Thursday, March 4, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, March 4, 2021 -- "Jackie Bradley Jr. and the Brewers"

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"In signing Bradley Jr. on the heels of signing Kolten Wong, the Brewers have turned themselves into one of the best defensive teams in the NL. Remember, the best Brewers team of this run also featured the best Brewers defense of this run, the 2018 team whose .704 Defensive Efficiency Rating was second in the NL. That slipped to .691 in 2019 and .687 -- tenth in the circuit -- a year ago. This should once again be a strong defensive squad, with the primary question being how Keston Hiura adapts to playing first base."