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When the Milwaukee Brewers signed Eric Thames, to a three-year contract, with a fourth-year option. The team was obviously willing to gamble on former superstar in the Korean Baseball Organization
Through 14 games this season, the Milwaukee Brewers gamble on Thames is making David Stearns look like the next Theo Epstein. Due to payroll restrictions, the Brewers are a team that has to find talent anywhere they can. Stearns appears to have found a bargain in first baseman Eric Thames.
While only being able to research Thames’ production purely through watching him on the Internet, it seems in this case pictures are worth one thousand words. Where we stand today Thames season numbers are looking very 하나님-(hananim)like, which translates to what his Korean fans would call him, God.
So far this season, Thames is batting a .426/.491/.1000, with seven homers, six in his last six games, and he tied a club record for consecutive days a Brewer has homered. Jeromy Burnitz still holds the record for now.
Thames seems to be “translating” quite well in Milwaukee, which is very good news for the Brewers. It’s starting to feel similar to 2010 and 2011 when Miller Park was sold out and Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder were a dynamic duo in the heart of the Brewers lineup. In 2017, We have a fearsome foursome with Jonathan Villar, Thames, Braun, and Domingo Santana starting to heat up.
It’s too early to say that Thames is 100% “The Real Deal,” but, only two weeks into the regular season, we see a player who has not seen Major League pitching in over three years dominating. Thames early success is a very good sign for the future of this organization and a credit to Stearns’ decision-making abilities.
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It will be very interesting to see how Thames production continues, but we have seen that his thunderous bat is clearly a force to be reckoned with. Hopefully, he will continue to produce and prove to be every bit the hitter Stearns saw on YouTube.