Milwaukee Brewers ace Corbin Burnes has been in the epicenter of MLB trade rumors since the 2022 season ended. With just a few weeks to go before the 2023 trade deadline speculations regarding if he will remain a Brewer or not are starting to come to the surface once again.
What’s interesting is that in early July Brewers GM Matt Arnold tried to put these trade rumors to rest by publicly announcing that he was not even considering trading Corbin Burnes. In case that was not sufficient enough we now have received the exact same confirmation from Corbin Burnes himself.
Corbin Burnes indicates that Milwaukee Brewers GM Matt Arnold personally told him that he is not being traded.
During the All-Star break Corbin Burnes revealed quite a bit about what the Brewers intentions are at the deadline as well as his open relationship with Matt Arnold.
“From what I’ve heard, that (trade me) won’t happen. From what I’ve heard, we’re actively trying to win baseball games. I don’t think what happened last year is something that they’re going to do year after year. A lot of people know that probably wasn’t the best thing to do last year after how the year finished. Where we’re at this year, they like our squad, from what I’ve heard, so they’re going to look to add a few pieces here and there.”
“As Arnold walks through the clubhouse and sits down and has lunch with us, he’s always picking our brains and just asking how we’re doing. So if he’s going to sit down and have lunch with one of us, we’re not afraid to ask those questions.”
Aside from Corbin Burnes confirming that he will not be traded at this year’s deadline and being told directly by GM Matt Arnold, there is one bigger picture takeaway from this quote. That is the fact that first year GM Matt Arnold is in the clubhouse and actively engaging with his players.
Forming a relationship with the team is important, it can go a long way towards retaining players in the future, and helps keep everyone on the same page. It’s good to hear a positive report in that regard for Matt Arnold’s reputation took a hit with the way he handled Corbin Burnes arbitration process and hearing earlier this spring.
The MLB trade deadline this year is August 1. Corbin Burnes is not being traded and the Milwaukee Brewers are going to be buyers. It should be interesting to see how everything unfolds.
Discover the latest on Corbin Burnes’ trade rumors in our Trade Rumors Milwaukee Brewers section. Stay updated with the Brewers’ strategies as the trade deadline approaches.
Frequently Asked Questions
Corbin Burnes, known for his exceptional speed as a pitcher, heavily leaned on his fastball to get through the 2022 baseball season. Among his pitch repertoire, the Fourseam Fastball, clocking in at an impressive 96 mph, dominated his game strategy while his Cutter (95 mph), Curve (82 mph), Change (90 mph), Slider (88 mph), and Sinker (96 mph) rarely made an appearance on the mound.
Corbin Burnes, selected as a roster replacement, earned his third consecutive All-Star Game appearance. Despite the honor, he didn't get a chance to show his skills in this year's edition of the game.
Corbin Burnes is currently under team control for the next two years, which means he will be eligible for free agency after the 2024 season.