In the latest edition of the Reviewing the Brew podcast, David Gasper, Matthew Dewoskin, and Trevor Hooth get together to discuss the latest in what’s going on with the Milwaukee Brewers.
The podcast begins with Trevor mentioning the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee is haunted and somehow that morphs into a conversation about if Matthew’s house is haunted, if ghosts are real, and the location of Area 51.
But after the shenanigans are done, we move on to the big news in Derek Johnson’s departure from Milwaukee. The loss of the Milwaukee Brewers star pitching coach is a tough one but the idea of promoting from within seems to be a popular one and we gather around the idea of one candidate.
For the club options, there weren’t many surprises. Jordan Lyles had his $3.5 million option declined, which was expected. Jeremy Jeffress will come back after a tremendous season despite his struggles in the postseason.
Stephen Vogt is a free agent as well and the guys discuss the future at the catcher position and if Jacob Nottingham will be the future for Milwaukee. Matthew believes JT Realmuto could be a real option on the trade market.
Matthew and Trevor debate the true purpose of a minor league system.
When it comes to non-tender decisions, the biggest one could be Jonathan Schoop. He’s due approximately $10 million in arbitration this year. Matthew believes he’s a non-tender candidate, but David thinks the Brewers can still trade him for something. Matthew and Trevor disagree and think he’s worthless on the trade market.
The podcast then turns to free agency. Who could be some potential targets for the Milwaukee Brewers to look at? Which free agent ace do the guys prefer: Patrick Corbin or Dallas Keuchel? And who could be some other options in free agency at the other positions?
Somehow the conversation turns to bringing back old Brewers for second stints and building an entire roster of former Brewers.
Then we get back to reality and go to the Mailbag and the Hot Take Corner, The Hot Take Corner was especially hot this week as Matthew and David double down on comments from earlier in the episode.
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