You don't have to be an expert to realize something's been amiss for the Milwaukee Brewers this season. In fact, juxtaposed to last season, it doesn't take too much fundamental baseball knowledge to realize that a lot has been missing this season.
Under the guidance of rookie manager Ron Roenicke at this juncture last year, the Brewers were riding high at 46-42, just a game out of first place in the National League Central division, owning, among other things, the best home winning percentage among all big league clubs.
Fast forward a year, and Roenicke's same bunch sits at 38-44, just barely over the .500 mark at home, clinging to the notion that they will somehow return to postseason contention before they're forced to sell their assets prior to the July 31 trade deadline.
Just what's been missing, you ask?