Milwaukee's Tailgate Brewers Podcast

Milwaukee's Tailgate Brewers Podcast

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Steve Garczynski, Ryan Topp and J.P. Breen discuss the latest news about the Milwaukee Brewers, Major League Baseball, and the Brewers’ minor league affiliates. These fans are locked in to reviewing everything on tap each week.


MiniPod 11 | The Grisham-for-Urías Trade
Nov 27 • 53 min
The podcast was expecting to take a holiday break, but the Brewers had other ideas. Milwaukee made a big trade with the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. J.P. and Ryan got together to discuss the trade and the other nuggets of news that dropped just before…
117 | I Don’t Want To Be A Jerk
Nov 25 • 77 min
The Milwaukee Brewers unveiled their redesigned uniforms, bringing back the Ball & Glove as the official logo, but the news was overshadowed by the White Sox signing Yasmani Grandal to a 4 year/$73M contract. Ryan, J.P. and Steve discuss whether the…
116 | A Shildt Decision
Nov 18 • 64 min
The Milwaukee Brewers get shut out in the postseason awards as Craig Counsell and Christian Yelich each finish as runner up for Manager of the Year and National League MVP. Ryan, J.P. and Steve discuss whether that was the right choice for both awards and…
115 | A Third Round Pick Isn’t Worth Anything
Nov 11 • 73 min
The Milwaukee Brewers trade Chase Anderson and decline Eric Thames’ option. Ryan, J.P. And Steve discuss where this leaves the Brewers pitching staff and depth at first base. They also give their picks for the season awards which will be announced…
114 | Much Like LaCrosse, He’s Fine
Nov 4 • 74 min
The Milwaukee Brewers have some decisions to make this off season and the first round starts today. J.P., Steve and Ryan discuss whether the Brewers should pick up options on Eric Thames and Chase Anderson, if they should pursue Mike Moustakas and Yasmani…
113 | 2019 Milwaukee Brewers Year In Review
Oct 28 • 81 min
The Milwaukee Brewers 2019 season featured ups, downs, disappointing performances, and production from unexpected places. Steve, Ryan and J.P. recap the season with all of the ups, downs, and a path to the post season that no one predicted. Support the…
112 | We Actually Have Andy Schaaf
Oct 21 • 70 min
It’s time for the final 2019 Prop Bet Results. Andy Schaaf joins Steve, Ryan and J.P. with the names of the winners, and who on the podcast takes the title as the 2019 Prop Bet Champ. The guys also talk about some of the early offseason moves, Josh…
111 | A Conspiracy With The Gun
Oct 7 • 77 min
It’s our final moment to come to terms with the Milwaukee Brewers Wild Card loss and the end of the season. J.P. works through his feelings with Ryan and Steve this time, using a little distance from the game to appreciate how well the Brewers game plan…
MiniPod 10 | Coping With A Tough Wild Card Loss
Oct 2 • 22 min
J.P. decided to record a short mini-pod as a form of therapy, both for himself and the lovely listeners. He talks about all of the things that went well in Tuesday’s game against the Nationals, what ultimately happened in the eighth inning, and how we can…
110 | We Have A Playoff Team
Sep 30 • 75 min
The Milwaukee Brewers are in the playoffs again in 2019. Steve, J.P. and Ryan talk about the series against the Reds and what it took to wrap up the spot in the postseason, what to expect regarding roster decisions for the Wild Card game and potential…
109 | I Won A Hat From Z104 And It Didn’t Fit
Sep 23 • 73 min
The Milwaukee Brewers continue to win, and the Chicago Cubs continue to lose to the St. Louis Cardinals. Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss whether this is the best scenario for the Brewers to make the playoffs, and if the current lock down bullpen is enough to…
108 | A Really Pained Connection
Sep 16 • 66 min
Christian Yelich is done for the season with a broken kneecap, but Ryan would rather focus on Trent Grisham’s five hit game. Anyway, the Milwaukee Brewers continue to play well in #Craigtember, sweeping the Marlins and hanging with the Cardinals in St.…
107 | Robo Umps Now?
