David Stearns’ Batting Average On Trades, Part 2
- Tyler Thornburg to Boston for Travis Shaw, Mauricio Dubon, Josh Pennington, Yeison Coca – Hit
- Martin Maldonado, Drew Gagnon to Los Angeles(AL) for Jett Bandy – Miss
- Damien Magnifico to Baltimore for Oliver Drake – Hit
- Garrett Cooper to New York for Tyler Webb – Miss
- Ryan Cordell to Chicago for Anthony Swarzak – Hit
- Tayler Scott to Texas for Jeremy Jeffress – Hit
- Eric Hanhold to New York(NL) for Neil Walker – Hit
Stearns starts off with another big hit, turning two months of Tyler Thornburg as the closer into a highly productive third baseman, and a couple prospects. Thornburg got injured and never really got going in Boston.
In a swap of catchers, the Brewers got the worse end of the Maldonado/Bandy trade. Bandy didn’t do much while Maldy has been a solid starter for years now.
The Brewers had a productive Triple-A first baseman in Garrett Cooper and nowhere to play him with Thames and Aguilar on the roster. So trading him made sense, but Tyler Webb gave up a grand slam in his first game and didn’t last much longer after that. This will go as a miss for Stearns.
Hits: 12 Misses: 4 Draws: 2
- Lewis Brinson, Isan Diaz, Monte Harrison, Jordan Yamamoto to Miami for Christian Yelich – Hit
- Cash to Chicago(AL) for Tyler Saladino – Hit
- Andrew Susac to Baltimore for Cash – Hit
- Wendell Rijo to New York(AL) for Erik Kratz – Hit
- Ji-Man Choi to Tampa Bay for Brad Miller – Miss
- Kodi Medeiros, Wilber Perez to Chicago(AL) for Joakim Soria – Hit
- Brett Phillips, Jorge Lopez to Kansas City for Mike Moustakas – Hit
- Jonathan Villar, Luis Ortiz, Jean Carmona to Baltimore for Jonathan Schoop – Miss
- Bryan Connell, Johan Dominguez to Chicago(AL) for Xavier Cedeno – Hit
- KJ Harrison, GIlbert Lara to Washington for Gio Gonzalez – Hit
- Demi Orimoloye to Toronto for Curtis Granderson – Hit
Tyler Saladino only cost a little cash and he was solid for that price. They also got some cash back by sending away Susac. Good calls on both those moves.
Choi forced his way onto a crowded roster but ran out of playing time. He was traded for Brad Miller, who didn’t do much in Milwaukee. Meanwhile, Choi has blossomed into a huge player for Tampa. Stearns was on the losing end of this deal.
David Stearns called the Schoop trade a miss himself after he non-tendered him later that year.
Rookie ball pitchers for Cedeno, who was a solid addition is a hit, as were the additions of Gio Gonzalez and Curtis Granderson.
Hits: 21 Misses: 6 Draws: 2