Brewers Rumors: Crew Could Add Multiple Relievers At Deadline

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 04: Manager Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers and general manager David Stearns meet before the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park on May 4, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 04: Manager Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers and general manager David Stearns meet before the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park on May 4, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Milwaukee Brewers rumors at the trade deadline are starting to kick up a little bit as we’re just 10 days away from the deadline.

After addressing shortstop earlier in the year, the Brewers still have a few needs to address at the 2021 Trade Deadline. One of those needs is in the bullpen.

It’s clear the Milwaukee Brewers could use a bullpen arm, but rumor has it they could not only go after one, but two relief arms.

Fansided’s Robert Murray is reporting that the Brewers are rumored to be potentially looking to add two relievers to the bullpen at the Trade Deadline.

In his latest notes column, Robert Murray reports that the Milwaukee Brewers are looking to add as many as two relievers at the deadline in the wake of Devin Williams‘ recent injury.

It made sense before the Williams injury for the Brewers to add one more bullpen arm. Now with Williams out, even though it’s a relatively minor injury, it makes sense that they want to add another arm, especially considering how important Williams is to that group.

This season, Williams has a 2.97 ERA in 33.1 IP, which is pretty good, although not as dominant as he was in 2020. He’s been giving up a few more hits and more walks, but overall he’s been pitching better of late. Without him, the Brewers need to put someone else into that eighth inning role and they have a few internal candidates. However, acquiring someone who can fill that role is also an option.

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Once Williams returns, that pitcher can move to a different role, perhaps the 7th inning role.

This Brewers bullpen needs more depth to give Craig Counsell the weaponry he needs to have a dominant group throughout the entirety of the postseason. Currently, the Brewers bullpen has Josh Hader as the closer, Brad Boxberger, Hunter Strickland, and Brent Suter as the veterans who can fill a variety of roles, then Jake Cousins, Miguel Sanchez, Angel Perdomo, and Jandel Gustave as the young rookies without much experience.

Without a doubt, this is a group that could use more depth and the addition of a quality arm. Adding two quality arms would turn this from a good bullpen into an elite one. With an already elite starting rotation, having an elite bullpen would make Milwaukee an incredibly dangerous team come October.

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Stearns has typically grabbed at least one reliever to help out the bullpen down the stretch, but this year he could grab two instead of just one.

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