Sep 8 • 62 min
Steve and JP were off this week, so Ryan was joined by Paul Noonan and Journal Sentinel reporter Curt Hogg to discuss the Brewers wins against the Cubs, the awful umpiring performance of Ben May on Monday and assess what sort of chances the Brewers have…
106 | #Craigtember
Sep 2 • 72 min
It’s #Craigtember and the Milwaukee Brewers are going to need that magic to stay in the hunt for the Wild Card. Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss the rough series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the better showing agains the Cubs in Chicago, and the recent…
105 | Canadian Beer Law
Aug 26 • 66 min
There were a couple of late no hitters broken up this week, and JP, Ryan and Paul Noonan talked all about that, the Jhoulys Chacín DFA and what we would put on the backs of our Players Weekend Jerseys. Subscribe to the new weekly MKE Tailgate Green Bay…
104 | Elite Guys Go Through Struggles
Aug 19 • 76 min
The Milwaukee Brewers played a light week of games, but there was a lot to talk about. J.P., Ryan and Steve spend a lot of time discussing the ups and downs of Josh Hader and if there is something that he needs to change or fix in his game. Trent Grisham…
103 | No More Misinformation
Aug 12 • 69 min
The Milwaukee Brewers put together a solid week, sweeping the Pirates in Pittsburgh and thing two of three from the Rangers over the weekend. Steve, Ryan and J.P. recap the solid performances and roster moves which included Travis Shaw being sent down in…
102 | A Very Special Announcement
Aug 5 • 68 min
Paul Noonan fills in for Steve this week, and announces the launch of a new Packers Podcast “Reporting As Eligible,” which will be a part of the MKE Tailgate Network of Podcasts. Stay tuned for more information in the coming days. After that, discussion…
101 | The Royal You
Jul 29 • 80 min
This week, Ryan and JP were joined by The Athletic’s Milwaukee Bucks beat writer Eric Nehm to discuss the latest trials and tribulations of the Brewers 2019 season. After discussing the week that was, the injuries to the starting pitchers, the big wins…
MiniPod 9 | The Brewers At The Trade Deadline
Jul 24 • 24 min
J.P. offers some thoughts on the upcoming MLB Trade Deadline. Where are the Brewers going to target, and who might they specifically look to add? J.P. ultimately lands on one guy who he thinks ticks all of the boxes when it comes to what the Milwaukee…
100 | I Don’t Even Listen When I Am On
Jul 22 • 72 min
There’s no time for reflection in Episode 100 as the Milwaukee Brewers start to break out of their month-long funk. Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss whether Travis Shaw will get a shot on the big league roster before September, if the current starting 5 will…
99 | Ninety-Nine Problems But Jesus Ain’t One
Jul 15 • 55 min
The Milwaukee Brewers stumbled into the All-Star Break and they face plant to start the second half. Steve, Ryan and J.P discuss the continued rough play and whether this is still a playoff team. (H/T Justin Klein (@justinklein) on the episode title)…
MiniPod 8 | Picking An All-Star Squad From 21st-Century Brewers
Jul 10 • 27 min
J.P. celebrates the All-Star Break by picking his own All-Star team. Instead of the player pool being 2019 Major Leaguers, though, J.P.’s All-Star team only includes Brewers players from the 21st century. Much like the real-life All-Star squad, there are…
98 | There Was Angst On Twitter
Jul 8 • 66 min
J.P. is back, Ryan has the Phish Flu, and Steve is off celebrating America. That leaves just J.P. and Ryan to try and pick up the pieces after a trying week. As the All-Star Break is now upon us, they look back at the ups and downs of the Milwaukee…
97 | It Was Judgement Day
Jul 1 • 63 min
The Milwaukee Brewers’ continued struggles force them to make changes to their roster, optioning Travis Shaw to Triple-A, designating Hernan Perez for assignment, and placing Jimmy Nelson on the IL with elbow discomfort. Steve and Ryan are joined by…
MiniPod 7 | This Is More Like A Mini-Rant
Jun 26 • 18 min
The Brewers dropped six-straight games to the Padres and the Reds, and Brewers fans had a collective meltdown online. It’s safe to say J.P. also had a meltdown… just not about the losing streak. He has a meltdown about the meltdown. It’s all completely…
96 | That Was A Tough Week For The Brewers
Jun 24 • 63 min
The Milwaukee Brewers go streaking in a bad way, losing 5 in a row after getting swept by the San Diego Padres and losing the first two games at home to the Cincinnati Reds. James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson), Assistant Baseball Editor and Lead Prospect…
95 | I Blame Yu Darvish
Jun 17 • 75 min
The Milwaukee Brewers halved a two-game series against the Astros and then slogged through a West Coast series against the Giants. Steve, Ryan, and J.P. are finally all in one room (basement) to discuss the past week in Brewers’ baseball. They wonder…
MiniPod 6 | Eric Arnett, The 2009 Draft, and What It Means For The 2019 Draft
Jun 12 • 20 min
The Brewers took a college pitcher with their first-round pick of the 2019 MLB Draft. It caused some people to bring up the name Eric Arnett again, which is the equivalent of a four-letter word for Brewers fans. J.P. Breen looks back at the Eric Arnett…
94 | A New Low In Professionalism
Jun 10 • 63 min
The Milwaukee Brewers make up for the 1-2 series against the Marlins by sweeping the Pittsburgh Pirates. Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss the highs and lows including the bad outing from Taylor Williams, the good Freddy Peralta, and the continued power binge…
93 | Ryan Is Pro-Capital
Jun 3 • 69 min
J.P. and Ryan are joined by Brad Ford of Brew Crew Ball to discuss the up-and-down week against the Minnesota Twins and Pittsburgh Pirates. Gio Gonzalez and Jhoulys Chacin are on the 10-day IL. Jimmy Nelson is back. What’s going on with Orlando Arcia, and…
MiniPod 5 | MLB Draft Preview with BP’s Jeffrey Paternostro
Jun 2 • 34 min
The Major League Baseball Draft begins on Monday night! This week’s MiniPod calls on Jeffrey Paternostro, the Senior Prospect Writer at Baseball Prospectus, to discuss some things about the Draft. This podcast discusses Adley Rutschman, the presumed #1…
MiniPod 4 | What Are All These Weird Stats?
