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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Brewers reportedly agree to deal with versatile Brian Anderson, adding another needed bat

The Milwaukee Brewers are in agreement with utility player Brian Anderson on a free-agent contract.

The agreement, which was first reported by The Athletic on Tuesday night, would provide the Brewers with another right-handed option on offense who can play both third base and right field. Both were still positions of need for Milwaukee as it entered the week still looking to round out its roster.

The deal, which is pending a physical, has not been confirmed by the Brewers.

Anderson, 29, is a career .256/.341/.410 hitter with 57 homers in 531 games, all with Miami. He was non-tendered by the Marlins this offseason following a pair of underwhelming and injury-riddled seasons in which he hit .233 with a .681 OPS.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 18, 2023 at 10:50 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: January 18, 2023 at 01:36 PM (#6113581)
Anderson is a very good player (9.4 WAR, 2.5 WAA) who has missed a lot of time the last 2 years (a full season's worth) and maybe that's why the performance has slumped. He probably would have cost only $5 M for this year which even the Marlins can afford so that they decided to non-tender him ad couldn't even flip him suggests the injuries may have taken their toll. But if he's healthy, the Brewers may have gotten a nice bargain here. Another example of the required silly offseason writing in which a guy with a 90 OPS+ over the last two years is a "bat."
   2. Der-K's tired of these fruits from poisoned trees Posted: January 20, 2023 at 03:24 PM (#6113773)
the above, yeah.
speaking of ex-marlins (and using an awkward transition) - there was a marlins/twins trade, with pablo lopez and 2 prospects (one ss jose salas) getting shipped out for luis arraez.
i like it for the twins, who ship a sub-optimally used arraez for a solid 2/3 starter + a pretty good prospect in salas. marlins save a little money but i'm not sure how their infield will shake out?
   3. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: January 20, 2023 at 04:10 PM (#6113784)
Another example of the required silly offseason writing in which a guy with a 90 OPS+ over the last two years is a "bat."

And a guy who has played 99.6% of his career defensive innings at 3B or corner OF is "versatile"

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