Monday, January 28, 2008

In Doug We Trust


"Ruben Quevedo will not start another game for the Brewers", Melvin said during his introductory press conference.

As we're about to embark on another season of Brewers baseball, I always think it's important to remember where our team was prior to Doug Melvin's arrival in October 2002. I know people have been critical of some of his moves of late, but check out the major league team he inherited (from Baseball Almanac):

2002 Milwaukee Brewers Most Games by Position

C Paul Bako (76)
1B
Richie Sexson (154)
2B
Eric Young (123)
3B
Tyler Houston (72)
SS
Jose Hernandez (149)
LF
Geoff Jenkins (66)
CF
Alex Sanchez (86)
RF
Alex Ochoa (61)

SP
Ruben Quevedo
SP
Glendon Rusch
SP
Ben Sheets
SP
Jamey Wright

RP
Mike Buddie
RP
Valerio de los Santos
RP
Jayson Durocher
RP
Ray King
RP
Takahito Nomura
RP
Luis Vizcaino
CL
Mike DeJean

I know that he also inherited some nice prospects (Prince, Corey Hart, etc.), but the team as a whole has been built through the draft after he got here, and through some astute trades and free agent signings.

Who knows what the 2008 season will bring, but we can all be confident that it will be significantly more exciting than 2002 was.

2 comments:

AP said...

God it's depressing to see that team roster from '02......can you take that down???

brad said...

Mike Buddie...SWEET!