Brewers General Manager David Stearns wants this team to win and keep winning by acquiring, developing and retaining young talent. The rebuilding road to a World Series isn't an uncommon one, but it is a long one.
“We need to restock our system from the bottom to the top and that includes here at Miller Park and our Triple A team in Colorado Springs, and we're pursuing that through a number of different strategies and the trend I think is to be able to have that constant flow throughout the organization,” Stearns explained.
Stearns is creating his own path to the World Series. It’s a road that many of baseball’s powerhouses have been down before.
“Every team does this is in a slightly different manor and we're going to do it in a slightly different manor than the Cubs have done, than the Astros have done or the Mets or the Royals, but the goal is to get where those teams have gotten and that's the playoffs and the ultimate goal is to do what the Kansas City Royals did this year.”
And that’s win a World Series.
“We've looked, we've done a lot of studying on how these successful organizations have built themselves and we're going to pursue those practices and we're going to do our best to pursue them as efficiently as possible,” he said. “This is a marathon not a sprint and we've got time if we stay true to the process we'll get to where we want to go.”
Stearns said that this team has an enormous responsibility to the fans and the community to get things going in the right direction as fast as possible.