The most exciting thing about the Brewers right now is change. The actual team as it stands isn't very good right now, but they're in a metamorphosis stage. They entered this season as a caterpillar, now they're in a cocoon. In just a short couple of years, the hope is they'll be a beautiful butterfly team flying to a World Series.
They've lost Carlos Gomez, Mike Fiers, Aramis Ramirez and Gerardo Parra. Players like Yovani Gallardo and Rickie Weeks are gone. Soon, guys like Orlando Arcia, Brett Phillips, Domingo Santana (already up) and others will be making waves in the majors, instead.
The Brewers are changing, and so is Brew Crew Ball. This will be my last day heading up the site -- from tomorrow on, Derek will be head editor.
You may have noticed I haven't been around very much in the past month or so. I think I've written maybe three or four things in that time, outside of getting most game threads up. Truth is, I've just gotten more busy in the last few months than I have been in the past. Life caught up, I guess, finally. It started to feel like a chore to write -- that's not good for me, and that's not good for the site, because that results in shitty content.
So, I'm going to step back and relinquish this commitment. I'll still be around, though -- an article here or there when I have something to say, and in the comments. But less, and maybe not for a little while. I'm looking forward to reading about the Brewers again rather than writing, and I know Derek and co will have plenty of great content up to read over.
If you'd like, you're welcome to follow me on Twitter on my personal account, though I can't promise many baseball tweets. Maybe some bad puns, though (they always say, write what you know).
But so thank you all for reading what we've been writing the past two years while I've been in charge. Thanks to Justin Bopp and all the MLB editors for SB Nation who helped me along the way. Thanks to Kyle who first let me write for the site way back in...oh man, like...2009? I was 19, then, and a freshman in college and trying to figure things out. Now I'm 25, in New York, and trying to figure more things out.
I can't wait to see what's in store for the site, and I hope you're excited for what's to come as well. I'll leave you with this:
Screw the Cardinals.