May 29 • 20 min
This week’s MiniPod attempts to explain what the heck we’re talking about when we throw around some of these advanced statistics. What is WAR and why are there different versions of WAR? What is DRA or DRC+? When do some statistics become “sustainable,”…
92 | I Had No Idea What State I Was In For Two Hours
May 27 • 61 min
J.P. returns to talk about light week of games for the Milwaukee Brewers. Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss how long Alex Claudio and Matt Albers will remain useful pieces in the bullpen, if Keston Hiura is meeting expectations, and what to do about the power…
91 | Keston Hiura 2025
May 20 • 71 min
The Milwaukee Brewers call up top prospect Keston Hiura to replace an ailing Travis Shaw. Steve and Ryan are joined by Paul Noonan, and they discuss Hiura’s immediate impact, and his place on the roster moving forward. They also revisit Josh Hader’s home…
MiniPod 3 | It’s Keston Hiura Day!
May 15 • 21 min
Keston Hiura has finally gotten his much-deserved promotion to the majors! The Brewers’ new second baseman went 2-for-3 with a walk in his debut, and J.P. Breen breaks down Hiura’s game and the various roster moves that went down on Tuesday. What should…
90 | To Hell With The Cubs
May 13 • 64 min
The Milwaukee Brewers won seven-straight games, sweeping both the Mets and the Nationals. Things got interesting against the Cubs. J.P. and Ryan discuss the recent resurgence of the Brewers’ pitching staff, and they try and figure out what to do about…
MiniPod 2 | Christian Yelich’s Monster Month
May 8 • 21 min
It’s the new MKE Tailgate MiniPod series! Join J.P. as he unpacks Christian Yelich’s incredible month of April. He talks about the launch-angle revolution and how Yelich stacks up to other big Aprils in franchise history. What you might not realize is…
89 | Buy Jaymes A Drink
May 6 • 53 min
The Milwaukee Brewers finally get some breakout performances from Ryan Braun and Jesus Aguilar en route to a 5-2 week against the Rockies and Mets. Steve and J.P. are joined by Jaymes Langrehr from Brew Crew Ball, and they discuss the Saturday night…
MiniPod 1 | Defending Jeff Suppan
May 1 • 20 min
It’s the new MKE Tailgate MiniPod series! Join J.P. as he attempts to defend the infamous Jeff Suppan contract from December 2006. Suppan signed a 4-year, $42M deal with the Brewers and ultimately posted a 5.08 ERA over 577.0 innings, before the Brewers…
88 | It’s Like A Huge NPR Episode
Apr 29 • 58 min
The week gets off to a rough start for the Milwaukee Brewers as they get swept in St. Louis before heading to New York and getting some relief in Mets series. Ryan, J.P. and Steve continue to discuss the rotation and how the short starts are taking a toll…
87 | Is This An Insurance Scam?
Apr 22 • 71 min
The cracks in the Milwaukee Brewers pitching staff are too much to overcome in the past week as the young pitchers continue to struggle and the bullpen, including Josh Hader, cough up runs in close games. Steve, Ryan and J.P. talk about the moves made…
86 | A Dirty, Sweaty Rave
Apr 15 • 68 min
The Milwaukee Brewers bounce back from a rough start to their west coast road trip. J.P., Ryan and Steve discuss the continued struggles of the young starting pitchers, Zach Davies’ strong start, and the adjustments t the line up. Support the podcast on…
85 | Growing Pains
Apr 8 • 88 min
Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss the Milwaukee Brewers series versus the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs. The pitching performances were up and down for the young trio of Freddy Peralta, Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Burnes. The guys try to figure out if there…
84 | It’s Time For Some Real Baseball
Apr 1 • 70 min
The Milwaukee Brewers get off to a solid start against the St. Louis Cardinals. Steve and J.P. talk about Christian Yelich’s hot start, managing the rotation’s short starts, and the bullpen now that Corey Knebel will be lost for the entire 2019 season.…
83 │ 2019 Season Preview
Mar 25 • 113 min
The 2019 MLB Season starts March 28th for the Milwaukee Brewers, so J.P., Ryan and Steve preview all the divisions and make their preseason picks for the playoffs. The rotation is finalized before Opening Day and the guys run through their expectations…
82 │ 2019 Prop Bet Contest
Mar 18 • 62 min
It’s Prop Bet time on Milwaukee’s Tailgate! Andy Schaaf joins Steve, Ryan and J.P. to run through a series of questions about the 2019 Milwaukee Brewers. Enter the contest before March 28th and compete against the guys all season long. 2019 Prop Bet…
81 │ 2019 Position Player Preview
Mar 11 • 79 min
With the season approaching, J.P., Ryan and Steve preview the Milwaukee Brewers position players, and the way the additions of Yasmani Grandal and Mike Moustakas alter the line up. They also discuss the return to game action for Jimmy Nelson, and Jeremy…
80 │ Talk About Ray While Ryan’s Away
Mar 4 • 63 min
Steve and J.P. are joined by Rotowire Assistant Baseball Editor and Lead Prospects Analyst James Anderson and take the opportunity to discuss prospects for the Milwaukee Brewers that could make an impact in 2019. Support the podcast:…
79 │ More Mous-Talk-as
Feb 25 • 68 min
With a week to digest the Milwaukee Brewers resigning Mike Moustakas, Steve, Ryan and J.P. dive back into what it means for the roster and his impact on 2019. The guys also discuss why 2019 looks to be different from the disappointing 2012 season in…
78 │ What if the Brewers signed Mike Moustakas?
