Did the Milwaukee Brewers make a move on Tuesday that takes them out of any possible trade talks with the Colorado Rockies?
On Tuesday, the Brewers acquired first baseman Rowdy Tellez from the Toronto Blue Jays. Milwaukee’s acquisition of Tellez fills a need at first base that was highlighted earlier in the day by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic in this article (subscription required).
So does Tuesday’s move by the Milwaukee Brewers take them out of the running for any trades with the Colorado Rockies?
On the surface, after the Tellez move, it seems very likely that the Brewers would not go after Colorado first baseman C.J. Cron, who has been discussed as one of the potential first basemen who could be moved at or before the July 30 trade deadline. Cron talked to us in an exclusive chat about how he’s approaching any rumors regarding his future in Colorado.
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However, Cron could potentially still be viewed as an option closer to the deadline if Tellez isn’t able to make an immediate impact, Keston Hiura isn’t able to keep his hot play as of late, and Daniel Vogelbach’s recovery from injury is slowed.
There was also some talk earlier in the season that the Brewers might be in the market to acquire shortstop Trevor Story from the Rockies. However, with the recent play of Willy Adames, a player the Brewers acquired in a trade from Tampa Bay, it seems unlikely that Milwaukee would need to make a move there.
In the other areas where the Rockies might be looking to move a player (starting and relief pitching), Milwaukee seems to be solid in its rotation. However, Rosenthal did mention earlier today that the Brewers might be looking for relief help. With Colorado’s bullpen in meltdown mode during a recent series in Milwaukee, however, that may be another reason the Brewers would look elsewhere than Colorado to bolster their bullpen.
We’ll stay in touch with our colleagues at Reviewing The Brew for their takes on any potential Colorado-Milwaukee trades, as well as scouring the web, as the deadline approaches.