What’s Next For Brewers After Cubs Sign Darvish?
Yu Darvish is now a member of the Chicago Cubs. That’s not entirely a surprise considering Darvish looked to potential big cities for this next team even with teams like the Milwaukee Brewers and Minnesota Twins being involved. Brewers did miss out Darvish, but that doesn’t mean they’re done from getting a starting pitcher. What could be next for Milwaukee?
It’s likely that Lance Lynn or Alex Cobb will find their way to Milwaukee. They seem to be the favorites when it comes to what the media scoped out for the team. Source tells me that Lynn might be preferred by the club compared to Cobb, but who knows if that’s accurate at this point. Personally, I like the ceiling of Cobb with his curveball, more so than what Lynn provides with a strong fastball, but David Stearns knows way more than I do.Either pitcher is not Darvish, but they’re a solid two or three starter that will make Milwaukee a more successful team next season.
There’s also Jake Arrieta out there who Darvish is replacing in the rotation. If the Brewers added Arrieta, it would be a gas can to the Brewers-Cubs rivalry fire. There’s been rumors that the former Cy Young pitcher might be willing to take potentially a one or two year deal. I’m all for a two year 50 million dollar deal for Arrieta. That would be a fantastic move by the Crew. Not sure if Arrieta was serious when those rumors sparked up, but even with the Darvish deal, you have to think he’s going to reassess what his market value is at this point.
Finally, we’ll see if David Stearns works his magic with a potential deal for Chris Archer or Jake Ordrizzi. It will drain the Brewers farm to get Archer on the ball club while Ordrizzi might only take a guy like Domingo Santana and a small piece. Same goes for Cleveland’s Danny Salazar.
Brewers aren’t done, and they’ll make a move before Spring Training begins.