- Buster Olney, Senior Writer, ESPN Insider
Last September, Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin stood and watched the remnants of the 2013 Brewers take batting practice on a Saturday. No Ryan Braun. No Aramis Ramirez. No Jean Segura. But what Melvin conveyed, amid the tatters of a lost season, was hope.
He liked the projected lineup for 2014, he said, with Khris Davis probably moving into a starting role. He thought Yovani Gallardo -- who seemingly never really recovered from the WBC in 2013 -- would bounce back. Melvin seemed intrigued by what the Brewers could be, and so far, that vision has been borne out.
12dJeff Banister, Special to ESPN.com
13dBrayan Pena, Special to ESPN.com
16dMatt Buschmann, Special to ESPN.com
17dA.J. Ellis, Special for ESPN.com