Post by Cactus Panther on Jul 31, 2018 15:31:25 GMT -6
In addition to Luis Ortiz, the Orioles acquired shortstops Jonathon Villar and minor leaguer Jean Carmona in the deal.
INTERESTING TIDBIT: Schoop was just named AL Player of the Week. Christian Yelich was named NL Player of the Week. This has to be the first time in MLB history that reigning Players of the Week have played on the same team!
For those disappointed about not picking up a starting pitcher, remember that waiver deals can still be made. That is how the Astros acquired some guy named Justin Verlander late last August.
I think Stearns & Co want to see how the Brewers fare by late August before giving up a more promising prospect. I like that approach.
Post by ghostofdylan on Aug 1, 2018 13:07:30 GMT -6
Furthermore, the Brewers just don't use pitchers in the conventional way anymore. It's almost like they have a "second starter" lined up for every game. I guess that it's all analytics. Would anyone here be surprised to see Josh Hader or Corbin Burnes enter in the fourth or fifth inning of an NLDS Game 1 with a 1- or 2-run lead?