In a somewhat shocking deal, the Milwaukee Brewers dealt star closer Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres.
In return, the Brew Crew received late-inning lefty Taylor Rogers as well as Dinelson Lamet, Robert Gasser, and Esteury Ruiz. Rogers will likely step into an eight inning role, leaving closing duties to young phenom Devin Williams. Gasser and Ruiz, a southpaw and outfielder, respectively, were widely viewed as top 10 prospects in San Diego’s farm system. Still, the Padres retained the top prospects necessary to make another splash before Tuesday’s trade deadline.
Milwaukee was able to keep their playoff hopes alive by retaining another funky lefty, but also bolstered their future. With Hader set to be a free agent after the 2023 season, the Brewers capitalized on his trade value.
With this move, Milwaukee now has +2300 odds to win the World Series, per FanDuel. San Diego has boosted their odds to +2000.