At Brewers on Deck over the past weekend owner Mark Attanasio expressed that he is embracing the rebuilding process saying “We’ve seen in the case of Chicago and Houston, it took five years. We’re hopeful we can do it quicker but it will be what it’ll be. I don’t want them to feel any pressure.” And if the principal owner of The Brewers is embracing the rebuilding process, shouldn’t we all be doing that?
After all, there will be moments of seeing the diamond sparkle while it’s being polished. There will still be the sausage races at Miller Park, and even more exciting we’ll be able to watch firsthand the Brewers future shape itself. The Brewers have been picking up prospects, younger players and role veterans throughout the various moves they’ve made this season.
Veterans such as Aaron Hill and Chase Anderson who can serve as role models and guides to the younger players and craft them into solid major league-rs. Winning, of course, is the ultimate goal, and while many people (myself included) are guilty of wanting results right away, a rebuild is the ends to the mean. The mean being a World Series title in Milwaukee, and there isn’t anything wrong with waiting five years to find the Brewers in the NLCS.
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If you had told me that the Astros would ever have a season like they did last year, I would have laughed. For many reasons, the first being I don’t really pay attention to them and wouldn’t have realized what Stearns was doing (which is what he’s doing now..), and secondly that I never really viewed the Astros as a winning baseball team. There are many others but those are the most important. However, going into the start of this rebuilding process, that’s how I’ve viewed the Brewers-as a losing team that has a mediocre farm system. And boy have I been wrong, and I’ll be the first to admit it. The Brewers have been making moves all winter to give themselves a strong farm system and a promise for the future. Already we can see the dividends of rebuilding paying off for the Brewers.
Stearns has already rebuilt in Houston and he’s doing it again with the Brewers, and we all should embracing it (this is mostly for the people who have thrown out tanking, myself included). He’s already shown he can do it, taking the as Astros from multiple 100 loss seasons to the ALDS and their posed again to have another strong season. Honestly, that doesn’t sound bad to me.