Last year, the Milwaukee Brewers had a historically good pitching staff, from top to bottom.
However, at one point during the playoffs, it became clear that their offense was a bit lacking.
That’s why they tried to help themselves with a solid signing for their lineup, and they brought in veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen.
Once one of the very best players in the game during his Pittsburgh Pirates days, McCutchen’s contributions are more modest at this point, which is to be expected since he is already 35 years old.
He had been playing for the Philadelphia Phillies for the last three years, and took the opportunity to say goodbye to their fans as he embarks for his new adventure in Milwaukee.
McCutchen Said Goodbye To Philadelphia Fans
“A short 3 years but a lot of fun through it all. Thank you @Phillies for giving me the opportunity to represent your franchise. Til we meet again,” he wrote on his official Twitter account on Wednesday.
A short 3 years but a lot of fun through it all. Thank you @Phillies for giving me the opportunity to represent your franchise🙏🏾. Til we meet again
— Andrew McCutchen (@TheCUTCH22) March 16, 2022
McCutchen is no longer a plus defensive player, so his new role with the Brew Crew will be as a designated hitter.
He will serve as a backup for the corner outfield positions, sure, but he will mainly play as a DH.
In 2021, he slashed .222/.334/.444 with 27 home runs, 78 runs scored, and 80 RBI in 144 games with the Phils.
At this point, he won’t contribute a high batting average, but he continues to be an above-average hitter thanks to an excellent eye at the plate and solid power production.
As his .778 OPS suggests, he is no longer a star, but remains a steady contributor.
The Brewers needed some offense, and Cutch is ready to provide it.