On this week’s Dairyland Talk, Sam and Mike discuss the signing of Erik Kratz and some possible moves that could impact the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers edition of Dairyland Talk is back after a long Thanksgiving break. Sam and Mike go over news involving the Brewers and some signings that made an impact on MLB teams in the National League.
First, there is more hardware being given out to the Brew Crew. The 2018 team earned themselves the honor of being “Organization of the Year.” An award from Baseball America. Another award given was to MVP Christian Yelich as well. He was announced as “NL Outstanding Player.” An award from the MLB Players Association. It’s great to the see the team still get recognition for their memorable season.
Some surprising news came out of Milwaukee on Tuesday and it involved Erik Kratz. Stearns decided to bring back the 38 year old catcher for another year. Last year, he was a part of the two-man catching crew with Manny Pina and was a great veteran presence in the clubhouse. It will be great to possibly see him back in a Brewers uniform in the 2019 season. Welcome back Kratzy.
In National League news, the Atlanta Braves were pretty busy. The Braves brought back catcher Brian McCann and they also signed third basemen Josh Donaldson, both to one-year deals. Donaldson adds a lot of pop to an already impressive lineup.
There has also been some news involving the Crew this past week. They have been connected to guys like catcher JT Realmuto and starting pitchers Madison Bumgarner, Patrick Corbin, JA Happ and any other starting pitcher you can think of. There is still a lot of offseason left and it will be interesting to see who Stearns comes out with going into February when Spring Training begins.
Mike and Sam will be here every Wednesday to talk news and give our opinions on all things Brewers. Come back next week for more on Dairyland Talk.