The headlines tell the story: "FANS NOT IMPRESSED WITH MILLERS' MAKEUP" and "SAINTS NOT AS STRONG AS THEY WERE IN 1913", contrasted with "(INDIANAPOLIS) INDIANS EXPECT TO BE IN FIGHT ALL TIME" and "SENATORS SHOULD FINISH IN THE FIRST DIVISION".
As for our Brewers, the Sentinel's Manning Vaughan said if "Jap" Barbeau and Happy Felsch could deliver, the club "may win the pennant again":
(N)aturally everyone is anxiously waiting to see whether the 1914 model of the Clark machine will stack up as formidable as the pennant-winning Blitzen of a year ago. On paper the club looks just as strong, if not stronger, than the club which represented the Cream City last season. It has pitching, batting and fielding strength, and a volcanic fighting leader, a leader who never knows when he is beaten, and who has the happy faculty of instituting that fighting spirit in the men he commands. It is a club with a mighty PUNCH—a real wallop. It may not repeat its pennant parade of '13, accidents and injuries always figure in the final reckoning, but the club that beats 'em to it will know it has been through the mill. I am not predicting that another bit of muslin will come here next fall, but unless mishaps throw the machinery of the Clark speedster into disorder, the Brewers will finish one, two, three.Bold words, Mr. Vaughan. We will see if the Brewers can live up to them.