OFF TO WRIGLEY FIELD
I'm back from the disappointing end and horrendous Badgers second half in Detroit...and now ready to face the Cubbies and their preppy, yuppie fans at Wrigley Field...if that's what they continue to call it before selling out and selling the naming rights to someone else.
We'll be dodging the rain drops and starting at noon, we'll bring you Ned Yost's perspective as the "real season" begins. Some of my personal thoughts and predictions:
I agree with Ned and Doug Melvin...I think Rickie Weeks is the "pick to click"...he's going to have a big year.
He always gets lost in the shuffle, so I'm going to give him some pub...Corey Hart will have a big year, nearly a 30-30 season.
The Brewers won't trade Ben Sheets...he'll have a big year, then sign with the Yanks or Mets next season.
People will pitch around Prince in the 3 spot...so Ryan Braun needs to handle hitting in the cleanup position better than he did last year, one of the few things he didn't do that well last season.
J.J. Hardy will get off to another fast start, just like last year.
Tony Gwynn looks great...he'll be fine for the first 25 games of the season subbing for Mike Cameron, and he will be a starter next season.
I'm a little worried about Eric Gagne in the closer's role, especially when it matters in September.
Jeff Suppan will start off slow...and come up big during crunch time in September and the postseason.
That's right folks...I said postseason, because this team is winning the NL Central by one game over the Cubs. How about that for drama! Email your thoughts and predictions to email@example.com