The Milwaukee Brewers made a few moves before and at the trade deadline, but there’re still some guys who could be moved throughout the rest of 2018.
The MLB Trade Deadline has just passed us and while most of the coverage will be focused on the flurry of moves on July 31, teams will continue to wheel and deal all the way through the end of the season and through the offseason. The Milwaukee Brewers are no different. They’re trying to balance that line between winning now and building a long-term contender.
They’ve already made deals for Joakim Soria and Mike Moustakas, both of which could be back in Milwaukee in 2019 depending on their mutual options. They also traded for Jonathan Schoom at the deadline who’s controlled through 2019.
Even still, the trading is not nearly done. David Stearns is the type of General Manager who scours each and every avenue to acquire players, potentially more so than any other GM in baseball. And he’s not afraid to part with established major league players who may have a tough time making the squad next season.
There are five players who could be blocked from getting consistent playing time in 2019 and might be better off being traded either by the waiver trade deadline on Aug. 31 or this winter. Whether it’s because of the rapidly progressing youth in the minor leagues or the emergence of some breakout stars, these five players could be firmly on the block throughout the rest of 2018.