The stove is burning and the Milwaukee Brewers are right in the middle of it. It’s like a raging inferno and Twitterverse has gone bananas.
First it was reported earlier in the day that the Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly been deep into trade discussions on multiple fronts. However, that’s not what we’re here to talk about. In even bigger news, the Brewers have reportedly submitted a formal offer to free agent ace Yu Darvish. Take a deep breath and read that sentence again.
Okay, all better now? This news is a shocker to all Brewers fans. Milwaukee stepping up and making an offer to a top free agent pitcher? This hasn’t happened since… well, it’s never happened before.
This could be a game changer if reports are true. Signing Darvish instantly transforms the Milwaukee Brewers into playoff contenders, if not more. It’s reasonable to think a contract of five-to-seven years in length with $24-$28 million per season could be the offer. The Brewers can afford a $125-$140 million contract. This team has very little money spoken for over the next few years.
Darvish headlining a rotation with Chase Anderson, Jimmy Nelson, and Zach Davies is a formidable group. Together that group looks like a force, and they’re backed by an above-average offense. 2018 has the makings of a fantastic season if Darvish decides to come to Milwaukee.
However, let’s be real for a moment folks. The Milwaukee Brewers have made offers to free agents before and never signed them. It’s too early to know for sure if this is even a reality. Although, It is fun to imagine Darvish in Milwaukee, so let’s enjoy it while we can.