The Milwaukee Brewers are in the process of upgrading their pitching staff as they are trading for Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Shaun Marcum. In return the Brewers will give up one of their best prospects Infielder Brett Lawrie who hit .285 this year with eight home runs and 63 RBIs at Double-A Huntsville. He’s from Langley, British Columbia, and played for Team Canada in the 2008 Olympics.
Marcum went 13-8 with a 3.64 ERA for the Blue Jays in 2010. He is 37-25 with a 3.85 ERA in 120 career appearances all as a Toronto Blue Jay. Now many people may like this trade, but I am one who think it is really nothing great. The Brewers are giving up a player who is one of the best prospects for a pitcher who is not the best in the world. If he was the ace of the Blue Jays he would not be going anywhere.
The Brewers over the past few years has given up way to many top prospects and really have nothing to show for it. Trading another one away for an average pitcher is not a good idea. I hope Marcum has a breakout season, but I just do not see that happening. He has not proven that yet and do not look for it to change by going to the Brewers.