2013 Milwaukee Brewers – Will The Brewers Run wild again in 2013


The Milwaukee Brewers Dominated the majors in stolen bases a year ago with 158. Hours before the 2013 opener, manager Ron Roenicke gave no inclination of putting up the stop sign.

2013 Milwaukee Brewers“If they’re getting on base, we’re going to have fun,” said Roenicke, who has a lineup that could be even more conducive to stealing bases.’s Adam McCalvy notes shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Norichika Aoki, each of whom runs well, are new to the Opening Day lineup in 2013.

In addition, center fielder Carlos Gomez, the Brewers’ fastest player by far, is anticipating an everyday role after splitting time with the departed Nyjer Morgan in 2012. Aoki, Gomez and Braun each had at least 30 thefts last season. The Brewers had a pair of thefts in Monday’s win over the Rockies.

If you haven’t noticed, these are not your father’s Brewers. When the Brew Crew won the American League pennant in 1982, slow-footed Gorman Thomas and Co. had 84 thefts for the entire season.

Valverde, has thrown bullpen session for clubs in the Dominican, says agent Scott Boras, who let it be known earlier this month that his client has trimmed 18 pounds off his frame from a year ago. There are clubs that appear to have a need for some veteran, late-inning help. The Brewers may be one of them, but price is likely the sticking point for any club, and the player-agent combo.

Valverde could wait to see if an injury changes his market, or he could drop his asking price and head to the highest bidder. Boras noted that his plan all along was to see what developed during the spring, and here we are a few days from the start of the season, suggesting something could pop soon. The Tigers, however, appear to remain uninterested.


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