The Milwaukee Brewers, fresh off of a disappointing season, are likely going to continue the process of rebuilding their farm system this offseason. Players such as Jonathan Lucroy and Jean Segura haven’t been available for trade in the past, but with new general manager David Stearns in town, that’s going to be a different story.
Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that the Brewers have told teams around the league that they are willing to listen to offers for anyone on their roster.
The name that will intrigue plenty of teams is Lucroy, but as Olney notes, they will move him “only in the right deal.”
When healthy, Lucroy is a top five catcher in baseball. He isn’t in the Yadier Molina or Buster Posey category, but he’s pretty close. He had a bit of a down year in 2015 that was plagued with injuries, but when he is right, he is more than capable of carrying a team, which is what he did in 2014, a year that saw him hit .301 with 13 home runs, 53 doubles and 69 RBI.
Segura, 25, was expected to be the Brewers’ long-term shortstop, but with young, talented infielders such as Orlando Arcia and Gilbert Lara in the picture, Segura’s time in Milwaukee could be coming to an end sometime in the offseason.
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