Originally Posted by M2
I agree. They've got a lot of injuries at the moment, but they should get most of their players back soon and they'll be 50% better as soon as they kick Axford out of the bullpen.
Dumping Axford will help a bit, but their bullpen still is in shambles and even if they find a decent closer, they've weaken the balance. There is a reason why Axford had the closer's job in the first place. Lack of viable alternatives.
Ramirez may have a more serious injury, and braun may yet be suspended.
The Brewers pose us no threat unless we come back to them.
Our only real competition in the division is the Cards, and they'll say the same about us. We are the only two team in the division capable of winning 90+ games. If those other teams contend, it's becuase we and the Cards let them by winning less than 85 games.