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Milwaukee Brewers Seats at Miller Park
Miller Park stands as one of the most enjoyable places to watch Brewers games. With the retractable roof, there are no more rain outs or frigid games in the early and late months of the baseball season. Miller Park seating varies from field diamond box seating, all the way to seats in “Bernie’s Terrace.” We carry all the best Brewers tickets, for all the games.
Brewers Season Recap 2019
The Brewers 2019 season ended with a Wild Card, one game, winner take all event. After finishing the season just two games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in their division, they still had a shot at making the MLB playoffs.
Their regular season record was strong, with 89 wins and 73 losses. The Nationals went on to win that one game playoff, and the Brewers looked to 2020 for their next big season. The 2019 roster included greats such as Ryan Braun, Lorenzo Cain, Christian Yelich, and Travis Shaw. Josh Hader closed out many games in 2019, and was a solid closer once again.
Craig Counsell lead as team manager. The Brewers had success with division rivals such as the Chicago Cubs.
Brewers Versus Cubs
When it’s Brewers versus Cubs, Miller Park is the place to be. See our Brewers take on their division rivals at home or on the road. While a few Cubs fans will make the drive up to Milwaukee, Brewers fans will prevail. As soon as the Brewers moved to the National League, the rivalry came quite naturally. Tickets for Brewers versus Cubs games move fast.
Brewers Versus Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals first encountered the Milwaukee Brewers back in the 1982 World Series. Once Milwaukee moved to the national league, the Brewers and Cardinals would face each other many times many times, over every season to come. Milwaukee swept the Cardinals in the first ever series. That was back in 1997. Since then, each team has taken their turn at leading the other for the overall season record. Most notable was in 2008, when the Brewers would win ten of their fifteen meetings. On the flip side, 2013 was the worst year for the Brewers, when it comes to face to face meetings against the Cardinals. St. Louis leads the overall win-loss record at 144-109.
Brewers Season by Season History
The Brewers made it to the post season in 2008, 2011 and went deep into the playoffs in 2018. The 2008 season marked the first time in over two decades where Brewers fans and players didn’t just sit on the sidelines and watch other teams participate in the playoffs.
Sadly, Milwaukee lost to Philadelphia in the first round. In 2011, the Brewers took the division title, and dispatched the Diamondbacks in the first round of the playoffs. It was in round two where the team struggled, and lost to the Cardinals.
The Brewers had some spark late in the season. Their bullpen came on strong, and the team found a way to win. Still, the surge was way too late for any hopes of making the playoffs.
At least the Brewers fans had some things to look forward to in 2015. With Corey Hart becoming a free agent, he moved on to another club. With the emergence of Scooter Gennett, the Brewers thought that they found a second baseman that replaced the slumping Rickie Weeks.
2015 started out as an attempt by the Milwaukee Brewers to hang on to what was once a stronger team. Following what became a disastrous start, it was clear that it was time to rebuild the ball club, and it would have to happen under a new leader. Doug Melvin, the longtime general manager of the Brewers, decided to retire at the end of the season, but on his way out, he was able to do a decent job of getting the Brewers started in their rebuilding effort, so to speak. Before the trade deadline, Melvin was able to trade away Aramis Ramirez, Carlos Gomez, Jonathan Broxton, and Geraldo Parra. The trades allowed the Brewers to play a lot of young players in August and September, and Milwaukee finished the season 68-94, good for fourth place in the National League Central.
The first order of business for the Brewers in the off-season was to find a new general manager. Milwaukee ended up hiring the young David Stearns, the assistant general manager of the Houston Astros, and the right hand man of Jeff Lunhow, who undertook the massive Astros rebuild. Stearns will be the man who hopes to revive the Milwaukee Brewers. So far this off-season Stearns has been able to trade first baseman Adam Lind and relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez. Still on the block left for him to move are shortstop Jean Segura, left fielder Khris Davis, and catcher Jonathan Lucroy, for the right price. This upcoming season for the Brewers will be their first full season into their rebuild.
As we move through the 2016 season, the theme is rebuild for the Milwaukee Brewers.
