Brewers make a surprise move right after trading Josh Hader

The Milwaukee Brewers have made a surprising move after trading Josh Hader.

Just days after everyone’s hearts were broken Milwaukee Brewers Fan out there over Trading with Josh Hader For the Padres, the club made a questionable decision.

The Brew Crew landed a surprisingly powerful package in return for Hader, including the oncoming Taylor Rogers who promised right-handers Dinelson Lamet and interested parties Robert Gasser and Esteury Ruiz.

Lamet, one of the more promising names in the Hader deal, was selected for action along with the third-string catcher Pedro Severin. Needless to say, Brewers fans are a little confused, and rightly so.

Brewers President of Baseball Operations David Stearns After announcing the move, said: “Dinelson has a good arm and was brought in to help smooth a deal. As subsequent transactions played out, adjusting the roster became a bit more difficult. We hope we can keep him in our system.”

Brewers: To the surprise of many, Dinelson Lamet became DFA

With the Brewers also landing Matt Bush and Trevor Rosenthal in addition to Lamet, the roster crisis makes a little more sense. However, it remains to be seen why another arm in the current pen (like Brent Suter, Jake McGee or even Bush) couldn’t be the one removed from the 40-man roster.

Lamet is just two years away from a dominant 2020 season in which he posted a 2.09 ERA and 2.48 FIP in 12 starts for the Padres and finished fourth in NL Cy Young Award voting. 2021 has been a bit of a statistical downturn for him and this season has been a disaster for the 30-year-old.

In 13 appearances outside the Padres’ bullpen this year, Lamet has conceded 13 earned runs in 12 innings, good for a 9.49 ERA. He also struggled with injuries, which ultimately led to his demotion from the brothers.

It’s not an outrageous thought that he won’t make it to the end of the Brewers’ waivers. Lamet is a very promising pitcher when on and he has a blazing fastball and a wipeout slider that makes him either a solid starting pitcher or an excellent relief pitcher. Should he make it through waivers, he is under contract through the 2024 season.

At Severino, the Brewers brought him in as a left-hander backup catcher, forming the right side of a train with Omar Narváez. Before the regular season even started, Severino was hit with an 80-game PED suspension and immediately slipped out of the spotlight in Milwaukee.

After serving his suspension, the 29-year-old backstop played a total of 12 games in the minors for Milwaukee, splitting six games between Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A Nashville and going 14-for-48 with a home run and six RBI , who also earns a few starts at first base to add to his versatility.

After the crew folded and traded for Victor Caratini, it was clear that three catchers on the active roster wouldn’t work. Caratini comes to his name with a minor-league option, but he’s been quietly very, very good for the Brewers this season, essentially taking the spot on the list just below him from Severino. Brewers make a surprise move right after trading Josh Hader

John Verrall

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