oldballcoach1
OK guys, with everything that has happened, it is time to put your plan in place to fill the roster for the 2020 Brewers.  Come up with your best trades or free agent signings.  I would just say to not go on the attack of what others put up as some do and remember none of us have the expertise or inside knowledge to be a MLB general manager.  

Trade

Josh Hader and Lorenzo Cain to the Mets for Jed Lowrie and JD Davis.  These are the main players involved and they Mets would have to include some more I would think.  The Brewers move Cain's contract and take back Lowrie who is owed $10 million for this season.  This gives the Brewers their corner IF's for the season.  

Signings

C - Matt Wieters.  CC likes to have the right/left platoon option.  The catching market is pretty thin and Wieters will take a year deal.   $5 million.

SP - Dallas Keuchel.  I have called for this after Stearns toyed with him last season.  Projected at 3 years and $39 million, he won't break the bank and could slot in behind Woodruff.  

SP - Julio Teheran.  Doesn't have his big fastball anymore, but gets guys out.  174 innings and 148 hits given up and a sub 4.00 era.  2 years and $18 million.

CF - Kevin Pillar.  This guy is a fearless dude.  Crashes into walls and plays all out.  Not a great average, but does put the ball in play.  Could take a year deal to prove himself.  $8 million for a year.

RP - Daniel Hudson.   He could slot in as the closer with his stuff or at the very least, the 8th inning guy.  He can bring it and has reinvented himself.  2 years and $14 million.

So, the lineup goes like this:

C - Pina/Wieters
1B - Lowrie
2B - Hiura
SS - Urias
3B - Davis
LF - Braun
CF - Pillar
RF - Yelich

SP - Woodruff, Keuchel, Teheran, Houser, Lauer
RP - Knebel, Hudson, Black, Peralta and Suter.  Take a guess at the others.  

Again, a shot in the dark.  Who knows.  The issue I have is there is no real leadoff hitter.  The deals I made don't have real long term impacts and don't break the bank.  I won't be shocked to see Stearns dish out some $$ to Mad Bum.  
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yzerman1
OBC,

This may affect your thinking but, JD Davis cannot play third base.  He plays it like Ryan Braun did back in the day.  That's the reason the Mets want to deal him because his best position is probably DH.  In just 200 innings at third this year he had a DRS of -9.
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blade12
Go get Lindor.

If you have to give up Hader fine - sell high.

If you can find a taker for Cain's contract do it.

Position players I'd target:
Brock Holt
Todd Frazier
A super utility guy like Sogard
A LHH back up C

Pitchers:
Daniel Hudson
Rick Porcello
Alex Wood
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blade12
My line up would look like this and I kind of like it.  I'd like a little more power and avg than Frazier and I like Castellanos a lot but his defense at 3B is suspect but he could slide into the corner OF once Braun is gone.

Holt 1B  $8mm*
Yelich RF $12.5mm
Hiura 2B $600k
Lindor SS $17mm*
Braun LF $17mm
Frazier 3B $3mm*  (Castellanos is projected at 4/$58 so if they could add $11.5mm more)
Cain CF $16mm
Pina C $1.8mm
Total $75.9mm  * projected

Bench: Gamel, Urias, b/u C, b/u corner IF   $2.4mm total

SP Woody, Houser, Suter, Hudson $12mm*, Porcello  $10mm*  Total about $23.8mm total

RP Black, Burnes, Faria, Feyeriesen, Knebel, Lauer, Peralta, Wahl, D Williams, and a few other guys bouncing back and forth Total about $12mm

I am assuming they give up Hader and Arcia in deals to get Lindor.

Everyday position players $75.9
Bench position players $2.4
SP $23.8
RP $12
Others about $4
Total payroll of  $118.1

*My projected salaries are base on what I found online but the projections seem to be low based on what a few other guys have already signed for.
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yzerman1
blade12 wrote:
Go get Lindor.

If you have to give up Hader fine - sell high.

If you can find a taker for Cain's contract do it.

Position players I'd target:
Brock Holt
Todd Frazier
A super utility guy like Sogard
A LHH back up C

Pitchers:
Daniel Hudson
Rick Porcello
Alex Wood


How are the Brewers going to get Lindor?   They have one of the worst farm systems with only one borderline Top 100 prospect.  That means you would have to have Keston Hiura or Brandon Woodruff be included in any deal.  So are you proposing they deal one of those two to get Lindor?   Either of those guys would get Cleveland's attention, but if you think you are getting him without either of those two guys, then you are living in fairyland.
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blade12
yzerman1 wrote:


How are the Brewers going to get Lindor?   They have one of the worst farm systems with only one borderline Top 100 prospect.  That means you would have to have Keston Hiura or Brandon Woodruff be included in any deal.  So are you proposing they deal one of those two to get Lindor?   Either of those guys would get Cleveland's attention, but if you think you are getting him without either of those two guys, then you are living in fairyland.


I'd start with Hader and Urias. Unless they want Arcia instead of Urias.  I could add Burnes or Peralta.  I could add any of Turang, Lutz, Ray, Erceg, Henry, Small, Ashby, Kelly, Supek, Rassmussen.

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