Milwaukee Brewers: RtB Podcast – Gio Gonzalez Makes His Return

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Gio Gonzalez #47 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 28, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Gio Gonzalez #47 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 28, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images) /
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The Reviewing the Brew Podcast records each Tuesday night to discuss all things Milwaukee Brewers. This week’s episode is hosted by David Gasper with Paul Bretl and Matt Carroll.

Listen to “Reviewing the Brew S2E12 – Gio Gonzalez Makes His Return” on Spreaker.

Usual co-host Matthew Dewoskin was unavailable for a second straight week this week, because he got tickets to see this movie called “Avengers: Endgame” or something. Priorities.

Last week on the podcast, we discussed the merits behind the idea of signing Gio Gonzalez to a contract after he was released by the Yankees. We agreed that it was a good idea, and perhaps Milwaukee Brewers GM David Stearns was listening as he signed Gonzalez to a contract the next day.

With Gonzalez now in the fold, we discuss how his first start went back in a Brewers uniform. How much longer will Gonzalez stick in the rotation? Freddy Peralta is set to return on Thursday and someone will likely get moved out of the rotation when that happens. We talk about whether it should be Gio or Chase Anderson that gets sent back to the bullpen.

Also, with Jimmy Nelson set to go out on a rehab assignment, he could return fairly soon to the rotation picture. When that happens, how will the rotation shake out? Also Corbin Burnes could come back at any moment, and when Burnes, Nelson, and Peralta are all back and healthy, how should the rotation work?

We discuss whether the Milwaukee Brewers could employ a six-man rotation or go with tandem starts as a way to get everyone the innings they need. Manager Craig Counsell has been known to be pretty creative with his pitching staff in the past.

In the bullpen, the Crew made a bunch of moves in the past few days, including designating Alex Wilson for assignment, which took all of us by surprise, despite his recent poor outings. To take his roster spot, Jay Jackson had his contract selected, and there’s some excitement from us about what he can bring.

On the offensive side, Jesus Aguilar has finally broken out of his slump, with a two homer game on Monday night and he knocked another one during the recording of the podcast. Is this just another flash in the pan kind of slump busting, or is this a sign of continued success coming from Aguilar for the rest of the season?

Christian Yelich, who is basically the heartbeat of this offense, is down with a back injury. We discuss our level of concern with Yelich and when he’s supposed to return to game action.

All of that and more is on this week’s episode of the Reviewing the Brew podcast. Click the link above to listen.

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Our Milwaukee Brewers podcast records each week on Tuesday nights and can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spreaker.

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