The Milwaukee Brewers have made a major move landing outfielder Christian Yelich in exchange for a package of prospects including Lewis Brinson (their top outfield prospect), Isan Diaz, Monte Harrison and Jordan Yamamoto.
That’s quite a haul; so it’s no surprise that the Brewers had the best offer here. What may be a surprise however is what team had the second best offer. According to Craig Mish, that would be the Blue Jays:
Brewers were the team that put forth the best deal (as I said 2 days ago). The only other team that came close was the Blue Jays. Said no to Vlad Jr.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) January 25, 2018
This would have been a massive trade that would have shifted the timetable of the ceiling on the Jays’ contention window. It also shows that this front office might not be done getting aggressive this winter and that the team the Jays will put on the field in 2018 is probably going to be better than the one they have now. (It’s unclear if this evolved before and / or after the acquisition of Randal Grichuk.)
Editors note: To be clear, it was the Marlins that wanted Vlad, and the Jays with a quick no.
Seems there is some confusion. Let me be clear : JAYS said no to Vlad Jr for Yelich. That's why he is a Brewer. Not the reverse.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) January 25, 2018
Blue Jays & Marlins had several variations of a deal. Some included salary going from Mia to Toronto. In the end Marlins once they were officially told no on Vlad, it was definitely Milwaukee.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) January 25, 2018
Let’s hear from the community. Would you have traded Vlad Jr. for Christian Yelich?
Would you have traded Vlad Jr. for Christian Yelich?
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Probably, but that’s a hard bargain
Probably not, but I’d have to think long and hard about it
Absolutely not. I want Vlad Jr. to be a Blue Jay