The Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly on the prowl for another stud starting pitcher. This time, they’re connected to Cleveland Indian’s Corey Kluber.
The Milwaukee Brewers appear to be in the discussion for another starting pitcher. This time, MLB.com’s Jon Morosi is reporting they are in the conversation for the Cleveland Indians’ star right-hander Corey Kluber.
At 32-years-old, Kluber is just finding his stride in the MLB. He’s pitched his entire career in Cleveland and has made the All-Star team each of the past three seasons where his ERA was 3.14, 2.25 and 2.89 respectively. Oh, and he’s also won two Cy Young awards.
Kluber is coming off a terrific season for the Indians where he went 20-7 as a starter. As a star pitcher, he’s exactly the type of player the Brewers are looking for at the top of their rotation.
Unfortunately, they have competition. And lots of it.
Morosi also reported the Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies are alongside the Brewers as the teams who have shown the most interest. However, there’s also a plethora of other teams who have called and checked in on the righty.
Kluber’s name has come up early and often this offseason and it appears it’s only a matter of time until he’s finally shipped.
Brewers’ general manager David Stearns has typically slow-played throughout his career in Milwaukee. Instead of jumping right into the fire, he waits for deals to come to him. That’s extremely important as the Brewers don’t have the assets or money to compete with the big dogs in the MLB. This approach has frustrated fans at times, but Stearns has proven he’ll strike for the right player.
Whether Kluber is the right player remains to be seen. However, his name has constantly popped up in the rumor mill so we’ll see how Stearns handles it this time around.