Monday, February 28, 2011

Spring Training Update

Now that Spring Training is in full swing it's time to take a look at what's going on...

Finally, Milwaukee opens live play in 2011 with split squad games against SF Giants & Cubs. Shawn Marcum will start against the Giants.

Most concerning is the news that 2nd year starting Catcher Jonath Lucroy broke his pinkie last week during some throwing drills. It happend to his throwing hand, so he will be a bit rust when he comes back in 4-5 weeks. I would imagine seeing either Will Nieves or George Kottarus splitting time during the first week of April. Mike Rivera could also be a fill-in, but my guess is that he's the odd-man out here.

To make matters worse Corey Hart strained his oblique and he will be sidelined for up to 2 weeks.

The Brewers front office sold 98,000 tickets during the first day of individual games. That's insane...Tied for the 2nd most!

Nice story by Sporting News regarding the solid rotation that is in place to finally help Milwaukee over that dreaded hump.

Ken Macha resonds to Ryan Braun's negative comments about the atmosphere in the Brewers clubhouse the last 2 seasons. Look, I know it probably sucked playing for ol' man Kenny...but put it in the past. No sense in throwing your old manager under the bus. It's done....

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