Feb 18 • 65 min
Recorded before the reports that the Milwaukee Brewers were re-signing Mike Moustakas, Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss the beginning of Spring Training and the tough roster decisions that would need to be made if the Brewers added Moustakas to the line-up.…
77 │ Ryan’s Waddle
Feb 11 • 64 min
The Milwaukee Brewers are the surprising preseason projected winners of the NL Central according to the PECOTA projections on Baseball Prospectus. J.P., Ryan and Steve discuss how that effects expectations for 2019, and what it will take for that scenario…
76 │ Connected to Keuchel
Feb 4 • 63 min
The Milwaukee Brewers continue to be connected to free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel. Ryan, J.P. and Steve discuss the likelihood the Brewers make the move and what he’d add to the rotation. They also discuss the newly released Baseball Prospectus Brewers…
75 │ I Feel Like J.P. Hates Everyone
Jan 28 • 72 min
The Milwaukee Brewers get a news naming sponsor for Miller Park and everyone loses their minds. Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss that important topic along with the promotion and extension given to David Stearns, and they also discuss potential rule changes…
74 │ It’s Pretty Beefy
Jan 21 • 67 min
J.P., Ryan and Steve dive into listener questions and discuss when Keston Hiura will be ready to make his Milwaukee Brewers debut, a platoon for Travis Shaw, the current free agency stalemate, and more. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/MKETailgate Use…
73 │ Grandal Signs With Brewers
Jan 14 • 65 min
Free Agent Yasmani Grandal signs a 1-year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss the impact he’ll have on the Brewers lineup and where that positions the team in the NL Central. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/MKETailgate Use…
72 │ What Are You Going To Totally Fail At In 2019?
Jan 7 • 70 min
J.P., Ryan and Steve are back just in time to discuss the Keon Broxton trade and what the return means for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2019. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/MKETailgate Use the promo code: MKETailgate and receive 20% off in the…
71 │ Ben Not Mat
Dec 24, 2018 • 70 min
J.P. and Ryan discuss the Cory Spangenberg signing, the Domingo Santana/Ben Gamel swap and, the current financial situation in Major League Baseball. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/MKETailgate Use the promo code: MKETailgate and receive 20% off in…
70 │ I, Claudio
Dec 17, 2018 • 76 min
JP and Ryan are joined by Paul Noonan this week to discuss the Milwaukee Brewers trip to the Winter Meetings, the Alex Claudio trade, and the latest rumblings around the hot stove. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/MKETailgate Use the promo code:…
69 │It Is A Very Nice Intro, Way To Go
Dec 10, 2018 • 71 min
With the Winter Meetings approaching, Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss some possible trade targets for the Milwaukee Brewers. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/MKETailgate Use the promo code: MKETailgate and receive 20% off in the www.Karben4.com webstore.…
68 │ Hope In A Schoopless World
Dec 3, 2018 • 71 min
The Milwaukee Brewers decide not to offer contracts to Jonathan Schoop, Dan Jennings and Xavier Cedeno. Ryan, Steve and J.P. discuss the circumstances surrounding those decisions, what options are available in free agency, and the plan for Keston Hiura…
67 │ Thanksgiving Break
Nov 19, 2018 • 67 min
Christian Yelich becomes the Milwaukee Brewers latest MVP, and Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss what to expect from him in 2019. The guys also talk about Craig Counsell losing Manager of the Year, Keston Huira’s AFL performance and when he’ll be ready for the…
66 │ Look For The Blue Aveo
Nov 12, 2018 • 64 min
It’s awards season and Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss the prospects of Christian Yelich and Craig Counsell winning MVP and Manager of the Year. The guys also talk about potential moves the Milwaukee Brewers could make this off season. Support the podcast:…
65 │ 2018 Postseason Awards
Nov 5, 2018 • 69 min
Ryan is back this week, and he joins Steve and J.P. in handing out their Milwaukee Brewers awards for the 2018 season. The guys give their picks for Most Improved Player, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young and MVP. They also discuss the recent shake up with the…
