Brewers: 5 Bold Predictions For The 2024 Season

What could possibly happen in the Brewers 2024 season? Here are some bold predictions
March 25, 2024; Milwaukee, WI, USA; The Milwaukee Brewers unveil two new scoreboards Monday, March
March 25, 2024; Milwaukee, WI, USA; The Milwaukee Brewers unveil two new scoreboards Monday, March / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA T
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Bold Prediction #5: The Brewers eliminate the Cubs in the Wild Card round, finally ending their streak of first round playoff exits

Usually my 5th and final bold prediction is something involving the Brewers winning the World Series. But I'm tired of these first round exits and much like Jim Mora, "Playoffs? I just want to win a game". The Brewers are 1-9 in their last 10 playoff games and the manager of that playoff record, bolted 90 miles south in the hopes of an easier path to playoff victory.

Instead, I predict the Brewers will once again win the NL Central crown, but fall short of earning the bye past the Wild Card round. It'll be difficult enough to win the division again, they certainly aren't getting enough wins to top the winner of the NL East or West to get the bye. So they'll play in the best of 3 Wild Card series and I predict their opponent to be none other than the division rival Cubs.

Those games would be in Milwaukee, where the crowd you know will be fired up to play against the Cubs and their manager. Instead of falling short in the postseason like the Brewers have every year since 2018, manager Pat Murphy will lead the Crew to victory and eliminate the Cubs and his old boss. The Brewers will end their playoff series losing streak and from there, momentum will build potentially for an even deeper playoff run. We've seen it happen before with this playoff setup.

As much as I would love to predict a Brewers World Series, and hey, maybe this is the year, just getting a playoff series win would be a great success and feels bold enough already based on recent history. Getting that series win and eliminating the Cubs at the same time would be even sweeter.