August 3, 2021

Brewers Should Finish Short-Term, Void-Filling Offseason by Signing Dallas Keuchel (Baseball Essential)

The Milwaukee Brewers have been the most active team in Major League Baseball this offseason, and they should finish off the period by signing Dallas Keuchel.

The Brewers either released or lost the following players to free agency: catcher Yasmani Grandal, infielders Mike Moustakas, Eric Thames, Travis Shaw, and Tyler Saladino, and pitchers Junior GuerraJimmy Nelson, Gio Gonzalez, and Jordan Lyles. Subsequently, they’ve signed infielders Ryon Healy, Eric Sogard, and Justin Smoak, outfielder Avisail Garcia, and left-hander Brett Anderson.

Meanwhile, they traded right-hander Zach Davies and outfielder Trent Grisham to the San Diego Padres for infielder Luis Urias and left-hander Eric Lauer. They also traded right-hander Chase Anderson to the Toronto Blue Jays and acquired catcher Omar Narvaez from the Seattle Mariners.

Soak that all in.

Now let’s address the next order of business for president David Stearns: starting pitching.

Right now manager Craig Counsell‘s projected starting rotation includes Anderson, Lauer, Brandon Woodruff, and potentially Adrian Houser. Does that rotation include some pitchers on the rise or enticing youngsters? Sure, but it’s not enough for…

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