A few questions from his chat earlier today relevant to the Brewers. The last answer about JJ really stings:
Maurice, Chicago: The Cubs have the worst record in 1 run games in the
majors @ 2-9. Usually this means a poor bullpen and bad luck. And to
the woes of the Cubs, they want to move Dempster to the rotation thus
weakening their bullpen. Perfect sense right? Well Perfect sense if
Rob Neyer: (12:16 PM ET )
understand your frustration, but you've got the order wrong: it's bad
and then poor bullpen. And there's a lot of space between those two.
Cubs have a better run differential than the Brewers, and I believe
going to show up in the standings eventually. Whatever Dempster does.
Adam - Golden Valley Minnesota: Rob- Fact or Fiction...it is time to
up Ryan Braun and get Counsell and Grafanino back on the bench.
Rob Neyer: (12:22 PM ET )
Ditto. I just blogged this very subject a few minutes ago. The Brewers
a chance to measurably improve their chances, right now. Let's see if
Shannon, MO: What's the deal with JJ Hardy? I know you mentioned in a
awhile back about A-Rod that sometimes hot flashes like Hardy's can
explained by great players being great, but did anyone ever really
that JJ Hardy was capable of what he's doing right now? Would a more
comparison be '96 Brady Anderson? Also, do you think Hardy is capable
keeping something similar to what he's doing now (say .310/40/130) up
Rob Neyer: (12:54 PM ET )
Brady Anderson? For me, the name that comes to mind is Brian Roberts.
Remember when he hit 10 homers in the first five weeks of the season,
only 8 the rest of the season?