In the latest episode of the Reviewing The Brew podcast, David Gasper, Matthew Dewoskin, and Keaton Anderson gather together to discuss the end of the Milwaukee Brewers season and to look ahead to the offseason.
To start this podcast, we need to bring out the obvious that the Brewers were eliminated in the NLCS and go through our favorite memories from the season. David begins his “Ode to the 2018 Milwaukee Brewers” set to sad music to properly send off the season.
While we could’ve sat there and second-guessed all the moves that caused the Brewers to lose the NLCS, we chose to move on to happier topics.
The Gold Glove finalists were recently announced and Travis Shaw, Manny Pina, Christian Yelich, and Lorenzo Cain were all named among the final three players at their respective positions. We discuss which players have the best chance to win, including a few surprises from Matthew and David.
Also, the Brewers announced a couple of coaching changes, as bullpen coach Lee Tunnell was let go and hitting coach Darnell Coles resigned his position. Do these moves put the Brewers in a better position moving forward? And why was Lee Tunnell let go, the guys have a couple of guesses as to what happened.
Since the Brewers fell just short of the World Series, who are we rooting for to win the Fall Classic this year? I can tell you one thing, we won’t be rooting for Manny Machado.
Looking ahead to the offseason, there are a bunch of decisions that GM David Stearns is going to have to make this winter. Wade Miley, Mike Moustakas, and Jonathan Schoop all present interesting options moving forward. Which, if any, should return to Milwaukee for 2019? We come to a consensus on all three of these players.
Travis Shaw is due a big raise in arbitration this year and it might be wise for the Brewers to sign Shaw to a long-term extension. What should he cost the team in terms of average annual value? The panel tries to figure it out, without the help of Spotrac’s market value tool.
In this week’s Mailbag, could the Brewers face off against the Cubs in the playoffs next year? And what do the Brewers need to do in the offseason? Do they absolutely have to get a frontline starting pitcher from outside the organization?
In the Hot Take Corner, Keaton, Matthew, and David all give their own hot takes, even as Matthew struggles a bit to come up with a really hot one. But David gives the hottest take of the show, with a big prediction for a certain Milwaukee Brewers catcher in 2019.
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