-It appears Prince Fielder is frustrated with his production this year. You know what....this is only his third full season in the Big's. Both the fans and Prince have to lighten up a little. He is so young (24) that he can fix these problems, assuming he is open to that. Sometimes these players have early success upon getting the call up to the majors that they lose sight that pitchers and managers from opposing teams are constantly reviewing film and finding weaknesses in player's like Princes' swing. It appears that have.
Granted, I will be the first to tell you that his contract bitching and vegetarian diet was enough to give me hemmroids, but lets not lose sight of the fact that this kid can flat out hit. Perhaps an agreement at the start of the season on a contract would yield different results? Who knows. I do know that Prince is pretty humble and very young. We should cut him some slack in this era of major league teams concentrating on young talent. After all, he was the youngest player to hit 50 home runs in a season!
-Right Field Bleachers did a nice analysis on Milwaukee's coveted farm system, award-style. This is a great, in-depth blog covering the Crew.
-Brewers.com mid term report.
-Great story by Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel on Mark Attanasio childhood in Bronx.
-As expected, Matt LaPorta is the highlight of the US Olympic Baseball Team.
-Unsigned Brewer, Brett Lawrie (1st round pick) is on Team Canada! Lawrie is rake'n for his Canadian Junior Team.