The end of the ’08 season…where do we go from here?

Now that the 2008 season is officially in the books, what’s next?  Many important decisions need to be made. 

I’ve started this blog because this is about the time depression sets in.  A long winter thinking back to the previous season and a winter made even longer shoveling snow and thinking spring.

Does Sveum return?  The players want him back.  What about the rest of the coaching staff?  Will Bill Castro remain the longest tenured coach in the league?

What player moves need to be made?  Bill Hall, Rickie Weeks, Mike Cameron…to name a few.

The starting pitching might be a mess if we can’t resign the big fella.  Lots of pressure to put on Yovanni Gallardo and Manny Parra if C.C. Sabathia doesn’t return.

Alcides Escobar has nothing left to prove in the minor leagues if you ask me.  That kid needs to play shortstop.  Does that move J.J. Hardy to third?  To the trading block?  I personally think he would be great at third.

Lots of talk of Prince Fielder being dealt.  I don’t see this happening with no viable replacement coming from within.

The bottom line is the Brewers have some work to do to keep pace with the Cubs, Cardinals, Astros and the young and improving Reds (Sorry Pittsburgh).

Let me know what you think…it’s a long offseason.

ONLY 183 DAYS LEFT TIL’ OPENING DAY…

 
 

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Nick! Its Shawn. Nice work on the blog man, and keep me updated about happyyoungster.com, alright? There is alot of talk about Hardy getting moved on mlbtraderumors.com, and they say the Tigers are suitors among others. Lots of Prince talk as well!

I’ll tell you where I think we go from here! We give Prince a decent paycheck so he stops whining about money. We move Hardy to second and give up on Weeks. We bring up Escobar at SS. Either Hall puts up numbers at 3rd or it’s a platoon again. Kendall, Braun, and Hart are locks! I think Cameron comes back, too!

Gallardo’s the ace and we pick up an above average starter in free agency ( a #2 or #3 guy). I am a firm believer in Manny Parra! Then Suppan and Bush round out the rotation. Or….McClung works his way back in!

For the most part…we have most of the same stuff we had last year minus Sheets and Sabathia.

Let us all pray the baseball gods shine on Milwaukee and bring C.C. Sabathia back to Milwaukee! Long shot….but we can all have dreams can’t we? kastandya

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