Ryan Braun’s Injury Means 10 and 5 Rights Will Happen
If you read some of the postgame from Brewers 5-4 win versus Cardinals, Craig Counsell talked about Ryan Braun who has been out with a injured right trap muscle. It doesn’t sound good, and it’s likely Braun could be headed to the 10-day Disabled list. Since they pinch him on Wednesday, they could only push it back to the third. As some know, Braun has a big day coming up where the 10 and 5 rights will be in affect in mid-May. After this time, Braun can reject any trade from any team. This injury likely keeps Braun from being traded for the time being.
Ryan Braun did some throwing inside today, sounds like it did not go great. "We're going to have to re-evaluate that more," Counsell said.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) May 5, 2017
Some might say ‘It’s just a shoulder injury.’ And I get that, but the thing is a team is not going to give up a king’s ransom unless they know the player is at his full speed. Not to mention, Brewers aren’t going to trade him when he’s damaged because the return will not match what Braun bring to the team. 10-5 rights is intimidating because it gives Brewers outfielder all the power, but Milwaukee’s front office knows where Braun would likely prefer to play if a trade was made.
Also with the team’s tepid success, I don’t think anyone at Miller Park has dreams of trading Braun right now. Some think if Brewers are around .500, they’re going to trade away the farm in July and see ya next year. I don’t think that’s happening if Lewis Brinson and Josh Hader are up plus potentially Brandon Woodruff. If they bring in the young talent, and they’re still winning, it could be similar to what we saw with Houston Astros where suddenly, they were winning games and ended up in the playoffs with a very young roster. Now if there are road blocks for these young guys, moves will be made because they’re more important than a pennant chase this year.
I know people freaked out about the 10 and 5 rights, but in reality, it’s not much to worry about. Brewers and Braun talk I’m sure about this stuff, and the team knows who he wants to play for if it’s not Milwaukee. Hopefully, this shoulder injury is a quick fix, and he’s back on the field.