Milwaukee Brewers: In the News (3/24)

Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IMarch 24, 2009

GOODYEAR , AZ - MARCH 06:  Alcides Escobar #21 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws over Andy Cannizaro #26 of the Cleveland Indians to complete a double play during the spring training game at Goodyear Ballpark on March 6, 2009 in Goodyear, Arizona. The Brewers defeated the Indians 17-7.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


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Monday’s Game: Rockies 7 Brewers 1
Record: 12-9-3

Monday’s Game

- The Brewers struggled all around today. Yovani Gallardo got smoked for six runs in five innings, all earned. The (nearly all minor league) offense only managed one run in seven innings.

Brewers News

- The big unpopular news of the day was the “announcement” of Jeff Suppan as the Opening Day starter on April 7 at San Francisco. Now, Ken Macha didn’t officially announce this, but as Tom Haudricourt points out, Macha is clearly starting to set-up the rotation and Suppan is on pace to pitch that day. Personally, I don’t see what the big deal is. Suppan is far from the typical Opening Day pick, but who cares. I guess this opinion could be solely influenced by the fact that I won’t have to watch Suppan pitch at the Home Opener or the day after. Hmm.

- Trot Nixon’s bid to make the Brewers roster may be close to ending. Sorry Trot, I just don’t see it in the cards. There can’t be a Gabe Kapler every year. More HERE.

- The Green Bay Press Gazette jumps on the “Gallardo will need to supplement the lose of Sabathia and Sheets” bandwagon.

- Why not another 2009 Milwaukee Brewers predictions. Check out Baseball Daily Digests preview here.

- What does the impending sale of the Cubs mean to the Brewers. Between the Green Pillars explains.

- Not surprisingly, this blog ranks Jason Kendall last on it’s list of NL Central catchers. Personally, offensive dullness aside, if Kendall can repeat his defensive accomplishments of last year, I’ll be more than happy with him. His work with the Brewers pitching is underrated.

NL Central

- Astros’ manager Cecil Cooper actually let himself be quoted saying his team will win 90 games this year. I love ya Cecil, but whaaaaat? Don’t you need pitching to be a good baseball team?

Other News

- 10 Bold Predictions from your friends (but not Tyler) at Bugs and Cranks.