As the 2010 season slowly came to a close last month, so did the roster of the 2010 Milwaukee Brewers.
A season filled with disappointment, misfortune, and a handful of surprises brought us what we had expected: a team on the rise, with much potential in store.
Players were brought up solemnly to contribute to an effort worth fighting for. That is, of course, winning the NL Central in 2011. The hopes and dreams amid Milwaukee is that we can do that within the next few seasons.
Doug Melvin has drafted (and acquired) some amazing young talent throughout the last few drafts, and hopes to continue to do so. So much of our current successes rely and depend on the aptitude of our young players.
But for the sake of the current players on the roster, we must focus in on the 'here and now' part of the Brewers' equation for success.
The equation is simple, yet somewhat hard to figure: winning (Milwaukee's first priority), while preparing the new wave of talent into a complex, intelligent baseball club.
The hiring of newly-named manager Ron Roenicke, along with a fresh batch of coaches, will bring a new sense of urgency and pride to a young, adept ball club worthy of such instruction. One can only dream of what opening day has in store for us all.
With that being said, we must look further into what the Brewers currently attain, and how we plan to use it this upcoming season. There isn't much time to spare, so let's get started.