Won/Loss (place in division) & Playoffs: 77-85 (2nd), missed playoffs
Offense: 650 runs (13th)
Pitching: 4.15 ERA (10th)
Major ChangesFA Departures: C Harold Blume, RP Larry Colin
FA Signees: DH Damaso Rosales, RP Andy Hahn
Rule V: 2B Walter Weaver (#12), 2B Les Rowan (#44)
Promoted: SS Victor Armas (Sea 17 IFA), OF Rex Hernandez (Season 16 #43 overall), OF Wolf Porter (Season 16 #26 overall)
Lurking in AAA: RP Esmerling Velazquez (Season 19 #3 overall)
Season 21 OutlookAnother team counting on a lot of rookies. Victor Armas certainly looks like a good one (he was a highly-touted, $21MM-bonus IFA by the Phillies in Season 17). He'll join (I'm guessing ) C Jimmy Coco and OF Douglas Dixon in the middle of the lineup.
With a few exceptions, the members of Milwaukee's pitching staff are run-of-the-mill. Minnie Greenwood has been solid in the pen, and Andy Hahn had a nice season last year for both Tampa and Seattle (first one on awhile for him , though). SP Chico Albaladejo walks more guys than Nuke LaLoosh, but seems to get away with it (1.49 career WHIP, 4.07 career ERA) - he and Jung-Lee Lee are pretty reliable starters. The rest of the rotation will be an adventure.
The Brew Crew's best pitcher might be the AAA reliever Velazquez. He only has 2 years in the minors, but looks like he could help the big club right now. We'll see if he gets the call in 20 games.