MLB Trade Rumors : The process of rebuilding is in progress within the Milwaukee Brewers, who have sold 2021 NL Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes to the Baltimore Orioles.
Milwaukee will be getting shortstop Joey Ortiz, left-hander DL Hall, and the 34th pick in this year’s draft for the exchange. Ortiz is Baltimore’s No. 6-ranked prospect, per MLB.com .
Burnes is expected to be the most efficient pitching option for any team this winter. He has a remarkable 2.86 ERA in 622.1 innings in the last four seasons. He also has pitched around 200 or more batters each year until 2021.
Since the start of the 2020 season, the 29-year-old has been ranked as the 2nd greatest pitcher in history with 17.9 FanGraphs wins against his opponent. He was selected as a part of the NL All-Star team for every one of the previous three seasons and has been ranked in the top 10 of NL Cy Young voting in four straight seasons.
The offseason began with a bang to Brewers fans. Brewers Manager Craig Counsell left his position as manager in order to assume the same role at his team, the Chicago Cubs.
There were signs prior to that Counsell announcement that Milwaukee was likely to cut the payroll. Mark Canha, who was bought by the New York Mets during the season and was able to use an $11.5 million option to join the team up until 2024, has been transferred to the Detroit Tigers. Detroit Tigers.
If the Brewers were reducing costs, however, they were hoping to accelerate their progress toward becoming one of the top teams in the league. Selling Burnes is the best decision they can make.
Burnes will be in the final term as an arbitrator and is expected to earn $15.1 million. Take Lance Lynn, who had a 5.73 ERA and allowed 44 homers in 183.2 innings in the last season. He made around $11 million as a single-year contract for the St. Louis Cardinals, with the Orioles paying the same, and $4 million to one of the best pitchers in MLB, which is a fantastic deal.
With the meager chance that Milwaukee might be able to sign Burnes to a contract for a more extended period, It’s a sensible decision that the club could make. Even though the team made it to the playoffs five times in the past six seasons, this team appears to have attained the peak potential of their players’ capabilities.
The Brewers were removed from their Wild Card Series in two of their three previous games in the postseason. Their offense was seventeenth with regard to runs accumulated, which placed them in the same position as 21st in the percentage of on-base that is weighted by the weight for 2023.
The deal that brought in Burnes at the highest point of his value will let them establish the farm system that already is thought of as among the top three teams in MLB as the most valuable player leads it. Number: The only general possible player could be Jackson Chourio.
After the O’s were able to win the AL East and secured a playoff spot in the first playoff spot in the last year, it was evident that they were just a few pieces away from becoming a real champion.
Landing Burnes is a massive deal for the team that hopes to be champions of the division in 2024. Burnes will be the center of the Baltimore rotation, which also includes Kyle Bradish, Grayson Rodriguez, John Means, and Dean Kremer.