Just in case Milwaukee Brewers fans thought that they had overcome the curse of being fans of a small payroll baseball team, the smart people are now saying that it’s time that they get rid of Prince Fielder, the youngest player in MLB history to hit over 50 home runs.
The Brewers don’t have enough pitching. They also, because they’re paying so much for Fielder, don’t have enough money to sign any big name free agents or make a trade for a highly paid pitcher.
Just one more example of the stupidity that is MLB. The examples are everywhere and still I have posters telling me that “if the Pirates had produced players like McCutchen in their last five drafts, they’d be contending right now.’
That supports the argument that I’ve been making for years. It’s not about whether it’s possible for the Pirates to win a division. Of course it’s possible, but it will take a miracle (like 5 spectaculr drafts in a row) to do it and no league that I am willing to take seriously can force a good percentage of its teams to strive for miracles in order to compete.
Michael Hunt is a long time sports columnist in Milwaukee and he has finally said what has to be said: The Brewers can no longer afford Prince Fielder.
Feilder had New York, Boston or L.A. written all over him from the day he showed up in Milwaukee. It’s only a matter of time.
How’s that decision by the Brewers to go with an $80 million payroll looking right now?
The Nutting family will spend $40 million less this season. That’s why they’re the smartest team owners in sports.