Crushed Optimists

We are twin brothers who grew up in Central Washington. This blog is devoted to the life of Seattle sports fans, as well as various other topics that we will espouse for your enjoyment. We could be called another OFFICIAL SEATTLE SEAHAWKS site, but we'll take our uneducated crack at the Mariners, Sonics, and Huskies as well. A Seattle Sports Blog? Must be the land... of crushed optimism!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Doug Melvin... best GM currently?

I think Doug has my vote, because of what he's done with two different farm systems. It's been difficult to produce quality major league hitters (see Seattle Mariners). Many GMs are lauded for being able to simply spend more money than others (see Brian Cashman or Theo Epstein). Some like themselves far too much (see Billy Beane). For consistent hitting talent, Melvin has got to be it. Take a look at what he's done...

Texas (remember, he was there before Milwaukee)... Mark Teixeira, Hank Blalock, Kevin Mench, Michael Young. Now the best young hitting lineup in the majors.

Milwaukee... Prince Fielder, JJ Hardy, Richie Weeks

Milwaukee is about to become a force in the NL Central. Mark my words. That lineup will be awesome next year. Geoff Jenkins, Lyle Overbay with that type of support? Pitching talents Doug Davis, Ben Sheets and closer Derrick Turnbow? They will be the next Texas, and are going to finally give St Louis a run. I'd be pretty darn excited if I was a Brewers fan. I'll be cheering for them to make a nice impact.

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