Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Now or Never

Desperate times calls for desperate measures and for the Milwaukee Brewers this is desperation.  Trying to earn a playoff spot in the National League with only 12 games left on the schedule, the ownership committed one last desperate act to try and get them over the hump.  They fired manager Ned Yost with only 12 games left!  I can’t stress that enough; this is unheard of in baseball or any sports for that matter.  The Brewers haven’t made the playoffs since 1982 and it’s apparent that owner, Mark Attanasio, is not going to stand for another late season let down.  Last year they had an 8 and a half game lead in the NL Central division in late June only to slide out of playoff contention at the end of the year. 

I don’t agree with the decision to can Yost with only 12 games left in the season, but I can understand the reason.  After years of disappointment something had to be done, something drastic and ridding the club of Yost was exactly that.  This is a team that made all the right move during mid season trades; there is no excuse for them to not make the playoffs.  They brought in CY Young winner CC Sabathia  to try and get them over the hump and up until September it look like he was going to do just that, but then the late season slump and it looks like it’s going to be another early vacation again for them.  After this season Sabathia will be a free agent and there will be lots of teams with big wallets trying to sign the talented pitcher.  For the Brewer it might be now or never.

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