The Milwaukee Brewers were one of last year’s surprise teams in Major League Baseball. Expected by many to be basement dwellers in the NL Central, the Brew Crew led the division for much of the summer and finished with a record of 86-76. Milwaukee finished one game shy of the postseason, leading to optimism that the club can get over the hump in 2018.
Manager Craig Counsell will rely on last year’s power surge to carry over to the new season. Eric Thames, Domingo Santana, and Travis Shaw each hit over 30 home runs, which was the primary reason the Brewers led the National League in home runs last season. Ryan Braun will look to have a bounceback year in 2018, while Jonathan Villar, Orlando Arcia, and Keon Broxton will play key roles as well. Replicating the offensive performance from last year will be key for Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Brewers signed right-hander Jhoulys Chacin to a 2 year, $15.5 million contract in the off-season to bolster the starting rotation. Jimmy Nelson will miss a good portion of 2018 after having shoulder surgery in September, which is why the Brewers felt the need to sign Chacin in free agency. Zach Davies, who has been very impressive during his first few years in the MLB, provides another top of the rotation starter for Milwaukee. At just 25 years old, Davies hopes to have a breakout season in 2018. Chase Anderson will look to build off of last year’s success as well. In order to add depth to the rotation, the Brewers brought back former ace Yovani Gallardo on a 1 year, $2 million deal. He will compete for a backend starting rotation spot in spring training. In the bullpen, 2017 All-Star Corey Knebel will be the man locking down games in the ninth inning. He was ironically acquired as just a minor league prospect when the Brewers traded Gallardo away a few seasons ago. Now both pitchers plan to help the Brewers win ball games in 2018.
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