Reviewing the Brew Round-table: Mark Reynolds in Milwaukee
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Lately, the Milwaukee Brewers have made some moves they hope will payoff at some point in the upcoming season. One signing in particular had a mixed reaction in the community of Brewers’ fans and may continue to do so as we inch closer towards the season.
The question for this week’s round-table is, “Do you think the signing of Mark Reynolds was necessary, or could the Brewers have done without him?”
“Well it wasn’t necessary, but it was a good idea. I don’t wanna have Sean Halton playing much, if any, first base this year, and signing Reynolds should help prevent that.”
“I guess the organization felt they needed a back-up, but it was not necessary. Not Mark Reynolds. There is a phrase that goes something like “let’s throw mud on the wall and see what sticks.” Apparently this is the Milwaukee Brewers’ answer to first base. Days ago Rickie Weeks‘ name was brought up due to lack of bodies to play first base. Now, with Reynolds, Lyle Overbay, Juan Francisco, and Hunter Morris there are too many bodies. Logically one would think, “It’s okay they are going to trade a couple of them”, but I know better than that. You need to have value in order to propose a trade.”
“It was by no means necessary. Do the Brewers actually think they can compete with Mark Reynolds at first base? Yet the same can be said about Juan Francisco. I just don’t see the point in this move. If they want someone other than Francisco manning first, call up Hunter Morris and see what he can do.”
“It definitely wasn’t something the Brewers needed to go and do immediately, but it is a nice touch. A lot of people are saying Reynolds is a clone of Francisco, but who knows how things will turn out. Throwing Overbay into the mix is also interesting, but honestly, it sounds like the organization has no faith Morris if they’re signing first basemen within three days of each other.”
That’s what we had to say regarding Reynolds, how about you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.