Teams are making some this offseason, but the Milwaukee Brewers have been silent so far. Sam and Mike talk about the non-tendered players and latest rumors.
Last week, there were a lot of rumors and some moves made in the Brewers organization and in the MLB in general. There was the non-tender deadline and the explosion of the Seattle Mariners as well. A lot of things are going down and the Winter Meetings haven’t even started yet.
First, the non-tender deadline came up Friday and the Brewers decided to make a big move. Stearns made the decision to non-tender second basemen Jonathan Schoop. The Brewers acquired Schoop in August for two prospects and infielder Jonathan Villar. Schoop was hot coming into Milwaukee, but cooled down right when he entered the ballpark. Left-handed relievers Xavier Cedeno and Dan Jennings were not tendered a contract as well.
The team that is making a lot of noise this offseason is the Seattle Mariners and it’s getting ugly. Some of the big names that have been traded already are Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz, former Brewer Jean Segura, James Paxton, and more. The Mariners are going into full teardown mode and Seattle may not be done yet. There’s a lot of offseason left and GM Jerry Dipoto is not stopping just yet.
There are always some rumors that are seen around twitter and few of them have been revolved around the Brewers. Jon Morosi reported that the Brewers have been in talks with the Yankees about starting pitcher Sonny Gray. Gray had a terrible year in the Bronx , but is a big bounce back candidate and the Brewers could get him for cheap compared to the other pitchers on the trade block.
Last, some big news came out of Japan. Left handed pitcher Yusei Kikuchi has been posted and almost every team is looking at him, including the Brewers. Right now the Angels are the favorite, but the Brewers could make a push for the flame throwing lefty. He would fit into right of the rotation with his fastball that sits in the high 90s and his wide variety of offspeed pitches.
Mike and Sam are here all offseason to help you stay connected with Brewers baseball. Come back next week where the two will be talking about the latest news and rumors from the Winter Meetings, which are starting next Tuesday in Las Vegas.