Now that the Brewers have joined the 27 other teams who will be watching the World Series from the comfort of their living rooms, the real hard work begins.
Not only does their front-office have to figure out how to keep Prince Fielder, or how to let him go, depending on what best suits their needs, they also have to start piecing together a team for 2012, with upgrades to a few key parts.
No team did a better job of improving their roster with eyes towards a playoff run this year than Milwaukee. They sacrificed the top talent from their farm system in exchange for stability in their rotation. They dealt their top hitter (Brett Lawrie) and top two pitchers (Jake Odorizzi and Jeremy Jeffress) to get Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum. Those two additions allowed the team to breeze through the regular season and steamroll the Diamondbacks in the NLDS, but it wasn't enough to get them past the Cardinals.
Which makes you wonder...was a run that fell short of the desired goal worth one of the top prospects in baseball?
Only time will tell how good Lawrie will be in Toronto, but no doubt the Brewers failure to advance to the World Series will certainly cause many other teams to reconsider who in their farm system they consider untouchable.
So without further ado, I present the top 15 untouchable prospects in baseball.