Milwaukee Brewers: Five potential August trade targets

MILWAUKEE - OCTOBER 04: A general exterior view of Miller Park prior to the Milwaukee Brewers playing against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game three of the NLDS during the 2008 MLB playoffs at Miller Park on October 4, 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE - OCTOBER 04: A general exterior view of Miller Park prior to the Milwaukee Brewers playing against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game three of the NLDS during the 2008 MLB playoffs at Miller Park on October 4, 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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JA Happ
CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 02: J.A. Happ /

J.A. Happ

J.A. Happ is a left handed starting pticher that was connected to Milwaukee early in July. But nothing materialized because Toronto wanted to keep him and they felt they were still in the hunt. But now, things might have changed.

Happ is under control through next season and provides another good option for the starting rotation down the stretch. Toronto may still be unwilling to move him since they want to reload and make a playoff push next season but perhaps David Stearns could entice Toronto.

The Milwaukee Brewers have had a long history of trading with the Toronto Blue Jays and maybe that history will be allow the two to link up once again.

Happ has a 3.92 ERA in 85 innings with 80 strikeouts this season. The 34 year old is coming off of the best season of his career last year and while his numbers have regressed from that, he’s still an effective starter.

He could make a great depth addition to the starting rotation that has seen its depth crumble away this year with the poor seasons from Wily Peralta and Junior Guerra, along with the injury to Chase Anderson.

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