewers chances to win the division but it was a pretty fatal blow below the water line.
I think at this point it is time to hope and pray to Odin that they can at least finish the season with a winning record.
I was lucky I could not watch the game yesterday(well not totally true I did see J.J.'s home run on a TV at a car dealership) I was following the game on my phone and I was standing in Macy's when I say that Hart had hit the go ahead home run. I was stunned when I pulled the game back up and say it was tied I was pretty crushed but at least I did not have to suffer through watching Coco give up a 2 out solo shot to a total mope.
As crushing as this defeat was it will not be the loss that cost us the division. As I have stated in other posts The Division was lost in July at places like PNC Park and RFK Stadium or August at AT&T.
So as usual we reach a point in the season where the Brewers are playing out the string. It came a hell of lot later this season but it still came. That is depressing. So we will watch today and next week to see if they can get to 82 wins(think how pathetic that sounds now after April and May)
I am so torn right now the Brewers baseball fan in me understands that this season can still be a stepping stone to greater things and this season will help turn this team of young players into a veteran juggernaut in a couple of years. I understand the future is still pretty damn bright for this team with Braun Fielder Hart Hardy Weeks and hopefully a Bill Hall that has better year next season. They have CV and Yo to build a rotation around. They will have money to spend next season either to get FA's(a very year for FA's) or to start locking up some of our young stars. So the future is bright and I already have high hope for the 2008 season.
But the Brewers Fan Boy in me is crushed right now this team should have won this weak ass division going away. They had enough talent on paper to win the Central but a lot of our "Vets" sucked ass this season. Leading that list would be Capuano and Wise they were both total failures this season. Craig Counsell was a terrible pick up and for most of the season Tony Graffanino was a wasted roster spot. Rickie Weeks was terrible at the plate for a large part of the season. Bill Hall never found his stroke this season. Our bullpen became a game of Russian roulette with 3 bullets in the gun. Some times you only hear a click but too many times the gun went off right in our head. Looking ahead other than a replacement for Mench and Jenkins in the outfield most of the improvement has to be on the pitching side of the team. Oh and we cannot forget our ACE is a china doll who once again did not make it through a full season without a trip to the DL and will miss his start today.
Then there is our fearless leader who even today is waving the white flag starting Capuano instead of Vargas hell what is one more loss on Capuano's streak of losses in games he pitches in right.
I really fear that Yost will still be running the team next season and I do not know if the team can over come his being charge.
Doug Melvin had an off year also, I still like the Suppan signing but Menchkins was a failed experiment and he got raped by San Diego on the Linebrink trade. Signing Counsell was a bad move also and then compounding it by playing games with Graffanino and being forced to sign him. Oh and how bad does the choice they made to send Braun to AAA at the start of the season look?
In the end this season was one of the best and one of the worst Brewers season I have had since I started following them. I really thought they were going to get the playoff monkey off their backs after their hot start. But in the end same old sorry ass Brewers sitting on the side lines watching other teams going to the playoffs.
The next couple of weeks are going to be tough for me I do not even know if I will watch the playoffs it is going to hurt to much this year.