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Life After Prince Fielder: What's Next for Brewers? Owner Mark Attanasio Speaks

Mark Attanasio (courtesy Bloomberg TV)
Mark Attanasio (courtesy Bloomberg TV)
Jerry MilaniContributor IFebruary 15, 2012

The Milwaukee Brewers had a storied 2011, surprising many and riding the long balls of Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder into the playoffs—recalling the days when Gorman Thomas, Ben Oglivie and the rest of "Harvey's Wallbangers" tore up the league.

But things have changed for the "Brew Crew" in 2012, with Fielder off to Detroit via free agency, and Braun's status for the first 50 games of the season in question with his suspension pending.

The team signed third baseman Aramis Ramirez for some relief, and they will look to Mat Gamel to be the everyday first baseman with Carlos Gomez potentially filling in for the reigning N.L. MVP Braun until he can return.

Will Milwaukee be another small market team that cannot sustain, or will they have a quick rebuild and challenge for the playoffs again?

Did they do enough to try and sign Fielder, who was demanding huge dollars that could have sacked the whole financial outlook of the team for the sake of one superstar?

Owner Mark Attanasio took the time to answer all those questions and others in his appearance on Sportfolio Bloomberg TV. The show, which will also feature former Major Leaguer Daryl Hamilton and noted sports attorney Ken Shropshire talking about the Dodgers sale and other topics heading into spring training. This will give Brew Crew fans some pause as the team heads west to get ready for 2012.

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