May 2007

Mailbag Round 2

With so many outfielders what are the Brewers plans for Corey Hart?

– Marty

Corey Hart is in the Brewers plans as a platoon outfielder. He is a very valuable player for the Brewers. One day he will be an everyday player in my opinion.

What is Dave Nilsson up to these days?

– Dave

Dave Nilsson lives in Queensland, Australia and is developing real estate. In his last experience with baseball he was on the Australian Olympic baseball team. He also played for Australia during the World Baseball Classic.

Where is Sixto Lezcano and what is he up to now?

-Steve

Sixto Lezcano lives in Orlando, Florida and is the hitting coach for the Atlanta Braves Gulf Coast League Rookie Team. We will be honoring Sixto on July 15Th, Cerveceros Day prior to the Brewers versus Rockies.

Mailbag!

Thanks for the  inquiries on the Brewers and former Brewers. I will try to answer as many questions as possible and I look forward to receiving more of your questions! I’ll post another round of responses on Monday.

Where did Robin Yount go?

– Dan

Robin decided to retire and to devote more time to his family and his hobbies — such as motorsports. He is a passionate baseball man and was a great help to the players, but he decided to step down to spend more time with his family.


I received this question from more than one person:

Why doesn’t the team bring up Ryan Braun?

– Mike

The reason the team hasn’t brought Ryan Braun up this year, so far, is not because of his defense. His defense has been pretty good. In my opinion, it is because he needs more experience. And basically, the team does not need him right now. They prefer for him to get the experience at AAA. If he continues his progress, we may see him after July.

In the past few years Gorman has been available to chat with fans at Brewer games. Is he still doing that this season?

– John

Gorman is still available to chat with fans at Brewers games. Being as popular as he is, he has a tremendous number of speaking engagements and appearances. In the near future, he will be able to spend time and chat with the fans. Just remember, Gorman Thomas Bobblehead Day is July 20 at Miller Park!

West Coast Trip

The Brew Crew starts a difficult West Coast trip, May 21-27; playing the Dodgers for three games and the Padres for three. They do have an off day in San Deigo. The Brewers start this West Coast Trip in first place(27-17) 5 1/2 in front of Houston.

Sunday’s 6-5 win over Inter-league rival Minnesota was sparked by the bat of Geoff Jenkins; accounting for 5 RBI’S and hitting a 3 run homer. His homerun was career number 200 and puts him one behind Cecil Cooper on the  Brewer all time list. Hall of Famer, Robin Yount is the Brewer career leader at 251.

If the Brewers come off this West Coast trip 3-3 it will be a success. The Brewers must do better on this trip than the last one when they were 2-5 losing 2 out of 3 to the Mets and 3 out 4 to the Phillies.

Let’s Get Started!

Hi I’m Dave Nelson, former first base coach for the Milwaukee Brewers. I am now the Manager of Brewer Alumni Relations and TV Analyst for all Brewer home games
on FSN-Wisconsin. I would hope to keep you up to date on what is going on with
the Brewers and their Alumni.

I’ll be updating this blog regularly, answering any of your
questions about current and former players. Are you wondering about what a
former player is doing now or what a current player does to get ready for a
game? I’ll find out the answers for you and post my responses
here.
 
So let’s get started with those questions! E-mail me at askdave@brewers.com. I look forward to
hearing from you.