Brewers Being Disrespected by Projected 2022 Win Total
The Milwaukee Brewers have reached the MLB Playoffs in each of the last four seasons, but have only won one postseason series during that span. Manager Graig Counsell is surely going to have his players motivated to get over the hump and into the World Series during the upcoming 2022 season.
Unfortunately, projected win totals released on FanDuel Sportsbook have the Brewers taking a bit of a step back. Their win total is set at 89.5 wins, which pails in comparison to the 95-67 record they finished with in 2021. That is downright disrespectful for a team as well-rounded as Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Brewers Projected Win Total
The Brewer's win total ranks eighth across the MLB. While that is well within playoff range, it also trails that of a team that posted a record under .500 last season in the New York Mets (91.5). The NL Central divisional rival St. Louis Cardinals aren't far behind with a 84.5 total (No. 14), either.
Yes, Milwaukee wasn't the most aggressive team in free agency. However, that's because they didn't need to be. This roster is stacked with talented players. The Brewers finished with the third-best team ERA (3.48) and the eighth-best run differential (+109) in 2021. That isn't easy to accomplish.
Of course, this team is carried by its stellar pitching staff. Reigning Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes joins Brandon Woodruff and Freddy Peralta in what may be the best SP trio in baseball. Milwaukee also has one of the best arms in baseball closing out games in Josh Hader (2.26 Career ERA).
It's worth noting the addition of veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen to be the team's designated hitter will be huge, too. His 27 home runs last season would've ranked second on Milwaukee. All things considered, there's no reason the Brewers can't find a way to win well more than 90 games.
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