Posted by Steve
I only have time for a brief post, but I had to chime in on this. The Brewers are in the midst of a very nice stretch. In the past month or so, they’ve played the way most of us expected them to play all season. They’ve been fun to watch, for sure.
With that said… Are we really roping ourselves into thoughts of playoffs again? Do you really want to put yourself through this?
The Brewers are playing their best baseball of the season; they’ve been one of the hottest teams in the NL. And now they’re “only” 7 games back of the final wildcard spot. So, what does that bring their playoff chances to? Maybe 4%? 5%?
And BP calculated that before today’s loss, so by now it’s even lower.
There are too many teams to leapfrog for it to be plausible. Even if the Brewers were to sweep the Cardinals this weekend, there would be other teams ahead of them who will have won. There are just too many teams to chase down in such a short amount of time–and that’s before considering the fact that this team in all likelihood doesn’t have the talent to put together the historic run a playoff appearance would require.
I’m watching the Brewers for the reasons I’ve described lately: namely, watching all the young players and looking toward their chances for next season. Suit yourself, of course, but I’m not going to set myself up all over again for the inevitable letdown.