In the latest edition of our Reviewing the Brew podcast, we continue to talk everything Milwaukee Brewers as we get ready for Opening Day.
This week on the Reviewing the Brew podcast, Keaton Anderson, Matthew Dewoskin, and David Gasper gather together to discuss the latest news and happenings around the Milwaukee Brewers.
What We Discussed
News broke on Tuesday night that Jimmy Nelson would not be making the Opening Day roster. We discuss the implications for Nelson and for the rest of the rotation. Who takes his spot? There’s a slight difference of opinion on who takes that fifth spot. Also, what’s going on with Jeremy Jeffress?
Also, in the rest of the world of Wisconsin sports, the Green Bay Packers have made some signings in free agency, and we briefly look at the offseason moves between the Packers and our Milwaukee Brewers.
Moving on, we discuss our bold predictions for the 2019 season. David Gasper wrote quite the bold prediction piece that was very bold indeed. The group discusses the merits of some of those predictions and whether they’re actually somewhat plausible and realistic. The boldest of the predictions was the immediate success of Corbin Burnes resulting in a Cy Young award this season.
In a recent article by Matthew Dewoskin, he looked at some Milwaukee Brewers prospects that flamed out in the 2000s. David includes the tragic story of possibly witnessing Nick Neugebauer‘s injury. Then we reminisce over other top prospects that flamed out and never reached their full potential.
Keaton mentions Matt LaPorta, the centerpiece of the 2008 CC Sabathia trade and we get to wondering what he’s up to now. So Matthew looks him up on LinkedIn hoping to find him, and sure enough, we find Laporta’s LinkedIn profile and check up on what he’s been doing.
Next, more details about our RtB Readers vs. Writers fantasy baseball league. We’re looking for FOUR more readers to round out the league. The draft will be held March 24th, which is a Sunday night. Send us a message on Twitter with your funny/creative team name and you just might make the league.
There could be a lot of applicants but there are only four spots open, so you’ll want to hurry if you would like to join the league. Remember, you’ll need something funny and/or creative for your team name. If it makes us laugh, you’ve greatly improved your chances. Also, this is a free league and there are no entry fees or prize money involved.
The Reviewing the Brew podcast will return on March 26th after a one week break. Then we’ll be in the same week as Opening Day, and there will be good vibes all around.