Monday, June 17, 2019

Brewers Look to Improve Pitching Roster | Ticket King Inc.


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The Milwaukee Brewers currently feel that their starting rotation needs help, and in terms of budget Milwaukee is tapped. So here are some low-cost options for the Brewers to consider via trade.

Wade LeBlanc/LHP/Mariners- The Seattle Mariners raced out to a fast start to begin 2019, but have quickly fallen back to earth, and now sit at 23-30, good for last place in the American League West. LeBlanc is performing well and could be added to the Brewers rotation for the stretch run.

Trevor Cahill/RHP/Angels- So far this season, Cahill is 2-4 with a 6.43 ERA. He is much better than those numbers suggest and the Angels are probably not going anywhere this season.

Mike Minor/LHP/Rangers- The Texas Rangers are 26-25, good for second place in the American League West. There is no way in the world they are going to keep this up though. Minor is having a great season, his best in a long time, currently sitting at 5-3 with a 2.64 ERA.

Drew Smyly/LHP/Rangers- Minor’s current teammate, Smyly, is another pitcher whose numbers so far in 2019 aren’t really telling of the type of pitcher he is. Smyly’s style would fit well in a ballpark like Milwaukee’s.

Merrill Kelly/SP/Diamondbacks- Kelly looks to be the guy they should really consider. He currently sits at 4-5 with a 4.75 ERA so far this season, not too good, but not horrible either. It would cost little to trade for him and he would add little to the payroll.