All-Stars Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder hope to make the Brewers home Wisconsin's new "Titletown"
I've seen the Brewers picked to finish anywhere from first to fourth in the NL Central. If it's the latter, it won't be because of the Brewers bats.
After Casey McGehee's breakout performance last season (possibly the greatest waiver claim in recent memory) and Corey Hart once again showing flashes of an All-Star, Ryan Braun and the Brewers should never hurt in the scoring department.
But what once looked like a potentially dominant pitching staff was decimated by injuries throughout spring training. Considering none of the injuries were Adam Wainright-esque, there should be no reason for the Brew Crew to panic.
New additions Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum should thrive in their new NL Central home, and Yovanni Gallardo should take a huge leap forward without having the pressure to carry the entire rotation on his shoulders.
If they can avoid a slump through arguably the league's toughest first-month schedule, they should be primed to play meaningful games come September. Expect a monster year from Prince in his encore with the Brewers, who I believe will ultimately beat out the Reds for the NL Central crown.