If there’s one constant in Milwaukee, it’s that pitching remains forever fickle, and there was no better proof than the 2019 season.
In an era when most MLB players are aiming for contractual longevity over average annual value, Yasmani Grandal is using the latter to leverage the former—and it could be the very reason he ends up back in Milwaukee.
In 2018, Mike Moustakas jumped from small market rebuild to small market upswing. In 2019, he re-signed with the Brewers on a prove-it deal—and seems to be proving all he needs to, to cement his future bids in Cream City.
Since his arrival to the majors as the Brewers’ top prospect in 2016, Orlando Arcia has been a man of two faces. While flashing leather in the field, he’s been little more than a flash in the pan at the plate. Now a third of the way into his third full season, he’s beginning to demonstrate that his recent wave of success could be the sea change everyone has been waiting for.
In commemoration of the impending [stateside, at least] Opening Day, the BtB staff is pleased to present Nine Innings, a series of posts on, about or tangentially related to the game. Today, a look at one of two potential 2019 underdogs: the San Diego Padres.
For Mike Moustakas, returning to the Milwaukee Brewers will be familiar territory—but it certainly won’t negate the potential for unfamiliarity.
On the surface, it appears a simple positional upgrade. In reality, it seems Yasmani Grandal’s purpose has a chance to be much, much greater.
Baseball insiders say the Brewers are in on Sonny Gray, but why are they so bullish after such a down year?
Since David Stearns arrived in Milwaukee, he’s made a clear and conscious effort to prove that he loves stacking players up the middle and for good reason.
But that hasn’t stopped a black hole from forming behind the mound.