64 │ I’ll Put On The Topp Hat
Oct 29, 2018 • 64 min
Steve and J.P. are joined by Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and they discuss the beginning of the Milwaukee Brewers offseason. The team has decisions to make about Mike Moustakas, Jonathan Schoop, and what role Chase Anderson will play in…
63 │ He Set Up A Tent And Camped On It
Oct 22, 2018 • 72 min
The Los Angeles Dodgers outlast the Milwaukee Brewers in game seven of the NLCS. Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss the final two games of the series and what the difference was between going to the World Series and heading home for the offseason. Support the…
62 │ Your Weird Josh Hader Question
Oct 15, 2018 • 69 min
The Milwaukee Brewers split the first two games of the NLCS at Miller Park with the Los Angeles Dodgers. J.P., Ryan and Steve breakdown the first two games and preview Game 3 in Los Angeles. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/MKETailgate Use the promo…
61 │ The Postseason Jamboree
Oct 8, 2018 • 70 min
The Milwaukee Brewers sweep the Colorado Rockies and advance to the NLCS. Steve, Ryan and J.P. talk about what’s lead to the postseason success, whether the team will continue to deploy their bullpen in the same way in a seven game series, and if they…
60 │ There’s One Thing Left To Do
Oct 1, 2018 • 79 min
The Milwaukee Brewers make the playoffs for the first time since 2011, but first they face the Chicago Cubs to determine the division champ in game 163. Steve, Ryan and J.P. are joined by Andy Schaaf and discuss the roster for the postseason. They also go…
59 │ Ryan Plays Testicle Toss
Sep 24, 2018 • 74 min
Steve and J.P. are back with Ryan, and the guys discuss the Milwaukee Brewers chances at winning the division versus the wild card, Christian Yelich’s case for MVP, and the Brewers radio and TV announcing teams. Support the podcast:…
58 │ Your Aquafina Think Fast Challenge Champion
Sep 17, 2018 • 65 min
This week Ryan and guest hosts Paul Noonan and J.R. Radcliffe discuss the Milwaukee Brewers up and down week against the Cubs and Pirates, the evolving playoff picture and some potential roster decisions for the postseason. Support the podcast:…
57 │ His Name Is Gio And He Dances On The Sand
Sep 10, 2018 • 61 min
The Milwaukee Brewers are 8-2 in their last ten games and have boosted their odds of making the post season. Steve, Ryan and J.P. talk about how depth is fueling the current run, and how the series against Chicago is their best chance to make a move to…
56 │ Demiroyal Tea
Sep 3, 2018 • 57 min
The Milwaukee Brewers make a flurry of moves to bolster their roster for the post season push. J.P., Ryan and Steve breakdown the moves and discuss the players the Brewers gave up. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/MKETailgate Use the promo code:…
55 | Finger On The Pulse
Aug 27, 2018 • 65 min
The Milwaukee Brewers try to get back on track, even as the bullpen continues to struggle. Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss trey Knebel’s demotion and Jeremy Jeffress’ heavy workload in recent days. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/MKETailgate Receive 20%…
54 │ Smorked Porter
Aug 20, 2018 • 72 min
Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss the Milwaukee Brewers tough series against the Cubs and the Cardinals. Both the starting rotation and the bullpen have let the team down in the second half, so what can the team do to maximize the few outstanding performers…
53 │ Prop Bet Update
Aug 13, 2018 • 74 min
Steve is back with Ryan and J.P., and the guys discuss Freddy Peralta’s role in the Milwaukee Brewers rotation with the looming return of Zach Davies, Corey Knebel’s meltdown and whether he can be trusted in leverage situations going forward, and an…
52 │ Schoop Baby Schoop
Aug 6, 2018 • 84 min
The Milwaukee Brewers make one more big move before the non-waiver trade deadline, grabbing Jonathan Schoop from the Orioles. J.P. and Ryan discuss that and more with Paul Noonan. Also in this episode is an excerpt of JP’s interview with Brewers minor…
51 │ Who Got The Moose, Baby
Jul 30, 2018 • 70 min
