ReasonablySober wrote:Kerb Hohl wrote:ReasonablySober wrote:Am surprised to see folks thinking the Brewers will regress in the win total from last year.
Bullpen is probably worse
Villar and/or Perez could regress
Braun could miss more time than he did last year
No half season of Lucroy
We got a bit lucky last year
We will be experimenting with trying to milk value out of Garza and probably putting good pitchers in AAA or in middle relief for part of the season.
I think what's interesting is the utter lack of confidence anyone seems to have on the existing guys improving. It's like everyone is waiting on regression from Villar, Davies, Perez, Broxton, Guerra, etc. Given the ages of a lot of these guys, you would should reasonably expect improvements.
My reasons for regression:
1) Trading Lucroy, Wil Smith, Jefress, Thornburg. Lose talent and veteran leadership.
2) I feel Guerra is going to regress. The rest of the staff doesn't inspire any confidence for me.
3) Lot of talent but it's young. They need seasoning.