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"Maybe it’s growing up with Harvey’s Wallbangers beating the Yankees teams of my youth, but I am conditioned to think of the Brewers as a hitting team. The 2021 version is not: tenth in the NL in OBP, ninth in SLG, ninth in wRC+. They draw some walks, steal some bases, hit some homers, but there’s no real offensive identity. Truthfully, the in-season work Stearns and Matt Arnold have done has saved them, with Adames and Tellez, with Tyrone Taylor’s call-up, with the trade for Eduardo Escobar. They have not sat still for a minute; the offense the Brewers have now is the best they’ve had all year long because of the front office."