A brewery crew member searches for and fills the low places in the field. (Photo: Michael Sears / Milwaukee Sentinel Magazine)

The Major League Baseball season begins on Thursday when brewers host the Miller Park Cardinals. Naturally, expectations for the team are high after winning the 7th NLCS Series last year.

Where do national writers think the brewers will land? Several stores have provided pre-season forecasts and the brewers, as you might expect, were hotly adopted – but no one is handing over the division to team forces like Cubs and Cardinals. Forecast for Brewery Opening Day: This will be nicer than usual, dry and in the 1950s

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Jesse Yomtov is the only one of the seven experts who have chosen the brewers to win the Central, with three electors and three with the cardinals. Two other authors, however, see Milwaukee as a wild card team. No brewers were mentioned in the postseason prize forecasts.

Sports Illustrated: Brewers will just miss the playoffs

In their poll by baseball writers, four of Sports Illustrated's readers have chosen Cubs to win the division. the heaviest division in baseball, and nobody seems quite sure who to choose. Do you have a bias to run NL MVP Christian Jelic in Milwaukee? Electric Jay Baez in Chicago or will be Cardiff's new franchisee Paul Badshmid and who will finish first will probably not win by the end of the season. "

Breweries got one vote to win Wild Card and one vote to win NL in total.

From the rival-scout in the Brewers Capsule: "I definitely think they are a team from the playoffs, a wild card team, probably a winner in the division, but they will have to add that top of the rotating guy. They have the prospects for trade. If they can buy something, they are a serious contender for the World Series.

February 27, 2019; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Milwaukee Brewers kicks off Jhoulys Chacin (45) against the Indians in Cleveland during the first inning at Maryvale Baseball Park. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

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[Mann Randhawa] made a number of experts and arrived at the Cubs as a winner in the Central Division, but brewers are one of the wild card selections.

Expectations are high for Milwaukee for the season after the Brewers won In 19 of our experts, the crew finished as the first team of the NL wild card, though narrowly, with 11 votes to 9 for the cardinals, and the manager of Craig Sonsell returns almost the whole list after his arrival in a single NL victory victory last year with the remarkable addition of Yasmani Grandal hunter

Breweries ranked seventh as the best tournament (ranked by the defeat of Corey Knebel ) and seventh best series 19659010] The Ringer: Brewers are p Michael Bowman likes what the Brewers are returning in 2019, placing them in four packs: Astros, Red Sox, Yankees, and Dodgers

"The big question for brewers is Reducing staff, which was true last year, but in a totally different way," says Bowman. "In 2018 brewers have worked around the injuries of the starter rotation by assembling an incredibly good bet. This year, starters Jimmy Nelson, Zack Davis and Chase Anderson are back from injuries that have kept them less than last year Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Burness will move to full-time rotation, it's so great a starting depth that Anderson , starter of the Opening Day of 2018 in Milwaukee, will begin the season in the hall.

Bowman ranked Seventh Cardinal and Cubs 10th. 19659010] ESPN: Another fifth in the strong charts

The same four teams are in front of Milwaukee on ESPN.com. Jesse Rogers wrote his words about the team.

"On the pitch, they are as deep as before, and there is no reason to run MVP Christian Jelic can not take the place where he stopped," he writes. "He's in the mood – like brewers."

In defining the "worst case," Rogers said the tilting raises a question mark.

"It is possible that all these questions about their initial ascent turn out to be Milwaukee's strategy to create creative 27 outcomes, ultimately returning to the eyes. The bulk of this revolves around Josh Hader, which allows the Council to crossed six to nine outs almost every time he got in. Breweries also played the best possible baseball and could hardly get into the division, an ounce of complacency might cost them. "

Milwaukee brewers Christian Jelic crosses the cradle during his training against Los Angeles. (Photo / Roy Dubber) ORG XMIT: RD255 (Photo: Roy Dubber / About the Magazine)

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It's not unusual to speculation is shown that brewers simply can not reproduce their remarkable mileage to close the season 2018.

Within his "[194590"] Dain Perry said he expects Christian Elic to see his total decline by 2018 by 15 or more and …" I'm sorry, Brewers, you will return to third place in 2019 but all three NL Central forces will finish within four games each. " Perry also predicted that Craig Kimbrel will finally sign a one-year deal with the brewers.

Matt Snyder puts breweries in ninth place in the rankings of his forces, both youngsters and cardinals ahead.

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