Now that the 2008 season is officially in the books, what’s next? Many important decisions need to be made.
I’ve started this blog because this is about the time depression sets in. A long winter thinking back to the previous season and a winter made even longer shoveling snow and thinking spring.
Does Sveum return? The players want him back. What about the rest of the coaching staff? Will Bill Castro remain the longest tenured coach in the league?
What player moves need to be made? Bill Hall, Rickie Weeks, Mike Cameron…to name a few.
The starting pitching might be a mess if we can’t resign the big fella. Lots of pressure to put on Yovanni Gallardo and Manny Parra if C.C. Sabathia doesn’t return.
Alcides Escobar has nothing left to prove in the minor leagues if you ask me. That kid needs to play shortstop. Does that move J.J. Hardy to third? To the trading block? I personally think he would be great at third.
Lots of talk of Prince Fielder being dealt. I don’t see this happening with no viable replacement coming from within.
The bottom line is the Brewers have some work to do to keep pace with the Cubs, Cardinals, Astros and the young and improving Reds (Sorry Pittsburgh).
Let me know what you think…it’s a long offseason.
ONLY 183 DAYS LEFT TIL’ OPENING DAY…