Milwaukee Brewers trade targets from Miami Marlins: RHP Anthony Bass
Anthony Bass is a 34 year old right handed relief pitcher having arguably the best season of his entire career. In 42 games across 41.2 innings so far in 2022 Bass has an ERA of just 1.51 which would be the lowest on the Brewers. Factoring in his age, Bass might be the most realistic option for the Milwaukee Brewers to acquire from the Marlins.
Anthony Bass could help bolster the Brewers bullpen that is aching for help in middle relief situations, the situation has reached the point of the Brewers bringing in Jake McGee, who so far has been good in a couple appearances for the team since being designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants recently.
Bass is near the top of Major League Baseball in percentile rankings in just about every metric tracked by baseball savant. Given the fact that Bass is 34, having a fantastic season and is making just $3 million in 2022 and has a club option for 2023 at $3 million, it’s really quite surprising that Bass’ name hasn’t popped up in more trade rumors.
Milwaukee Brewers trade targets from Miami Marlins: LHP Steven Okert
Steven Okert is a left handed pitcher who just turned 31, interestingly Okert was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers not once, but twice, once in the 43rd round in 2010 and again in the 33rd round in 2011. Okert is under team control for four and a half seasons.
What makes Okert potentially of interest to the Milwaukee Brewers is first, adding effective left handed pitchers to your team is always of interest, second Okert is having one of his best seasons as a major leaguer. Steven Okert has made at least 10 appearances in five seasons in MLB, three with the San Francisco Giants and this year and last year with the Marlins.
Steven Okert over 40 appearances in 33.2 innings has a 2.14 ERA, 43 strikeouts (would rank third among Brewers relievers), 1.01 WHIP and a solid 11.5 K/9 rate. Having a guy like Okert available to pitch in the fifth, sixth and sometimes seventh innings would ease the mind of Craig Counsell who has had to rely heavily on guys like Brent Suter and Jandel Gustave, who have had good moments but have had equally as many bad moments.
Okert could also be very useful as a trustworthy option late in games should Devin Williams and Josh Hader not be available, similar to the role Hoby Milner has dominated in this season. Adding another player that could be as useful and valuable as Milner has been would be a massive help to the Brewers postseason aspirations.