Milwaukee's new defensive brew
January, 17, 2008
Scott Miller writes that Brewers GM Doug Melvin thinks all the defensive changes will work wonders, especially after new center fielder Mike Cameron finishes serving his 25-game suspension. Even before then, though, Bill Hall will be at third base, with Ryan Braun shifting to the outfield. Which is a tacit acknowledgment that Braun simply wasn't going to improve fast enough. Miller:
As for the patience level in Milwaukee, as a rookie in 2005, Rickie Weeks committed 21 errors in 95 games. Then he raised that to 22 in 92 games in '06 before improving to 13 in 115 last year. Now in position to win, however, the Brewers simply can't give Braun an endless window to improve at third base. Thus, the Cameron move, which should play a big role in making Milwaukee better in the field and on the bases.