Logan Morrison Gives Brewers’ Bench Some Much-Needed Power
Logan Morrison is back in baseball. For a player that struggles for a year or two, that has to be an incredible feeling. Baseball is unlike the other major sports in that way. When you struggle it usually means you’re either out of baseball or headed to Japan or Korea to figure out what’s wrong. Morrison found out that he made the Milwaukee Brewers 30-man roster yesterday. In early March, I noted that Morrison could be a solid lottery ticket for the Brewers, and once again, David Stearns hit jackpot with this signing. Brewers get a power bat off their bench which they haven’t had in years.
In the article, I wrote back in Spring Training times and when things were normal, I noted that the Brewers had a lot of similar players. Ben Gamel, Brock Holt, Eric Sogard. All are contact-first guys with limited power. They did not have a big bopper on the bench besides potentially Jedd Gyroko. This is the first time since 2017 that Milwaukee has actual power on its bench. The last two years featured guys who had power but were having awful seasons like Eric Thames in 2018 and Travis Shaw in 2019. It has not been since 2017 Jesus Aguilar that they have this type of bench power. The fact, Milwaukee can bring in a guy like Morrison in the eighth inning is a huge card to have for Craig Counsell.
That is a very important piece to have on your roster. Those are the type of pieces that lead you to things like playoff appearances and potentially World Series berths. I’m not saying Morrison equals a World Series, rather, the depth and different types of guys on the roster tend to benefit teams in the long run. Unrelated to his strengths as a baseball player, Morrison seems like a great guy for the clubhouse. Milwaukee has one of the best chemistries in all of baseball, and Morrison adds to that.
Welcome to Milwaukee, LoMo.