For as bad as the Brewers are supposed to be (projected to be 71-91 next year) as least they aren’t the Rockies. On Thursday trading outfielder Corey Dickerson to and minor leaguer to the Rays in exchange for left-handed reliever Jake McGee and a minor leaguer.
To begin with, that trade doesn’t make a whole lot of since (who trades an outfielder for a reliever?). Then Fangraphs pointed out how bad the trade actually is. Dickerson has four years left of club control, while McGee only has two left. Just a year ago Dickerson had 2.5 WAR while only playing part time, and McGee is a reliever…that’s permanent part time duty, even if he is a good reliever.
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If the Rockies were poised to contend next year, I could have in some way defended this move-but they aren’t and I along with the rest of the internet made them a laughing stock.
So when the Brewers are on the verge of losing a hundred games, remember that they are going the Astros route (who are now solid contenders) and more importantly they aren’t the Rockies.