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Brewers roster 'reset, retool' incoming? | NL Central update 4/24

The Brewers own the worst record in the majors, at 3-13. It's gotten so bad that owner Mark Attanasio is in Milwaukee attempting to figure out what needs to be changed.

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The Milwaukee Brewers aren't having the best start to the season to say the least. At 3-13, we're already questioning whether or not the Brewers should concede the 2015 season and begin a full rebuild.

Things are so bad that owner Mark Attanasio was on his way to Milwaukee in an attempt to gauge what his going on with his team, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

While Attanasio confirmed he's heading Wednesday to Milwaukee, where the Brewers finish a thus-far winless homestand with five more games against two archrivals, with two more against the Reds followed by three against the Cardinals, he didn't say what the purpose of his trip is beyond "catching a couple of the games in person."

Of course, with Attanasio in town, manager Ron Roenicke's job performance is under a microscope. General manager Doug Melvin reassured that it isn't all on the manager for the team's rough play, but clearly hinted a roster revamp might be in order:

"It's good we have 140 some games left. But we've got to see change here. We've got to see the arrow pointing in the other direction pretty soon," Melvin said. "Maybe there's a point you have to say, you have to reset, retool."

NL Central standings 4/24:

NL Central W L PCT GB
St. Louis 10 4 0.714 -
Chi Cubs 8 7 0.533 2.5
Cincinnati 8 8 0.500 3
Pittsburgh 8 8 0.500 3
Milwaukee 3 13 0.188 8

NL Central news & notes 4/24:

  • The Brewers attempted to shake up their roster in a big way, optioning reliever Tyler Thornburg to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Over 7.2 innings pitched, Thornburg was allowing an opponent's OPS of .899. In his place, the Brewers have called up Rob Wooten, who in 67 previous appearances for the Brewers carries a 4.35 ERA.
  • Will Bryant file grievance vs. Cubs? -
    "There's never been a grievance like this, but the union could possibly contend the timing of the callup was designed only to hinder Bryant's service time and delay his free agency, and unrelated to any actual deficiency in Bryant's game."