Who is the most successful pitcher in Brewer history? Sheets? Gallardo? Bosio? Caldwell? Nope. The answer is Teddy Higuera. The amazing thing is that Higuera was plunked out of the Mexican league at age 25 - and still had an astounding run from 1986-88 where averaged 7.7 bWAR a year. That run solidified Higuera as the most productive pitcher in franchise history.
When Mike Hegan’s contract was sold to the expansion Seattle Pilots, little did he realize that it would lead to a relationship with the organization that would last 19 years - including two stints as a player, and then a 12-year run as an announcer.
Over the weekend Milwaukee made a handful of transactions that impacted the Major League roster. Starter Freddy Peralta was placed back on the injured list with right shoulder inflammation, and he was joined by Eric Lauer, who’s dealing with left elbow inflammation. Trevor Kelley was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.
Most assume that MLB teams have concerns about trading within their division. With talented NL Central players possibly available in a deal, it would benefit the Milwaukee Brewers if those clubs were willing to listen. There are at least a couple of guys on three of the four other teams worth a long look.
Hope and potential are two of the most dangerous terms in sports. With three weeks left in the MLB season, the Milwaukee Brewers have given its fans hope for a potential postseason berth. The remaining schedules for Milwaukee and the San Diego Padres provide both credence.
It’s make-or-break time in Milwaukee. With the next 8 games scheduled against division winners the Brewers will look for a stretch of competitive baseball to stay in the playoff hunt. Here are the most important players for the upcoming stretch.