Miles Mikolas made the decision to sign with the a divisional rival of the Milwaukee Brewers.
The St. Louis Cardinals locked up Mikolas earlier this morning. He is someone we looked into a couple of times at Reviewing the Brew. Now, he will be pitching against the Milwaukee Brewers in a different uniform.
After a short stint in the MLB, Mikolas made the transition to Japan. However, his numbers overseas are excellent. He boasts a low two ERA through three seasons. That is very indicative of his numbers as a whole.
This move shows their desire to flip some pitching to come out on top of the Stanton race. Though it will come down whatever the slugging outfielder wants to do. But, it would seem that the team already knows which pitchers are going over in the potential deal. That is why the wanted to bolster their players.
The main focus might be on Shohei Ohtani, but there are very limited teams in that dream race. Mikolas represents a great option that isn’t the two-way star. That is why the Milwaukee Brewers would have been a great addition to the Milwaukee Brewers.
For the Cardinals, they signed Mikolas to a two year contract. In total, it cost them 15.5 million, not a bad price tag for what he could potentially bring. In light of the international market, Mikolas is probably the most solid case for the backup option to Ohtani.
This crosses one pitcher off of the list. The Milwaukee Brewers need to add one or two arms to their rotation this offseason. If names are going to start dropping off of the list, then the Crew should start jumping into the game.
With Winter Meetings coming up, that is the Brewers prime time to strike. Something will happen, it has to. Right now, there is a lack of MLB talent in the rotation. Jake Arrieta appears to be the front runner in the teams mind.
No matter what, Mikolas is not there anymore. Though he once was a promising idea, it is not possible anymore. Exciting times are on the horizon, it is time to just sit back and wait. Also, it is time for the Milwaukee Brewers lineup to scout the newest member to the NL Central.