Swing and a Miss: Brewers Look For Direction in The Near Future

Alec Dopp@alecdoppCorrespondent ISeptember 7, 2010

ST. LOUIS - JULY 4: Rickie Weeks #23 of the Milwaukee Brewers leaves the field after being thrown out of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on July 4, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Cardinals beat the Brewers 7-1.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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The Milwaukee Brewers find themselves in the midst of a disappointing season with a low-life record of 63-74, all while competing in a meaningless series with playoff hopefull St. Louis. 

Not the kind of season you had imagined at the beginning of the season?  Well neither did nearly all of the Milwaukee-faithful.

With so many questions left unanswered as we progress into the last month of the season, you might ask yourself, "Where are we headed?", "Where do we want to be?".

With this ever-underachieving Milwaukee ballclub at such a meaningless point in the season, there is not much we are able to cheer for.  I find it hard to cheer for next year's ballclub all while living in the here-and-now -- along with the disappointments.

With the playoffs out of sight, and no clear direction of the ballclub set in place, you have to wonder whether or not the organization will put forth the effort to actually make a run at the playoffs in the near future.

Without adiquate pitching, don't expect this club to catch a wiff of playoff fever. 

Well now that we have identified the fairly clear problem, we now must find the solution(s).

Signing Doug Davis and Randy Wolf hasn't exactly worked out for the better this season, and a more balanced an talented plan must be put in place in order for next season to be a success.

Yovani Gallardo has again proven that he is our undisputed ace.  Locking up him, Ryan Braun, and Corey Hart was clearly a wise move for the franchise.

But production out of Prince Fielder this season has been nothing short of a total shock to the baseball world, and a possible trade may be looming in Milwaukee. 

If a trade of Prince Fielder means we get a superstar-like pitcher, and a few bucks, along with a promising prospect, I do believe we will be able to take Fielder's departure with ease.  It won't be easy -- but we will manage.

This young and talented ballclub has a lot of promise, and I do think a little direction would do us wonders.