The Jean Segura/Tyler Wagner Trade
- Count Travis as one of the people who believes this could be a great deal for the Brewers. He sees this as a deal that could be a steal for the team.
- With Jean Segura now in Arizona, it was a good time to look back at the trade that brought him to Milwaukee. Yesterday, I looked back at the trade and explained why it was not a bad trade for the Brewers.
- Many experts do not like this trade on the Arizona side. Dave Cameron of FanGraphs is one of them, believing the Diamondbacks made a mistake trading for Segura rather than signing a free agent like Howie Kendrick.
- Over on Disciples of Uecker, Nicholas Zettel looks at the changes that the trade will make to the Brewers in 2016.
- On the other side, Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs likes the trade on the Brewers end, and thinks that Chase Anderson could quietly be a great addition for the team.
- GM David Stearns appeared on WTMJ yesterday to discuss the trade. Marcus Young of Miller Park Prospects has some quotes from the interview.
More Brewers News & Notes
- The countdown to Opening Day is at 62 days. Continuing in the recent theme of posts, Derek focused on #62 Garin Cecchini today.
- With Spring Training getting closer, teams are getting more desperate to make moves, and the Brewers may be able to take advantage of that. Kyle notes that a recent report says that the market may be heating up for Jonathan Lucroy.
- While rumors continue to swirl around Lucroy, he may be able to dictate where he will end up. Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors notes that the Nationals are on Lucroy's no-trade list, though he can allow a trade if he chooses.
- As part of Groundhog Day, Adam McCalvy asked former GM Doug Melvin about what trade he would like to take back. Melvin's choice: the trade that sent Nelson Cruz to Texas.
- Over in the FanPosts, Stavid Dearns has a bit of a crazy proposal: The Brewers should overspend in the 2017 draft.
- Cait Covers the Bases has more coverage from the Brewers On Deck event. Post include the Brett Phillips Twitter takeover, Corey Knebel and Michael Blazek playing Heads Up with fans, Tyler Thornburg and Gorman Thomas taking over fans' phones, and photo bombs from Jimmy Nelson, Taylor Jungmann, and Martin Maldonado.
Minor League Update
- The first poll for the Brewers top prospect came out yesterday, and Orlando Arcia came out on top with 88% of the vote. The poll for the #2 vote is open now.
- The Giants avoided arbitration with RHP George Kontos and signed him to a one-year, $1.1 million contract.