Aug 16, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy (right) reacts after hitting a walk-off 2-run home run off Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman (left) in the 9th inning to at Miller Park. The Brewers beat the Reds 7-6. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Milwaukee is an intriguing club this year. On one hand, the rotation lacks depth at the back end in the wake of the trade of Gallardo. On the other, an offense that features Gomez, Lucroy and Braun gives Brewers fans plenty to be excited about.
Despite the potential, it’s hard for me to see this club finishing any better than third – and that’s a best-case scenario. Sure, I could be wrong, but pitching wins championships – and while the top three are impressive in this staff, the back-end has too many question marks for this team to be a legitimate contender atop the National League Central.
Projected finish: 83-79, 4th in NL Central