Sunday, October 4, 2009

Macha's First Season With Brewers Comes to an End

Look at a young Ken Macha with those daunting good looks, what a guy. This handsome young man's first year as the Brewers manager didn't go so well, but he will back for year two. Doug Melvin has exercised the option on Macha's contract, and added another option year just for shits for 2011. I'm fine with the move, as I've said even though I didn't agree with everything Macha did, it wasn't really his fault that the Brewers sucked this year. I mean, you can't really fire a guy just because one of his highest paid players collapsed, can you? (oh, didn't see you there Eric Mangini)

Macha's first year didn't really go as planned, as the Brewers finished 80-82, just shy of the .500 mark and definitely shy of the playoffs. It wasn't a totally lost year, as the Brewers found some new talent such as Casey McGehee for the future. They also achieved some nice individual marks such as Ryan Braun having more than 200 hits and Prince Fielder having 46 home runs and 141 RBI. They are definitely a lot of question marks, and sometime this week I'll take a look and project an early 25-man roster for next season. Just a heads up, my roster will definitely include Prince Fielder, as I just don't see trading him to be a good thing, at least not for next season.

Despite not making the playoffs, the Brewers at least ended on a high note as they swept the Cardinals in the Lou. Players of the Game this weekend go to Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun, and Craig Counsell. I'm pretty sure Double C won our Box Score Contest as well, so maybe I'll give him a prize or something (which reminds me, I still owe the t-shirts I never made to those guys that won my NCAA bracket pool). Here's the final POTG standings, and again, I'll have more Brewers thoughts later in the week:

26 - Prince Fielder

19 - Ryan Braun

14 - Casey McGehee

11 - Yovani Gallardo, Mike Cameron

8 - Corey Hart

6 - Rickie Weeks, Braden Looper

5 - J.J. Hardy

4 - Manny Parra, Alcides Escobar, Jeff Suppan, Jody Gerut, Mat Gamel, Jason Kendall, Craig Counsell

3 - Mike Burns, Dave Bush, Felipe Lopez

2 - Carlos Villanueva

1 - Todd Coffey, Trevor Hoffman, Mark DiFelice, Mother Nature, Frank Catalanotto, Seth McClung, Jorge Julio, Chris Smith, Mike Rivera, Hernan Iribarren

* Minus one for sucking.


CC said...

You better get me a t-shirt because that was the winning prize.

Unknown said...

Congrats CC, I gave up once he started posting WWE quotes.

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