The FIRE SALE in Miami continues as the Marlins traded their biggest star left on the roster in Christian Yelich to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the news first and indicated rival executives expected Miami to get a big haul in return for the young outfielder.
The first report of talks between the Brewers came from Sirius XM reporter Craig Mish and only two days later the deal is done.
Source : Brewers have put together a trade offer & have shown strong interest Marlins OF Christian Yelich. Other teams remain in the mix.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) 23 de enero de 2018
Yelich turned 26 in December and is a .290/.369/.432 hitter in four-plus Major League seasons. He has already won a Rawlings Gold Glove Award and a Silver Slugger Award. And he is also locked into a contract that guarantees a reasonable $44.5 million for the next four seasons, with a $15 million club option for 2022.
Rosenthal reported the deal is done, the only thing that is not clear is the return for Yelich, but Lewis Brinson is expected to be included in the deal.
Minutes later the Marlins made the trade official and four players are headed to Miami.
Outfielder Brinson, infielder Isan Díaz, outfielder Monte Harrison and right-handed pitcher Jordan Yamamoto.
Díaz was the main prized prospect the Brewers got in return for Jean Segura, when he was traded to the Diamondbacks.
The only player now left with big value on the Marlins roster is catcher J.T. Realmuto, as probably the only five-tool backstop in the game he will probably go for another big haul.