The Milwaukee Brewers get active before the trade deadline and swing deals for reliever Joakim Soria and third baseman Mike Moustakas. J.P., Ryan, and Steve discuss Travis Shaw’s transition to second base to make room for Moustakas. Support the podcast:…
50 │ The One Where We Talk About Josh Hader
Jul 23, 2018 • 58 min
Somehow the Milwaukee Brewers losing streak going into the All-Star Break gets worse when Josh Hader’s offensive tweets from the past resurface after a poor outing in the All-Star Game. Steve, Ryan and J.P. try to talk through the controversy. With Manny…
49 │ The All-Star Break Can’t Come Soon Enough
Jul 16, 2018 • 96 min
The Milwaukee Brewers stumble into the All-Star break with a rough series in Pittsburgh. Ryan, Steve and J.P. reflect on the first half, what went well, and what needs to change for the Brewers to remain in the divisional race through September. (1:00:00)…
48 │ The Zune Is A Superior Product
Jul 9, 2018 • 69 min
The Milwaukee Brewers make a flurry of moves over the weekend. Steve, Ryan and J.P. talk about what they mean in the short-term, how DL stints match up with the All-Star Break, and what moves the team needs to make before the trade deadline. The guys also…
47 │ There Are Probably A Couple Idiots Like Ryan In Kansas City
Jul 2, 2018 • 66 min
Keon Broxton makes the most of his first appearance this season with the Milwaukee Brewers. Ryan, Steve and J.P. discuss what impact he can have while the rest of the outfield tries to get healthy. Freddy Peralta has both a fantastic start and a near…
46 │ It’s Miller Time
Jun 25, 2018 • 67 min
Freddy Peralta is pretty good, Domingo Santana is not and he’s sent to Colorado Springs. J.P., Ryan and Steve discuss the moves and what to expect from the Milwaukee Brewers roster moving forward. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/MKETailgate Music:…
45 │ Chester A. Arthur’s Mustache
Jun 18, 2018 • 68 min
J.P. is back this week, and the guys discuss the Milwaukee Brewers series win against the Chicago Cubs, and their continued ability to score a lot against the Philadelphia Phillies. Also, what does the Brad Miller acquisition mean for Orlando Arica? And…
44 │ A Pythag Correction
Jun 11, 2018 • 59 min
The offense gets back on track as the Milwaukee Brewers rebound in Philadelphia after a round two game series in Cleveland. Jhoulys Chacin continues to be a solid contributor, and the Brewers prepare for the return of Eric Thames. Ryan and Steve do a…
43 │ Tell Me More About MLB on Facebook
Jun 4, 2018 • 62 min
The Milwaukee Brewers bullpen is fallible. Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss the recent road bump in Chicago, and also the most recent Zach Davies injury and how that affects the rotation. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/MKETailgate Music: Fair Weather…
42 │ Jesus Can Hit A Curveball (And A Lot More)
May 28, 2018 • 68 min
Winning 9 of of the last 11 games, the Milwaukee Brewers enter Memorial Day with a 4 game lead in the division. J.P., Steve and Ryan talk about the recent surge from the top of the order, especially Jesus Aguilar. They also discuss Orlando Arcia’s…
41 │ Craig Counsell is better than Ron Roenicke
May 21, 2018 • 72 min
J.P. is busy grading papers, so Paul Noonan joins Steve and Ryan to discuss the Milwaukee Brewers successful 10-game road trip and how the team is on the cutting edge of managing a pitching staff. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/MKETailgate Music:…
40 │ At Least the Bullpen Is Healthy
May 14, 2018 • 69 min
Injuries strike the Milwaukee Brewers starting rotation. J.P., Ryan and Steve discuss their options replacing Zach Davies and Wade Miley. Ryan ignores Freddy Peralta as an option less than 24 hours before he’s called up from Triple-A to makes his first…
39 │ Yell at Steve
May 7, 2018 • 64 min
J.P. and Ryan try to make sense of the Milwaukee Brewers’ strange difference in win loss records against good and bad teams, debate the merits of potential replacements for Eric Sogard, and explore what the near future might hold for Jacob Nottingham.…
38 │ Down In A Hole
Apr 30, 2018 • 66 min
The Milwaukee Brewers follow up their season high 8-game winning streak by dropping a 4-game series with the Chicago Cubs. J.P., Ryan and Steve try to figure out where it all went wrong. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/MKETailgate Music: Fair Weather…
37 │ We’re Going Streaking!
