The Jury is Still Out on Ryan Braun Playing in 2021.
David Stearns met with the media yesterday for the first time in a while. The Milwaukee Brewers could not be quieter and an afterthought in people’s minds. Green Bay is the one seed. Milwaukee Bucks are good. Same with the Wisconsin Badgers. Marquette? Well… not sure there. But regardless, Brewers are not being thought of because they’re doing virtually nothing. Same with most of baseball as budgets are minimal post-pandemic. Stearns did talk with the media about that and say moves may be coming down the pipeline. But also, news about Ryan Braun playing in 2021. No one knows if that will be happening and Brewers are ready to wait.
Nothing new on the "Will Ryan Braun play in 2021" front, says David Stearns. Brewers are giving Braun space to see what the world looks like before he decides what he wants to do. It'll be a while.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) January 7, 2021
Without knowing anything, here’s what is likely going through Braun’s mind. He wants to know if fans are going to be there. If fans will be there in some capacity, Braun is coming back. Even though he was maligned at a point in his career, most Brewers fans love Braun. Second, he may want to see how this team is going to be. If Brewers make some real moves to push them towards playoff and potential World Series contention, he will give another run.
Braun can do whatever he wants. If he decides to retire, I’ll be sad and emotional. He is one of my favorite players that ever donned a Milwaukee or Wisconsin sports uniform. There are a lot of memories. And yes if he does retire, a bar craw will happen when we’re out of this mess. A promise is a promise.