Could a 50-Game MLB Sprint Favor the Brewers?
The latest news from the drama from Major League Baseball is that the owners are considering a 50-game season. Yes, that sounds crazy. That doesn’t sound like a season. It sounds like a long-term tournament. Almost like a Champions League on steroids. This has been said to be the last resort for owners. It would ensure that the prorated salaries agreed upon in March would be able to happen. The 50-game season would likely bring an asterisk for a World Series winner, but let’s worry about that later. Could a 50-game season actually play into the Brewers’ strengths as a team>
Milwaukee Brewers have seen success in the last two Septembers. Hell, fans went on to call it ‘Craigtember.’ Craig Counsell had an ability to manage a roster better than most managers in the most critical month of the season. In the last two Septembers, Brewers are a stunning 39-14. This type of format seems right up Counsell’s alley. He would probably manage the pitching staff and bullpen far differently than other managers. Counsell probably looks at different ways to approach the Brewers’ offense too. My assumption is that if they did a 50-game sprint, the universal DH comes with it too. That again favors the Brewers greatly with their loaded offense talent. t
Counsell is at his best when he can play the role of a mad scientist. He tinkers and tweaks lineups and bullpen assignments in all the right ways. 50 games would feel like the last six weeks of the season, and every game would matter from start to finish. With knowing, Counsell seems to get his team up for September. He isn’t the motivator type, but you can tell that all of the players want to win for Counsell. They play with such pride and passion for the young Brewers skipper. The mental toughness needed for a 50-game season will be sky high and part of believes the Brewers will be ready for it.
Do you want to know how you have a good team? All of the possible suggestions that are being thrown out have some semblance of making the Brewers more a favorite. That seems like a good thing.