July 26, 2021

New York Mets are one of many teams interested in Josh Hader, per report (Brew Crew Ball)


The Milwaukee Brewers are in the midst of a near total re-imagining of their roster, and according to various reports, the only player who can be safely expected to return to the Cream City next season at this point is Christian Yelich. The team is reportedly expected to trim down payroll from last season, so with somewhat limited funds available and a farm system that ranks near at or near the bottom of the league, dealing away players from the current big league roster may the most realistic avenue to plug other holes and remain competitive in 2020.

Besides Yelich, there may not be a more valuable player in the organization than back-to-back National League reliever of the year winner Josh Hader. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on Sunday night that the Brewers have made Hader available in trade talks this offseason, and he went on to speculate that the Mets could be landing spot for the southpaw based on the Brodie Van Wagenen connection (the current Mets’ GM was formerly one of Hader’s agents at CAA). Andy Martino of SNY was able to speculation a step further, confirming through his sources that New York’s Senior Circuit club is “one of many teams” that…

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