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Friday, February 22, 2019

Brewers’ Braun aiming to build off strong finish last season

PHOENIX (AP) — Those days of playing every day, they’re done for Ryan Braun. Most important for the longtime Milwaukee Brewers star these days is making the most of the time he’s in the lineup.

Now 35, Braun is inching closer to the downside of his career. And while he is still capable of being a game-changing presence, staying healthy and on the field on a regular basis is not nearly as easy as it was when he was 28 and just hitting his prime.

Managing Braun’s playing time to keep him fresh has been an annual challenge for Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell. He, Braun and the team’s training staff try to map out a plan each year to build in scheduled rest days along the way — day games after night games, especially ahead of scheduled team off-days — to keep Braun as available as possible.

Not quite at toast status, but the toaster is coming ever closer….

 

QLE Posted: February 22, 2019 at 06:43 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: February 22, 2019 at 11:49 AM (#5817352)
2018 Babip of .274 v career of .327
Working on his launch angle
Fangraphs article on how Braun got screwed when he hit the ball last year

I like the old dude's chances for a rebound
   2. Hank White Posted: February 22, 2019 at 12:44 PM (#5817378)
#### Ryan Braun.
   3. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: February 22, 2019 at 02:13 PM (#5817404)
staying healthy and on the field on a regular basis is not nearly as easy as it was when he was 28 and just hitting his prime.

Gee, I wonder why.....
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 22, 2019 at 03:28 PM (#5817426)
Now 35, Braun is inching closer to the downside of his career.
Right. And he's also "inching closer" to being a douche.
   5. Spahn Insane Posted: February 22, 2019 at 03:36 PM (#5817434)
Right. And he's also "inching closer" to being a douche.

Said a headline dated 2007.

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