Milwaukee Brewers Podcast: Keston Hiura Up, Travis Shaw To IL, What?
By David Gasper
In the latest episode of the Reviewing the Brew podcast, David Gasper, Matthew Dewoskin, and Paul Bretl discuss all the latest surrounding the Milwaukee Brewers.
Listen to “Reviewing the Brew S2E14 – Keston Hiura Up, Travis Shaw To IL, What?” on Spreaker.
The Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday did something that made their fan base both surprised and also excited. We are speaking of course, about Keston Hiura getting the call up to the big leagues.
What We Discussed
Without a doubt the most important topic we felt to discuss right away was the Keston Hiura promotion. Unfortunately for Paul and the rest of us, we were caught completely off guard by this move, and Paul even wrote an article Tuesday morning about how Hiura wasn’t going to be called up for quite some time.
David, Matthew, and Paul have a long discussion about whether or not this was the right move at the right time for the Milwaukee Brewers to make. The more we discuss it, the more we all feel a certain way about it.
One question that gets raised during this discussion is: why didn’t the Brewers go with Mauricio Dubon instead? If this truly is a short term solution while Travis Shaw is on the IL, why start the service clock of the stud prospect in Hiura, when there’s another quality solution in Dubon that’s also ready for the job?
Also, what could this mean for Travis Shaw? When Shaw finally returns from the IL, will he have a job to come back to? If Hiura is playing well, the Brewers are put in a bit of a bind if they decide to keep Hiura on the 25 man roster when Shaw comes back. This almost has to be a short-term fix because of the way the roster is constructed.
The Brewers starting rotation has been pitching much better lately, and Brandon Woodruff, who went six strong innings on Tuesday has been leading that turnaround along with Gio Gonzalez, who seems to have already become an important member of that clubhouse. We discuss that whole situation as well in this week’s episode.
It’s not too early to start looking ahead to the July trade deadline and we discuss a couple of candidates for GM David Stearns to acquire this summer to improve the team.
If not a trade, Craig Kimbrel still remains a possibility to join this bullpen, but we discussed how it makes more sense to wait until after the June MLB Draft to sign him. Then, David basically shows off his random knowledge by naming pretty much all of the Brewers first round picks since 2000, but there’s a purpose behind it, it’s not just random.
You can find all of that and much more in this week’s episode of the Reviewing the Brew podcast.
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