Just a few days ago, we looked at how the Rangers figured to provide the Cubs with major competition for the top free agent starters on the market. That makes sense, what with their propensity to spend on arms and their need to fill holes in the rotation. But if a report from MLB.com’s Jon Morosi is accurate, the Brewers could be just as formidable an opponent this offseason as they figure to be once the 2018 campaign begins.
Jake Arrieta’s name has come up in connection with the Brewers more than once thus far, so there’s reason to believe it’s not just idle chatter. And it sounds as if this isn’t a matter of Milwaukee just going all-in on one guy, either. Led by GM David Stearns, the Brewers “are showing interest in virtually every prominent free-agent starting pitcher,” Morosi writes.
Though he only mentions Lance Lynn by name, you can go ahead and fill in the blanks on who exactly might be included on that list. After all, if the Brewers are serious about pursuing Arrieta given his high cost relative to their payroll, it figures that nearly every other starter …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider