|Milwaukee Brewers 2006 Summary|
MILWAUKEE BREWERS 2008 SUMMARY
The Brewers led the National League Central or shared first place for 133 days last year and opened a division lead as wide as 8 1/2 games in June. It all slipped away late and the Brewers struggled versus MLB odds.
MLB betting odds should have the Brewers favored their fair share in 2008. First baseman Prince Fielder set a franchise record for home runs last year and third baseman Ryan Braun was great. It was not all good news for the Brewers last year according to MLB betting odds experts. The Brewers lost 16 games in which they blew a lead of at least three runs, most in the baseball according to MLB betting odds. They also lost 49 road games and ace pitcher Ben Sheets got hurt again. They also got very little from 2006 team MVP Bill Hall.
MLB betting odds show that the Brewers still have second baseman Rickie Weeks, shortstop J.J. Hardy, third baseman Braun, first baseman Fielder and left fielder Hart. That is a solid five according to MLB odds experts. The rotation according to MLB betting odds experts has Sheets, Jeff Suppan, Yovani Gallardo, Dave Bush, Claudio Vargas and Carlos Villanueva. They also have Chris Capuano and Manny Parra. The bullpen is another story according to MLB betting odds experts. All-star closer Francisco Cordero is gone. Derrick Turnbow is unreliable and new pickup Eric Gagne was awful for Boston as experts that look at MLB betting odds remember.
Left field is a definite weakness so look for Braun to move to left and Bill Hall to play third. The bullpen is a real concern and the bench is also question mark according to MLB odds. The good news is the pitching looks solid if Sheets stays healthy, which rarely happens. Parra could be a star sooner than later according to MLB betting odds experts. Jeff Suppan is back for his second season and Yovani Gallardo looks excellent as experts that bet MLB betting odds see it.
The Brewers newcomers include center fielder Mike Cameron who immediately moves into the starting lineup and catcher Jason Kendall who takes over behind the plate. Overall, the Brewers have the talent to win the National League Central this season according to MLB odds experts. They will be a team to watch versus the MLB betting odds all year.