Could Lucroy headed to Houston?
The Milwaukee Brewers are rebuilding. They began cleaning house at last season’s non-waiver trade deadline and haven’t stopped this offseason. They’ve already
shipped off quite of few of their veteran players, including first baseman Adam Lind and third baseman Luis Sardinas, for younger players and prospects. In fact, the ballclub completed their eighth trade of the offseason Saturday, trading last season’s starting shortstop, Jean Segura, and RHP Tyler Wagner to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for RHP Chase Anderson, third baseman Aaron Hill and shortstop prospect Isan Diaz.
All of these trades have left many wondering what will happen to the team’s 2014 All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy. The 29-year-old, who will turn 30 in June, recently expressed his desire to leave the Brewers to the media, making some very bold statements to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Lucroy told Haudricourt that he’d be “a liar” if he said he thought the Brewers were playoff bound in 2016. He went on to say,
“I don’t see us winning in the foreseeable future. I want to go to a World Series. That’s what all players want.”
A few teams expected to contend in 2016 have been rumored to have an interest in Lucroy. Earlier in the offseason there were whispers that the reigning AL Western Division-champion Texas Rangers might need some catching help. As recently as Sunday, Nick Carfardo of the Boston Globe wrote that “something’s brewing” around Lucroy and that the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros could be two teams involved in a potential trade scenario.
To read more about a possible Astros/Brewers trade for Lucroy, my entire column can be found on Today’s Knuckleball by following the link below: