What Bold Predictions are Saying About the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2nd Half

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Jul 6, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) walks off the field after striking out during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Washington Nationals defeated Milwaukee Brewers 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 6, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) walks off the field after striking out during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Washington Nationals defeated Milwaukee Brewers 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Milwaukee Brewers are a bit ahead of most pre-season predictions, but what else are writers saying will happen in the 2nd half?

After the All-Star break, writers have fun making predictions for the rest of the season, much like at the very beginning. Although, many are going to be no surprise (Anything involving the Cubbies winning), some may make some trade moves like the Milwaukee Brewers that may affect just how far they fall in the division.

Some sites went outside the box besides just saying W-L or how far teams will go in the playoffs. Sports Illustrated might have made the most likely call on the Milwaukee Brewers saying Jonathan Lucroy will be shipped to the Texas Rangers as rumors have been spread around already.

Sports on Earth made 100 (Yes, 100) including two involving the Milwaukee Brewers saying Will Smith would be traded to the Chicago Cubs and they’ll play all the games left on their schedule. (I have a feeling one is more likely than the other). They definitely had fun with the list.

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YCPB.com predicted the Milwaukee Brewers offense isn’t above average and is a bust with just 3.93 runs/game (26th in league). With many websites including ESPN.com saying the Crew would have about 72 wins at the start of the season, they’re just above at around 75 right now, so the offense will certainly play a role in that.

But, here’s more realistic predictions that are very general that most fans would agree with:

1.       Jonathan Lucroy will be traded. (Recent rumors on other players, but not as detailed)

2.       In September, it’ll be exciting to see if prospects like SS Orlando Arcia come up to the big leagues.

3.       The Milwaukee Brewers won’t be as bad as the Reds…right?

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The starting rotation was quite the conundrum with Junior Guerra’s great play, Jimmy Nelson’s recent “oof” starts, and Zach Davies proving he belongs in the rotation. So, at the very least let’s just hope and not predict the Milwaukee Brewers starting rotation is stable in the 2nd half of the 2016 season.

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