I used that headline recently, but it's even more appropriate now. I'm going to do another "Five Fun Facts" this evening or tomorrow, but in the meantime let's take a gander at Adam's spring training preview:
Neither Gallardo nor Braun has played an inning above the Double-A level, so their arrival in Milwaukee could be postponed to midseason.
To me, the best case scenario is to have Koskie back and healthy, but that seems far-fetched. Next best: let's have Braun start in Nashville with Counsell and Graffanino (and one of Hall, Perez, or Rottino in there, too) handling third base. It's always possible that Koskie could jump in there by May or June.
If Braun is absolutely tearing it up, a la Corey Hart last year, let's bring him up and give him the job. If he bombs, it's not like we'd be sacrificing much offense. However, letting him play that extra half season in AAA might keep his arbitration clock from starting for another year. Melvin has said that that's not his style, but at the same time, if Braun is any good, he'll get expensive fast, and I'd rather have 6.5 years of him than 5.75, which is what we're going to get from Rickie Weeks.
We're counting down: three days from pitchers and catchers, and ten days from everybody. Good times!