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blade12
Stokes was 23 and in his first year in AAA ball.  To me it was a no brainer to keep Stokes, send him to one of the winter leagues and make a decision on him when and if you have to instead of keeping 30 yr old Saladino. 

I would say of the 42 it breaks down like this:

They sign Lyles, Pomeranz and Moose to contracts. They let Gio, Grandal, and Albers walk.

They trade Gamel or Grisham - no real place for both to play and get AB's.  Braun plays 110-120 games, Cain 130-140 and Yeli 140-150 leaving only about 80-90 games for 1 other OF all season. 

They keep Spangenberg. They dump Saladino.

A couple of other decisions to make on Williams and Jackson and then Shaw could open up another spot or 3.

That could get them to about 34-35 and then they can add Erceg, Ray, Bickford and Brown. Supek? Derby?

They will have to decide on a C. Do they go with Pina as the #1 with Freitas or Nottingham at b/up? Or do they add someone from outside the system?

Hate to say it but without a lot of turnover on a team that is for all intents and purposes is a .500 team, is this small list of minor changes enough to make a real difference on the field?

It isn't going to be popular but when do they look at trading Yelich? They aren't going to be able to sign him for 10 years at how much?? $400 million???  
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The Brewers have consistently stuck with talent past their peak value.

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yzerman1
roadkill1 wrote:
The Brewers have consistently stuck with talent past their peak value.

RK


Besides always sticking with talent past their prime, they have always over valued the talent they have in their system.  They have done that for over 40 years.
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blade12
yzerman1 wrote:


Besides always sticking with talent past their prime, they have always over valued the talent they have in their system.  They have done that for over 40 years.


That is to be expected isn't it? It's a guy they chose over another and drafted, a guy they invested in, worked with to develop, and one they likely come to believe, hope and desire to make it.
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Dubon having himself a nice little night at some guy named Kershaw's expense...
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In his 9 games with the Giants, Dubon is hitting .320 with a pair of HR's, a pair of double and 4 RBI.  His homer last night off Kershaw was a blast that hit about halfway up the foul pole.  He has hits in 5 of the 9 games played and has played a very good defensively.  

While the sample size is small, early indications are that he will be a solid SS defensively and be able to handle the bat and contribute to the offense, not just an add on hitting 8th in the lineup.  

Can anyone explain to me why Stearns made this trade??  I don't follow the logical thought behind it - but here is what I got:  Hiura is locked into 2B for years to come, so 2B was not an option for Dubon.  I think everyone agrees with that.  But, Stearns committed to Arcia for the next several years to come and felt that his continued lack of progress at the plate, his seeming regression in the field, and what appears to be his total lack of accepting coaching, was what was best for this team.  With no real SS in the wings for at least 3 years in the system, going outside of the organization would be needed to fill that position.  And, Stearns doesn't appear to be interested in that as he passed on Freddy Galvis when he had a chance to get him.  

The return for Dubon - Pomeranz and Black - haven't been terrible, but what they have returned seems to be less than exciting.  Pomeranz has been decent out of the pen, but he is most likely going to be moving on at the end of the season.  Black can bring it and is showing flashes of hope, but he is 29 and for what his history has been - it is hard to see him as a center piece of the deal for the Brewers.  

Hopefully someone can show me the positive of this deal.  
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blade12
In his 9 games with the Giants, Dubon is hitting .320 with a pair of HR's, a pair of double and 4 RBI.  His homer last night off Kershaw was a blast that hit about halfway up the foul pole.  He has hits in 5 of the 9 games played and has played a very good defensively.  

While the sample size is small, early indications are that he will be a solid SS defensively and be able to handle the bat and contribute to the offense, not just an add on hitting 8th in the lineup.  

Can anyone explain to me why Stearns made this trade??  I don't follow the logical thought behind it - but here is what I got:  Hiura is locked into 2B for years to come, so 2B was not an option for Dubon.  I think everyone agrees with that.  But, Stearns committed to Arcia for the next several years to come and felt that his continued lack of progress at the plate, his seeming regression in the field, and what appears to be his total lack of accepting coaching, was what was best for this team.  With no real SS in the wings for at least 3 years in the system, going outside of the organization would be needed to fill that position.  And, Stearns doesn't appear to be interested in that as he passed on Freddy Galvis when he had a chance to get him.  

The return for Dubon - Pomeranz and Black - haven't been terrible, but what they have returned seems to be less than exciting.  Pomeranz has been decent out of the pen, but he is most likely going to be moving on at the end of the season.  Black can bring it and is showing flashes of hope, but he is 29 and for what his history has been - it is hard to see him as a center piece of the deal for the Brewers.  

Hopefully someone can show me the positive of this deal.  


I didn't get that one either and still think even with Pomeranz looking good for the Crew they over paid for him as a rental.

For a team that gave every opportunity to Saladino to take the SS position away from Arcia, they sure didn't give the same opportunity to Dubon.  Had he not torn up his knee in 2018 he may have taken that spot last year or at the very least been given some chances to see what he could or couldn't do at the MLB level. Instead they gave him 2 AB's this year and then sent him packing. 

And as soon as I say Arcia is just not cutting it he will get a hit or maybe hit a HR to RF because he cannot pull the ball at all.
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