What the Brewers recent transactions mean for the Colorado Rockies
That leaves their other outfielder, Ryan Braun, most likely out of the picture. There are some things that aren’t great about him.
First off, he had a positive performance-enhancing drug test in 2011 but he, at least according to the New York Times, won his appeal on the suspension on a “technicality.” Later, in 2013, he was suspended as a part of the Biogenesis scandal for positively testing for PEDs. He was suspended for the rest of the 2013 season (65 games) plus any postseason games (but the Brewers didn’t make it). When he was suspended for that, he admitted that he took PEDs in 2011, the year that he originally won his appeal.
Second off, since his suspension, he has gotten as high as 91 RBI in a season but from 2007 through 2012, he had 97+ RBI in each season.
Third off, he’s not getting any younger. He turned 34 years old in November.
Fourth off, he’s owed $56 million in the next three seasons plus a mutual option for $15 million for 2021, or a buyout of that option for $4 million.
Fifth, he has a partial no trade clause and, according to MLB Trade Rumors, one of the 24 teams that he can block a trade to is the Rockies.
Sixth off, he had a down season in 2017 that was injury plagued.