The Winter Meetings start in Las Vegas on Sunday night on December 9th and will continue through Thursday December 13th. In that time, a lot of trades and free agent signings can happen. What can we expect from the Milwaukee Brewers?
Milwaukee Brewers GM David Stearns has quite the history at the Winter Meetings. In 2015, his first year as GM, Stearns dealt Adam Lind to the Mariners for a package including Freddy Peralta. In 2016, Stearns turned two fantastic months from Tyler Thornburg into Travis Shaw and Mauricio Dubon. It’s safe to say those deals have worked out pretty well.
In the 2017 Winter Meetings, Stearns didn’t close any deals, but he did lay most of the groundwork for his acquisition of Christian Yelich the next month. But last offseason was an anomaly in general. All of baseball suffered from a slow offseason last year.
But this year is obviously different. With the Mariners sell off, the NL East arms race, and the NL Central race getting tighter, there’s been a lot of movement and rumors so far this offseason.
So what can we expect the Brewers to achieve at the Winter Meetings this year? Apparently, don’t expect the Crew to land a second baseman in free agency during this time.
Just checked in with David Stearns as Brewers officials get ready to head to Vegas for the Winter Meetings. Some talks ongoing, but no imminent trades or signings. Remember, the Brewers have almost their entire team coming back. They feel like they can be patient in 2B search.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) December 7, 2018
Currently nothing is imminent on the trade front, but that can change quickly. However, their feelings that they can be patient in the second base search would lead you to believe they are going to see who the market leaves out and won’t sign one in Las Vegas at the meetings.
But there are other trades that could happen during these meetings as Stearns looks to fortify his roster for next season.
Here are three trade ideas that could potentially come to fruition during the Winter Meetings.