Most Despised Milwaukee Brewers of All Time, Ned Yost Region (Round One)

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Most Despised Milwaukee Brewers: Ned Yost Region (Round One)

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The second of four regions in the Most Despised Milwaukee Brewers' Personnel of All Time bracket belongs to Ned Yost. The winner of this region will take on the victor of the Eric Gagne Region. Voting for those eight matchups will continue until 10pm (ET) on February 28th.

Remember, the players are listed in this tournament because of the fans' feelings toward them. Some may have been great people, but their performance or contracts created a negative feeling toward them. For other personnel, they could have been successful and put up numbers, but their attitudes did them in.

Everyone has their own reasons for liking or despising a player or staff member, whether it makes sense or it's completely irrational. Of course, each fan is entitled to his or her opinion and we're simply trying to find a consensus of sorts.

We've already seen some disagreements in the voting, which is what makes this such a difficult idea to pin down. Though not appearing in the first two regions released, Ryan Braun and Yovani Gallardo are fine examples of the varying perspectives people have on professional athletes.

Braun cheated and lied about his PED use and many people have sworn off rooting for him. Others say, "Whatever. He served his time, now help us win."

Gallardo was arrested for drunken driving, breaking the law in a way that could have hurt or killed others. While he definitely received some criticism, he wasn't suspended by MLB and hasn't had the negative backlash from fans.

Right or wrong doesn't really matter, it's simply a matter of opinion. And keep in mind, this is all in good fun (and maybe some therapy for fans).

Remember, when you’re voting, keep in mind you’re voting for whoever you disliked more, and that’s the person you should pick to win the matchup and move on in the tournament.

You can submit votes in the comments section below, on Facebook, by tweeting @brewersblend or send an email to brewersblend@gmail.com. The voting for the Yost Region will remain open until 10pm (ET) on Saturday, February 29th, so check out each matchup and get your votes in now!

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#8 Nyjer Morgan vs. #9 Kameron Loe

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Though Nyjer Morgan was briefly a fan favorite, and had one of the biggest hits in team history in 2011, he rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. Many grew tired of his antics, felt he was a distraction to the team, infuriated the opposition, and lacked the star power to get away with it for too long.

The groans were plentiful whenever Kameron Loe took the hill as he’d find himself in trouble or pouring gas on the fire. He lost 17 games in his three years with Milwaukee, a tough number to reach out of the bullpen, and an indication he cost the club many games in which they led or were tied.

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#7 Joey Meyer vs. #10 Jerry Royster

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A minor league star who couldn’t hack it in MLB, Joey Meyer blasted 120 homers in his first four years on the farm and drove in 415 runs in those 464 games. His two years in Milwaukee produced just 18 long balls and a .416 slugging percentage to go with a .300 OBP.

Jerry Royster was never MLB manager material, so to watch him lead the Brewers to a 53-94 record was painful. It was clear he was lost and scared, and that players had no respect for him. The icing on the cake was a screaming match on the mound between him and Mike DeJean.

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#6 Wes Helms vs. #11 Matt Mieske

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Wes Helms was seen as a terrific prospect in Atlanta, but after a solid first year in Milwaukee, he lost his power and couldn’t hit righties to save his life. He was also sub-par at third with limited range. Booed on opening day, Helms got his biggest hit for the Brewers -- as a member of the Florida Marlins.

Matt Mieske was a horrible defensive outfielder who was just "sort of a guy who hung out" on the team in the mid-to-late ‘90s. He wasn’t as bad overall as some remember, but he was a frequent target for fans' jeers. He also owned an interesting moustache, so there's that.

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#5 Bill Hall vs. #12 Ben Hendrickson

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Bill Hall had a huge 2006 when he hit 35 home runs. He then got a four year, $24 million deal and would hit 35 dingers combined in the next three years. His OBP dropped below .300 and his slugging percentage fell under .400, as he struck out a ton and proved 2006 was an aberration.

A classic “four-A” pitcher, Ben Hendrickson was terrific in the minors and horrible in MLB. In 2004, with a 2.02 ERA in triple-A, Hendrickson was called up and subsequently rocked, going 1-8 with a 6.22 ERA. In his final major league appearance, he gave up six earned runs without retiring a batter.

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#4 Rickie Weeks vs. #13 Prince Fielder

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Rickie Weeks’ issues have been well documented. Between his historically bad defense at second, constant injury troubles, and recent struggles to get on base or hit for any power, he has quickly lost favor with fans. His $11 million price tag makes matters even worse, especially with Scooter Gennett on his heels.

Weeks’ best friend, Prince Fielder, got his money elsewhere. Some fans felt lied to and betrayed, because they thought he’d give a hometown discount after saying he "loved to play here." Others were happy to see him go, citing his poor defensive skills and temperamental attitude.

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#3 Ruben Quevedo vs. #14 Billy Jo Robidoux

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Brewers’ management touted Ruben Quevedo as a future star after coming over from the Chicago Cubs, but that never came close to happening. His laziness and ever-rising weight led to a 5.66 ERA and a 14-30 record with Milwaukee. He was out of the league before his 25th birthday, appearing to have no interest in improving.

Seen as the next great slugger in Milwaukee (slugged over .500 in double and triple-A), Billy Jo Robidoux hit a whole four home runs in parts of four seasons with the Brewers. He also was part of the tradition of poor-fielding first baseman, and even worse in the outfield.

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#2 Ronnie Belliard vs. #15 Doug Henry

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Laziness and failed expectations made Ronnie Belliard a despised figure. After a promising 1999, his weight ballooned, his numbers dipped and he landed on the disabled list too often. His last year in Milwaukee, with a .287 OBP and .544 OPS, he made it was clear he had no interest in being a quality player for the Brewers.

Doug Henry earned a decent amount of saves in Milwaukee, but his stats the last three years with the Brewers were ugly (4.70 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 4.3 walks per nine innings). His rookie year, at age 27, raised expectations, but those came crashing down to earth very quickly.

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#1 Jeff Suppan vs. #16 Matt Wise

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The Jeff Suppan deal, $42 million for four years, was one of the worst in team history. His 5.08 ERA and ridiculously awful 1.60 WHIP with Milwaukee drove people over the edge as he continued to take the ball. The Brewers released him before the end of his contract and got one poor playoff start from him. He’s a favorite for the tourney and sits in the Yost Region because, of course, “Soup pitched great!”

Matt Wise was sort of a typical, serviceable middle reliever. The worst thing he did was hurt himself with a pair of salad tongs that caused him to miss a couple of games. He snuck into the tourney on a couple of nominations, but my guess is, he won't be around long.

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Yost Region - Round One

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Here's the full region so you can take a look at the potential matchups in the upcoming rounds. Again, the person who makes it out of the Yost Region will take on the winner of the Gagne Region in the Final Four. I'll reveal the rest of the regions in the near future and you can take a look at the whole field.

You can submit votes in the comments section below, on Facebook, by tweeting @brewersblend or send an email to brewersblend@gmail.com. The voting for the Yost Region will remain open until 10pm (ET) on Saturday, February 29th, so check out each matchup and get your votes in now!

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  • Kim Huebner

    Suppan, Loe, Hall, Weeks, Helms, Robidoux, Royster, Belliard

  • Tim Muma

    Thanks for voting, Kim!

  • Paul Graffenius

    I’m going Suppan, Belliard, Quevedo, Weeks, Hall, Mieske, Royster, Loe

    Sorry I missed the first bracket!