It has been a busy offseason for the Milwaukee Brewers and Matt Arnold. Arnold took over as leader of baseball operations after David Stearns surprisingly stepped down into an advisory role. A lot has happened over the past few months and Arnold recently did an interview with Brandon Cruz on Fox 6 to discuss a wide variety of topics.
Here is the video of an interview with Matt Arnold and Brandon Cruz on Fox 6.
In the interview, Arnold discusses what it is like being the new guy in charge. He also discusses the William Contreras trade, not spending money in free agency, Jesse Winker’s clubhouse concerns, and the Owen Miller trade.
In regards to the Contreras trade, here is what Arnold had to say.
I mean, obviously, you know, he’s (Contreras) a guy that we’ve followed for a long time, and, you know, we’ve seen his brother a ton here in this division, so we’re excited to have him. He’s been a guy that we’ve had our eye on. Once we thought he had a chance to become available, he was a guy that we actively tried to pursue, and we’re thrilled to get it done.”
When asked about not spending money, here was the response.
“It’s not always just about spending dollars: It’s about spending dollars responsibly.”
The response to Jesse Winker’s clubhouse concerns were as followed.
“Every situation is different, and we try to do our homework on everybody to the extent that we can, and having a long history with Jesse in our division, we’ve gotten to know him. You know, I’ve spent time around him, around the batting cage in Cincinnati. Our coaches know him. We have people on our team that know him. Whatever happened in Seattle, you know, that’s in the past for him. We’re hoping it’s a really good fit for us because we have a lot of people here that are big supporters of him. When I spoke to him, he was thrilled to be a Brewer and that made us happy as well.”