This article is part of our MLB Team Previews series.2014 Milwaukee Brewers Team Preview
The Brewers sat three games above .500 at the end of April last season, but the team never recovered after going a brutal 6-22 in May, and spent the summer out of playoff contention. In addition, the face of the franchise, Ryan Braun, endured a trying season and saw his reputation tarnished by a 65-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. The Brewers had to be happy when their season finally came to a close at the end of September.
There were some bright spots, however. Jean Segura, Carlos Gomez, and Jonathan Lucroy were among the top players at their position in the NL. On the pitching side, Wily Peralta showed glimpses of his potential as the season wore on, and Jim Henderson established himself as the new closer in Milwaukee with a dominant campaign.
Though last season was a rough one for the Brewers, there is reason for optimism in 2014. Braun will return, the youngsters should continue to improve
You've reached the end of our free article preview.