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Current vs Former Brewers: So who wins?

Today we'll wrap up this series by asking you to pick a winner.


Over the last few weeks we've gone position-by-position through a theoretical matchup comparing likely members of the 2014 Brewers to a team comprised of active former members of the big league club. For a recap of our work to this point, check out these posts:

  • Infield - We gave the current Brewers major advantages at catcher, second and third base, while the former Brewers were better off at first base and shortstop.
  • Outfield - The current Brewers won both right and center field, while the former Brewers were better in left.
  • Starting rotation - This was a tie, with each side winning two spots and one push.
  • Bullpen - The former Brewers swept this category.

So now let's put the two rosters side-by-side. Before I do that, here's your token reminder that the current Brewers lineup is just my projection, and since the former Brewers are a hypothetical team I'm also guessing for them:


Former Brewers Pos v Current Brewers Pos
Nyjer Morgan/Lorenzo Cain CF Jean Segura SS
J.J. Hardy SS Carlos Gomez CF
Corey Hart LF
Ryan Braun RF
Prince Fielder 1B Aramis Ramirez 3B
Nelson Cruz RF Jonathan Lucroy C
Casey McGehee 3B Khris Davis LF
George Kottaras C Reynolds/Overbay/Francisco 1B
Cody Ransom 2B Scooter Gennett 2B
Pitcher P Pitcher P


Former Brewers Pos v Current Brewers Pos
Henry Blanco C Martin Maldonado C
Travis Ishikawa 1B Rickie Weeks 2B
Alcides Escobar SS Non-playing 1B 1B
Morgan/Cain OF Jeff Bianchi SS/3B
Norichika Aoki OF Logan Schafer OF


Former Brewers v Current Brewers
Zack Greinke Kyle Lohse
CC Sabathia Yovani Gallardo
Jorge De La Rosa Matt Garza
Chris Capuano Wily Peralta
Carlos Villanueva Marco Estrada

Bullpens (pick 7 from each list):

Former Brewers v Current Brewers
Grant Balfour Jim Henderson
John Axford Brandon Kintzler
Mike Adams Rob Wooten
Francisco Rodriguez Tom Gorzelanny
Jose Veras Tyler Thornburg
LaTroy Hawkins Will Smith
Burke Badenhop Alfredo Figaro
Jamey Wright Michael Blazek
Kameron Loe
Donovan Hand
Manny Parra Zach Duke

So what do you think? Over a full season, which team would win more games?