Who do you expect to replace Ryan Braun’s numbers with the Brewers? Who steps up?
Do you as a fan think that an outfielder currently in the Brewers system would STEP RIGHT IN just like that to fill Braun’s void from Opening Day 2017 on and put up a .300 average and 30 home runs? No Chance! Look, even a REBUILDING TEAM has to have SOME sort of stability.
When I ask where the Brewers will get their offense from, I mean it when I emphasize that I cannot say it enough! The Brewers have already dealt some nice offensive players such as Gerardo Parra, Carlos Gomez, and Jonathan Lucroy among others.
I now feel that Braun needs to be the one that at least helps ‘Steer the ship in the right direction.’
The point is, even a rebuilding team has to understand that they have to put SOME sort of lineup out there. Is Hernan Perez going to bat over .300 and drive in over 90 runs? Heck no.
Do you really think Jonathan Villar will do it, or anyone else on this team will?
When the team puts out a nine-man line up each day for the whole season, and nobody has an average over .260, it is not only depressing; it is pathetic.
How does a team ADVANCE to being a playoff contender without at least SOMETHING that is proven? As much as I did not like having Braun on the team as a “Franchise Player” for several years because I was a Prince Fielder fan, I now feel that Braun needs to be the one that at least helps ‘Steer the ship in the right direction.’
Even the NL Central last-place Cincinnati Reds still have proven players Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto after trading away Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier.