The Milwaukee Brewers definitely sent a message in the offseason. The message: they were all in for 2018 and ready to prove that 2017 was no fluke.
The Brew Crew just fell short of the playoffs last year. So, to make sure it didn’t happen again, they spent money over the winter.
Enter the power pitcher known as Syndergaard. Milwaukee only has one prospect in the MLB Top 100 List. Lucky enough for them, he is the one the Mets should demand in any trade.
Second baseman Keston Hiura was drafted in the first round of the 2017 first-year player draft. He has been red hot since being called up to Double-A. He has 30 hits in 85 at bats which is good enough for a .353 batting average and a .402 OBP.
Hiura may not shock anyone with his power. At best, he can become a good leadoff option for the Mets once MLB-ready.
Defensively he is as good as they come, Hiura has played 285.1 innings in 2018 between Single-A and Double-A. In that time, he has made only a pair of errors.
In order to get Syndergaard, the Brewers may need to go quantity over quality. They no longer have the elite minor league talent they did only a year ago. To land Thor, it’s going to take a nice big package.