While I don’t think anything will change, the article brings up some good points. The fact is the Brewers have had terrible pitching. They rank last in the NL in ERA and third last throughout the entire league. Some of this could be attributable to Roenicke, for example sticking with a starter too long or throwing in a beleaguered closer, but for the most part the poor performance is on the players.
If the Brewers want to turn this season around, and I think we are close to running out of time for that, they need to get better pitching. That is the start and end of the conversation. This offense has never been the problem and every Brewer fan knows that this team is capable of scoring runs. Good pitching will equate to wins, and that is what the Brewers need more than anything.
As a result, I think Ron Roenicke’s seat is getting hotter, but I don’t think he is in danger of losing his job. It is clear that the rotation was worrisome at the start of the season. The Brewers desperately signed Kyle Lohse at the last minute. It is also clear that they are desperate in the bullpen based on their recent signing of KRod. Long story short, Roenicke may not have the talent to win the 85-88 games this season that would put them in contention for the wild card.
If, however the Brewers continue this awful play and stay in last place, then I think we may see some changes. For now, I think we stay the course.