Meet Your 2015 Brewers- A BBC Co. Exclusive
Well, well, well. Look what we have here. That’s right it’s me, Travis, and guess what? I’ve got it. I can’t tell you how but I have acquired a document that outlines definitively who will make the Milwaukee Brewers 2015 Opening Day roster and starting lineup and well, against my better judgment I am going to share it with you. That’s right, here today, just five games into the Cactus League schedule, I am here to share with you what the Brewers will look like when they take on the Colorado Rockies at 1:10 pm on April 6th.
CF Carlos Gomez
C Jonathan Lucroy
RF Ryan Braun
3B Aramis Ramirez
1B Adam Lind
LF Khris Davis
SS Jean Segura
2B Hector Gomez
P Kyle Lohse
-Gomez is the obvious choice for the lead-off spot, despite the fire takes of jabronis with 24 Twitter dot com followers who don’t understand how baseball works:
— Travis (@travis_mke) July 21, 2014
I legitimately saw tweets like this in response to the Brewers posted lineups every single day Gomez was in the lead-off spot where he belongs. SMH
-Braun, the Brewers’ lone representative on the 2015 BSOHL team, reclaims the three hole for now, until his no-longer-filled-with-steroids body breaks down again and he spends all of June on the DL.
-Scooter is relegated to backup duty, as the Rockies’ most likely opening day starter is lefty Jorge De La Rosa. Runnin’ Ron has insisted he means to give Scooter and fellow lefty Adam Lind a shot to play everyday, despite the fact that neither has ever hit against lefties ever, at any level of their professional careers. Adam Lind will get the start anyway because he’s the Brewers’ big off-season acquisition and this is Opening Day, but Scooter owns a career OPS of .291 against LHP. TWO NINETY ONE. Scooter will remain the business end of the platoon at the keystone.
-Kyle Lohse will start on Opening Day for the first time since 2012, when he took the ball for the Cardinals following an injury to Chris Carpenter (I am currently checking to see if I have won the prize for being the 1,000,000th person to type the phrase “injury to Chris Carpenter). Some people think Wily Peralta should start on Opening Day. Some people are also idiots.
OF Gerado Parra
C Martin Maldonado
1B/3B Luis Jimenez
2B Scooter Gennett
OF Shane Peterson
-Hector Gomez will be the backup at SS and 2B, but as mentioned previously will get the start on Opening Day
-I foresee Parra forcing his way into something close to a 50/50 split with Khris Davis in LF during the rare instances he’s not starting in right due to a Braun injury.
SP Kyle Lohse
SP Matt Garza
SP Wily Peralta
SP Mike Fiers
SP Jimmy Nelson
-This starting rotation isn’t very good. Sorry about that.
-There’s nothing anyone can do about it and the Brewers are probably going to lose some games because of it.
-The Brewers have said they will be stretching Tyler Thornburg out to provide depth for a suddenly paper-thin starting pitcher stable. IMO he’s more valuable as a reliever, but we shall see.
CL Jonathan Broxton
RP Francisco Rodriguez
RP Will Smith
RP Neal Cotts
RP Jeremy Jeffress
RP Brandon Kintzler
RP Tyler Thornburg
-This is probably the position the Brewers are deepest at. Newcomers Corey Knebel, Chris Perez and Dontrelle Willis (lol) provide valuable depth, and erstwhile closer Jim Henderson, who appears on track to potentially be healthy for Opening Day, may find there’s not even a spot available for him.
-K-Rod is not listed as the closer because I hate him.