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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Brewers acquire outfielder Gerardo Parra from D-backs

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The Brewers like [Gerardo] Parra’s defense at all three outfield positions and his left-handed bat, so they parted with a pair of Minor League prospects to pry him from the D-backs on Thursday, about two hours before the non-waiver Trade Deadline…

Headed to Arizona in the Parra trade was Double-A Huntsville outfielder Mitch Haniger, who was ranked No. 8 on’s list of the top Brewers prospects before the deal, plus 20-year-old left-hander Anthony Banda, who was drafted by the D-backs in 2011 but did not sign. The Brewers took Banda in the 10th round of the Draft the following season…

Parra, who is batting .259 with six home runs and 30 RBIs in 104 games this season, has one more year of arbitration eligibility remaining after this season. The 27-year-old has started mostly in right field this year, but Ryan Braun is a fixture there for the Brewers, Carlos Gomez is entrenched in center field and Davis is playing his first full Major League season in left. Ideally, Parra will spell each of those starters while providing insurance against injuries for Gomez, who has battled a back issue of late, and Braun, who has managed thumb, back and rib cage ailments at various times this year…

Parra is earning $4.85 million this season and would see that salary rise for 2015 if the Brewers go through arbitration with him.

The District Attorney Posted: July 31, 2014 at 07:10 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: anthony banda, brewers, diamondbacks, gerardo parra, mitch haniger, trades, transactions

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   1. asinwreck Posted: July 31, 2014 at 07:18 PM (#4762116)
Think Justin Upton is amused by the Diamondbacks' moves today?
   2. valuearbitrageur Posted: July 31, 2014 at 07:24 PM (#4762121)
Perennially underappreciated by Diamondbacks fans, the Brewers just got themselves a heckuva player who is a fantastic defender and decent offense of player.
   3. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: July 31, 2014 at 07:27 PM (#4762124)
Parra has his uses, but he's been overexposed out of the Dbacks' lack of OF options.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: July 31, 2014 at 09:12 PM (#4762190)
Parra is essentially consistently the player that Aoki was last year.

It's a bit weird/troubling to see a guy go from a near-record +41 Rfield last year to +2 this year.
   5. valuearbitrageur Posted: August 01, 2014 at 12:27 AM (#4762287)
It's a bit weird/troubling to see a guy go from a near-record +41 Rfield last year to +2 this year.

it's weird, almost as if defensive metrics have large variance in one year samples.
   6. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 01, 2014 at 08:00 AM (#4762345)
this is a great fit for milwaukee. first, he's a lefty and the brewers need a competent lefty bat on hand. second he can fill in anywhere in the outfield and both braun and gomez get their owies. third, he's a different type of hitter than most of hte lineup and i think that helps. he's not all boom or bust.

very good move by melvin.
   7. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: August 01, 2014 at 10:20 AM (#4762397)
Wondering if we might see a game or two where Parra plays RF and Braun is at 1B.
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 01, 2014 at 10:56 AM (#4762428)

Perennially underappreciated by Diamondbacks fans, the Brewers just got themselves a heckuva player who is a fantastic defender and decent offense of player.

Yea, like I said in the trade deadline thread, if I were a GM, I would have been working the lines with Arizona, Philly, and KC trying to screw over one of the dolts running those teams. Good move, Doug Melvin.

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