Milwaukee Brewers: Which teams make the most sense as trade partners?
San Diego Padres
The San Diego Padres have names such as Eric Lauer, Robbie Erlin, and Luis Perdomo on their depth chart. They also have Garrett Richards and Dinelson Lamet working their way back from Tommy John surgery.
The Padres need to put together a Major League rotation, and they have the deepest farm system in the league. They also have a seemingly endless supply of surprisingly capable relief pitchers. The Padres need starting pitching. The Brewers have starting pitching.
A deal for Anderson or Davies could be worked out between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres. Such a trade would provide the salary relief the Brewers need to add the final piece for 2019, and they’d be trading from their insanely deep pool of starting pitchers.
The Padres have about $87 million in payroll commitments as of right now. They could easily find space for Davies or Anderson, and they wouldn’t have to part with much to do so. However, if Brewers GM David Stearns can get the Padres to part with a real prospect or one of their solid relievers, it’s essentially found money.