The Brewers' Keys to Success: Hire a Guy and Fire a Guy

Logan SchellContributor IJune 22, 2009

MILWAUKEE - SEPTEMBER 28:  Ryan Braun #8 of the of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates his game winning two run home run against the Chicago Cubs with teammate Prince Fielder #28 in the eighth inning at Miller Park on September 28, 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Brewers defeated the Cubs 3-1 (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

As I'm sitting here wondering how come the Brewers aren't the best team in baseball, something comes to my head. The Brewers need to fire one of their players and sign or trade for someone else. So who should we release, if anyone at all? And who should we add to our club that would make us a good team?

Let's start with the guy that we should get rid of. Bill Hall he hasn't been producing at all this year, hitting a very bad .201 with five home runs and 16 RBI.

I think that if the Brewers just release him then it will send a message that they want to win and if you're not going to produce then you're not going to be on the ball club.

I like what they did with Parra—sending him down—because he is a good young pitcher and will come out of it but Hall is not going to come out of a year-and-a-half slump. That's why I think that it is time to part ways with Bill Hall.

Now we go onto the hire-a-guy. There are two free-agent pitchers that I'm going to talk about:


1. Pedro Martinez

He is one of the best pitchers in the last 10 years with the Red Sox and then with the Mets. Even though he has lost some on his fastball I think that bringing a veteran that's been deep into the playoffs and has pitched in huge games in his career will not only help Yovani Gallardo but it will help the young bullpen of the Brewers.


2. Mark Mulder

Even though he is getting old he is still a good pitcher. I don't really know why a team hasn't gone out there to talk to him but they haven't. I think that the Brewers should talk to him and look to sign him. He may not be an impact player right away but I think that the Brewers' minor league coached can help him turn his career around.

Hopefully Manny Parra straightens up and gets back on the big league team. The Brewers have two of the most promising hitters in the league right now in Braun and Fielder so if those two guys keep hitting the ball and the Crew straightens up their pitching woes there is no reason why the Brewers can't bring a pennant to Milwaukee.