Author: HadersHair

Most Brewers fans know all about the team. The mastery of Christian Yelich at the plate. The artistry of LoCain in center field. The sheer wizardry of Corbin Burnes on the mound. But as we brace ourselves for another baseball season, with whatever that may bring, how often do we stop to think about the coaching staff? These are the hardworking professionals that Craig Counsell relies on every day. The guys we see at first and third and occasionally popping their head above the parapet of the dugout. They work in the heart of the engine room. They coach, develop,…

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On a warm day in July, Wisconsin native JP Feyereisen received some bad news. David Stearns and Craig Counsell told him he was going to have to make his Major League debut in front of an empty stadium. He was going to the show. It was the kind of bad news he could live with. Since then, the 28 year old RHP from River Falls has been a serious contender for a place in the Brewers bullpen. And that is no mean feat. The crew’s pen is probably its most reliable asset – one of the best in the National…

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As we left the weirdest of baseball seasons behind in 2020, most Brewers fans knew there were big questions to answer at the infield corners. We had watched a plethora of players at 1B/3B, platooning eight players at first and five at third in a 60 game season. Craig Counsell wanted options, but platoons of that size create issues in team stability and with most of those players – Smoak, Holt, Healy, Morrison, Gyorko and Sogard released either during or at the end of the season, the question remained. But while most of us were looking at the corners, David…

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