To prepare for the upcoming series against the Brewers, we sat down with TheJay from one of the top Brewers blogs on the net, Brew Crew Ball, to talk about the club and their future.
The Nats Blog: At the writing of this question the Brewers stand three games out of the lead for the Central division, and four and a half games out in the wild card, what do you think are the odds of the Brewers making the post season, and what would they have to do to get there?
Brew Crew Ball: Well, the Baseball Prospectus postseason odds place the Brewers’ chances at about one in ten. I think if you asked Brewers fans who have watched the team over the last month, you’d have a tough job finding someone who thought they were that good. The pitching staff hit a wall in late June, just in time for the offense to enter a slump. The team has tried to address the offensive woes with a trade for Felipe Lopez, but it’s going to take a dramatic improvement in the starting rotation through a trade to make a run. The minor league cupboard is bare – recent call-up Tim Dillard has been the best of a bad lot, but it’s hard to succeed in the majors when you don’t strike anyone out.
TNB: The Brewers have been on the brink of being a top team in the league for the last several years, what more pieces do they need to get there?