No matter how good an MLB team is at making trades, one squad can’t win them all.
It’s impossible: you will win some, but you will also lose a lot of them.
It’s part of being an MLB general manager dealing with the best executives in the world.
We won’t know what kind of impact Binelas and Hamilton will eventually have, or if they will make the big leagues at all, but we do know that the trade, so far, is a net loss for Boston and big win for Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Has No Regrets
Bradley was designated for assignment today after failing to get anything going offensively, and will have to choose between going to the Red Sox’s Triple-A affiliate or signing with another team.
Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has been designated for assignment by the Red Sox, a source confirms to @jcmccaffrey.
This past offseason, Boston traded OF Hunter Renfroe to the Brewers for JBJ and two prospects. pic.twitter.com/iEZvKY1M1T
— The Athletic MLB (@TheAthleticMLB) August 4, 2022
The prospects haven’t played in the majors yet.
On the other hand, Renfroe, who hit 31 home runs and drove in 96 runs for the 2021 Red Sox, is having a fine year in Milwaukee.
He is slashing .246/.299/.508 with 19 home runs and 43 RBI for the Brew Crew.
The wRC+ stat, one that examines offensive production and compares it with the rest of the league (100 is league average), says that Renfroe is having the best season of his career.
He has a 120 wRC+, which means he has been 20 percent better than the league average.
He won’t ever lead the league in average, but Renfroe does what he is paid to do: hit home runs and drive in runs.
It’s hard to see the Brewers regretting this deal.