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5 Reasons Milwaukee Brewers Should Be Favored To Win World Series

5 Reasons Milwaukee Brewers Should Be Favored To Win World Series

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In the 44 year history of the Milwaukee Brewers, the franchise has a total of zero championships and only one trip to the World Series. Many in the national media feel that this team is just a pretender. But as the calender gets closer to October, here is five reasons why they should be favored to bring home a title.

5. Beating Aces

Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
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5. Beating Aces

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When the odds have been stacked against the Brewers, they have come through. Not only have they beaten Clayton Kershaw, the best pitcher in the National League, but they have gotten wins against pitchers like Zack Greinke, Tim Lincecum, Adam Wainwright and David Price, too. When a win looks impossible, they have come out swinging.

4. On Top From Beginning

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4. On Top From Beginning

Rickie Weeks Milwaukee Brewers
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Since April 5 the Brewers have owned at least a share of the National League Central. While other teams around the league like the San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves have gone hot and cold, they have remained steady leaders atop the National League.

3. Deep Lineup

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3. Deep Lineup

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The top of the lineup with Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez is enough to make pitchers cringe, but the Brewers order is stacked from top to bottom. Not many lineups pack as much punch as the Milwaukee Brewers. Against most teams, pitchers can work around batters to get to the bottom of the order, but in Milwaukee Reynolds has batted seventh 57 times. While he has just a .203 batting average, he has a team-leading 21 home runs.

2. Two MVPs

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2. Two MVPs

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When the Milwaukee Brewers went to the National League Championship Series they had the NL MVP Ryan Braun. While Braun is still in the lineup, the Brewers have two other players who are playing at an MVP level. Carlos Gomez is not only the best centerfielder in baseball, but he wreaks havoc at the top of the Brewers order. At catcher Jon Lucroy has become the Brewers most trusted run producer. Both players are certain to get MVP consideration.

1. Six Man Staff

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1. Six Man Staff

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When Matt Garza and Kyle Lohse went down, many thought the Brewers season was over, but Mike Fiers and Jimmy Nelson has stepped in and dominated. As they are nearing returns, the Brewers staff is set to get even deeper. Only four starters are needed in the playoffs, but at six-deep the Brewers are set for any situation come October.