OAKLAND – Brewers President of Baseball Operations David Stearns said he "threw a really wide net before the close on Wednesday" to patch up a pitching staff suffering from poor performance, injuries and more than one case , a combination of both.
If You Read a Trade
OAKLAND – Brewers President of Baseball Business David Stearns said he had "thrown a really wide net" before the close on Wednesday to help patch a pitching rod of bad performance, injuries and accidents Plagued is more than a case, a combination of both.
If you read a trade rumor about a big-name pitcher, Stearns said, then the Brewers talked to this team. They talked to teams about pitchers who never appeared in the rumors. And while he did not get involved in one of the big names on Wednesday, Stearns added four arms in the hours before 1
"I expected prices to be high," Stearns said, "and they were." ] and younger right-handed
Milwaukee sends 2018 All-Star Jesus Aguilar to the Rays in a straight-up swap for Faria Triple A infielder Mauricio Dubon, the No. 3 MLB Pipeline Brewers, is sent to the Giants for Pomeranian and Black , In a separate deal, the Brewers acquired cash from the Twins for potential customer # 21, Marcos Diplan, a right-handed man designated for use on Monday to make room for Lyles on the 40-man list.
Stearns outlook for this year's solitary trading deadline has "changed a bit" in the last 10 days as the pitcher's pitching situation has changed. A leaky staff jumped two more big as all-star starter Brandon Woodruff and opening starter Jhoulys Chacin went down with muscle injuries that would put each pitcher out for several weeks – and in Woodruff's case until September. Gio Gonzalez & # 39; s next start was on Wednesday afternoon because of a tight shoulder still in the balance.
"If you set a deadline, in my view, most clubs – most competing clubs – are trying to achieve the most powerful talent you can," Stearns said. "In times of extreme prices and in some cases less availability, this is often a big challenge. In this case, we felt it important to increase the depth of our pitching list, given the injuries and some of the signs of wear and tear that we experienced last month. We were therefore glad that we could achieve this.
] Is he confident that he has done enough?
"I think we have a team that is able to stay in the play-offs and progress in the playoffs," Stearns said. "I think we have to play more consistently this season than we have done so far and that will put a lot of pressure on the entire team."
LHP Drew Pomeranz and RHP Ray Black were officially taken over by San Francisco INF Mauricio Dubon. pic.twitter.com/AG6K9laRXD
– Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 31, 2019
It was a suprise that Stearns added no more mugs on Wednesday. Pomeranz, 30, was recently posted to the Bullpen by the Giants out of the rotation, where he was 2-9 up with a 6.10 ERA (including a Brewers victory on June 14), and delivered a fourth goalless run in a row on Tuesday Night. His average fastball speed has risen from 94 mph to 94.5 mph since switching. He will join the Brewers Bullpen, but eventually Stearns could not rule out a start.
Faria also has experience both as a starter and as an assistant to the Rays. He was just 26 years old on Tuesday and is in 9-8 with a 4.18 ERA in 26 starts and 14 reliefs in major leagues over the last three seasons. Most of that year, he spent at Triple-A Durham, where he earned a 4.07 ERA in 23 games (seven starts) and one of the highest odds of his career at 11.2 per nine innings. In the majors, he allowed three runs with 10 hits in 10 innings over seven games this season, and all without success.
Black is a hard-throwing 29-year-old helper. He completed 26 appearances for the Giants last season with an ERA of 6.17, but spent most of this year at Triple-A Sacramento and put together in 23 appearances an ERA of 5.16, including a start. He has compiled big breakthroughs – 13.5 per nine innings during his majors time and 16.3 in his entire professional career.
Considering the initial pitching depth of the Brewers after the deadline, Stearns said, "I think we showed that we can fill innings creatively. We can have bullpen days. We certainly have people who have the ability to get started. "
These weapons were costly. The Brewers parted company with Aguilar to land Faria and send Dubon to the Giants. Dubon returned from the ACL operation and illness last spring, earning a .297 / .333 / .475 slash line with 16 home runs among his 39 extra base hits in 98 games for Triple -A San Antonio. He made a brief debut in the Major League Brewers in July.
The Brewers were able to split thanks to their depth in the infield of Dubon, starting with the second baseman Keston Hiura, who was prior to his completion of the team's top prospect status. It was replaced by another midfielder, shortstop Brice Turang, the 19-year-old former draft pick of the first round, who plays in the advanced class A in Carolina and ranks 81st in the list of the top 100 in the MLB pipeline.
It came as little surprise that the Brewers did not seriously consider trading with Hiura to land a top pitcher.
"I think we're careful not to put anyone out of action, but it would be very difficult to trade a player of this caliber at the moment," said Stearns.
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