“If they don’t come back…”
The Milwaukee Brewers were sixth in the National League with a 3.94 starting ERA this season.
Aces Corbin Burns (10-8, 3.39 ERA) and Freddy Peralta (12-10, 3.86 ERA) led the way, backed by Wade Miley, Colin Lea and Adrian Houser.
However, Miley, Lea, and Julio Teheran became free agents. Brandon Woodruff underwent shoulder surgery, effectively wiping out his 2024 season.
Only Burns, Perala, and Hauser are certain to be in the starting rotation in 2024, meaning Milwaukee needs to bolster its starting depth to prepare for the worst.
Ryu fits the bill, in Reviewing the Brew’s opinion. 바카라사이트
“Michael Lorenzen, Frankie Montas, James Paxton, and Hyun-Jin Ryu are some of the free agent options the Brewers could consider,” the FanSided outlet wrote on Aug. 28.
Of course, Reviewing the Brew is of the opinion that Milwaukee has plenty of minor league starting pitching prospects, but they can’t rely on them alone and need a proven veteran.
That’s where Ryu fits in.
He’s a one- or two-year deal, and he won’t break the bank.
Ryu is not in the first tier of the 2023-2024 free agency market.
This free agency is a starting pitcher’s market.
It’s likely that Ryu’s contract will be pushed back. However, there is no reason for the Brewers to be impatient.
In fact, BVM Sports reported that Milwaukee was interested in Ryu on July 15.
While we don’t know the specifics of the interest, there are at least one or two teams that could be targeting Ryu.
In addition to Milwaukee, the Los Angeles Angels were recently mentioned, and Bae Ji-hwan’s Pittsburgh Pirates have also been linked to Ryu.
The Toronto Blue Jays have even been mentioned as an ‘alternative’. While local media predictions may differ from the actual outcome of a trade, it’s possible that Ryu could be the subject of multiple offers.