Brewers: Finding David Stearns’ Actual Batting Average As GM
By David Gasper
David Stearns’ Batting Average On Trades, Part 3
- Competitive Balance pick to Texas for Alex Claudio – Miss
- Domingo Santana to Seattle for Ben Gamel, Noah Zavolas – Hit
- Keon Broxton to New York(NL) for Adam Hill, Bobby Wahl, Felix Valerio – Hit
- Erik Kratz to San Francisco for CJ Hinojosa – Hit
- Sal Biasi to Seattle for David Freitas – Hit
- Jake Petricka to Texas for Cash – Hit
- Cody Ponce to Pittsburgh for Jordan Lyles – Hit
- Jesus Aguilar to Tampa Bay for Jake Faria – Miss
- Mauricio Dubon to San Francisco for Drew Pomeranz, Ray Black – Hit
- Brenny Escanio, cash to New York(AL) for J.P. Feyereisen – Hit
Claudio couldn’t get back to his old form, had a 4.00+ERA, and was non-tendered. That competitive balance pick could’ve been used a lot better. That was a miss.
Then begins a string of small hits on small trades. Stearns had no leverage in talks for Santana and Broxton but did extremely well in both deals. Kratz was third string behind Grandal and Pina, with no place to put him, getting anything for Kratz was a win.
Jordan Lyles was a key piece in 2019. Jake Faria was not. That Aguilar trade is going to hurt Brewers fans in their hearts for a while.
The most “significant” deal (sorry Robert Murray) of that year’s trades brought in a relief ace in Pomeranz. Dubon may be good, but the Brewers got more than they were expecting in this, so it’s a hit.
Hits: 29 Misses: 8 Draws: 2
- Chase Anderson to Toronto for Chad Spanberger – Hit
- Andres Melendez to Cleveland for Mark Mathias – Hit
- Zach Davies, Trent Grisham to San Diego for Luis Urias, Eric Lauer – Draw
- Adam Hill, Competitive Balance pick to Seattle for Omar Narvaez – Draw
- David Phelps to Philadelphia for Brandon Ramey, Israel Puello, Juan Geraldo – Hit
Anderson was about to have his option declined, and Stearns got a minor league first baseman for him. Solid hit. Mathias is the Crew’s new super utility option, another good addition.
It’s too early to tell for both the Urias/Lauer deal and the Narvaez deal. Both are leaning ‘miss’ right now but they can’t be called quite yet.
Phelps was solid for a month in Milwaukee, and getting three young pitchers for him was a great move. He didn’t do much for Philly, so regardless of if any of those pitchers work out, it’s a hit for Stearns.
Hits: 32 Misses: 8 Draws: 4
When it comes to trades, Brewers GM David Stearns has a .772 batting average.
This is Stearns’ best category by far, essentially hitting on three out or every four trades.
Let’s wrap up David Stearns’ overall batting average.