2. Gleyber Torres to Milwaukee Brewers
The Brewers have long been a franchise known for uncovering hidden gems under the leadership of GM David Stearns, keeping Milwaukee competitive with a dominant rotation and interchangeable infielders.
The 2023 Brewers will likely look very similar to previous editions, but Stearns won’t be at the helm; the team announced on Thursday that Matt Arnold will move into the GM role, elevating Stearns to an emeritus advisory position. With a new leader in place (who should operate under the same philosophy), the Brewers could be a natural landing spot for Torres, in the wake of previous middle infield acquisitions of Willy Adames, Luis Urías and Kolten Wong.
Adames, toiling a bit in Tampa, went to Milwaukee and immediately became a star. Turns out, all his concerns about the sight lines at Tropicana Field were legitimate. Torres doesn’t need a change of scenery quite as badly, but would still make one hell of a bounce back double play partner for Adames.
How about Torres for, uh … let’s see here … breakout prospect and everyone’s favorite future No. 1 overall prospect in baseball Jackson Chourio? Just kidding … unless you want to.
In reality, a trade for young left-hander and No. 12 prospect Ethan Small, plus a lottery ticket like Milwaukee’s 29th-ranked prospect, catcher Matthew Wood, could work here.