It is not even baseball season, yet the Milwaukee Brewers were in the news a great deal over the past few days. In our latest CheeseDads Sports Podcast, Robin was joined by Wisconsin Sports Heroics Brewers writer Tyler Koerth. The pair discussed the numerous moves the Brewers made at the tender deadline.
Brent Suter Was the Longest Tenured Brewers Player
One of the most surprising moves at the deadline was that the Brewers waived left-handed relief pitcher Brent Suter. He was not on waivers long as he was claimed by the Colorado Rockies. In seven seasons with the Brewers, Suter was 36-19 with a 3.51 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. His best season was arguably the 2021 campaign. That year, Suter was 12-5, pitched in a career-high 61 games, and recorded a save. He had a 3.13 ERA and 1.31 WHIP.
What Are the Brewers Planning to Do at Catcher?
A big topic of conversation on the CheeseDads Sports Podcast was the situation at catcher. The Brewers currently have four catchers on their 40-man roster: Victor Caratini, Mario Feliciano, Payton Henry, and Alex Jackson. Omar Narvaez is a free agent, and a NL Central Division rival is reportedly interested in signing him. Of the four catchers on the Brewers roster, none seem like an ideal starter. What they plan to do at the position in 2023 remains a mystery.
Why Add Jon Singleton to the 40-Man Roster?
One of the moves the Brewers made this week was to add Jon Singleton to their 40-man roster. In doing so, they ensured that he could not be taken in the Rule 5 Draft. Singleton is a power-hitting, left-handed first baseman with a tendency to strikeout a lot. This sounds very much like current Brewers’ first baseman Rowdy Tellez. General Manager Matt Arnold stated the the presence of the DH allows them to carry two left-handed first basemen. The problem is that Singleton is out of minor league options and has a career .171 average in the Majors. We’re just not quite sure what the motivation was with this move.
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