Friday, March 6, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, March 6, 2020 -- "Christian Yelich and the Brewers"

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"I would like this deal better if I thought the Brewers were set to put a team around Yelich over the next nine years. Right now, their window looks like it's closing almost as soon as it opened. They lost three of their six hitters who had positive value last year. Their rotation has been rebuilt with spare parts over the winter. Keith Law placed no Brewers on his top 100 prospect list and pegged their farm system as the worst in baseball. The latter is to be expected given the Brewers’ recent success, but it bodes ill for them being more than Angels East in 2023."