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Know Your Enemy – Milwaukee Brewers

Know Your Enemy – Milwaukee Brewers

This is the third in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates' NL Central opponents.  I explained the rationale behind these articles here and previously reviewed the Houston Astros  and Chicago Cubs .

This article will look at the Milwaukee Brewers, a team that the Pirates get compared to the most (along with the Cincinnati Reds) in terms of what our market can bear payroll-wise.  The Brewers have an owner in Mark Attanasio who did what everyone hopes Bob Nutting will do: spend the money when the time is right to make a move.

Payroll Committments 2011-2014 (does not include arbitration or min-scale players)

2011 -- $32.371 million

2012 -- $30.871 million

2013 -- $28.621 million

2014 -- $21.788 million

The Brewers have committments to four players beyond this year: Randy Wolf, Corey Hart, Ryan Braun, and Yovani Gallardo.  I don't consider Wolf to be a core player, but the Brewers have wisely locked up the other...

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