Milwaukee Brewers: RtB Podcast S2E1 – Catching Up On The Offseason
By David Gasper
While the Milwaukee Brewers offseason has continued, it’s time for the Reviewing the Brew podcast to catch up on everything over the past month and a half.
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It’s the second season of the Reviewing the Brew podcast, and we’re back once again for everything Milwaukee Brewers. David Gasper, Matthew Dewoskin, and Joe Siemandel get together to discuss all the happenings in the Brewers world.
To start, the biggest event of our offseason, Brewers On Deck was last weekend and our man Joe was at the event and tells us all about his experience there. On Deck was sold out for the first time ever this year, but he was one of the lucky few to get tickets.
Earlier on Thursday, former Brewers starter Wade Miley signed a free agent contract with the Houston Astros. There was some talk about him returning to Milwaukee, but none of the guys were hoping for that but wish him the best in Houston. What was really surprising was the contract he ended up signing.
With Miley to Houston, what does this mean for the Brewers and Dallas Keuchel? We discuss the possibility of Dallas going to Milwaukee, including a discussion about the possibly legitimate rumor about a Brewers offer to Keuchel.
We agree Keuchel would be a good fit for the Crew, but there are other starting pitchers on the market the Brewers are looking at. There have been reports that Corey Kluber is still on David Stearns’ radar, and we discuss what the odds are that a trade gets done and what it could look like. If Stearns doesn’t get Kluber, Madison Bumgarner could possibly still be on the table.
David Stearns also earned a promotion and got a contract extension earlier this month, moving him up to the title of President of Baseball Operations. We celebrate the fact that Stearns remains in the future for Milwaukee.
The news that truly broke Brewers Twitter was the new stadium naming rights agreement with American Family Insurance, as the name Miller Park will be going away in 2021. Was this a good move? Why did they make this move? All of that is answered.
The Milwaukee Brewers have also made some moves in the offseason that need to be discussed. The biggest signing was catcher Yasmani Grandal on a one year, $16 million contract with a mutual option for 2020. We look at the benefits possibly outweighing any risks in this signing and why it’s a good move for the Crew.
The two big trades this winter have involved the outfield again, as Domingo Santana and Keon Broxton have been shipped out to opposite coasts. We take a look at the returns the Brewers got for them.
Pretty much the entire offseason, second base has been the talk of the town on what the Brewers should do. But with the market being tapped dry, are the Brewers going to sign anyone else to play the position? Or are they going to stick with what they have?
Finally, the Mailbag segment was chock full of questions this week. We answered questions ranging from general MLB free agency to Mauricio Dubon‘s potential impact to Orlando Arcia to the tradability of Chase Anderson and Eric Thames.
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