2. J.A. Happ
J.A. Happ is another veteran starting pitching candidate for the Brewers to consider acquiring at the trade deadline. Happ made his first All-Star game this season with the Toronto Blue Jays, but that’s more indicative of the way the MLB game is set up than it is of Happ’s performance this season.
Happ does have a 10-6 record and supports a 4.29 ERA. He started out the season on a very poor note, had a nice stretch at the end of June, but has struggled in July. During his three starts in July, he’s failed to go longer than four innings in two of his three starts and has a given up a .352 batting average.
Happ still represents the potential to turn things around and a new setting may help that. The Brewers could also use a dominant lefty as Brent Suter appears headed back to the disabled list with a recurring forearm injury.