Apr 23, 2018 • 64 min
The Milwaukee Brewers finally heat up, winning six straight against the lowly Reds and Marlins. Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss the impact of Christian Yelich returning to the line up, the continued short starts from the starting rotation, and how pitching…
36 │ This Won’t Age Well
Apr 16, 2018 • 67 min
The Milwaukee Brewers offense and starting pitching continues to struggle, but J.P., Ryan and Steve are impressed by the bullpen and especially Josh Hader’s ability shut down opposing teams. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/MKETailgate Music: Fair…
35 │ Defensive Struggles
Apr 9, 2018 • 65 min
The Milwaukee Brewers finish their first home stand of the season 2-5 against the Cardinals and Cubs thanks to lack a hitting and some really poor defense. J.P., Ryan and Steve discuss what has them worried, and what will hopefully turn around in the next…
34 │ Season Opening Sweep
Apr 2, 2018 • 50 min
J.P. and Ryan are joined this week by Gabe Stoltz from Disciples of Uecker to discuss the Brewers sweep of the Padres to open the 2018 season as well as some impressions of the early season. New additions Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich were on base all…
33 │ 2018 Brewers Team Preview
Mar 26, 2018 • 112 min
Opening Day is this Thursday, so Ryan, J.P. and Steve discuss the final roster decisions, expectations for the offense and the pitching staff, and make picks for breakout players, team MVPs, the Milwaukee Brewers final record, the NL standings, playoffs…
32 │ 2018 Season Prop Bets
Mar 19, 2018 • 58 min
As we approach Opening Day 2018 for the Milwaukee Brewers, Andy Schaaf joins Steve, Ryan and J.P. with prop bets to follow throughout the season. Who will lead the team in home runs? Over/Under 14.5 sac bunts by position players. Will Matt Albers get one…
31 │ Season Preview: Pitchers
Mar 12, 2018 • 75 min
It’s time to talk about the 2018 Milwaukee Brewers pitching staff. Steve, Ryan and J.P. work their way through expectations for Chase Anderson and Zach Davies, which pitchers will round out the back of the rotation, and how the bullpen will likely be…
30 │ Season Preview: Position Players
Mar 6, 2018 • 70 min
It’s season preview time, so Steve, Ryan and J.P. go around the diamond a talk about the Milwaukee Brewers position battles currently happening in Spring Training, and try to figure out how the team will get at bats for packed outfield. Support the…
29 │ It Happens Every Spring
Feb 26, 2018 • 64 min
Spring Training is officially under way, and Steve and Ryan discuss what to watch for during spring training games, and which roster spots actually have open competitions. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/MKETailgate Music: Fair Weather Fans by The…
28 │ Missed Opportunity?
Feb 19, 2018 • 60 min
Jake Odorizzi was traded to the Twins over the weekend, and J.P. and Steve discuss whether the Milwaukee Brewers should have been in on the deal considering what it took to get him. They also talk about Eric Hosmer’s deal with the Padres and what a deal…
27 │ Top-100 Lists
Feb 12, 2018 • 61 min
The Top-100 Prospect lists are out from every major publication, so J.P., Ryan and Steve compare which Milwaukee Brewers prospects end up on each list. Also, the Brewers are projected by Baseball Prospectus to win 83 games this year, so the guys discuss…
26 │ Starting 5 Right Now
Feb 5, 2018 • 58 min
David Stearns says he’s comfortable entering the season with the current Milwaukee Brewers pitching staff, so Steve, Ryan and J.P. try to figure out what the rotation could look like to start the season. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/MKETailgate…
25 │ Yelich and Cain
Jan 29, 2018 • 74 min
The off season finally heats up for the Milwaukee Brewers as they trade for Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich, and sign center fielder and former Brewer Lorenzo Cain. J.P., Ryan and Steve discuss the impact the moves will have on the rest of the…
24 │ Hard Labor
Jan 22, 2018 • 66 min
The slow off season continues and with the lack of activity, Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss the labor issues facing the players and what the Player’s Association will need to fight for in the next collective bargaining agreement. Subscribe: iTunes Stitcher…
23 │ Avoiding Arbitration
Jan 15, 2018 • 67 min
J.P., Ryan and Steve discuss the Milwaukee Brewers players who avoided arbitration, reasons for the slow offseason throughout baseball, and Orlando Arcia’s potential upside as a hitter. Music: Fair Weather Fans by The Baseball Project, Recorded Live at…
22 │ Wheeling and Dealing
Jan 8, 2018 • 69 min
Ryan, J.P. and Steve discuss the Boone Logan signing and what his role might be in the bullpen, our favorite and least favorite Milwaukee Brewers transactions through the years, and also our favorite baseball movies. Music: Fair Weather Fans by The…
21 │ Chacin Free Agents
Jan 1, 2018 • 54 min
It’s a new year and we’re discussing new Milwaukee Brewer Jhoulys Chacin. Ryan, J.P. and Steve also discuss Lewis Brinson versus Domingo Santana, and how everyone got into writing and talking about baseball. Music: Fair Weather Fans by The Baseball…
20 │ Welcome back, Yovani!
