07.01.2019: The Brewers are still in first place, have four all-stars and Keston Hiura is back ... so why does it still feel like a struggle?

Jul 01, 10:00 AM

Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt discusses the return of Keston Hiura, Orlando Arcia's slip on defense, the departure of Hernan Perez and more.

Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss the big roster move of the week that brought Keston Hiura and Tyler Saladino back to the big-league team, sent Travis Shaw to Triple-A and sent Hernan Perez packing. What does it mean when a popular clubhouse presence is cut from the roster? Could Hiura have been back sooner if the team wasn't going to give steady at-bats to Shaw? Will the team look to sign Mike Moustakas to a longer-term deal with their third baseman struggling? Also, Tom and JR talk about Jimmy Nelson's return to the injured list, the revival of Matt Albers, Adrian Houser in the rotation and the four all-star choices ... or five? ... for the 2019 all-star game.

JR also plays part of his conversation with Steve Garczynski and Ryan Topp of Milwaukee's Tailgate Baseball Podcast, looking specifically at the roster move and its implications, particularly for Orlando Arcia.

Music intro: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music. Sound effect: WALLA Ballpark Cheer William Tell Overture Organ by AshFox on freesound.org.