Thursday, January 26, 2012
Hope for the Brewers
So, Prince Fielder is gone. Not a shocker. Power to him for getting $214,000,000. That's a lot of money. But come to think of it, the Brewers shouldn't be too much worse in the infield. The combination of Aramis Ramirez and Mat Gamel will be a dropoff from Fielder and Casey McGehee, but it won't be impossible. McGehee gave Milwaukee essentially nothing last year (if you consider 67 nothing for a starting 3rd baseman, which I do). Combine that with Fielder's 120 RBI and you're looking at 187 RBI between the two. Aramis should be good for right around 100 RBI (he had 93 last season), so if Gamel can have a decent to solid season, with about 80 RBI, the Brewers should be real close to duplicating that total. I know RBIs are not an all-encompassing statistic, but it's a decent place to start.