Recently the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals were linked together in a trade rumor. MLB Insider Robert Murray revealed that the Brew Crew has expressed interest in two time gold glove award winner Tyler O’Neill.
This trade rumor has caught the attention of several. While it is quite rare for two division rivals to exchange players trade proposals have still been tossed around the internet. Mark Powell of Fansided recently provided his.
Proposed Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals trade sends outfielder Tyler O’Neill to the Brew Crew in exchange for two top 30 prospects.
Proposed trade from Mark Powell:
Milwaukee Brewers receive:
- OF Tyler O’Neill
St. Louis Cardinals receive:
- RHP Abner Uribe
- C Matthew Wood
On the Baseball Trade Values trade simulator this deal has the Brewers received value at 6.90 and the Cardinals at 5.30.
A further dive into the proposed trade has Milwaukee getting a veteran outfielder with one and a half of years control remaining who has struggled with injuries the past two seasons and is currently on the 60-day injured list. When healthy he provides excellent defense and power at the plate.
The Cardinals return has them receiving the Brewers ninth ranked prospect Abner Uribe and 24th ranked prospect Matthew Wood. Abner Uribe is an up and coming flame throwing pitcher who consistently throws in the triple digits. Matthew Wood was drafted in the fourth round last year and currently has a .801 OPS at the High-A level.
This trade proposal feels like an appropriate package for outfielder Tyler O’Neill. Outside the fact that divisional trades hardly ever happen, the biggest questions would be if Milwaukee is willing to take a gamble on an often injured outfielder who would crowd their current group even further. They also would have to be willing to part ways with two promising prospects who they could potentially play against for several years to come.
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