Milwaukee Brewers Tickets
Better days are in store for the 2016 Milwaukee Brewers with the disaster of last season safely behind them. 2015 began with the firing of manager Ron Roenicke in May and ended with 94 losses- Milwaukee’s worst finish since the 2004 season. Now boasting the youngest GM in baseball David Stearns who was 30 at his time of hire, the Brewers are counting on his prior rebuilding experience with the Houston Astros to turn this club around moving forward. Milwaukee’s roster is looking different with a total of 12 players dealt since last July, yet the goal is simple-to build around left fielder Ryan Braun and catcher Jonathan Lucroy. The Brewers rotation is looking for a big bounce back year from Matt Garza and Willy Peralta along with consistency from Taylor Jungmann and Jimmy Nelson in 2016. As far as the bullpen goes, Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress should prove to be solid closers while two other hard-ball throwers, Corey Knebel and Michael Blazek could develop into late inning options for Milwaukee.
Over the offseason, the Brewers dealt shortstop Jean Segura to make way for prospect Orlando Arcia who will start out the season in AAA. Jonathan Villar will begin 2016 at the position while second base will be a platoon deal with Scooter Genett and Yadiel Rivera. Milwaukee is still in search of long-term solutions at both first and third base but will be just fine in 2016 with Chris Carter at first who inked a one-year deal and Aaron Hill at third. Outfield is still a strength for this squad with Braun coming off a stout season in left field, Domingo Santana at right field and a combination of a few players out in center field. The Brewers are counting on a rebound year from Lucroy behind the plate and will look to him for consistency in the lineup and on the field.
While it is no secret this team is in the midst of a rebuild, Brewers fans are very patient and will continue to come out to support this club. Be sure to secure your Milwaukee Brewers tickets for all games this summer and catch all the exciting on-field action live.
It took one season for the Brewers to play as the Seattle Pilots in 1969 before leaving the Pacific Northwest and arriving in Milwaukee to take the place of the Braves. The move did not mean the team would start winning. The Brewers struggled as expansion teams often do, but by the 1980s the club had gotten this poor play out of its system. The Brewers had two Cy Young Award-winning pitchers in Rollie Fingers and Pete Vuckovich and one of the best hitters in history in Robin Yount.
This collection of talent went to the represent the American League in 1982 World Series, but did not come back with the franchise’s first title. In the history of the Brewers no team has come closer than that year. Still, the seasons, whether in the AL or the NL, were not bad by any means. Yount remained with the team for over a decade and enjoyed playing with Paul Molitor and Greg Sheffield. The Brew Crew even became an unlikely power-hitting paradise and remained competitive until the middle of the ‘90s.
A run off futility did not end until the middle of the 2000s and after the club moved from the AL Central to the NL Central. Then Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun became the new stars. Fielder arrived in the MLB as oversized as his father, Detroit great Cecil, and swatted balls over the fence with equal ease. Braun came into the league with a significantly more svelte figure and possessed not only the ability to blast the ball well over 400 feet from home plate, but he also run the bases.
Together these two were the cornerstones of a club that has remained a contender. In the 21st century, thanks to Braun’s production at the very least, Milwaukee has won as many as 96 games in the regular season and been to the postseason twice. They have not gotten passed the NLCS, but it seems only a matter of time before the Crew celebrates its first World Series win.