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Milwaukee Brewers: 5 current players who could get traded soon

Matthew Dewoskin
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 12: Starting pitcher Chase Anderson #57 of the Milwaukee Brewers delivers the ball against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 12, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 12: Starting pitcher Chase Anderson #57 of the Milwaukee Brewers delivers the ball against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 12, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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1. Chase Anderson

Speaking of players who were forgotten come playoff time, the Milwaukee Brewers also have Anderson on the roster.

Anderson made 30 starts for the Brewers in 2018, and worked 158 innings. He struck out 128, walked 57, and managed a 3.93 ERA. He was also left off the playoff roster, and also may not have a role in 2019.

Anderson is under contract with the Brewers through 2019 and has club options for 2020 and 2021. He’ll turn 31 before the start of the 2019 season, and he’s worked over 700 innings in the Majors.

Any team in need of rotation depth should look to add Anderson. He’s better than most fourth or fifth starters in the league, and will take the ball every fifth day. He’s not overpowering, but he’ll gobble up innings, and keep the game from getting out of hand. His contract will only pay $25 million over the next three season if every option is picked up, so affordability isn’t a concern.

There are a lot of reasons to like Anderson, but he may not be a good fit for a team looking to contend for a World Series in 2019.

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The Milwaukee Brewers don’t just have these five players who could get flipped before Spring Training starts, but they are the most likely. Jonathan Schoop could go, Orlando Arcia could also draw interest, and any of their young arms except Josh Hader could also end up in a trade package. There are a lot of moving parts to the Brewers off season plans, but they have the pieces available to make a few big moves happen while staying within their budget.

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