PODCAST: A Brewers debriefing with sports radio host Drew Olson
Are the first-place Brewers for real? How much longer will the first-place Brewers remain in first place? Which trades should Milwaukee make? Which trades will the team make?
In episode 34 of OnMilwaukee's Postgame Tailgate podcast, powered by "The Drew Olson Show" on The Big 920, sports editor Jimmy Carlton and pop culture editor Matt Mueller are joined by none other than Drew Olson, a longtime Brewers beat writer and local radio show host, to talk all things Milwaukee baseball.
The guys discuss why the Brewers are in first place and what was the biggest surprise of the first half (2:50); the importance of the young team being so low-pressure loose and having such good chemistry (4:25); the situations and strategies in Milwaukee versus in Chicago (8:10); how David Stearns' club is ahead of its rebuilding schedule and what to do with all the prospects (9:15); Sonny Gray and other trade possibilities (10:45).
Later, they remember the exciting 2011 playoff race, then debate whether the Brewers should make a blockbuster move and go for it this season (16:00); they predict what Milwaukee will end up doing before the trade deadline (22:45), including smaller moves the team could make and how Craig Counsell has handled oft-injured star Ryan Braun (26:05); Drew reveals his plan to potentially drive fans crazy by playing "Go Cubs Go" or "Come See What's Brewing" on the radio, depending on the standings (29:00).
Finally, a Brewers Triple-A update (31:20), an examination of the sudden trend toward power, both pitching and hitting, and how it impacts Milwaukee (33:00), and the highlights of last weekend's 1982 AL Championship team reunion ceremony (37:35).
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