Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Newsletter Excerpt, May 24, 2023 -- "Mailbag"

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"I’d bet on Mike ElĂ­as to make several notable acquisitions by trade this season, primarily because I suspect that’s the only exercise of his talents that ownership will allow him. That abundance of talent will undoubtedly contain some, I don’t know how many, worthy players who will clog the 40-man roster if they aren’t moved.

-- Wes M.

"The hard part of this is figuring out who to acquire. The expanded playoffs put so many teams in position to not sell at the deadline, and the others often don’t have controllable quality starters to move. Corbin Burnes has come up a lot, but I cannot see an NL Central scenario where the Brewers are in position to sell. Eduardo Rodriguez would be a rental. Lucas Giolito, too. Tough pool.