Rick Schlesinger, the Milwaukee Brewers chief operating officer, said that even though the Brewers are playing well now, the future is something to look forward too as well.
“What we like about our situation is our team is young, so we have players that are going to be here for a while,” Schlesinger said Tuesday during an appearance at the stadium board meeting. “Young players bring enthusiasm. They bring upward trajectory in performance in the future and they generally are less expensive than older players.”
Schlesinger credited the Brewers baseball operations staff for the success of the current and potential future team. This success has also led to better attendance at Miller Park as well as general interest in the team around the league.
The Brewers rank tenth in Major League Baseball attendance even though they play in one of the smallest markets. The Milwaukee Business Journal reports that Miller Park attendance will surpass 2.8 million this season.
Schlesinger still believes the Brewers can win the National League Central Division, where they trail the Chicago Cubs by two games going into Wednesday night’s action.
“It’s been a great year and there is a lot to build on and we’re excited about what this brings short term as well as the next few years for Brewers baseball,” he said.