Round ’em Up: Thursday

3 04 2008

Good morning everyone.  Another day, another day at the top of the NL Central.  Can’t complain about that, huh?!  Well, there’s not too much going on today, but I’ll give you a few reads to keep you busy.

  •  I don’t know how I missed this yesterday after linking to Dayn Perry’s article, but Ken Rosenthal from FOX Sports also has some major concerns about Eric Gagne being Milwaukee’s closer.  I think the best thing that could happen for Gagne right now is for the Brewers to have a 4-3 lead against the Cubs today and to have him enter the game in the bottom of the ninth and shut the door.  That would stop much of the talking.
  • Speaking of Eric Gagne, he refuses to make excuses for his bad showing on Monday.  Yet…the conditions were bad, and the mound was too slippery for him.  No excuses, eh Eric?
  • So yesterday’s hero, Jason Kendall, is making Ned Yost look like a genius for putting him in the nine hole.  Kendall looks to be the ultimate gamer, and I must admit that he impressed me very much yesterday.  I had my reservations about Kendall like everyone else.  His a hard-nosed player.  If he plays with that intensity all season, he’ll be fun to watch.
  • There are more articles that are predicting awards…

    Baseball Digest Daily thinks that Prince Fielder is going to win the NL MVP award.  They also believe that the Crew is going to win the NL Central and make it to the NLCS before losing to the Atlanta Braves.  I’ll take that.

    Dugout Central has their NL predictions for MVP.  Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder both get one vote.

  • The Baseball Savant has his nine biggest stories in the NL for the 2008 season.  The Milwaukee Brewers make the list with their starting rotation.  He believes that the Crew could blow the NL Central wide open if Ben Sheets and Yovani Gallardo can stay healthy for the entire season.  I’m more focused on getting Yovani back on the big league mound before I worry about him staying healthy.  One step at a time folks…
  • (Hat tip to KL Snow for this find)  It seems that Phillies fans are already worried about Geoff Jenkins and the fact that he cannot hit lefties to save his life.  Have any Phillies fan call any Brewers fan.  Brewers fans could have told them that.  I don’t know what they were expecting to get.  There is a reason why Milwaukee did not pick up Geoff’s option.  I respect and like Jenkins a lot, but his time was over in Milwaukee.
  • Corey Koskie is still battling post-concussion syndrome.  He wants to make it back to the big leagues still, but I think he needs to get the rest of his life back first.  Post-concussion syndrome is one of the worst problems people can have because it seems like there is nothing wrong with you.  He cannot play with his kids for an extended period of time.  He cannot even concentrate too hard for an extended period of time.  I think I speak for everyone reading this when I say Good Luck, Corey.



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