NY Mets trade candidate Dominic Smith is a fit for the Milwaukee Brewers
Do you feel a theme here? The Reds and White Sox both excelled on the mound in 2021. The same thing happened with the Milwaukee Brewers. And while the Reds and White Sox had offense to help them out, this wasn’t always the case with Milwaukee. They had a rough season at the plate. One reason was a lack of production from their first basemen.
The Brewers have been in search for a first baseman for quite some time. The depth chart has Rowdy Tellez as the expected starter in 2022. Similar to Smith with his up and down career, he’s a worse defender and a guy who hasn’t played the field anywhere other than first base. At least Smith has learned left field and could provide the Brewers with some emergency innings at the position if they chose to. Smith may not end up being a long-term answer for the Brewers at the position. But if they’re going to give Tellez a shot, why not Smith?
What’s more, Tyrone Taylor is the guy slated to be their DH in 2022. They need to do something.
The Brewers have a lot of starting pitching depth. Among them, only Adrian Houser and Eric Lauer would possibly be available. Both under 30 and coming off of impressive seasons, I’d be curious to see what it would take to grab either of them.
A far bigger target for the Mets could be to try and swing a deal for Hader. Smith would hardly matter in a deal for him. It’s still worth a phone call to get a conversation started.