And while the club was still digesting the stunning departure of their nearest star on Tuesday, the Brewers were still remaking their bulls on the trade deadline.
Rosenthal, a strong right-hander with closing experience, has not been in the Majors since 2020. He signed with San Francisco for $4.5 million plus incentives on July 21, but he’s listed for a hamstring injury which he isn’t. She is expected to be in good health until late August.
“That will be our intent and goal,” said David Stearns, president of baseball operations. “Obviously, we can speed it up before then. I know Trevor is excited to get him faster. Or it could be longer, obviously, if we have a setback. But that’s the goal to get him back to the big leagues.”
Rosenthal missed 2021 after undergoing surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome and a tear in his right thigh. He has a 3.36 ERA with 132 careers saved over eight seasons with the Cardinals, Royals, Padres, Nationals and Tigers.
Except for another setback, he will join the Brewers game that has suddenly appeared with a different look. Rogers and Williams will share closer duties to begin with. Bush’s personalities for highly influential business, and Lamett would fit past roles with a chance to contribute to major roles if brewers got him to his roof – which would make him a National League Cy Young contender in 2020. Rosenthal, if he’s healthy, will be Another high leverage option.
I think David is dead [Arnold, Milwaukee’s GM] and mark [Attanasio, the team’s principal owner]“They have done a really good job over the past five years and I think they have earned the trust of everyone in this room,” said Yelich. “They have this team’s best interests in mind.”
Woodruff said, “We’re a top-ranked team, and we want to win the World Championship. That’s why when I saw it, I didn’t quite believe it at first. But when I sat down and thought about it a little bit more, this part of the game was tough. I know the decisions in the front office are the Hard things to do. Sometimes you might not understand it, but that’s just part of it. … Now it’s over. We’re coming today to try and win a baseball game.”
Williams chose his words carefully.
“[Hader] He was a huge part of our success.” “Having him in the ninth inning, just getting the ball for him was pretty much a sure thing most of the time. It was good to learn from him and get him to feed. I picked up a lot of things from him over the past two years. Getting him back there was really nice for me.”
When suggesting that baseball can be tough business, Williams said, “You can say that. Lots of things that really don’t make sense. I don’t know. I want to win. That’s the most important thing to me. I don’t have much to say about it.”
In the end, bats were added to the Bullpen as many deadline contenders do, but they did not add a bat. It wasn’t due to a lack of effort, including some who traded and some who stayed put, said Stearns, who was in talks about hitters until the deadline passed.
Among the nominees not traded were Red Sox DH JD Martinez, Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, Defender Ian Hap, Giants defensive tackle Jock Pederson and A Defender Ramon Laureano.
Was Stearns surprised by some of these non-professionals?
“I think so,” he said. “Everyone, rightly, has a threshold that they’re going to set, and if they don’t get to that threshold, they’re going to hold on to it. I get that. It was a little surprising that some bats, and some players in general, didn’t change their hands, but that’s how it went.”
As the days of August waiver deals are over, the brewers’ answers to the rest of the way will have to come either from within or through the agency and free waivers. They think they have enough to compete for the world championship.
They also understand that trading far from the best way to get rid of them is a unique way to get there.
“I don’t think we should be ashamed of anyone’s reaction to losing a really important player to the franchise, to losing a really good friend to so many people, to losing a great person,” said manager Craig Konsell. “It hurts. I don’t feel good. And I think when you start the game, you have work to do. …
“We all want the World Championships. The best way to get there, I think we should have learned over the years – David Stearns is a very good guy to help us get there. He did a great job, and you know he’s going to continue to do a great job. That doesn’t change The goal is to win the world championship.