I don’t know if you have heard, but all of a sudden the rumor mill of the Milwaukee Brewers, which has been very silent recently, has come to life. This is mainly based around two particular names that have been associated with the Milwaukee Brewers on an everyday basis for pretty much the last week or two. These rumors concern the current first base dilemma facing the Milwaukee Brewers. If you read this blog and my other Brewers blog on a weekly basis, you will know that I have spent a great deal of time this offseason discussing the Brewers current first base situation and how I am disappointed that general manager Doug Melvin has done nothing to fix it. Well, it looks like he is finally ready to do something about it. After all, the fans need something to get them to purchase Miller Park tickets in 2014.
The first and foremost name associated with the Milwaukee Brewers recently is New York Mets first basemen Ike Davis. This isn’t entirely a surprise though, as Ike Davis’s name has been associated with the Brewers for quite a while now as a possible landing spot for him via trade since pretty much right after the trade deadline. Doug Melvin was probably waiting though to show any serious real interest in trading for
Davis so he could see how the free agent
market shaped up. Well, the free agent market at first base came and went, and
Melvin did nothing, absolutely nothing. Not even an offer to anyone. Maybe it
was in Melvin’s plans all along to make a deal for Davis; he was just waiting
for the right time to do so. Who knows? All we know is this looks to be the
option now. The Mets originally wanted Tyler Thornburg for Davis, but have since backed off of that.
Right now, it is looking as if Drew Gagnon might be who the Mets get in
exchange for Davis.
Gagnon spent last season splitting time between the Class A-Advanced and Double
AA affiliates of the Milwaukee Brewers. Gagnon currently stands as only the 15th
best prospect in the Brewers system, but the Mets like his stuff, and the Mets
want pitching prospects for Davis.
Michael Young Next Utility Player For Brewers?
The other name being associated with the Brewers right now is free agent infielder Michael Young. Michael Young, a former Ranger all-star, has started at every position in the infield in his career. The Brewers may be looking at Young as someone to keep an eye on in case they can’t trade for
Davis, but Young could
still have value as a utility player for Milwaukee.
Some people have told me they don’t like either of these options. Well, it’s not that either one of these guys are spectacular, it’s that these two are just about the best Doug Melvin can do at this point.