Pitchers (and catchers) reported to spring training last week, but now all of the Milwaukee Brewers have arrived in Maryvale with the team's first full workout taking place on Saturday. We take a look at each position as the Crew look to big things in 2014.
While Corey Hart isn't truly the last piece that remains of the most successful stretch of Brewers baseball since the early 1980s, his departure does feel like it marks the end of one era of homegrown talent that from 2005 through 2013 went 739-719 with one division championship, two playoff appearances and one trip to the National League Championship.
In his year-end wrap up on Tuesday at Miller Park, Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin addressed a number of topics concerning the team and its future, but an important part of both is getting better production out of its star players in 2014.
The 2013 Milwaukee Brewers season has come to close, a year many will remember for all the things that went wrong - or happened off the field - than what occurred on it. It was a strange year, one that ended with the team hoping to play spoiler and stay out of last place rather than contending for the postseason. That doesn't mean there weren't some good (and surprising) stories to be told along the way.
In the end it all felt so familiar for the Milwaukee Brewers. Squaring off against an overmatched San Diego Padres team in the final game of the 2012 season, the Crew powered their way to an early lead only to watch it all slip away due to an underperforming bullpen. Ultimately, game number 162 w...