2013 MLB Winter Meetings: Milwaukee Brewers Lose Corey Hart; Must Focus on Trade
With the announcement that the Seattle Mariners are going to sign Corey Hart, the Milwaukee Brewers are now left to have to scramble for a replacement for the player they figured they probably had coming back. They had interest in two separate trades during the last few days and now they must revisit them whether they like it or not, if they want to fill that void that they have that is.
Hart was not a guarantee for run production anyway because he missed the entire 2013 season with an injury. He will have a lot to prove with his new team but the Brewers have a choice to make. Two trades had interested them. One involved the New York Mets’ Ike Davis and the other the Miami Marlins’ Logan Morrison.
Either of these deals would be plus for them if they can get them done the right way. It is possible that Morrison might come with a higher return trade price because there are several teams interested in him and the Marlins are willing to be patient it seems after once saying they were going to trade him quickly.
The landscape could shift if the Brewers feel they need to get someone in to replace Hart’s role, which they likely assumed they would have. Davis probably a more affordable option as far as trade value is concerned but the Mets were asking for too much before. All prices could change now as Hart has chosen to leave Milwaukee after all.