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  • Former Brewers Catcher Jonthan Lucroy Retires, Wall of Honor Induction Saturday


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    Across 12 years in Major League Baseball, Jonathan Lucroy played 1,210 games. 1,098 of those came behind the dish, and across seven seasons, 805 of them came in a Milwaukee Brewers uniform. He’s now called it a career and will be enshrined into Milwaukee’s Wall of Honor this weekend.

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    Breaking up the trade deadline news, between Taylor Rogers coming to the Brewers and Matt Bush being acquired, Jonathan Lucroy announced he was officially hanging up his cleats. A true catcher that spent the vast majority of his time behind the plate, Lucroy leaves the game with a .274/.335/.416 slash line. He hit 108 homers, was a two-time All-Star, and finished fourth in the National League MVP voting following the 2014 season.

    Milwaukee picked Lucroy in the 3rd round of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Spending just over two seasons in the minors before his big league debut, Lucroy played only 21 games at Triple-A before the call came from Milwaukee.

    He shared a statement per Adam McCalvy on Twitter saying, “I am honored to retire a Milwaukee Brewer and be inducted into the Wall of Honor amongst so many of the greats in this franchise. The Brewers and the city of Milwaukee have always held a special place in my heart, I feel at ease and at home here. The fans have always embraced me and lifted me up. It is a special experience to play in Milwaukee and I want to thank the fans, the front office, and the baseball staff for making my time in Milwaukee so memorable.”

    What are your favorite Jonathan Lucroy moments?

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    I am so happy to see that he is retiring as a Brewer. He was such a key player, and was utterly dominant for a while. I'm bummed I won't be able to make it to the game on Saturday to see the ceremony in person, but Lucroy will likely be seen again in Milwaukee. Wonder if he takes a role in coaching somewhere?

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    The most memorable on field moment is that Diamondbacks game. Appropriate that this occurs around the trade deadline with that trade to the Indians that got rejected and he ended up with the Rangers which brought us Yelich eventually with Brinson being the headliner.

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    Would have been cool if his career would have been apart of a competitive stretch instead of his good seasons being on garbage teams. I kinda soured on the guy by the time he left. Between punching...sorry, his wife dropping a suitcase on his hand, complaining multiple ties about never being offered an extension, and then vetoing a trade he came off the wrong way. Pretty sure he also complained about wanting to be on a contender at one point too.

    None of those things are really a huge deal, but once compounded he kinda seemed like a crybaby in a way. 

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    The suitcase thing was the only thing that bothered me because it was, in my opinion, such a laughably bogus story.  The other things (missing out on the big payday, wanting to play for a contender)I think people went way overboard on, as I didn't see it as him complaining so much as him being asked questions and giving an honest and reasonable answer, even if it wasn't what we as Brewers fans might have wanted to hear. 

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