Melvin: Hart not guaranteed to start

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin appeared on the Milwaukee sports radio station WSSP on Tuesday and made some interesting comments about the Brewers outfield. The assumption all along is that the regular starters would be center fielder Carlos Gomez, left fielder Ryan Braun and right fielder Corey Hart. But that projection may only be two-thirds correct. 
“It’s probably going to be Gomez and Braun and right now we’re looking at our other options,” Melvin said. “We have more left-handed bats this year so some left-handed hitters may play more often than they have in the past.  [Jim] Edmonds has had a good spring. Corey Hart has not had a good spring up to this point. Jody Gerut has struggled. 
“We’ll wait and see. We’ll determine that when the season starts. I think our outfield has a chance to be fairly productive. It’s going to be a different look than we’ve had in the past. There’s going to be a little more left-handedness to it, going to be a little more speed, probably not as much power. There’s still five days left here and we have that time to make some decisions before we make the final roster.”
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The mistake the Brewers are making is not going with more fresh faces with talent as opposed to going with retreads who have already demonstrated their abilities to lose ballgames big time instead of win them. Suppan, Villanueva, and even Parra are mediocre at best. Lets bring in some new guys to add to the core. Narveson, Loe, Braddock, Smith; these are all guys that have some decent talent and should be given the shot. I think weve seen enough of Corey Hart and Jody Gerut and their 140 spring training averages. Let Jimmy Edmonds start, trade Hart for a pitching prospect, and give a back up role to Oeltjien who looks to have some talent for sure. The Brewers need to mix it up a bit otherwise the mediocre players will bring us down. Go with some guys that are hungry, not lackadaisical losers like Hart and Villanueva.

The mistake the Brewers are making is not going with more fresh faces with talent as opposed to going with retreads who have already demonstrated their abilities to lose ballgames big time instead of win them. Suppan, Villanueva, and even Parra are mediocre at best. Lets bring in some new guys to add to the core. Narveson, Loe, Braddock, Smith; these are all guys that have some decent talent and should be given the shot. I think weve seen enough of Corey Hart and Jody Gerut and their 140 spring training averages. Let Jimmy Edmonds start, trade Hart for a pitching prospect, and give a back up role to Oeltjien who looks to have some talent for sure. The Brewers need to mix it up a bit otherwise the mediocre players will bring us down. Go with some guys that are hungry, not lackadaisical losers like Hart and Villanueva.

Edmonds should start in CF, at least 4 days/week. He will be probably your 4rd most productive hitter this year. Go, CardBirds!!

Sorry…fingers not working. Edmonds will probably be your 3rd most productive hitter this year.

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