Milwaukee Brewers: The calm before Winter Meetings

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 30: Travis Shaw
ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 30: Travis Shaw /

We are nearing the best month of the entire off-season.  Once December rolls around this so-called cold stove should have a few logs thrown into it and pretty quickly.

Being the die-hard fan base that us Milwaukee Brewers fans are.  There is some frustration in the air that the home nine has yet to make a significant move.  Well, in reality, no one has, yet.

The roadblocks named Giancarlo Stanton and Shoei Otani are continuing to make this off-season one of the dullest up to this point in years.  There is one very exciting aspect that should have baseball fans and especially Milwaukee Brewers fans giddy with excitement once those two figures out there next destinations.

We are just under two weeks away from the 2017 Winter Meetings which take place from December 10th through the 14th.

With all this “down” time we can pretty much guarantee that David Stearns and Matt Arnold have been actively engaged in talks with free agents and enquiring teams about possible trades.  In fact, Stearns has confirmed himself that Milwaukee is looking to improve.

The Milwaukee Brewers are in a prime position to find themselves involved in some of the major deals.  While the Crew has made it known that starting pitching is the number one priority, there could also be some unorthodox moves being discussed. Moves that no one can begin to imagine.

During last years winter meeting the Brewers made one deal. They traded Tyler Thornburg for Travis Shaw, Mauricio Dubon, Josh Pennington and Yeison Coca.

However, this off-season has a different ring to it than last.  This year MLB talent is the number one priority. Names like Yu Darvish, Lance Lynn, Alex Cobb, and Jake Arrieta all looking for new homes.  This is the perfect season for the Crew to have deep pockets and be ready to spend.

There could be the slight possibility that the Milwaukee Brewers go all out and sign two or three big names. Doing that could prime the team for an early World Series appearance.

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It almost happened in 2011 when the Brewers traded for Zack Greinke.  The only difference is that the farm system, and the willingness to spend, are different than years past. That is something that should have everyone looking forward to this year’s annual rumors-come-to-life fest.