David Stearns' Mets sign another former Brewers player off the scrap heap

New York is already down another starting pitcher after their first series of the season.
Jul 29, 2023; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49)
Jul 29, 2023; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Almost everyone has a tendency to want to stick with what's familiar. Former Brewers general manager David Stearns probably knows that all too well.

The man formerly in charge of constructing the Crew's roster has brought in a bunch of former Brewers in his first year at the helm of the New York Mets. He traded for Tyrone Taylor and Adrian Houser while also acquiring former players from the organization such as Cooper Hummel, Cam Robinson, Victor Castaneda, Ben Gamel, Ji-Man Choi, and Luke Voit.

All of those players were brought in before the start of the regular season, but while the spring is now over, Stearns' mission to sign former Brewers apparently is not. Now he has reportedly acquired a brief hero of the 2023 Milwaukee starting rotation.

The Mets have gone back to the Brewers scrap heap and reportedly signed starter pitcher Julio Teheran.

With New York needing reinforcements to their starting rotation, the club will reportedly be bringing in pitcher Julio Teheran. The move was announced on X (formerly Twitter) by MLB Insider Jon Heyman of the New York Post.

Teheran was one of the better starters in the National League when he was with the Braves in the 2010s, making two All-Star games in his nine seasons there. But he had a poor 2020 when he finally left Atlanta for the Angels and then saw nearly all of his 2021 season wiped out by injury.

He was out of MLB in 2022 then spent some time in the Padres organization to begin 2023 before they released him and he ended up with the Brewers as they were suffering hits to their own rotation. Teheran would have a crazy six-game start to his Milwaukee career, giving up just seven runs in those games, though eventually teams, as well as injuries, would catch up to him again. He'd become a free agent in the offseason.

Teheran signed a minor league deal with the Orioles this offseason, which came with an invitation to spring training and a chance to make their Opening Day rotation. He did not end up winning a spot and opted out of his deal after the spring, again becoming a free agent.

The MLB veteran will slot into a rotation that is currently down two starters. Last year's NL Rookie of the Year runner up Kodai Senga has been sidelined since the spring while Tylor Megill just hit the IL following their series against the Brewers.

All kidding aside, it's great to see another former Brewer get employed across the league. As long as he doesn't do any damage against Milwaukee, fans will probably be just fine.