Dairyland Talk is back and this week, Sam and Mike are talking about the latest moves and rumors that are swirling around the Winter Meetings.
The Winter Meetings are in Las Vegas, Nevada this week and they are in full swing. There have been a lot of moves and a lot of rumors involving not just the Milwaukee Brewers, but a lot of other teams as well. There are still a few days left and Stearns could make some magic in the city that never sleeps.
So far this week, there haven’t been any moves with the Brewers, but there have been a lot of rumors. It has been said that the Brewers have met up with catcher Wilson Ramos, who is at the Winter Meetings this week. They have also kept in contact with second base veteran Ian Kinsler, who would fill the open second base spot in the infield.
When it comes to active teams, there are a few that stand out. Most notably, the New York Mets. They have been in contact with everyone who has a pulse this offseason and are hoping to make a big push this year, after a dreadful 2018. They have already traded for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz from Seattle. And now they have set their sights on Marlins Catcher JT Realmuto. There has been news stating there may be a trade involving the Mets, Marlins and Yankees, and it would’ve included Noah Syndergaard, but it did fall through.
Another team that has been busy and has “garbage money” to spend is the Philadelphia Phillies. They have acquired former Brewers shortstop Jean Segura already and the fighting Phils aren’t stopping there. The team is looking to make a big push for free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado this offseason and are also looking to compete with the Mets and make a push for JT Realmuto as well.
The Winter Meetings end this Thursday, but there is still time left to make some moves. GM David Stearns stated he wants to be patient this offseason, but he also brought up that he may make a move by the end of the Meetings. It will be interesting to see what ends up happening in the next day or two.
Come back next week where Mike and Sam talk about moves, rumors, and the Rule 5 Draft, which is coming up Thursday, December 13th.