Milwaukee Brewers: Winter Meetings Have Arrived
The calendar has fallen on December 10th, otherwise known as day one of the most active off-season meeting grounds in all of sports. Speculation will be a huge part of the next four days and your Milwaukee Brewers are likely to be a part of such rumors.
As the meetings commence, if you are a Brew Crew faithful you will know that this event could be a bit different then years past. Coming off of an 86-76 season after three rebuilding seasons, the Milwaukee Brewers seem to be a likely destination for one if not more of this year’s available players (via trade or free agency).
While the Milwaukee Brewers seem likely to make a few additions, there is speculation that they could consider dealing from there 25 man roster to make such moves happen.
In fact, it has been reported by Ken Rosenthal on Twitter that Domingo Santana, coming off of a season in which he hit 30 home-runs, is garnering interest from San Fransisco. Of course, to move Showmingo it will require a king’s ransom.
Possible trade options
In the past three years under David Stearns, the Brewers have acquired a ton of prospect talent. This talent has created a lot of depth at very craved positions. Specifically shortstop, Centerfield, and starting pitching. The likes of Lewis Brinson, Brett Phillips, Monte Harrison, Mauricio Dubon, Corbin Burnes and Luis Ortiz could all be included in any potential deal.
Now, let’s not be too quick to deal the future away. The prospects mentioned here are just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of other options who could be dealt in a trade. The above mentioned would only be dealt with a blockbuster deal.
We must accept the inevitable
After seeing the Yankees just pull off a deal of the off-season to acquire Giancarlo Stanton, we should keep in mind we do not have the assets that teams like the Yankees possess. Instead, we will have to use the assets (players) available to us to pull off any deal.
This means that the team might deal some of our favorite prospects we met at Brewers on Deck last year. This sometimes can be difficult for fans. To say goodbye to the players that they have come to admire deeply.
Yes, we could end up losing the best laugh in baseball if the right deal comes along.
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Just remember during these meetings the impact made by any deal. A significant addition will help this team compete for a World Series this year and for years to come.