Dec 18, 2017 • 54 min
Welcome back,Yovani! J.P., Ryan and Steve discuss the Milwaukee Brewers most significant signing of the off season, and answer listener questions about the lack of activity so far this off season. Music: Fair Weather Fans by The Baseball Project, Recorded…
19 │ Angels Import
Dec 11, 2017 • 59 min
J.P. is back this week and the guys break down Ohtani’s decision to sign with the Angels, Giancarlo Stanton getting traded to the Yankees, and rumors about Domingo Santana. Music: Fair Weather Fans by The Baseball Project, Recorded Live at WFMU —- This…
18 │ Running Down a Dream
Dec 4, 2017 • 78 min
Steve and Ryan talk about the recent personnel moves made by the Milwaukee Brewers, their chances on signing Shohei Ohtani, trading for Giancarlo Stanton, and answer some listener questions. Music: Fair Weather Fans by The Baseball Project, Recorded Live…
17 │ Bargain Hunting
Nov 20, 2017 • 61 min
Ryan gives some names of under the radar player acquisitions that he thinks would make for a successful off season. We discuss which prospects included in a package for Chris Archer may be too expensive for the Milwaukee Brewers. J.P. has a trivia…
16 │ Brewers Top Prospects
Nov 13, 2017 • 61 min
It’s prospect list time! J.P. and Ryan discuss their lists and which Milwaukee Brewers minor league player they expect to have the most immediate impact, who is underrated on other lists, and who may need the most time to make become major league players.…
15 │ Forgot About DRA
Nov 6, 2017 • 66 min
How much stock should you put into Arizona Fall League performances? Ryan, J.P. and Steve talk about what the AFL performances of Corey Ray and Lucas Erceg mean going into 2018, and Steve talks to Baseball Prospectus writer and DRA co-creator Jonathan…
14 │ Get Paid
Oct 30, 2017 • 66 min
Steve, J.P. and Ryan discuss Chase Anderson’s new contract, what resigning Eric Sogard means for the rest of the Milwaukee Brewers’ off season plans at second base, and why the former players need to stop whining about short starts in the postseason.…
13 │ I Fought The Klaw
Oct 23, 2017 • 66 min
Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss Keith Law’s recent write-up of Corey Ray in the Arizona Fall League and issues with scouting reports that draw conclusions from watching a limited number of games. Music: Fair Weather Fans by The Baseball Project, Recorded…
12 │ It’s A Minor Award
Oct 16, 2017 • 65 min
It’s Minor League awards time. Ryan and J.P. give their picks for Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Position Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Breakout Player and Short Season/Rookie Ball Player of the Year. Music: Fair Weather Fans by The Baseball…
11 │ It’s A Major Award
Oct 9, 2017 • 72 min
With the 2017 season in the books, J.P. and Ryan give their picks for Milwaukee Brewers MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Most Improved Player. Steve, Ryan and J.P. also discuss players in arbitration, and how they enjoyed the Miller Park renovations.…
10 │ Just Short
Oct 2, 2017 • 65 min
The Milwaukee Brewers playoff push ends on the second to last day of the season. Ryan, J.P. and Steve talk about how the Brewers surprised everyone in 2017, and what it will take to be competitive again in 2018. Music: Fair Weather Fans by The Baseball…
9 │ How Far I’ll Go
Sep 25, 2017 • 60 min
Steve and Ryan discuss the Milwaukee Brewers four game series versus the Chicago Cubs and where the Crew go from here now that the Wild Card is their best chance for a postseason appearance. Andy Schaaf from JS Comments joins us to discuss some…
8 │ Losing Jimmy Nelson
Sep 11, 2017 • 58 min
Steve, Ryan and J.P. discuss the highs and low of the week, celebrating the Milwaukee Brewers sweep of the Chicago Cubs, but also talking about the impact of losing pitcher Jimmy Nelson for the remainder of the season. Music: Fair Weather Fans by The…
7 │ Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
Sep 4, 2017 • 54 min
The Milwaukee Brewers just took three of four from the Washington Nationals, and gear up for a big series in Chicago this coming weekend. Ryan, J.P. and Steve talk about the successful home stand and how much of the Cubs’ headspace the Brewers currently…
6 │ Staring At The Sun
Aug 28, 2017 • 61 min
What’s it like to witness a full solar eclipse? Ryan regales us with his tales of woe. Also, find out why Jimmy Nelson lost his bid for a no hitter against the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon. Music: Fair Weather Fans by The Baseball Project, Recorded Live at…
5 │ Step Up
Aug 23, 2017 • 64 min
Ryan is gone for the week, so J.P. and Steve are left to discuss who needs to step up to get the Milwaukee Brewers into the playoffs, who is the better player: Eric Thames or Jesus Aguilar, and Ryan Braun’s legacy. Music: Fair Weather Fans by The Baseball…
4 │ Neil Walker
Aug 16, 2017 • 59 min
The Milwaukee Brewers acquired Neil Walker and J.P., Ryan and Steve discuss how he fits in the line-up. Also, who is Troy Stokes, and what should the Brewers do when they rebrand the team with a new logo? Music: “Fair Weather Fans” by The Baseball…
3 │ Are We Still Talking About Bunting?
Aug 9, 2017 • 63 min
Bunting is all the rage. Ryan, J.P. and Steve try to figure out if it’s worth our time to rehash this old debate. Plus, discussions on how the Milwaukee Brewers front office is handling Lewis Brinson, Monte Harrison’s big step forward, and international…
2 │ Let’s Make A Deal
Aug 2, 2017 • 63 min
J.P., Ryan and Steve discuss the trade deadline, the Milwaukee Brewers losing ground to the Chicago Cubs in the standings, and answer listener questions. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
1 │ Are We Really Starting With Swarzak?
Jul 26, 2017 • 73 min
In Episode 1 of Milwaukee’s Tailgate, we discuss the Brewers trade for Anthony Swarzak, Ryan and J.P. reveal their Top-5 Brewers Prospects, and we answer listener questions. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…