Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, August 05, 2022

The reasoning behind Brewers’ surprise DFA of Lamet

Lamet, who has a 9.49 ERA this season but is just two years removed from contending for the National League Cy Young Award in the shortened 2020 season, was one of four players acquired from the Padres for Hader, with left-handed reliever Taylor Rogers and prospects Robert Gasser and Esteury Ruiz. It was thought that Lamet would join the Brewers’ bullpen to get guidance from a Milwaukee coaching and analytics staff that has had success with similar projects. Instead, Lamet is not part of Milwaukee’s plans.

Within seven days, the Brewers must place him on outright waivers. Any claiming team would be on the hook for the $1.6 million or so due to Lamet for the remainder of the season. If he clears waivers, the Brewers are on the hook for that salary and they can outright him to Triple-A Nashville. But because Lamet has more than three years of Major League service, he would have the right to decline the assignment, collect the remainder of his salary and become a free agent.

“Dinelson has a good arm and was included in the trade to help balance out the deal,” Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns said. “As subsequent transactions played out, the roster fit became a little tougher. We are hopeful we will be able to keep him in our system.”

By “balancing” the deal, Stearns may have been referring to the finances of the players involved. Hader is earning $11 million this season and Rogers $7.73 million. Teams sometimes include cash in trades to balance these matters; in this case, it appears they accomplished the same by adding Lamet to the deal.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 05, 2022 at 10:11 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: brewers, dinelson lamet

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. DL from MN Posted: August 05, 2022 at 01:57 PM (#6090154)
Hader is earning $11 million this season and Rogers $7.73 million

The Twins are paying Rogers' salary this season.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 05, 2022 at 02:01 PM (#6090156)
The Rockies claimed Lamet off waivers.
   3. Snowboy Posted: August 05, 2022 at 09:31 PM (#6090223)
Lamet laments claim by Colorado.
Dinelson lives to lament Colorado claim.
Denilson's Colorado claim caused him laments.
Lamenting Denilson Lamet is Colorado claimed.
   4. sunday silence (again) Posted: August 05, 2022 at 09:55 PM (#6090231)
Ruiz is actually a very interesting player who has nothing more to prove in the minors.
   5. The Duke Posted: August 05, 2022 at 11:12 PM (#6090244)
Not a good look after dumping Hader. Really bad optics

Rockies make the best deadline move!!!!

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF


Thanks to
ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

Newsblog2022 MLB Field of Dreams Game: Four things to know with Cubs, Reds set to meet in Iowa
(14 - 11:55am, Aug 12)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

NewsblogRodolfo Castro loses phone while diving into third in Pirates’ loss
(27 - 11:39am, Aug 12)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogTrevor Bauer Faces Sexual Battery Allegations in New Countersuit
(13 - 10:24am, Aug 12)
Last: cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE

NewsblogThe Orioles' advantage is hiding in plain sight
(7 - 9:03am, Aug 12)
Last: shoelesjoe

NewsblogQuite a Sho: Ohtani ties Ruth, passes Ichiro in same game
(19 - 8:47am, Aug 12)
Last: Mefisto

NewsblogHow Government Devastated Minor League Baseball
(2 - 7:48am, Aug 12)
Last: Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc

NewsblogOMNICHATTER for the week of August 8-15, 2022
(198 - 10:25pm, Aug 11)
Last: Itchy Row

NewsblogJason Heyward, despite another year left on contract, won't be back with Chicago Cubs in 2023, Jed Hoyer says
(36 - 10:21pm, Aug 11)
Last: Sweatpants

Newsblog2022 NBA Playoffs thread
(4141 - 10:08pm, Aug 11)
Last: rr would lock Shaq's a$$ up

NewsblogAs they take the Field of Dreams, where do the Chicago Cubs stand in their latest rebuild?
(2 - 7:18pm, Aug 11)
Last: Brian C

NewsblogVaughn Grissom makes history with HR, steal in debut
(10 - 6:17pm, Aug 11)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

Newsblog‘A League of Their Own’: There’s Still No Crying in Baseball — Just Room for Fixing Old Errors
(62 - 5:35pm, Aug 11)
Last: Cris E

NewsblogSI:Is Nationals Starter Patrick Corbin Having the Worst Pitching Season Ever?
(9 - 5:19pm, Aug 11)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network)

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - European Leages Return
(5 - 5:17pm, Aug 11)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogDetroit Tigers fire general manager Al Avila after seven seasons
(22 - 5:06pm, Aug 11)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 0.6678 seconds
45 querie(s) executed