In the newest batch of Milwaukee Brewers rumors, the Crew remains active in the August trade market and are looking to upgrade the team. One potential addition is Curtis Granderson from the Toronto Blue Jays.
While not a name many were expecting to see on the Milwaukee Brewers radar, it’s important to remember GM David Stearns makes at least one phone call on just about everyone that’s available.
Stearns is looking wherever he can for a potential upgrade for this team. And with most of the left handed hitters the Brewers have in the starting lineup everyday, adding a productive one off the bench would be nice.
What Kind Of Season Is Granderson Having?
Granderson is hitting .243/.340/.429 on the year with 11 home runs, 21 doubles, and 35 RBIs for the Blue Jays. While his home run totals are a bit down from they’ve been over the course of Granderson’s career, Miller Park is a nice place for left handed hitters to smack home runs.
Granderson plays good defense in the outfield and can play any outfield position.
Who Would Granderson Replace?
Since Thames is a left handed hitter and so is Granderson, Thames looks to be the one that’s at risk of getting sent down the depth chart if this move actually happens.
Would A Granderson Trade Make Sense?
A little bit, yes. Thames, although a fan favorite, has not been playing well recently and that has pushed him into a bench role behind Jesus Aguilar at first base and Ryan Braun in the outfield. His batting average has dropped from .245 to .219 during the month of August and his last home run came on August 8th.
However, the Milwaukee Brewers do have more pressing needs than a bench bat like Granderson.
The pitching staff is still in need of some help and that is the biggest need right now for the Brewers. But David Stearns is only going to make trades that will help this ball club without harming the future too much.
Granderson will be a free agent at the end of the season, and won’t cost much to acquire. As long as it doesn’t prevent the addition of a pitcher, there’s nothing wrong with acquiring a season veteran like Curtis Granderson.
The Milwaukee Brewers have a tough fight ahead of them in September. They’re going to need every bit of postseason experience they can get.