Straily provided an interesting alternative to Sonny Gray back in July and has stayed put in Miami. It’s difficult to see that changing because of his long term control and relative success and high potential.
While it’s true that he hasn’t had the success of Sonny Gray, he’s performed well this year. And Miami’s asking price is understandably high. Still, the Milwaukee Brewers value long term control and perhaps that could entice David Stearns enough to pull the trigger. Unlikely, though.
Stearns practiced patience and restraint in July and one will expect him to do the same in August, but you never know. Perhaps some more success will convince Stearns that he needs to go for it this year but the prospect package may be too much.
The rumors connecting Milwaukee to Straily back in July are enough to consider him becoming a potential target this month. Miami will most likely put Straily on waivers, if they haven’t already. The Brewers could put in a claim for him and try to work something out, but it will be difficult.