The Brewers And Their Problems

Ted Leroux Correspondent IJune 18, 2009

MILWAUKEE - MAY 14: Prince Fielder #28 of the Milwaukee Brewers runs the bases after hitting a home run during the 5th inning against the Florida Marlins on May 14, 2009 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Brewers defeated the Cubs 5-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Today I'll talk quickly about my hometown Brewers.

Milwaukee has been leading their division a lot in the early going but that is no different to the past two years, but if their is one thing that worries me more than other years it is their pitching or lack there of. They start up front in their rotation with Yovanni Gallardo. He has been consistently able to go around six innings per game effectively. After Gallardo in the rotation are guys like Dave Bush, Jeff Suppan, and Braden Looper, all of those guys are very inconsistent.

One thing the Brewers could use is another solid starting pitcher in the rotation with Gallardo. Names like Erik Bedard and even Cliff Lee have been thrown around as possible aces that could be on their way to Wisconsin.

On the offensive side of the ball club lies names like Casey McGhee and Bill Hall. McGhee has been a pleasant surprise at second base but on the other side of the infield Hall continues to disappoint. At this point I'm sure Doug Melvin would love to put Hall on the block, but he also realizes that with Hall's poor performance this season their would be little if any interest for the struggling third baseman. Melvin would also like to get rid of Hall because of the availability of Mat Gamel, who many have called a left handed Ryan Braun.