This article is part of our MLB Observations series.
On Easter Sunday afternoon (and evening in Portugal), Greg Ambrosius, Chris Liss and I got together and drafted our All-Time Brewers team. We quickly learned two things - the list of accomplished pitchers on the Brewers was pretty thin, and that Greg really loved his 70's and 80's era Brewers. Oh, and Liss actually drafted Dave Bush as one of his pitchers.
- You only get the players from the time they were on the Brewers. So you could theoretically take Gary Sheffield, but it would be a bad pick.
- You only get the players at the positions that they played with the Brewers. So in this case, Liss was saved from himself when he tried to take Sheffield, because he only had an open outfield spot, and Sheffield was still just a 3B/SS with the Brewers.
- This is a good at baseball draft, not a fantasy draft. So it doesn't matter that Liss will have way more saves than Greg or I. Nor will it matter that he's way behind in wins.
I gave Greg first choice to select his spot, KDS-style, and he opted for first, Liss opted to go second. As you can see, those were the obvious choices.
Rosters By Position:
|C||Charlie Moore||Ted Simmons||Dave Nillson|
|1B||Cecil Cooper||Richie Sexson||Ryan Braun|
|2B||Jim Gantner||Don Money||Rickie Weeks|
|3B||B.J. Surhoff||Paul Molitor||Jeff Cirillo|
|SS||Robin Yount||J.J. Hardy||Jose Valentin|
|OF1||Geoff Jenkins||Gorman Thomas||Sixto Lezcano|
|OF2||Ben Oglivie||Lorenzo Cain||Christian Yelich|
|OF3||Corey Hart||Jeromy Burnitz||Greg Vaughn|
|UT||Prince Fielder||Aramis Ramirez||George Scott|
|P1||Dan Plesac||Rollie FIngers||Teddy Higuera|
|P2||Mike Caldwell||Josh Hader||Ben Sheets|
|P3||Jim Slaton||Brandon Woodruff||Yovani Gallardo|
|P4||Jim Colborn||Dave Bush||Moose Haas|
|P5||Bill Wegman||Pete Vukovich||Mike Fetters|
|P6||John Axford||Corey Knebel||Chris Bosio|
Who won this draft? Which players were notable omissions? Who else besides Dave Bush should not have been drafted?