2022 was a wild year for the Milwaukee Brewers by all accounts. Between wondering whether we'd see baseball at all, to running the division for a good portion of the season only to ultimately miss the playoffs for the first time in five years, fans certainly saw it all.
But despite what may have ended up being season that fell far short of expectation for Brewers fans, things are looking up again. The calendar is about to turn to 2023 and with the way the NL Central is shaping out, the Crew should at least be in the mix to compete for a division title once again.
We haven't made it to January quite yet, however, which means there's still some time to look back on the year that was 2022. From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows and everything in between, there were some major stories that we got to break down over the previous (nearly) 365 days.
These were the five biggest stories for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2022.
March 10th, 2022: The MLB Lockout ends after the league and MLBPA come to a tentative agreement on the CBA
Perhaps the biggest news of the entire year didn't just affect the Milwaukee Brewers and their fans, but every single team in the league. It was the news that we would, in fact, have baseball again in 2022.
League operations had been shut down since December 2nd. The two sides took forever to actually engage in conversation. The beginning of the 2022 season had already been delayed and fans were left wondering how much the season might be shortened, let alone whether there would be a season at all.
Then, on the 99th day, it was finally announced that baseball was coming back. The Brewers made a couple quick moves, signing Andrew McCutchen to be their designated hitter and bringing back reliever Brad Boxberger, and then just like that, it was off to spring training.
As it turned out, MLB was able to keep a full 162-game season for teams after some maneuvering of the schedule. It probably wouldn't have mattered if it were a full or partial schedule for most fans, though. The important part was that baseball was officially back.