Friday, June 15, 2018

Six Brewers Players that are Carrying the Team Right Now | Ticket King Wisconsin

Brewers players in 2018
We are about 68-72 games into the 2018 Major League Baseball regular season, depending on which team we’re talking about, and the Milwaukee Brewers currently have the best record in the National League. Raise your hand if you thought the Brewers would have the NL’s best record through 68 games. Be honest.  Let’s take a look at some of the players who have been key to this amazing start for the Brewers.

Travis Shaw/3B- To this point in the season, Shaw has been the Brewers most valuable player. He won’t be the league MVP, but at this rate, there is a chance he could end up on the back end of the ballot. Shaw currently stands with 14 home runs and 43 RBI’s, both of which lead the team.

Lorenzo Cain/CF- This man has been exactly what the Brewers spent 80 million dollars on. Cain has been excellent out of the lead off spot and has played Gold Glove defense. Without Cain, Milwaukee would have surely suffered more losses at this point.

Christian Yelich/OF- The big trade this off season was Milwaukee acquiring Christian Yelich from the Miami Marlins for prospects. Yelich hasn’t exactly been great on offense, but he has been solid and has played incredible defense, exactly like Cain. Milwaukee didn’t get Cain and Yelich for their bats. They acquired them for their defensive prowess.

Jhoulys Chacin/SP- Who in the world would have thought Jhoulys Chacin would be the Brewers wins leader and best pitcher in the middle of June? I mean seriously, come on. But that is exactly the case. Chacin is a sparkling 6-1, with a 3.32 ERA.

Josh Hader and Jeremy Jeffress/RP- that bullpen, which is overachieving by leaps and bounds, is the reason the Brewers have the league’s best record. Hader and Jeffress have been absolutely phenomenal to this point in the season. Hader carries an ERA of 1.18, a strikeout per nine inning number of 17.2, and 12 saves. Jeffress meanwhile has been maybe the National League’s best relief pitcher to this point in the season. Through 33 appearances totaling 33.2 innings, Jeffress carries a sparkling 0.53 ERA. As long as these guys keep performing, Milwaukee will be just fine. The remaining games this season will surely test our Brewers, but so far this team is “for real.”

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Six Underdog Packers That Might Make the 2018 Final Roster | Ticket King Inc.

We have now reached the month of NFL off season activies. For the die hard fans out there, the focus turns to the bottom half of every team’s 90-man rosters. For Green Bay Packers fans, we bring you the players to keep an eye on this summer. Some could surprise everyone, and make the team’s Week One -53-man roster. Another thing to remember for you fans, is that we have Packers tickets on sale now. Don’t wait until fall to start looking for tickets. Make your plans now.

Packers Players That Might Make the Final Roster

DeAngelo Yancey/WR- The Packers currently have more receivers than they have spots for. That could change though as they could trade somebody like Randall Cobb or Trevor Davis. They could go so far as to cut Davis if they decide to not keep him around as a return specialist. This could open up the door for someone like Yancey to make the team on the very back end of the roster. The coaches really like Yancey and he impressed last year on the practice squad.

Tyler Lancaster/DT- Even though the Packers are changing defensive schemes and coaches, they will still employ a 3-4. One of the basics of a 3-4 is are the big nose guards in the middle. It never hurts to have several on the depth chart and Lancaster fits the mold of a reserve NFL 3-4 nose guard at 6’3”, 315 pounds. He will wear the number 1 during camp, and if he makes the roster that number will be changed.

Ahmad Thomas/LB- The Packers depth chart at linebacker is wide open right now. Expect Matthews, Perry, Martinez, and Ryan to open camp as the starters by default, but the depth behind them is open for interpretation. Ahmad Thomas is a “coaches player” and sometimes that alone translates into making the roster.

C.J. Johnson/LB- In addition to Thomas, another linebacker to keep an eye on is the undersized high-motored C.J. Johnson out of East Texas Baptist. Kyler Fackrell has been a disappointment as a reserve pass rusher, and Johnson could take his spot if he works hard enough and puts on a few pounds.

Herb Waters/CB- If Davon House’s injuries have finally caught up to him, there is a chance a cornerback spot could open up, but I highly doubt that. We know one thing about Waters- he can fly. If he can turn himself into a special teams gunner in camp with that speed, there is a chance, a very small chance, he could make the roster over Davon House. But as I stated before, I don’t see that happening.

Jerome Whitehead/S- This reserve safety battle is going to be one of the features of Packers camp. Kentrell Brice, Marwin Evans, and Jerome Whitehead. Right now the odd man out is Whitehead, but that could change tomorrow, and then change again in two days. Keep an eye on this one for the next three months.