All-Time Brewers Team

Back to the NL... sort of. We're taking a look at the Brewers today. The Brewers' roots go back to the AL Seattle Pilots, in 1969. They played in Seattle for one season before Bud Selig acquired and relocated the team to Milwaukee where they would remain in the AL while assuming their current name, the Brewers.  It wasn't until 1998 that they would join the NL Central.  Because of their lack of history and success (no World Series trophies and only one WS appearance in 1982), the team is relatively weak  which means there were a lot of names to consider. Guys like Richie Sexson, Don Money and Gorman Thomas just missed the cut.  Starting pitching was especially weak. We took the Brewers franchise wins leader over Cy winner Pete Vuckovich and Mike Caldwell (although you could probably make an argument for both; one of my colleagues even argued for Ben Sheets). The current roster boasts some real talent and we included a couple of those names on our list despite their lack of longevity (we even added a DH to get one of those active names on our list; since the Brewers technically spent more time in the AL and may end up back in the AL if they do a realignment, we thought that was appropriate).  All in all, this was a tough one but we did it.  So check out our All Time Brewers team and tell us who we missed.

C - Dave Nilsson
1B - Cecil Cooper
2B - Jim Gantner
SS - Robin Yount
3B - Paul Molitor
OF - Ryan Braun
OF - Ben Oglivie
OF - Geoff Jenkins
DH - Prince Fielder
SP - Teddy Higuera
SP - Jim Slaton
RP - Rollie Fingers

1 comment:

  1. Weaker than most of the teams we've done. A lot from the 1982 WS team not surprisingly. Catcher was a little bit of a debate with Simmons and Surhoff in the discussion. Starting pitching was really weak. Higuera being the only stud to chose from. The rest were short lived, mediocre starters. There are 3 hofer's though.


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