Submitted by: Trader M.O
May 19, 2023
This Burnes trade gives more pitching to Milwaukee’s side. They get five prospects and they get starting pitcher Luis Garcia who has all his arbitration years. I’m also giving them two pitching prospects a left handed pitching prospect and a right handed pitching prospect. Toro is going back to Houston in this deal.
Trader M.O. there is almost no pitching help here either. There is nobody going to help them at all this year and it would certainly kill any chance they had at competing for a Central division title this year or next. Garcia is out for this year and some of 2024 with TJ surgery. Neither prospect pitcher projects to be anything more than AAAA fillers at best. Milwaukee doesn’t need Gilbert or Leon who is an OF that can play a little infield. The Brewers system strength is OFs.
If Garcia had been healthy, with a few minor changes, this trade would have been doable.
If Garcia had been healthy there is no way the Astro’s would trade him even straight up for only 1+ year of Burnes