When the season began, the Milwaukee Brewers had a clear need in the rotation. Things haven’t changed. They still must acquire a frontline starter to have any chance at a parade.
The Brewers don’t have the same high-level prospects they did prior to the Christian Yelich trade over the winter. However, they do have enough to pull in deGrom.
The best prospect in their system, Keston Hiura, plays second base. Starting with him, the Mets are well on their way to adding their future offense in this trade.
The Brewers have plenty of outfielders they could trade to the Mets. At the MLB level, they even have Domingo Santana. As a right-handed power bat, he would look really good in the Mets’ lineup. He hasn’t had a very good 2018 campaign, but at 25 there’s promise of a bright future.
The problem with adding Santana or any other MLB-level talent is the Mets are in a bit of a bind with roster spots when all are healthy. In the outfield, they could conceivably use Santana in a platoon role. If Jay Bruce ever moves to first base on a regular basis, more at-bats will arrive.
I’m not sure the Brewers would want to trade Santana, though. He has played much better than Ryan Braun this season. Likely, the Mets pick strictly from the minor leagues.
The trade possibilities with the Brewers don’t have me falling in love. When compared to what other teams can offer, I would prefer the Mets deal elsewhere. None of the prospects in the Milwaukee system look like game-changers.
So, don’t expect deGrom to trade Mr. Met for Bernie the Brewer anytime soon.