In the latest edition of the Reviewing the Brew podcast, Matthew Dewoskin and David Gasper get together to discuss what’s been going on lately with the Milwaukee Brewers.
This podcast begins with the topic of the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards. The Milwaukee Brewers had four finalists but none of them took home the award. The most surprising of these four was Lorenzo Cain getting absolutely robbed by Ender Inciarte.
Then Cain also loses the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year award in center field to Kevin Kiermaier, who played in only 88 games this year. Naturally, David and Matthew are upset about it and David takes it one step further in his critique of these awards.
Christian Yelich was awarded the Silver Slugger for his efforts this past season, which should only be the first of many accolades for the young star. He’s the favorite to win the NL MVP this year, but could either Javier Baez or Nolan Arenado knock him off?
Before we forget an award, Craig Counsell is up for NL Manager of the Year, and he could face some closer competition. Brian Snitker of the Braves and Bud Black of the Rockies are the other finalists, so what chances does Counsell have to win?
Moving on to the General Managers’ Meetings this week out in California, there were a couple of interesting rumors to come out of it. The Seattle Mariners are looking to rebuild, the San Francisco Giants could sell Madison Bumgarner, and the Cleveland Indians could look to trade Corey Kluber.
The Twitter asks for some of these trades seem a bit too unrealistic as some have even been asking for Christian Yelich in return for one player in particular which makes no sense.
This leads into a discussion of what these teams are looking for and could Milwaukee Brewers top prospect Keston Hiura be involved in any of these trades. We discuss who would we be comfortable trading Hiura for, and that list has seemingly gotten pretty short.
In the Mailbag segment, we are asked to project the starting rotation for the Brewers in 2019, and Matthew comes up with an interesting answer. But both agree on one outside addition that will be made to this group for next year.
This is followed by a hot take corner that seemed a bit cold this week.
The Reviewing the Brew podcast records every Thursday night at 8 PM CST. Be on the lookout for our tweet beforehand asking for contributions to our Mailbag.