The #Brewers have found their primary replacement for Yasmani Grandal. They are close to acquiring catcher Omar Narváez from the #Mariners, a source tells The Athletic. M’s would receive at least one minor leaguer in return.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 5, 2019
The Brewers lost the Yasmani Grandal sweepstakes to the White Sox, who outbid the Brew Crew for the services of the best free agent catcher on the market. With catchers flying off the board, we identified the win-now Brewers as an ideal landing spot in a Narváez trade, second only in ideal homes to the Rockies, where the launch-angle-happy Narv would have been able to lift moonshots into the rarefied air of Coors. As such, he’ll have to settle for Miller Park and hopefully knocking Bernie Brewer off his giant home run slide.
We have documented Narváez’s defensive shortcomings extensively, but for any Brewers fans reading this (hi! hello!) who want the quick-and-dirty gist: Narv, to put it bluntly, sucks…