The change actually began last season, when they started to trade some of their major league talent, such as Carlos Gomez, Jonathan Broxton,
Mike Fiers, and others. Those moves continued this last off season when they moved the likes of Francisco Rodriguez, Jean Segura, Adam Lind, Khris Davis, and others.
That Brewers roster change culminated prior to the trade deadline this season, when the Brewers moved catcher Jonathan Lucroy to the Texas Rangers for future prospects.
The results may not be seen on the field right now, but that's okay. It's all about tomorrow for these Brewers at the moment.
But, the Brewers still have work to do. They need a true center fielder going into the future in their organization, which they don't have right now.
They need an ace and a number two arm in their organization, which they don't have right now. They have a bunch of great prospects, and what they also need is their own version of Kris Bryant.
Fortunately, the Brewers have time.
In 2017 the Milwaukee Brewers shocked the baseball world finishing the season 86-76, good for second place in the National League Central, barely missing out of a Wild Card spot by one game. The Brewers, along with the Reds, were expected to finish at the bottom of their division possibly ending with two of the three worst records in the National League. Where did this surprise in wins come from? All of those prospects the team has traded for in recent years have begun to show their promise.
Ironically the star of all of these young players is the player they did not trade for, shortstop Orlando Arcia who is just 23 years of age. 2017 was Arcia’s first full season, and it was a decent one for him, as he finished with a .277 average, 15 home runs, and 53 RBI’s. Arcia is yet another in this crop of super talented young shortstops who play elite defense and have active bats. Arcia is due for his big breakout season in 2018.
Then there is starting pitcher Zach Davies who came to the Brews in 2015 in the Geraldo Parra trade from the Orioles. Davies won 17 games a year ago and has become one of the most important pitchers for this team. The outfield right now is very crowded especially with the additions of Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich. Those two will start opening day and Domingo Santana will join them unless he is traded. Ryan Braun is expected to get a lot of starts at first base. This move could leave Eric Thames, who had a good 2017 campaign, on the bench for the start of the season. Star outfield prospect Brett Phillips is expected to begin the season in Triple A baseball, as the Brewers look to unclog that outfield, possibly by trading Santana, or Thames. The future is bright in Milwaukee. Catch all the action, whether it's regular season or playoffs.
That off season, the Brewers made a flurry of smaller moves. The most notable one was signing Eric Thames, to a three-year contract.
So far in 2017, that appears to be the steal of the off season.
They also signed Tommy Milone to a one-year contract for rotation depth, and they took a flier on former Rangers mega-prospect Neftali Feliz.
In addition, they traded Tyler Thornburg to the Red Sox for Travis Shaw, along with prospects, and cash considerations.
They also worked out arbitration with players like Wily Peralta and Carlos Torres.
In 2017, the Brewers surprised fans with a great run.
The team was just a couple of wins shy of making the Wild Card slot in the MLB playoffs. Sadly, they fell short. In 2018, the Brewers had one of the best overall records in the National League.
They edged out the Cubs for a playoff spot, and faced the Colorado Rockies in the NLDS. They defeated the Rockies and went on to play the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series.
Sadly, they fell just short of making it to the World Series. Ticket King has Brewers tickets for all the upcoming games in 2020. See you at Miller Park or on the road.
For the Brewers this off season, it really wasn’t about player transactions.
Rather, it was about looking at all of these talented arms they have, and figuring out who would be in the bullpen, and who would be in the rotation.
So far, we’ve heard very little from that front, and don’t expect much until we get close to the season. They did make some moves this off season.
To begin with, they brought back catcher Erik Kratz for another season. They also brought back infielder Tyler Saladino and super-utility man Hernan Perez for another year.
In January they traded outfielder Keon Broxton to the Mets for right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl, right-handed pitcher Adam Hill, and infielder Felix Valerio.
They also added another utility man, Corey Spangenberg, to the mix. He will compete with Perez for the utility man role.
Their big move was their last one, adding catcher Yasami Grandal for one season and 15 million founding fathers.
Grandal wanted three years, at the same price, but teams were giving him three years at 10 million, and the Brewers stepped forward to give him 15 million for this season.