Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Brewers 2011 Starting Lineup

If I ran the show, this would be my 2011 Opening Day starting lineup for the Brewers.

1. Lorenzo Cain - CF
2. Corey Hart - RF
3. Rickie Weeks - 2B
4. Ryan Braun - LF
5. Casey McGehee - 1B
6. Mat Gamel - 3B
7. Jonathan Lucroy - C
8. Alcides Escobar - SS
9. Yovani Gallardo - P

My thought is Lorenzo Cain wins the CF job with how he has played at AA/AAA this season and how he will play in September. Corey Hart goes through arbitration gets a nice raise and if the Brewers are out of it trade him at the deadline. Fielder is traded in the offseason for pitching. The Brewers decide that Gamel has better range and arm so he sticks at 3B despite the errors and they move McGehee to 1B. Weeks signs an extension and slides down to the 3 hole, also with the extension for Weeks, Brett Lawrie is moved to RF at AAA. If Hart is traded Lawrie will be up to play RF in Milwaukee. Of course the Brewers will miss Fielder's production, but I think they still have enough offense. And depending on what they do for other trades/free agents they should have better pitching including what they get for Fielder.

Not saying this will happen, probably won't. Just my crazy brainstorm for what I think should happen.