By Kent Berkley
The Milwaukee Brewers came up empty at the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings this past week. No free agents were signed and no trade acquisitions were added to the roster. The Brewers watched their rivals, the Cubs and Cardinals, make important moves to bolster their teams. The Brewers put the Central Division on notice last season that they belong at the top of the division, so the pressure is on GM David Stearns to build on conversations from the meetings and take action to improve the team in areas he has admitted are vulnerable. Adding to the starting pitching remains the biggest need and it is fair to expect the Brewers to address both the rotation and the bullpen in the weeks ahead.