In this latest Reviewing the Brew podcast, David Gasper and Paul Bretl discuss the latest rumors on the Hot Stove surrounding the Milwaukee Brewers.
In this week’s episode, the discussion begins with the report from Ken Rosenthal that the Milwaukee Brewers are strongly considering non-tendering Jonathan Schoop prior to Friday’s deadline. There was much rejoicing.
David and Paul discuss the alternatives with Schoop, including trading him, and sticking with him. But both seem like risky endeavors for the small market Brewers.
There are several other non-tender options for the Brewers to consider ahead of the deadline. Paul mentions the non-tender possibilities in the bullpen to look at. David brings up an infield non-tender outside of Jonathan Schoop that makes a lot of sense as well.
Outside of the players currently on the Milwaukee Brewers, there have been rumblings about the Brewers involvement with several other players on the market.
Mike Moustakas is a former Brewer, and there’s a chance he could come back to Milwaukee this winter, but it’s obviously dependent on what the team decides to do with Jonathan Schoop. But if Schoop is let go, what are the chances of a Moose return?
JT Realmuto is also on the trade market and the Brewers reportedly have interest in him. What would we be willing to part with and what are the chances that Realmuto actually joins Christian Yelich in Milwaukee?
Madison Bumgarner has been a top pitcher in baseball for several years now. With the Brewers reportedly having interest in him, does acquiring him actually make any sense?
The Cleveland Indians are looking to trade at least one of their elite starting pitchers. Reports are that Trevor Bauer is most likely to go, but should the Brewers want Bauer, Corey Kluber, or Carlos Carrasco? And Bauer is known as a wild character. Would he even fit with the Brewers clubhouse culture?
In the Hot Take Corner, Paul is willing to part with a certain top pitching prospect that a lot of people don’t want to see traded. David is putting his likability at risk by saying that the Milwaukee Brewers shouldn’t have brought back Erik Kratz.
We missed the past two weeks of the Reviewing the Brew podcast because of Thanksgiving and things coming in the way of us being available to do the show. But every Thursday night we’ll record the Reviewing the Brew podcast.