We spent a lot of the offseason hearing that the Brewers were going to be more aggressive on the basepaths. One of the places that aggressiveness was expected to manifest itself was stolen bases. Nineteen different Brewers attempted a steal this spring, including three different catchers (George Kottaras, Wil Nieves and Mike Rivera).
As such, we entered the season with the expectation that the Brewers would be running more frequently. As it turns out, though, they haven't been. Through Sunday's game the Brewers have only attempted six steals as a team, and three of them came on Saturday and Sunday.
Six attempts in ten games puts the Brewers on pace to attempt 97 in 2011, which would actually be 9% less than the 107 they attempted last season. In fact, 97 would easily be the lowest total in the Miller Park era: