The Brewers

April, 2018

 

Rebuilding didn’t take long in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Brewers made it clear before the 2017 baseball season that it was a “rebuilding” year. But a funny thing happened on the way to Miller Park, as the rebuilding Brewers quickly became a contending team, nearly making the Major League playoffs.

 

     For 2018, the Brewers have strengthened the lineup and may make other trades or acquisitions before opening on the road against the San Diego Padres. The Brewers open in Milwaukee with a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals, followed by four games against the Chicago Cubs, the only team to finish 2017 ahead of the Brewers in the National League’s Central Division.

     In addition to keeping key players in their “rebuilt” team, the Brewers strengthened their outfield, acquiring Christian Yelich from Miami and free agent Lorenzo Cain, formerly with Kansas City. The Brewers also added veteran pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, who was the top starter for San Diego last season.

      Rebuilding or rebuilt, the Brewers often fill Miller Park early in the season and when facing rivals like the Chicago Cubs or Minnesota Twins. While Milwaukee is considered a “small market,” attendance at Miller Park in 2017 was 2,558,722, the 10th highest total in Major League Baseball. Tickets are available through Brewers.com. Visitors seeking the best seats or tickets to expected sellouts should contact Milwaukee-based TheTicketKing.com.