The Milwaukee Brewers made their third-straight playoff appearance in 2020. Surely, the season must be a success, right? Well, it’s hard to say.
The Brewers snuck in as the eight seed in MLB’s first ever 16-team playoff. They were then immediately eliminated by the soon-to-be champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The team also finished at 29-31 and needed a lot to go right for the final Wild Card spot to be available.
Still, the Brewers made the playoffs and the postseason was expanded to make up for any error that may happen in the shortened season. Losing teams made the playoffs by design because results couldn’t correctly reflect the team’s ability. The Brewers may have actually had a great chance of making it further in the playoffs had the team’s best pitcher, Corbin Burnes, and third-best starter, Brett Anderson, not been injured right before the start of the series. Also, the Brewers were missing Ryan Braun after he suffered from back cramps early in the playoff series.
But it’s not just about the playoffs. The Brewers were obviously working with a very specific plan headed into 2020. They brought in Avisail Garcia, Jedd Gyorko, Eric Sogard, Justin Smoak and Brock Holt to help on offense. The team signed Josh Lindblom and Brett Anderson to help with the rotation. They traded for Omar Narvaez and sent Trent Grisham and Zach Davies to the San Diego Padres for Luis Urias and Eric Lauer. Mid-season, they traded offseason signing David Phelps for three young prospects.
When we add everything that happened, all the acquisition of talent, the plans put in place and the results that we received, what’s your answer? Was the season a success? Vote below:
Was the 2020 season a success for the Milwaukee Brewers?
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