FanPost

Padre Guys with Brewer Ties


Joe Thatcher is a current Padre and he was a Brewers farmhand from 2005 to 2007 until he was dealt to the Padres in a deal in which the Brewers acquired Scott Linebrink. Thatcher is still a Padre. Linebrink is presumably out of baseball, and the two other guys who were dealt with Thatcher are still in the minors.

Mark Kotsay is a current Padre. He spent the 2011 season with Milwaukee, batting .270 in 104 games. After that season completed he signed with the Padres as a free agent, where he had already spent years 2001-2003.

Glenn Hoffman was never a Brewer, but he is the older brother of Trevor Hoffman, a former Brewer. Trevor pitched in 2009 and 2010 for Milwaukee, compiling a 3.73 ERA and 47 saves. Trevor now works as a special assistant to team president and COO Tom Garfinkel, while his older brother Glenn serves as 3rd base coach.

Sean Berry is the lightning rod of Brewers fans from the late 1990's. After serving as a member of the "Killer B's" along with Jeff Bagwell, Derek Bell and Craig Biggio, he signed as a free agent with the Brewers on 12-10-98. He had put up a .289 career average with the Expos and a .283 career average with the Astros, but as a Brewer he only managed a .216 career average before being released midway through the 2000 season. Berry would only appear in one more major league game, for the Red Sox in 2000, despite the fact he had a .314 average the year before we signed him. Even though the end of his career was sudden and really uncharacteristic of what he was capable of doing, he currently serves as the Hitting Coordinator for the Padres.

Way back in 1992, the Brewers dealt Gary Sheffield to the Padres to get Jose Valentin, Matt Mieske and Ricky Bones. Considering Sheffield was a shortstop, the middle infield aspect of the trade worked out ok for the Crew. They were rid of a guy who didn't want to be in Milwaukee anyway, and they got Valentin, who had a respectable career, and two other guys. Jose batted just .240 as a Brewer, but he socked 90 homers, stole 78 bases, appeared in the Rookie of the year voting, and played solid d during his time in Milwaukee. After being traded away during the 1999 offseason, he went on to play through 2007 in the majors. Today Jose serves as the Manager of the Fort Wayne Tin Caps, a Single A team in the same Midwest League as the Beloit Snappers and WI Timber Rattlers.

You would really have to be a die hard to know this guy. Bronswell Patrick, who pitched just one season in Milwaukee, has Padre ties. Bronswell won 4 games for the Brewers in 1998 in three starts and 29 relief appearances, despite posting a modest 4.69 era. He definitely had trouble getting back to the big leagues, pitching briefly for the Giants in 1999, but playing minor league ball through 2005. Today he is the AAA pitching coach for the Tucson Padres.

And finally, Fautino De Los Santos is on the dl for the AAA Padres. Fautino was acquired by the Brewers for George Kottaras before the trade deadline in 2012. He played in the minors for the crew going 1-0 with a 1.98 era in 11 games before he got claimed off of waivers by the Padres on 2-6-2013. In two relief appearances this year before going on the dl, he is 0-1 with a 3.86 era.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Brew Crew Ball

You must be a member of Brew Crew Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brew Crew Ball. You should read them.

Join Brew Crew Ball

You must be a member of Brew Crew Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brew Crew Ball. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker